Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My brain self-caffeinates after dark. I would do well as an owl or
raccoon, but come noon I'd be the ambling gazelle fighting off a
food coma as the hyenas close in. I relate to cats a lot, to
further mix my animal analogies.
I sneeze gargantuan sneezes. I would make a terrific pig-evicting
wolf and a terrible ninja.
Barking dogs and loud people startle me. I adjust more quickly to
When I was a kid my universe revolved around Legos, Ghostbusters,
Back to the Future, and Star Wars. I'm not sure what the connection
between those things is, but I still think they're cool.
I wish I could stick around to see the whole future; looks like
there'll be a lot of it, and I'm excited about it. The universe is
I like to meet sooner rather than later. There are so many things
to know about a person, far more to enjoy in immediate company,
than letter-writing can achieve. I love writing, but it distances,
and I want to engage.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working on kickstarting (not Kickstarting) my private practice
as a psychotherapist. My main focus is on teens and young adults
with social anxiety issues, but I'm looking to go wherever it takes
me. As of this writing (Aug 2014) I have no clients, so for income
in the meantime I'm a barista at Starbucks. My coworkers are pretty
cool and we get a number of nifty regulars at our spot, which makes
up for those nerve-wracking moments of the Hydra Line of Impatient
Customers. But those are exciting, too.
On the non-income front I play tabletop games with friends in
weekly meetups, read/watch/listen to things about
sociology/science/economics. Hmm, that makes me sound like a
pretentious bore; sample offerings: The Daily Show, xkcd What-If?,
Planet Money, Guns Germs N' Steel. I am also a volunteer/indentured
servant butler for a resident cat.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
in everyday things. Relating
to people rather than offering advice. My chocolate chip cookies
I'm not so good at: parallel parking, multiplying very big numbers,
and evading people walking in my direction.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmm, I never ask... what do *you* notice about me?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love Calvin and Hobbes. I read it over and over as a kid, then
went back and read the whole cartoon again a couple years ago and
enjoyed it even more. The Far Side is demented genius.
I wish I could draw like Stephen Gammell
I like tabletop games such as Apples to Apples, telephone
pictionary, Dominion, and Betrayal at House on the Hill. I'm also
into video games like Portal, Braid, Diablo III, and Shadow of the
My friend forced me at gunpoint to read Infinite Jest a couple
years ago, and I finished it a year later (it's surprising how long
someone can hold you at gunpoint if they're really committed). I'm
glad he made me; currently reading The Pale King sans
Arrested Development is hilarious. I love movies, especially ones
that demand multiple viewings, like Primer and Memento.
Food-wise, I like Mexican, Indian, and Tillamook cheddar cheese.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good friends. Seems silly to make a list of six.
Oh, all right. I'm addicted to the internet. I like having places
to go to reflect, like mountains and bodies of water. A well-placed
joke is always welcome. Alternate perspectives are nice, too. I'll
save the last one in case I need it someday.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How strange it is to be anything at all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Meeting up with friends. Or figuring out new drinking concoctions
with my brother. Or looking up astronomical objects on Wikipedia.
Sea creatures and ancient empires also interest me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a recurring fear that I will be teleported to the bottom of
the ocean. It's dark down there! And cold!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like to swing on swings, especially after dark.
Sometimes you get an urge to press all of the elevator buttons,
just to see what does happen.
You will talk with someone for an hour about random things and be
amazed by all the time that has gone by.
It bugs you that space travel is prohibitively expensive for most
You can make yourself laugh when you're alone.
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