Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Not well-rounded, but random points and edges that manage to form a
What are my interests? A list that falls into a few buckets:
endurance sports, ideas (big and bizarre). And food. Lots of
Retired runner / triathlete doing a lot of cycling these days. I'd
love to learn to sail, climb more mountains, mush through the
wilderness on snowshoes. Haven't skied much in recent years but
hoping to fix that this year.
Love small books & big books, serious and shallow, and a wide
range of "the arts" ... once upon a time aspiring architect and
film-maker that needs a more steady infusion of the sublime.
Buildings and earth art always seemed sexy to me.
Where to start with food & drink? I'm all for fancy food but
more I think more pleasure come from things eaten with your hands
... or slurped up in a shady noodle shop. I believe coffee should
rarely meet milk and the more bizarre your brewing contraption the
better. We live in a beer brewing mecca and it's my patriotic duty
to drink a lot of it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Filling it up and emptying it out ... over and over again.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Concocting unexpected analogies. Telling stories that ramble
aimlessly and then, out of nowhere, come to a point.
Falling down the stairs and landing on my feet. Sometimes
metaphorically, sometimes literally.
Making lists. Obsessing. Picking random numbers; I don't believe in
the paranormal but I do have psychic powers.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My inability to grow respectable facial hair or to shave it with
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I moved here from Brooklyn with about 50 boxes of books and records
that I've slowly been getting rid of ... an attempt to make my life
more zen, reduce my tonnage of posessions.
How about I just name a few things I've loved recently?
For books, Elmore Leonard's LA Confidential was incredible ... the
movie was a different beast. This was darker and sharper, like
chewing glass. The Sweet Science, a collection of classic New
Yorker pieces about boxing, had some incredible dialogue and seedy
underground characters ... tales of urban grit that you don't have
to care about boxing to love.
Movies ... I'm a junky. Lately I've loved Quatro Volte and The
Great Beauty - two incredible Italian films ... about getting old
and dying ... and the living that comes before. On a less serious
note, Guardians of the Galaxy. Who doesn't like smart-ass
Listing music is silly. Not sure if I'm supposed to list stuff
everyone knows so we can say - "wow, we both like that!!" - or
impress with my obscure and cultivated taste? Ugh. Right now I'm
listening to Ethiopian Jazz so I guess I'll go with obscure.
Food ... I'll kinda eat all of it. I'm happy eating at Joule or
Barnacle ... but also happy treking out of the city for weird
Chinese noodle's at Biang in Everett or for Pupusa's at Tiko Riko.
Food can be kind of like traveling to another country sans plane
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Time Away & Silence
Internet (my friends & family are scattered; and how exactly
did we survive BG - Before Google?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend TOO MUCH time thinking; gimme action!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday feels more like a middle than an end, a point between a full
week and an ambitious weekend. I avoid crowds (Wednesdays are
better going out nights, right?), cook something / drink something
delicious / watch some movie. I like being up early Saturday to
plunge into the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
This feels like entrapment.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
All of the above didn't seem overwhelming, incomprehensible ... or
If you like to explore the city, if you like conversation (frivlous
or intensely serious) coupled with food and drink, if people with
opinions and quirks are appealing, if you run / swim / bike or are
otherwise adventurous ... if going to art galleries and going
snowshoeing are equally appealing ... if you gravitate more to
intensity than to mellowness.
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