Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I strive to explore more. I haven't gotten to do as much traveling
as I would like, so I moved to New York from Milwaukee in 2012. Now
I've been trying to learn the metropolitan area as well as I can,
and I'm still working to get a deeper knowledge than just how to
get around. So far it's different enough so that it was worth
moving here, but I'm surprised by how people seem to think it's a
totally different world. I think some people who move here have
never lived close to the downtown of any other large city, so their
idea of how different New York is gets exaggerated.
There are all sorts of things I want to be more knowledgeable
about, but perhaps I'm inconsistent on how much I value knowledge.
I like reading history and current events and would like to have
more intricate knowledge of religions and philosophies that I don't
necessarily subscribe to. It would be good to be able to meet
someone and have a better understanding of where they are coming
from. But of course that takes time so I make progress on this
I like bike
, and I've been making good use
of a long commute to do reading. I go swing
dancing regularly, and take lessons
to get more advanced in it. I used to do a very little bit of disc
golfing, but that's harder in NYC than back in Wisconsin. I try to
be good at organizing get-togethers with my friends and get
everybody else out of the house.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a computer programmer, trying to increase my life experiences
by meeting some people from some different places.
I've found some work in Jersey City, but I'm still working to build
up my social circles here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like to read history
books and current events
information. I'm in the middle of "History of Modern China" and "A
History of Germany from the Earliest Times to the Present Day"
(written in 1893), "A Tale of Two Cities". Stuff I've enjoyed in
the past includes Azimov's Foundation series, "The Fall of Rome"
(historical fiction), a couple of books on Germania, "Star Trek:
Federation", "Island at the Center of the World" (about Dutch
Manhattan), "Making of Milwaukee", "Great American City: What Works
and Doesn't"and some other history books.
I listen to Big
alternative, and a little bit of classical. I listen to music from
, New Phornographers
(actually pretty clean if you don't know the band), Frank Sinatra
I watch a lot of Science Fiction
on TV including
Sometimes I'll watch Nova
, Downton Abbey
, Full Metal Alchemest
watch comedies like Arrested Development
, Red Dwarf
, IT Crowd
, and Black Adder
I'm not as big a fan of old time radio as I used to be, but I still
and CBS Radio Mystery
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Take this with a grain of salt but I'll list:
+ friends and family
+ dancing (swing and ceili)
+ nice walks around the neighborhood, feeling either the hmm of the
motion around me or the calm of relative silence
+ my bicycle
+ a library
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...where I'm going to go exploring next.
...why I'm not spending my time doing and learning certain things
if I really value them.
...how to phrase things in an expected conversation.
...parallels I can draw between things in my own life, the Bible,
history, and the news.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Maybe dancing, but probably relaxing at home. I tend to have some
pretty busy evenings during the week, so Friday nights I need to
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
About 10 years ago I went into the Windows Registry on my computer
of the time and changed the name of the Recycle Bin to the "So-long
Files". It seemed funny at the time, but now I don't get my own
You should message me if
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you want to recommend a place to go swing, ceili, or salsa dancing.
(I don't know the last of those too well yet), or
you like to talk about world news, or
you'd like someone to listen to you talk about laws of physics
asking occasional questions.
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