Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
OKC used to ask for three words that describe us. Only very
recently did I hear a friend describe me in three perfect
WEIRD, FUN, INVASIVE.
To be Fair: if an outpouring of egotism annoys you, just stop right
here. I'm working on it though. Although the hardest time to hide
the egotism is when monologuing about yourself.
On another note. I've seen a pattern (a handful really) of bisexual
men who have felt the need to create separate profiles for their
heterosexual behaviour and one for their homosexual behaviour. I
think its sad that there is such a noticeable difference in the way
(particularly women believe it or not) react on that basis. One of
these guys, upon my first inquiry to the existence of two profiles
for that reason, testified to a woman saying she was really glad he
hadn't put bisexual on his profile because if he had she wouldn't
have bothered. I don't think I want to have to give people
ignorance as a blessing to overcome their prejudice; but instead
I'll try this friendly reminder to point out that you can't know
who I am or what I'm worth by that identification, which I only use
here as a form of convenience. I am a person. Sexual orientation is
a myth. People like what they like, they fuck what feels good and
they love the people that are important to them. The rest is just
Its good to be honest: I'm an asshole, but I'm trying to be less of
one. It's really only been in this last year that I've realized how
selfish I can be. It's my greatest fault, but I'm working on it.
Unfortunately it's also tied into some of my favorite aspects about
For instance, I've got drive. When something comes into my focus I
can put it in a tunnel vision and give it 100% of my focus. I
imagine its some instinctual quality left over from the millenia of
my hunting ancestors. I also want to spend more of my life learning
to track and hunt. But sometimes you can see this come out in me
and my attention will take a shock to my system to bring back to
the moment. I'm not fond of that, its not exactly living in the
world. It's not a quality I want to do away with, just
I've never quite fit the mesh and that doesn't bother me in the
least. But sometimes I push people away because of it, and that's
not right. I'll change that, though I don't know how yet.
I'm also an amateur astrologist. At a party in Fairbanks, Ak once
(this is before I gave any respect to astrology) a girl came up to
me with her drink in hand and poked me in the chest and declared,
"You're an Aries-Taurus Cusp aren't you? You guys are so
frustrating." (I am, which is why it's not filled out in my
details. The personality reflected by this cusping is too strong to
summarize it as Taurus alone.) And since then I've had the chance
to hang out with a lifelong astrologist who has inspired me to take
up the art. And it is just that. Its an artistic language study,
not a scientific study and I get frustrated when people talk to me
about the pseudo-science behind it. I don't do pseudo-science.
(Mars-Venus-Moon conjunctions in Pisces very much encouraged to
Well lets see here... I'm an Alaskan boy. So the affinity for fresh
air and running through the woods and the smell of campfires comes
with the territory. Hiking and Kayaking and just being out doing
things in the wild are always highlights of life.
Motorcycles. I don't mean those stereo equipped wind shielded
couches. Just give me several hundred cc's strapped to wheels,
backpack and the open road and I'm as happy as a 12 year old with
automatic weaponry. Actually, give me the weaponry too. I'm a
second-amendment kinda guy.
As for what I'm looking for? I don't know. I'm not looking for
anything; I'm just looking at what there is. (I also remind myself
to think like this if I'm looking for my keys or what have you,
really chills oneself out.) In my short and young lifetime I've had
lovers male and female and various kinds of flings. I don't really
like making intimate relationships. I try to let those evolve.
(Although I've been known to go up to people I've barely known and
declared our newly forged eternal friendship; and been right every
time so far.)
I really don't know what to say here. Does anything above give a
picture? Oh well, onward ho.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Recently started my master 5 year plan. That's like a 5 year plan,
but not as boring.
I'm learning. Well, I also have some big long-term goals in my life
that I'm working towards, but that's a longer conversation. And a
non-disclosure clause wrapped up in non-compete that makes it a
trifle difficult to talk about sometimes.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at thinking I'm good at anything, but in truth I
find it hard to recognize what I'm good at. I love to be on the
road on a bike, so I'd like to think I'm good a annoying cars by
zooming past in between pipes roaring behind. But I'm good in the
woods, and anything else that requires ingenuity. I love exercising
my ingenuity and just making things happen.
I'm good at going onward. I'm good at not getting stopped by
ridiculous and imagined constraints. I'm good at walking. I'd like
to walk across anything and everything. Some day death valley, some
day the Darian Gap, but I have lots of less extremes coming up
before then. Revillagigedo Island and the Pine Barrnes will be nice
warm ups, and chunks of the pacific coast. My longest fully geared
hike has been five days so far, but I'm not intimidated by reaching
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well, if I'm not behaving myself usually I stand out. Last
thanksgiving party I went to they'd forgotten the creme brulee
torch so I turned their coconut spray and a tall candle into a
flame thrower. These kinds of ideas usually make me stick out.
Yeah, I usually just seem to be somewhere or doing something that
nobody expects. Part of my tunnel vision, I don't notice how weird
whatever I'm doing is until I stop and then notice people are
staring. Most of the time it's pretty fun actually, every once in a
while I'm escaping nasty repercussions. Wow, that makes me miss
Mexico. But I guess that means people usually notice I'm vibrating
I'm pretty excitable.
