What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Whoa. Who knew this questionnaire would get so threatening so
I spend a lot of time maintaining social connections. Most of them,
at any given moment, are long-distance. That's because I've lived
in Ottawa and New York for long expanses of life, Mexico and Norway
for shorter expanses, Washington DC is my hometown, and I've got
* is this one of those occasions when "peeps" would be a better
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
using "I" statements, which is handy given the format of this
Behavioral contagion. Not contagion. What's the word I'm looking
for. Maybe it's contagion.
Travelling. Keeping on moving don't stopping.
Dancing, with or without a partner. I prefer with, but I can't
lead. Oops that belongs in I'm really bad at. (Want to know what
else belongs there? Being flip.)
Not giving away more than is strictly courteous.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
In person: I have been told that it's hard to tell at first if I'm
joking or not. That's because usually I'm joking and not.
On paper: I write You with a capital letter.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Let me tell You, my favourite punctuation has got to be the /. I
need it so very often to express my inner conflicts. Ha. Other than
that, I don't really like playing favourites.
I'm kind of obsessive about reading the New Yorker. I will say this
about books, though. I'm wearied--WEARIED--by the apparent
requisite of non-linearity as a plot device in contemporary
fiction. For this reason, I find myself turning for relief to
mystery novels, where typically one thing happens after another.
Also, essays and short stories; that's what novels are made up of
these days anyway.
When I was in college I'd go to the flicks several times a week;
now I generally feel like it's too passive an activity. I'm more
looking for someone to help me learn to rock-climb. However, I saw
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon recently and did not at all consider
it a waste of time. I also saw Nadine last year at the Warsaw Film
Festival. It was good. I see most action flicks.
I like rhythmic music and inventive rhymes. But mostly when You see
me bounding along in my headphones, I'm listening to people talking
on the radio. I guess I'm sort of a novelty-seeker except when I'm
feeling overstimulated. Then I (was going to say that I listen to
old standbys like Stevie Wonder or the Police or, frankly,
classical music, but really I) don't listen to anything except the
kids on the playground outside and my new travel alarm clock
ticking itself to eternity. Theorizing aside, I just did a sort of
my iTunes library by play count and Patty Griffin came up twice in
the top 5. Caution: I sing along. #6 is the song I do sit-ups
I like food if it's vegetarian. And coffee.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
It's not my cell phone, I'll tell You that. That was stolen a while
ago and it took me more time than necessary to get a new SIM card.
Probably this is due to my constant connection to the internet. So
that'll be thing #1.
I am addicted to public radio. I experience withdrawal symptoms
when deprived of public radio. And going for a run. And hearing the
other side's arguments. Ha. This gets easier the longer the list.
Every time I run out of dental floss I think that it belongs on
this list, but then it turns out I can do without it, for days at a
time. Am I running out of things? I want contact with my family and
friends to be on the list. That's what #1 is for.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
whether it's superficial to judge potential partners by their
resting heart rate.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
torn between going home, going for a beer with friends from work,
going for dinner with friends from college, going for a swim, going
out on the town to boogie, etc.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like being in the present. Or You can take me to the
You don't want to, to tell me why not! Hee hee hee!
We are 0% enemies and >0% friends and matches. I don't care what
we agree on as long as we don't disagree on anything.
I should say, I'm kidding. I welcome all communications.
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