Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My favorite thing in the world is discovering an intriguing,
largely-forgotten book but close seconds include bad puns, biking
through congested traffic, a really good cup of coffee & the
feel of a kitchen when a big meal is being prepared.
I like working with my hands and problem-solving. Building things
with wood and cooking large meals for small groups of people.
Books occupy the core of my life - I care about them more than most
things; frequently I geek out over them & sometimes I can be a
snob (gracefully, I hope). I am a bookseller at an awesome
bookstore and I am okay with how succinctly this statement
summarizes my life.
Generally I find it hard to be as eloquent as I'd like, but I like
to think these apply:
"On the quiet side. Somewhat peculiar. A good companion, in a weird
sort of way." (Calvin, on Hobbes)
"I have a great weakness for these dry, reserved characters who
once or twice an evening come out with a vivid, penetrating remark
that shows that there is a volcanic core smoldering away at high
pressure underneath." (John Collier)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm doing things I love on a daily basis - reading, cooking,
biking, exploring, building - and working hard to keep it that way.
Striving to expand my surrogate family and make a Home while
maintaining a transient lifestyle, if this is indeed
My goals include continuing to genuinely enjoy my everyday routine,
enmeshing myself further with my community, pedaling more, building
more cool things, climbing more staircases, making just a little
more money without compromising my happiness & forgetting what
Mother said about talking to strangers.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Pretending I'm a really good cook
- Laughing at inopportune moments
- Accidentally flirting with girls
- Noticing insignificant details
- Finding significance in the seemingly insignificant
- Avoiding awkwardness during silence
- Telling stories that go nowhere
- Coming up with that-book-you-can't-remember
- Making lists
- Forgetting names
- Remembering where you've left something
- Planning things out in my head
- Fighting the urge to turn lists into acrostic poems
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Eyes? I mastered thoughtfully staring off into space at an early
age. Generally I'm caught inspecting my surroundings, making Hm-ing
sounds and muttering to myself. Hopefully you find that
& probably my hair? It's usually in some weird shape.
also, my mum says I have a very distinctive walk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
for example: Stoner, Jonathan Strange, Ride a Cockhorse, Life: A
User's Manual, 2666, Maniac Magee, Gentrification of the Mind.
(slow personal novels, intricate dry fantasies, absurd rollicking
madness, strict labyrinthine puzzles, expansive frightening sagas,
myth-making tales, critical queer histories)
generally: Kung-Fu movies, Magical Realism, alt-Musicals.
lately: Parquet Courts, Neko Case, Hercules, Stereolab, Tame
Impala, Devendra, B52's, Bowie, St. Vincent, Tennis, Blood Orange,
Perfume Genius, Brian Eno
On principle I will eat almost anyThing as long as those Things
don't contain seafood. But mostly I eat a lot of pasta &
vegetables & bread & gravy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my House - being, my housemates & friends who make up a
surrogate family away from the Homeland.
Bicycle - how would I get anywhere? these boots were not made for
walking they were made for pedaling.
my Work - I need to have something to do, if I take too long a
vacation I start to experience withdrawal symptoms for lack of
Books - otherwise where would I escape to? what would I talk
Power tools - there's just so many things you can do with
Over-active imagination - there are just so many things waiting to
be pondered & it's good to know my brian is up to the
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What-ifs and insignificant details. The book I've just finished.
The book I haven't started yet. Projects. Impossible futures.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Making food, playing games, chatting it up and drinking a bit with
friends. I work a lot of evenings, but on my nights off I like to
cook and read and watch movies and go on late night bike rides in
warm weather - always preferable with good company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I get real lonely sometimes and don't deal with that particularly
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are more extroverted than me, appreciate books, maintain a
certain momentum, like to make plans, don't require constant
contact, respect a bit of quiet, are currently content (or better)
w/r/t your Life, smile easily.
Or, you think we could be perfect for each other regardless.
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