Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What I am is opinionated, outspoken, a little brash, frustratingly
impulsive, and sometimes inappropriate. I often contradict myself,
because I often say the first thing that pops into my head. Im OK
with that. I think I'm way smarter than I actually am, which a guy
who got straight C's in high school has no right to be. I was a
late bloomer. I have a legit fear of phones, computers, and
kindles. I like print, with words on actual paper. I love the smell
of books and baseball gloves, and I'm outside as much as possible.
I climb trees. I watch black and white movies, English football,
and Star Trek. I love space, and if I could add, I'd be an
astrophysicist. I read comic books like a champ, and real books
even better. I have 4 guitars, a keyboard, a harmonica, and I suck
at all of them. I just got a Ukulele, and I'm garbage at that, too,
so don't invite me to sit in with your band (unless you wanna
rock!). Indiana is my favorite state in the Union. I like loud rock
concerts and quiet jazz clubs. I love going to the ballet, and I'm
straight. Crowds give me anxiety attacks. I'm very shy, until I get
to the point where I won't shut up. Annnd, now.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Whatever I want, because I'm an adult. Watching a lot of movies.
Making a lot of movies. Teaching 3 yr olds how to play soccer, all
the while, looking like little drunk people. Exploring. Getting
lost. Finding my way back.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making mistakes. Saying dumb things, and possibly alienating myself
in the process. I apologize, in advance. Reading your profile, from
cover to cover. Getting along with 3 year olds. Brooding like Tom
Hardy in Warrior. Falling asleep between sips of tea and
swallowing, which also doubles as a good way to wake myself back
up. Constantly injuring myself. Knocking things over. Cleaning up
your apartment, even if you don't want me to. Not learning French.
Analyzing superman movies.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Most of my best friends tell me they either hated me, or were
terrified of me when we first met. (It can be hard to get a full on
smile out of me, I admit. But when you do - look out!) Then they
found out it's all an act, and I'm actually a halfway decent guy,
and some might even say charming, in that Jack Nicholson in the
Shining kind of way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
You may now scroll all the way down past all of this rubbish,
because, honestly, who really gives a shit? Are we really gonna get
along any better because we both like French film noirs or listen
to Jenny Lewis? Probably not. It is mostly for my own enjoyment of
making lists. Unless, of course, you're incredibly bored. Food for
thought, I guess.
Books: Anything about American history, and whatever the New York
Times Book Review tells me to read.
The Late Shift,
The Late Night Wars,
The Art of Fielding
Team of Rivals
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius
To Kill A Mockingbird
It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken
In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash
Stand By Me
Field of Dreams
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Christmas Story
Its A Wonderful Life
12 Angry Men
In the Heat of the Night
Out Of the Past
Touché pas au grisbi
Le douxieme soufflé
The importance of being earnest (1952)
One flew over the cuckoos nest
Pee Wees big adventure
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Henry V (Branaugh version)
Pretty much every late night talk show
Comedy Central Presents
Sanford and Son
Freaks and Geeks
Leave It To Beaver
the Adventures of Superman
OC ( I got so caught up, I used to dream I was a character in
Newport. But that's a conversation for another time).
the Album Leaf
Explosions In the Sky
. . . and a hundred other sad bastard bands that all the cool kids
A Tribe Called Quest
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
WTF w/ Marc Maron
Friday night extended museum hours
Film noir/B Sci Fi movies from the 50s
My English football addiction
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Being more like Lloyd Dobler. What life would've been like if I had
stayed in grad school. Why/how "watching Netflix" has become a
thing to do. Leaving New York City, once and for all. Playing
chess. Bowling. Stand up comedy sets. Being on stage. Playing
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Nerding it up at the library. Watching a classic film screening at
the NY Historical Society as the only person under 50 yrs old in
attendance. Any of the free museum hours in the city. Watching the
Hoosiers kick Big Ten ass. Rehearsing for a play/movie. Elbowing
nerds at Midtown Comics out of the way so I can get to MY comic
books. Sitting outside of Grant's Tomb or the Natural History
Museum, staring at the illuminated planetarium, saluting
Roosevelt's statue, meditating on my existence, and hoping nobody
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I stayed back my senior year in high school for a girl.
Voluntarily. The absolute dumbest thing I've ever done. . . I'd
probably do it again, because I'm a sucker.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You ignore our matchability and you just dig differences in people.
If you're fun, and you can make me laugh, then that's a match for
me. It helps if you're a bit of a weirdo and a little nutty.
Disclaimer!! - If you're a serial texter who has no real ambition
to go out and meet people (they exist by the shipload, apparently),
then please DO NOT respond. No flakes and last minute canceled
dates, please. I don't want to text for a week, only for you to
pull a vanishing act. Its really annoying, and a huge waste of my
time. Sorry. I'm not a douche.
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