Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What it is, everyone. My name is Ian, and thank you for taking the
time to check out my profile. (Wait! Wait! Don't hit the "Back"
button! It'll be fun, I promise!)
I'm a Northern California native who was born and raised in Redding
(*sigh...* for the last time, it's 160 miles north of Sacramento on
I-5!), though I also spent a couple years in Chico. I came to the
Bay Area in 2009 (first to SF for school, then Oakland a year after
I graduated), though I still make the trek up north on occasion and
still have great friends and know a lot of amazing people up
I'm a one-time college radio DJ (KCSC FTW, y'all!) and dropout from
Chico State. A sometime student activist against budget cuts to
higher education and graduate of SF State [BA, 2011, Sociology (oh,
and there was that whole Occupy thing. Yeah, I was part of that,
too)]. And I currently earn my keep as a clerk at a grocery store
in San Francisco while my nights are dedicated to venturing down
YouTube rabbit holes.
On my days off, you can find me at a record shop, a show, at home
cooking dinner for myself, or wandering the streets of Oakland or a
regional park and unwinding.
Trying to find a balance and move on to the next chapter of my
life. Hopefully you'll come along for the ride.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work at a grocery store in The City. No, it's not my dream job,
but then again, it was never my dream to have a job, so I see my
line of work as a means to an end: to make rent, pay my bills and
cater to the mundane realities of everyday life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Why don't you tell me, chief?
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well, I'm short, obviously. (If that's a deal breaker, my apologies
but no apologies.) And an acquaintance of mine once remarked to me
that I appeared "perpetually beset." So there's that, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: Favorite band of all time is The Beatles, with Bad Religion
a close second. I'm mostly into punk, hardcore, jazz, country
(think Wayne Hancock), metal, hip-hop, folk, and ska. I don't
listen to the radio, so I'm not necessarily down with (or even
aware of) what all the kids are into. (But seriously, y'all;
there's nothing quite like playing Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin'" LP on
a rainy afternoon to take you to a different place).
PS: I totally dig Bruce Springsteen and don't care what you think
about that. There. I said it.
Books: I read almost entirely non-fiction and I'm totally fine with
that. Politics, history, sociology and popular culture to be more
Movies: I'm trying to watch actual movies again, instead of relying
on documentaries for my visual entertainment. And it's more
motivation for me to get through my long Netflix queue. In any
event, though, my favorite movies of all time would be The
Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather, Part II.
Television: I'll watch it for the occasional sporting event or when
I'm visiting family but I tend to stay away from it.
Food: Meat and potatoes. No avocados, though. Or mushrooms. FUCK NO
NOT MUSHROOMS. UGH.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My record collection.
Family and friends.
Time alone to recharge.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Past experiences and lessons learned. Making plans. The politics of
music and the sociology of countercultures. Adding to my record
collection. The origins and ultimate fate of the universe. Sports
and the fortunes of my favorite teams in the coming season. How I
should've majored in Environmental Studies instead of Sociology.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, not Friday nights, per se, but... I tend to be a homebody on
my days off. This means I'll sit in my room and play records, cook
dinner for myself and generally recharge after a long week.
Occasionally, I'll go out and see a show or take a road trip to see
family and friends. Not terribly exciting but I'll take it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I'm looking to become friends with someone with the possibility of
So message me if:
If you lean left.
If you live in the East Bay and wanna see a show.*
If you live in Sacramento and wanna show me around (I've been
spending a fair bit of time up there recently, and hope to make it
my home in the coming months).
If you'd just love to get together sometime, get coffee or a drink,
and get to know each other.
* If you live in The City, I can work with that, but I'd really
prefer to keep things on this side of The Bay.
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