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  • Ages 28-35
  • Near me
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My details

Last online
Today – 3:20pm
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
5' 7" (1.70m)
Body Type
A little extra
Special Diet
Atheism but it’s not important
Doesn’t want kids
Has dogs
English (Fluently), Other (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Upon criticizing Chuck Palahanuik for relying too much on shock value, a friend stated that I was too judgmental [of literature]. I said that was my #2 personality trait. She retorted "#1 is obviously your charming wit, #2 is you are a giant BUTT. I think you have your new tagline for your [okcupid] profile."

I'm a "dirty hippy, without the dirt." Points if you catch the reference.

I love to play guitar, but I mostly play for myself. And sometimes for my friends, but only if they promise not to throw things at me. I rarely get to play for my friends. I also like to sing while I'm playing guitar, in part because I'm not very good at singing, so I can I just play my guitar louder to cover it up. I also bought a banjo with hopes that I would learn to play it, and I started taking lessons, but then I stopped. My friends and I are making it a point to set aside time for creative endeavors, though, and I feel that will allow me to concentrate on the banjo again.

I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 2004 - 2006 in the Republic of Kiribati (don't worry, I'd never heard of it either). My assignment was Public Health and Community Development, and I wish that I could say I taught one quarter as much as I learned. Though it had its ups and downs, I really enjoyed my time as a volunteer and would ultimately love to do something similar for a living...though preferably I would get paid to do it.

I love Minneapolis with all my heart, although I'm not sure I'm ready to make it my permanent home. But, as a friend once told me, "Not all roots hold you down."
What I’m doing with my life
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I work at a place called The Nerdery (I know, right?). We build websites. Though I'm not necessarily passionate about computers and technology, I enjoy both and have a knack for understanding them. There's a list of 101 awesome things about working at the Nerdery you can google if you want to, but here are three: 1) No dress code whatsoever 2) Free continental breakfast, soda, energy drinks and BEER every day 3) Unlimited sick days.

I enjoy recognizing the beauty of a moment. As humans, we tend to vocally recognize when something is shitty, but rarely when we are feeling good do we pull a Vonnegut and "exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'"

While I'm mostly happy with my life, I enjoy pursuing things to make it better.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel good about themselves, but not in a sappy touchy-feely way. I use a lot of self-deprecating humor, but not to the point where it affects my self-esteem or it seems like I'm fishing for compliments. If sarcastic bearded men who make fun of sarcastic, bearded men cheer you up, then you should probably send me a message.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My beard, because it is awesome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite band of all time is Pearl Jam, but as I get a little older I find myself trending toward a more raw, organic type of music. My current obsession is bluegrass and folk, with particular emphasis on The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and those down home Duluth thrash-grassers Trampled by Turtles.

I used to read a lot. I still read a lot, but I used to, too (RIP, Mitch Hedberg). Recent favorites include John Irving's "Last Night in Twisted River" (a welcome return to form), and George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series (at the risk of sounding like a hipster, I've been reading those books since the mid 90s). My favorite book of all time -- which is quite a statement -- is "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon.

I love Indian food, and though I haven't come close to perfecting the art I do enjoy cooking for groups of people. While I don't cook for just myself often enough, I am making it a point to do so more often.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've learned that you can do without a lot of things you think you can't, but to answer the SPIRIT of the question:

1. Books, including comic books. Hot, I know
2. My bike
3. The world wide supherhighway of information
4. Peanut butter
5. Meaningful social interaction
6. My friends, even if it does sound super cliche and boring.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What the world would look like if another animal had developed our wonderfully fatty brains and become the dominant species. What society would be like if our environment was significantly different, and how we would look different based upon our adaptations to that environment.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about social justice, politics, Time Lords, banjos and Batman.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Are there typical Friday nights? I like to stay in and relax on Friday or go to small social gatherings. Saturdays are my nights to get crazy, if I feel like getting crazy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I get more upset than I care to admit about the way that "quixotic" is pronounced in English.
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