Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
(THIS GENTLELADY IS TICKLISH ABOUT SELF-PR. HENCE, AN OLD FRIEND
THE NARRATOR IS TAKING OVER HER PROFILE-WRITING ACTIVITY.)
-The best laughter, light, gingerly and with much verve.
-Many interests and no time to pursue them, like a good
-Complex but doesn't take herself too seriously.
-Quick with a quip but always tender.
-Rather prone to whimsy, which is a euphemism for "extreme quirk,"
which is really a euphemism for something indescribable.
-Stand on one foot, but not too long
-Touch her chin with her tongue but not her nose
-Can sit on a rocking chair but not in winter time, because it's
much too cold, and it's time to go home anyways.
-Foods that taste like air and condiments-- iceberg lettuce with
ketchup, asian pear with jam,
-Too many type-os (hence the typing intervention) because she never
learned to touch-type (instead two-finger types very fast, though a
-The odd, the artsy, and the nerdy because she can appreciate many
forms of insanity. (But if you try too hard as many hipsters do,
she will crack up.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In her past life, she worked for a micro-finance organization; now
she's working for legal counseling and public service. This
narrator thinks she's much too modest about her professional
abilities and too fraught about ethical responsibility (but I also
think that's what makes her so wonderful, and at the end of the
day, she can wash it away with a drink and a giggle.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Making people feel warm and good.
-Listening to stories, though she's not the best storyteller
herself (they always meander somewhere else, but perhaps that's
amusing in itself).
-Laughing at the world, while being completely engaged with its
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Tall stature, striking big smile, swaying movements. (Among our
friends, we call her our Beethoven because she cuddles and loves
you like a St. Bernard-- you can nuzzle her, but she may fall
asleep on you...)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
-LOOK, we all know the drills of facebook world, and I can list her
cultural paradigms (her love of Alex Pareene and William Wimsatt,
her ability to appreciate high and low culture, from Zoolander to
Damien Rice to Amitav Ghosh).
-BUT you can discuss taste and interest and all things eclectic, if
and when you get to know her-- that's half the fun, eh?
-SUFFICE to say, she reads voraciously, is an excellent
conversationalist and can drink you under the table.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This narrator presumes...
-sense of humor
-enthralling works of fiction,
-breaking nonsensical rules (like the # of items on a list)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
(Really, OKcupid? Do we dare disclose the contents of our neurotic,
PREVIOUS comment applies-- find out for yourself, and you might be
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Who knows? My guess is... in the library when she's in nerd-mode,
otherwise whatever the city of Austin has to offer-- she's a New
Yorker transplanted in Texas, but seems surprisingly amused by the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
This one I cannot speak for...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like creative, curious, confident, spontaneous, intelligent--
and can teach her how to type properly (really, for all our
friends' sakes-- we can't handle any more undecipherable emails.)
Oh, and if you won't question the veracity of the narrator.
Who are you looking for?
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