Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm into philosophy
I have found that I'm the most content about the world if I view
life as a hilarious comedy that you sometimes, or on some level,
have to take seriously. But mostly not.
I write a lot. In that sense I am a writer. I hope someday someone
will read something I wrote and it will help them in some
I don't believe real life is to be taken too literally. I try to
interpret my waking life kind of like I would interpret a dream,
and this makes everything way more interesting.
I think that if I was on Friends, I would be Phoebe
. A confused hippie who may or may
not be kind of smart though it's hard to know for sure.
I don't really believe in anything that is not paradoxical. It
seems like the ultimate conclusion you have to draw from logical
reasoning, is that logic is not reasonable.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have had a lot of interesting adventures that will not fit in
this box. I used to be quite depressed but now I am what some might
call ridiculously optimistic.
I've been hooked on the whole spiritual
path thing. I embrace
several predictable flower power slogans. I do not force my beliefs
on people, and my beliefs are that every religion represents the
truth. We don't argue over whether it's water or agua that we're
drinking, so why couldn't Allah and Nirvana also be different words
pointing to the same transcendental whatever?
I studied German
at a couple
of different universities. Right now I work for an organic food
company and in my
spare time I write novels that don't get published. (Unless you
count the ones that do.)
I don't very much enjoy traveling on the material plane, although I
have once backpacked alone in India to prove a point. So from now
on I will explore the universe with the heart and soul and mind,
and not so much the feet. But yeah there will be a trip to Peru.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Many things good and bad.
Good: I'm good at opening up. Bad: I'm sometimes too good at
ranting. (But I take no offense when people remind me to get to the
Good: I'm super good at giving film recommendations. Bad: I have
seen too many films. There are hardly any good ones left it
Good: I like friendly sarcasm (with an emphasis on friendly) and
unusual analogies. Bad: Many people do not like sarcasm and unusual
Good: Puns. Bad: Puns.
Good: I'm great at maintaining a positive attitude in the face of
adversity. Bad: Sometimes it drives people crazy that nothing
drives me crazy.
Good: My mind is perfectly stuffed full of various trivia of more
or less relevance to anything. (I'm not sure why that's good but
surely it is!?) Bad: I can't find any of it intentionally, it pops
up by some mechanism of the mind which is unknown to me, so it's
not really ever useful.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
THE BEARD. I have a religious beard which is the key to my magic
powers. According to legend, I will not cut or even trim the beard
until the right person demands it.
And now on to the old answer, which is no longer valid since the
beard has by now gotten so epic that it paralyzes people's minds
and makes everything else about me irrelevant and forgettable to
the casual observer:
I am really tall and have a deep but quiet voice. I buy my clothes
second-hand. Since I came back from India I also have an
increasingly epic beard. (Lately I've had to start braiding it so I
don't trip on it.)
I like to hug people. (People notice this.)
Edit: I gave up waiting for the right person, and just trimmed the
beard. Retained some of the magic powers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The short version: House of Leaves
, Requiem for a
, Breaking Bad
, Pink Floyd
, and chocolate
My song right now is "A Dream in Blue":
I'm also a huge fan of Prisoner: Cell Block H
and the directors Lukas Moodysson
and Darren Aronofsky
I am a bit of an admirer of Martin Luther King
(original, I know) and Philip K Dick
Here's a longer list of some random stuff I find awesome. Pink Floyd The
, Twin Peaks
, Before Sunrise
, The Knife
, Monty Python
(1,2,3 and 0, hated 4, 5 and the film), The Crow
, the Marathon
, Star Trek
, Natural Born Killers
(singer and writer
general and Rent
I used to be a gamer, but I've kind of turned my back on
technology. Now I enjoy boardgames, playing pool, and walking in
the woods. I grew up in a tiny village, I guess you can't take the
country out of the villager even though I live within the subway
system now. (Not literally within the subway. Although the thought
does have a slight allure.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Turns out there are none.
But, fine. #1: MY FRIENDS! #2-6: my guitar, music in general,
books, water, and magic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"What is real? How real is it? How does it matter?" Mystical pun
I often think about becoming a priest, or a monk, or something
along those lines. Sometimes I think I already am maybe.
Also... I meditate a bit, so I suppose I spend a lot of time
thinking about not thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully writing. Failing that, socializing and/or watching a
movie. I've mostly given up alcohol, which half killed my social
life but was totally worth it.
Also I'm a spectacular karaoke veteran. Ask about my Rammstein!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have freaky 6 cm long toes.
I seem to have a ridiculous amount of luck, good things keep
happening all the time without my apparently doing anything.
One time I attempted a stand-up comedy moment at a pub and told the
most gross and offensive five-minute joke ever, to put the final
nail in the coffin of my social anxiety. (I've come a long way...)
Did not nail the joke, on the other hand; oh well at least I got
some giggles and no boos.
If my life were a film, it would be a kind of surreal adventure
comedy. Kind of like The Big Lebowski! The circle is complete.
You should message me if
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I literally can not think of any reason why anyone shouldn't! I
believe that direct experience is the only way to know anything,
including people. Therefore, don't passively read this static text,
start a conversation!
If the conversation turns out to be interesting, let's take the
conversation away from keyboards and wires! (I used to be geeky,
now I'm a literally tree-hugging hippie. Don't knock tree hugging
until you've tried it. If it's the right tree you can hear the
gnomes' underground workshop!)
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