But when I'm just being calm and getting to know people, I have no
idea what people notice about me. I'll have to make the time to
observe this. (Since the dedication to observe people observing me,
a common reaction is that people notice I'm interested in topics
that surprise them that anyone would share and that I obviously
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Well, I love Russian Literature, but classic literature in general
is always worth one's time. I love to read. I go through phases in
my life where I just sort of absorb information from reading. I
like to take time to study theology and philosophy as well. Throw
in some pristine pieces of fantasy, extraordinary science fiction,
an occasional space opera, and then anything that makes me laugh
and you'd have my taste in reading. But I'll read anything
As for films, I worship Fight Club as the best adaption from a book
ever done. I love a good epic battle scene, and I enjoy new or
unique things so I try to get a healthy dose of Independent Films
(always hit & miss).
As for Television, I come from a family of Trekkie's. Some people
learned their morality from Sesame Street, I learned it from
Roddenberry's modern take on morality plays. But I don't watch a
lot of television most of the time. Just once in awhile its there
and I don't mind indulging.
As for Music: Tchaikovsky is my favorite of the classical, and I'll
listen to anything I can dance to. I try not to judge by genre but
by the quality of the soul of the music. But if one were to look at
my inner-music-child, he's still rocking the purple hair half
shaved on one side banging away to that punky-rock genre that
encompasses Billy Talent, Korn & Mindless Self
Food. Well food has at times been a hard part of my life. Long
story that ends in dealing with poison. As such I've had to become
more careful about what I eat, which has lead me to a much more
philosophical perspective on food. Thank everything from
nutritionists to Tom Brown Jr.; as well as experiments in diet. I
generally do not eat meat that I consider industrial or if the kill
is too far removed from me. As a traveler I try to follow the
politeness of being a guest however. So it basically means I mostly
don't eat meat. I'm always curious and willing to discuss the
philosophy of food to all and willing; but know I find the 'moral'
highground of vegetarianism and veganism generally unsound. Best to
keep it simple, I can always love someone for eating in a way to
avoid pain. That is beautiful.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Freedom. Pick any six things, and my favorite is the freedom to do
them that I'm given or I steal or that merely exists. But I
Open horizons to traverse or towering peaks to conquer
Friends who welcome a couchsurfer
Stories of every form
And my faith
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Mine in particular. I feel there is a certain set of principles
(not to be confused with ethics or morals) my creation holds me to
and I'm constantly wondering if I'm working hard enough to satisfy
I also think a lot about Humanities direction. Climate change, the
economics of the world energy situation, Gerard K. O'Neil's plan
that I feel could save the world but gets ignored and scoffed at
instead. I spend the rest of my time trying really hard not to
think about this.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
typical? hrmm.... Whats that? If I come to recognize a typical
pattern my goal should be to break it. But I'm down for snuggling
up with friends and a good film, or just sitting around in blankets
on a porch looking at the night; or I'm up for running around the
town and being joyous with people.
Or I'm in a rage and loooking for a little destruction till my
inner demons feel fulfilled.
But in the manner of science... lets observe:
Last Friday: I was finishing preparations for a west coast road
trip with several goals in mind but no final destination.
Friday before: I flew down from Alaska to attend Barterfair! A
wonderful hippie festival full of drum circles bartering
(naturally) and ever sort of cultural exchange you can imagine.
When one old barterfairian was asked about how many years he had
come to Barterfair he responded, "you never have to leave
Barterfair, you can always be at Barterfair."
Earlier Friday: Driving a skiff across a third of Revillagigedo
Island to pick up a friend from the lower 48 (that's what we
Alaskans call you people) who had been working all summer at a fish
hatchery to cross Behm canal to the mainland so that we could hike
some miles to these most wonderful natural hot springs. Nothing
like hours in a small boat arriving at an unknown trail in the dark
and wet that has partially collapsed into a lake, weighed down by
full gear, then to come upon pools of water perfectly tempered
around the low 100's.
Wow, these last few Fridays were good. I hadn't realized how packed
my month has been. Awesome.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I break things. Not on purpose and I'm not clumsy. But I have this
aura, either that or I just wear things down through over-use. But
windows, engines, tents, cabinets, walls (best way to learn to
drywall is practice), beds, and doors all tend to break around me.
I'm not a gentle person.
Oh, and I guess I should admit because I recently noticed that most
of my best friends for most of my life had not understood this
about me: I don't like manners. Sure I can be polite, and I'd like
to think I make an excellent introduction because of that; but deep
down I feel manners are a dishonest way that we can distant
ourselves from each other. It may not be logical, but manners to me
feel cold and heartless and alienating. If you tackle or throw
something at me on our first occasion of getting to know each
other, I'd consider it the affirmation of a workable friendship.
You should message me if
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you know how to have fun or are looking to find out. I always love
to meet new people and try to have no expectations, you never know
what waits in store.
Or if you want an adventure. Or have an adventure to share. Or are
just looking to sit outside and trade stories. Where are all the
If you understand why jobs are the worst way to make money.
(And if your thinking you have another half, and it might be me...
Turn around. You know we couldn't ever meet if it were true. The
UNIVERSE WOULD IMPLODE.)
IF YOU KNOW WHO GERARD K ONEIL IS AND YOU WANT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
WE SHOULD TALK.
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