Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in Alaska and, as much as I love New York, I sometimes
miss the trees and mountains and people who think 'rugged' is a
I love exploring and discovering, which for many years led me to
travel around the world and now has landed me in NYC, where I can
explore and discover every day without the airport security. Not
that I've given up on travel... :)
In addition to 'rugged', I find compliment in these words: (Not to
boast that I necessarily am these things, or that I will not get
along with you if you aren't either, but they begin to describe the
group I would call 'good people', and if my 'good people' are
similar to yours then we already have a lot in common.) Passionate,
intelligent, spontaneous, reliable, engaging, bizarre, confident,
easy-going, independent, earnest, loving, loquacious, curious...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
"Encouraging CURIOSITY and DISCOVERY along with generally USING
YOUR BRAIN FOR THINKING among the often apathetic and sometimes
genuinely idiotic mass of semi-humanity known as 'high-school
students' is what I do." ---A remnant from when I was working as a
classroom teacher that I just couldn't delete when updating.
No longer in the classroom, I still consider myself a teacher, but
in a broader sense of the word.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching, being happy/ positive even when things go a bit awry,
Mario Kart 64, cuddling, pulling things off at the last minute,
cooking a delicious meal out of whatever random ingredients are
available, fixing cocktails sans nasty sugary mix, geography, logic
(puzzles and real-life figuring shit out), navigating/giving
The first things people usually notice about me
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I assume my height? My tattoo I guess when it's on display.
Beyond the physical, likely my earnestness (which I think initially
manifests itself as a flaw, but in the long-run becomes a positive
I am generally rather reserved, not quite myself until I have felt
out the situation (could take seconds or weeks) so the first thing
you notice about me is probably me noticing you, once we're done
noticing, we can meet each other.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorites are always evolving, but what I'm thinking of right
To Read: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. I think everyone
should read this book. Elegantly written and somehow void of bias,
it takes a really meaningful look at the relationship between
humans and our earth. Check it out:) Some go-to authors: Kurt
Vonnegut, Paulo Coelho, Orhan Pamuk, Jon Krakauer
To watch: I don't have much of a memory for movies, my classic
favorites include Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Evita, The
Labyrinth. I don't have a TV, but am into a few shows like Mad Men,
Modern Family... recently I've been trying to get my hands on the
old show The Wonder Years. Plus, there are so many awesome
documentaries out there- I could park it in front of Planet Earth
To Listen To: I love Pandora radio stations and I'm into a lot of
different music. LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Beatles,
Ratatat, Lady Gaga, White Stripes, D'Angelo and so much
To Eat: I love good food, and recently have been eating mostly
vegetarian in an effort to reduce my impact on my plant and be more
conscientious about where my food is coming from. I'm also trying
to avoid processed and artificial foods, especially corn syrup.
Apart from those self-imposed restrictions, I love pretty much all
good food and have a blast cooking or eating out. In the summers I
try to grow my own produce, which is possible even in NYC.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've always prided myself of being very adaptive... That said, I
would certainty never choose to live without a cozy bed; trees and
the chance to play in them; dairy products- especially cheese;
whatever it is that allows me to think- mind, soul, brain whatever;
and things to think about.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I like thinking in general, and even thinking about
I've been thinking a lot about the planet, how I can live and have
a positive impact on my earth.
I've been thinking about humility too, because I've been reading
this book a Hare Krsna gave me on the train. And what it means to
be at peace, and to be born and to die.
Since I've been teaching, I've been thinking a lot about history,
and what it is like to be young, and what it means to grow up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...recovering from the week OR ...out to dinner with my brother
(also my roommate) OR ...meeting friends to hear some music or go
dancing OR ...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think armpit hair can be sexy:)
You should message me if
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You have HBO & think 'Game of Thrones' would make good
You want to :)
Addendum: I hate to seem shallow, but I also like to be
straightforward. If you're shorter than me or younger than me, I
have to admit those are not attractive traits.
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