Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I just realized I haven't done much to update this in the past few
months. The thing that's most difficult about self-summary is that
you have to bring out the qualities about yourself you feel are
most appealing, without appearing vain. Vanity isn't really my
flaw. I'm stubborn, a smartass at the best of times, I'm proud,
often to a fault.
I'm not particularly laid-back, I can be fairly relaxed about some
things. However, if I care about something, I care far too much to
be relaxed about it. Although this probably causes more stress than
it might otherwise, I think that the point of my life is not to
avoid stress. I would focus on sedimentary rocks if that were the
case, or bad geology related humor. I'm sure that there's a market
for the latter in some corner of the world.
I've spent the past eight months trying to make myself into the
person that I felt I needed to be, unfortunately it seems as though
every time I improve on something, that I become more deeply
involved in it and set my goals higher. So I don't think I'm the
person I want to be, yet, but I think that it's a good thing, to
always strive for that.
Well this isn't the best self-summary, but it does help illustrate
at least a little about me, if you want to know more, you can ask
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Quite a bit actually. I'm working towards a pie in the sky dream
right now, and doing other things to support that. If you'd like to
know more about my goals you'll have to ask, they're sort of
esoteric and unusual though.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not filling out these essays, apparently. I've still got the
reigning high score on Muppet Party Cruise in my family. I make a
better door than a window, although that might not be saying much.
At one point I managed to eat an entire order of the spiciest wings
at Quaker Steak and Lube. I also defeated my sister in a
competition to see who could watch the worst TV show for the
longest, and I tied in a competition to listen to the Theme from
Dig Dug all night while working. Well those aren't all the things
I'm good at, just the important ones.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't know, why don't you tell me?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like far too many books, movies, shows, bands, and foods to
actually list all of them. I think that's probably the trend as
opposed to the reverse though. I guess I can try to give an idea of
what I tend to enjoy most.
For books, I read a lot. When I was younger (early teens or so) I
read mostly fictional geeky stuff. For example: Tolkein, David
Eddings, C.S. Lewis, Heinlein, Asimov, Orson Scott Card, and dozens
of much crappier science fiction and fantasy authors (whose names I
don't remember I probably would if I reread their works though).
When I was in college (the first time), I had a serious crisis of
religion and I read a huge amount of philosophy and theology. I
tend to enjoy both to this day, although I don't read nearly as
much as I used to.
Let's see with movies, I like almost everything. I watch movies
that are bad, sometimes because they are bad. For example I've
become increasingly fond of MST3K, although sadly I have willingly
watched some of the movies they lampoon outside of MST3K. I love
watching popcorn movies in theaters, like Transformers (which if
you can ignore the plot and the dialogue, and the acting is
actually pretty okay). I missed summer movies for a couple summers
and really got into watching them after. I also like serious works
of art type movies, for example Citizen Kane (which is sadly the
standard answer), also things of social or political
For shows, it varies, I tend to be pickier than I am with movies
(probably due to the time commitment), but I tend to be picky about
weird things. I can watch anything from Sitcoms to serious works
and enjoy it, but I don't enjoy all sitcoms or serious works.
I have really diverse musical tastes. When I was younger I used to
listen to mostly heavy metal and some punk. Then when I was
deployed and listening to music at work I got tired of it and
started to spread out more. Like with TV shows I am picky though, I
can name songs and artists I like from almost every genre, but I
don't like all artists or songs in any genre so I have a wide
breadth of styles I listen to, but not as wide breadth of artists.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can't do without air to breath, but I don't know want to go
without having my breath taken away either. I can't do without food
to eat, but I don't want to not feel butterflies in my stomach. I
can't do without warmth, but I don't want to not feel somebody warm
next to me someday. I can't do without firm ground to stand on, but
I want to be swept off my feet. I can't do without gravity but
sometimes I just want to float ten feet off the ground. I can't do
without sleep, but I want to find somebody to stay up with.
I've learned that I can live without love, I can breath, eat, stay
warm, stand on firm ground, sleep, work, play, all of those things.
But I've learned that I don't want to.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking about nothing at all, not that I'm
not thinking, but I'm thinking about all kinds of things that
aren't too terribly important or meaningful. I would like to say I
spend a lot of time thinking about how to be a better person, and I
do, but I also spend a lot of time thinking about who would win in
a fight between Green Lantern and the Hulk, why coffee places seem
incapable of using the words: "Small, Medium, and Large", why
Pittsburgh leaves up road work signs when there isn't any, and a
great deal of other things that qualify as nothing of consequence.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It depends on the Friday, I could be watching a ballgame. Going to
some kind of dance related event. Going to a gym, watching a movie,
relaxing at home. Sleeping, going to the movies, dancing, working
out, relaxing, drinking, or maybe going out on with an amazing
You should message me if
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If you want to go dancing with me, or watch old movies, read books
together, go out together, or stay in together. I'm not looking for
something brief or transient.
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