Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In addition to being incurably strange and constantly laughing at
myself, I find rush-hour traffic absolutely hilarious--despite
having endured D.C. drivers for the last few years. Not-quite-fresh
from Baltimore, I came here for work a couple years ago and
recently decided to make the move permanent.
What I’m doing with my life
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Transcending cryptic errors, burnt coffee, and the urge to sleep
through design meetings. Should I ever tire of coding, my backup
plan is "physical therapist," and my backup-backup plan is
"accountant." The others are increasingly laughable.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Memorizing directions and making mental maps of the areas through
which I've driven. Writing is fairly easy, too--though my prowess
is more technical than artistic. It probably can't be said that I'm
uncreative, as I could easily write a book called "100 Ways to
Misuse a Binder Clip." (Alternate title: "MacGyver: Office
The first things people usually notice about me
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Anyone who has seen me in public more than twice may conclude that
I have an obsession with horizontal stripes; I can neither confirm
nor deny this. During the winter, I'm frequently asked, "Are you,
like, from Alaska?" which is funniest when people from the same
group insist that I am quite obviously from this area.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I mainly read "how-to" books on stuff I theoretically like, but
probably won't get around to--like landscaping or carpentry. Of
fiction, I love Speaker For the Dead, Artemis
Fowl, and Deception Point.
R&B comprises at least 30% of my music collection, especially
Brandy. Her tracks are intricately
layered and they reward close listening.
Though a relatively casual gamer, I like RPGs and platformers,
namely: Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of
Dragoon, Disgaea, and Dragon Age. Currently
experimenting with board/card games; Splendor and Lost Cities are a
For a last meal, I would probably order chicken wings, creamed
chipped beef (over biscuits), sixteen ounces of ribeye, and
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dreadlocks are pretty cool--they're versatile, but low-maintenance.
Highways are nice, too; driving is therapeutic for me. Dark socks,
ambient noise, and ceiling fans do something for me.
Caustic wordplay is rather amusing, if not overdone--who doesn't
get an occasional kick out of the sassy friend?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
+ Switching to tea; but I dread repeating the caffeine withdrawal
+ Times that I tripped and fell; these always make me laugh for
some reason--especially if I caught someone else trying not to
laugh at the time.
+ That novel I can't seem to finish; my inner critic keeps hiding
my pens and dunking my computer in the tub.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Destroying my kitchen or whatever corner of the gym I'm currently
occupying--unless it's poker night, in which case I'm probably
blowing the table up with some pre-flop raises...or cowering behind
minimum bets. My affection for the cards is often unrequited.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I enjoy singing--but my talent for it is nonexistent. I'd be
willing to trade some of my aptitude in other fields for a decent
voice if I could guarantee that I'd be able to appreciate it. I'd
probably continue to sing in private, however.
You should message me if
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You've been dying to know why I'm laughing at traffic. Those
looking for fun, games, or jokes drier than your average jerky are
welcome, too. I value any sustainable connection, be it friendship
or something more intense.
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