Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a 37 year old man who got his masters degree a year ago to
become a social worker. So I've got some student debt, some grey
hairs starting to show up on the side of my beard, and in the past
few years I've started to snore occasionally. Which is just to say
that I am very human and I have my flaws. I thought it best to put
them out there up front before we meet up and you get mesmerized by
my walk (because really, it's one hell of a walk).
Outside of those little things though, I really enjoy being me. I
speak thoughtfully, laugh loudly and dance like nobody is watching
(although really, they all can't take their eyes off of me). I can
solve the jumble in under a minute, convince strangers to hug each
other and make people feel special... because they are.
My inner world is as amazing and mesmerizing as yours and if we can
get comfortable enough to put them on display for each other, then
we'll probably go on adventures so glorious that we might just
change the outer world for everyone around us... or we might just
really enjoy each other's company. Either way, that sounds like a
decent evening. On top of it all, I'm actually generally humble and
self-effacing when not forced brag about myself in summaries or
award acceptance speeches.
What I’m doing with my life
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I've lived a thrilling nomadic life, but I've been in the bay for
almost 3 years now and am ready to set roots and call it home. I
find myself constantly surrounded by exciting, innovative thinkers
and I love the urban and natural adventures that are so easily
accessible. I'm happy but never satisfied and constantly curious
about the world around me.
I spend my days social working with middle schoolers. My job is
amazing and I love it. Middle schoolers are the most confused,
surly, amazing folks to be around and I don't want to brag or
nothing, but I'm pretty damn good at what I do and that leaves me
feeling pretty damn good about life. I am also hard at work on a
top secret writing project that takes up a chunk of time.
I generally strive to be a better person everyday and try to create
opportunities for those with few options.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making people comfortable, laughing, creating improbable situations
in my mind, breaking up fights between 8th graders. I once beat the
devil in a dance contest.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My backpack full of white male privilege. Yeah, I'm aware of it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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You probably shouldn't judge me by these things. A lot of my
favorite people don't enjoy consuming the same media and tasty food
as me, but here are a few samples of things I like in...
Books: The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Skippy Dies, The
Dancing Wu Li Masters, 100 years of Solitude, anything from Tom
Robbins or Kurt Vonnegut or Italo Calvino or Upski or any other
author that blew up my brain in high school and college. Roald Dahl
had a profound influence on my childhood.
Movies: Most films directed by Coen Brothers, P.T. Anderson and Wes
Anderson, David O'Russel, Darren Aronofsky, The Goonies, Rocky I,
III, and IV and Putney Swope
Music: 70's Funk, 80's pop, 90's hip-hop, 00's downtempo
electronic, 10's K-Dot. Really anything innovative and fresh. Music
used to consume me, now I just consume it (and dance to it... and
sing to it when no one's around)
Food: Pretty much all of it. Food is delicious and there are so
many things out there I want to taste. Except beets... I don't like
beets... don't know why.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Water (not just because humans need water to survive but because I
drink much more of it than the average human)
-Family (I may not be living near them, but that's my home
-Friends (Worldwide crew and east-bay squad)
-Computerlike devices (I'm not proud of this dependency)
-Chocolate covered, peanut butter filled pretzels from Trader
-Really, it's just 5. Give me, water, friends, family, phoneputers,
and chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels and I'm good.
Maybe a tent in case it rains.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Social Justice, songs that have amazing build ups, good ramen, how
to better myself, how to create leverage points in social systems
that will gradually better society. Where to find that next moment
of ecstatic joy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I share custody of a dog with my ex-girlfriend. I am an adult, who
can be friends with an ex and not have it be weird and my dog is
pretty much my favorite thing in the world. Still, I can understand
that this might bother some people. So be it.
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