Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm 23 and I live in northwest Indiana. I'm reasonably intelligent
and I am very passionate about my interests. I'm a bit quirky and
tend to have a unique perspective. That's not to say I'm a trend
setter and that I have tons of ideas that will usher us into a
brave new world, but rather that I tend to play the devil's
advocate. I come off as a bit reclusive, but really, I'm not.
People tell me I usually look either pensive or mildly scared. I
really would love to be near a mirror when that happens. I have a
tendency to write long-windedly. Not unrelated to that, I dig
Dickens. Oh yeah, and my name is Michael. Mike is fine too, but if
you call me Mikey you and I will engage in fisticuffs in a rousing
bout of pugilism. That's probably the dirtiest-sounding way of
saying that I'll punch you.
What I’m doing with my life
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Currently I'm taking a break from school and I am working. I plan
on finishing school and entering medical school. I originally
wanted more than anything to be an archaeologist. I used to dig all
the time when I was a kid and when I would find anything I would
just sit there and stare at it and try to guess where it came from,
who owned it, and how it got there. It fascinated me that something
tangible could contain so many profound secrets and be like a
snapshot preserved by dirt. I was also always fascinated by the
human body and biology in general, and would love to professionally
be a medical researcher. Nobody likes death. Let's defeat it.
I’m really good at
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music, writing, and computers. I play a few different instruments
and have written a few songs. I'm pretty good at making people
laugh, or failing miserably with a joke and making it awkward.
C'est la vie.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My remarkable handle on semicolons. You should hear the way they
yarn on about it. My sense of humor and the way I talk. I'm not
afraid to express my opinion, although I do know when to reserve
myself. A lot of people are taken aback by how deadpan and stone
faced I can be when I'm making a joke. We need Sarcasm Awareness
Month in this country.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Hemingway, Stephen King, Amy Hempel,
Tolkien, and countless others. I read a lot of nonfiction. I love
Jared Diamond and Richard Dawkins. I have a habit of trying to read
too many books all at once. I always finish them, but sometimes it
takes years because i have so many going all at once. I'm sure I
still have a copy of "The Roly Poly Puppy" that I started reading
when I was four years old that I have yet to finish. With music I'm
kind of a mixed bag. I listen to a lot of classic rock like pink
floyd and the doors, but I also like trance and industrial and
classical. Basically anything that sounds good; I'm not
genre-specific. My favorite movies tend to be either horror or sci
fi, and for some reason I like war movies a lot. I love Star Wars,
and, much to the chagrin of fellow nerds, I do enjoy the first
three once in awhile. It's still canon, come on. I like Star Trek,
Doctor Who (10th and 11th are the best IMHO and my humble opinion
is pretty much correct), and, in case it hasn't been readily
apparent, I'm kind of a geek.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My iPod or music in general, my guitar, my notebooks, my interests
(not having any way to pursue them), and food and water, I suppose.
Those are kinda important.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
oh boy. My mind is always working overtime which can get a little
distracting. I think about really strange scenarios and what could
lead up to them, or how life could be improved, and I'm often
struck by inspiration at really inconvenient times. I have
sleepless nights wondering why it's called a hot water heater, when
it heats cold water which then becomes hot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually going out to eat or to the movies, concerts, stand up
comedy, or just hanging out and enjoying the start of a few days
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I tend to make Freudian slips. Hmm. I don't really know how to
swim. I mean, if I were drowning I'm sure instinct would kick in
and I'd be mostly okay. But it would look clumsy and awkward and
I'd likely be laughed at by my fellow shipmates (I'm assuming that
I'm the captain of a type of galley in this scenario). I've never
watched the wizard of oz. Not once.
You should message me if
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you'd like to meet or just talk to an open-minded guy who is pretty
mellow but is definitely open for new experiences, is reserved but
extroverted, has an opinion on just about anything and who has
great passion and a good heart. I'll respond to everyone, no matter
what. I think it's pretty rude not to.
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