Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Greetings, folks. As I've actually now found the kind of woman I
was looking for here, I'm rather content with just one and am not
interested in finding another. We're keeping this profile around
for the time being for historical purposes, but please contact me
only if you're interested in making a new friend without overtures
toward dating. Thanks!
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Howdy folks! I know that's a strange way for someone who was raised
in Canada to introduce himself, so it's a good thing I wasn't
raised in Canada. ^_^
I strive to live a meaningful life. I love individualism, incisive
humor, and the act of thinking itself, and I love being with people
who appreciate the same. I take my job and the well-being of my
patients very seriously and I spend a lot of time making sure they
get the attention they need. I do very well on my own, and I think
that life is even better when shared.
Other things I appreciate:
- Tempered optimism
- Thin patients
- Zosyn / Vancomycin
- The First Amendment
- Good jokes & bad puns
- French onion soup
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I took a bullet out of a woman today. How's your day going so far?
I’m a resident physician: an intern, to be exact. For the
uninitiated, that means I’m in my first year of residency. I’m
doing general surgery at the moment, but I may specialize further
What it means to be an MD has changed a lot in the past few years,
and much of the reason I entered medicine evaporated when the
government decided to reward doctors for doing less for our
patients and punish doctors who use the newest and best therapies;
they don't seem to understand that prior use of technology is why
we have better technology today. That's what you get when you let
people who only understand money decide what's right for
While I'll tolerate it for the sake of my education now, I fully
intend to go into private practice eventually.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sorry for the wall of text; this section is wordy, but if you
really want to get to know me, stick with it.
Keeping calm. It takes a great deal to make me
truly angry, and it almost never happens. Above all, I never strike
out in anger – I have relatives who are cops and friends in the
army, and I understand that sometimes violence is necessary to
combat violence, but I do not believe, ever, in escalating a verbal
confrontation to physical violence. I don’t like violent
Compartmentalizing. Sometimes bad things happen,
especially in hospitals. While I'm always happy to talk about my
day, I don’t bring my work home with me.
Leading. I can organize people towards a common
goal. I was the president of a pretty large community service
organization in college for a couple years and it was a rush in the
best possible way. If I ever decide to retire from medicine, I’ll
get involved in politics.
Communicating and following through. I speak
plainly, I keep my promises, and I believe in fidelity. If I learn
that I was wrong about something, I admit it. I know the difference
between a disagreement and a fight, and I know how to let the past
Being happy with simplicity. I’m not looking for a
life of luxury; I like simplicity and am extremely uneasy with
debt, so I tend to be careful with money. Related, I love travel
and adventure, but I also enjoy peace. Sitting down and reading
together, watching a movie on the couch, picking apples or cooking
a meal: all of these appeal to me. I don’t need constant excitement
to be content.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Apparently that I "look a little young to be a doctor."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Literature: I wish I had more time for books these
days. Of the many I’ve enjoyed, a few stories that spring to mind
are Fahrenheit 451, The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas, and
Stranger in a Strange Land.
Movies: anything powerful or heartwarming. Cool
Hand Luke is both and has been my favorite for many years. Also up
there are American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, and V for
Shows: Of all time? The West Wing, Band of
Brothers, Firefly, and The Wire. Still on the air? Sherlock, Doctor
Who, and Dexter.
Music: I love two of the following three: Rock and
roll, country, 80s hair metal. You guess which two.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Being clean. This is why I love hiking but not
camping – I need a shower each day (unless we're following camping
with whitewater rafting -- I've done that a couple times and that
will definitely substitute for a shower). Otherwise, I have no
problem getting dirty for a while, but I want to feel clean at the
start of a new day.
Heating and cooling: I love to be comfortable in
my own home.
The internet. Am I the only one around here who
doesn't get his advice from a duck? [/reddit]
My car. The open road is freedom on an asphalt
My camera. It’s my way of better remembering times
and activities and the people I know and love…and some of the
pictures you get when you’re the only sober one at a party are
Quiet. Every now and then, I need time to just sit
and be with people who don’t need anything from me. No
expectations, no demands: just peace.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The reality that morality is merely societal consensus and that
different societies disagree. That consciousness is the only
quality of humanity I can't yet ascribe to biology. That
evolutionarily, men are made to be expendable. That in a truly free
market of health care, the patient determines his own worth. That
the development of successful civilizations has typically been
accomplished by selecting for a generally docile public with a
vicious ruling class to expel, imprison, and execute those who
won't play along. How power that isn't earned is taken for a
birthright. That sanity, too, is defined by the majority.
But more importantly, how did Superman’s mom cut his hair or trim
his nails when he was a kid?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
This is so very variable. If I’m working at the hospital, who knows
what I’m up to. Not sleeping, that’s for sure.
Left to my own devices, I’m enjoying quiet conversation with
friends. While I don’t like rowdy clubs, I’m generally ok with
bars, and I do like card games and s’mores made over fire pits and
ten people crammed into a living room watching “Lord of the Rings”
while passing around bags of chips and bowls of microwave popcorn.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Of the following statements, two of them are lies:
- I've never been drunk.
- I have had a loaded gun pointed at me by a teenage girl.
- I have at various times accidentally set fire to my desk, my
computer speakers, and a car.
- I have multiple burn scars from rocket fuel explosions.
- I have been in the same room as an NFL cheerleading team as they
changed into their uniforms.
Have fun guessing which two are the lies!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- You're vivacious in every sense of the word -- able to cherish
being alive both in motion and in stillness.
- You're sincere, responsible, loyal, intelligent, and kind. Above
- You will challenge me.
Well, those three are the most important of all. Beyond that:
- You do well on your own and think that company is icing on the
- You appreciate the humor of two or more of the following: Lenny
Bruce, George Carlin, Dave Allen, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis
Black, Tim Minchin, Jimmy Carr, Doug Stanhope.
- You're not selfish. You have found an ideal for which you care
enough that, were it ever needed, you would give your life
willingly. You know and appreciate the difference between being
useful and being important, and you'd rather be the former.
- I’d appreciate a woman who can keep up with me physically and who
looks out for her long-term health. That means no smoking, decent
physical condition, not being overweight, no drugs, and no
- I’m not religious myself, but as long as you don’t try to preach
to me, I’m fine with any and all who are. Unless you believe in
I’m always happy to have new friends (I’m serious – a tennis or
hiking partner with a flexible schedule would be great).
And if you find me before I find you, take the initiative and
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