Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In summary I am a capable sort with enough smarts, energy and
ambition to get most anything done. I appreciate funny, real, and
sincere. I don't much go in for mean, pretense or ego.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I recently moved to San Francisco. I have worked as a fitness and
yoga instructor for the last several years, and plan to continue
doing that here once I get settled in. I am also a buyer and seller
of things... not things that can be ingested (or injected, for that
matter) but just plain old garden variety inanimate objects, like
Barbies from the 60s, Chryslers from the 50s, and houses from the
20s. I also plan to work on creating some short films, another
thing I've been threatening to do for years, but just haven't
really made the time for. We'll see what happens- maybe you can be
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching Spinning classes. Being there when the chips are down.
Fixing broken mechanical things/making fabulous things out of
repurposed electro-mechanica/organica antiquities. Spelling.
Building things. Listening to you (which means not listening to my
headspace voice asking my thinkspace what I'm going to be saying
next when you're done saying the thing that I'm not really
listening to). Editing. Dressing myself. Buying low and selling
high. Math. Giving hand and back rubs. Wanting to learn how to play
musical instruments. Interacting with people in the 2-to-11 set.
Interacting with people in the 70-to-90 set...
By the way, I've left all the really interesting stuff completely
out of this written profile. That way, when you meet me in
person... Well, you know- it's like when your friend tells you how
amazing a movie was and then you go watch it and you're like
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My hands seem to get a lot of looks... I don't know. How are we
supposed to know the answer to this question? Without going out and
taking a survey, there's really no way to know. It should be more
like, "The first things I'd like to think people usually notice
about me..." Hmmm... Let's see- my gorgeous hair? The barely
noticeable hole in my sweater? That my socks might not match?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Oscar Wilde and Ayn Rand, Let the Right One In, Amelie, Annie Hall
(and lots of other Woodys as well), The Empire Strikes Back, The
Sting, The Royal Tenenbaums, 30 Rock and Flight of the Conchords,
DeBussy, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Radiohead, Ennio Morricone,
Blonde Redhead, Philip Glass, the Blow, and most food that is
generally healthy, with a tendency to lean toward vegetarian. You
know, like ice cream.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I really need my glasses. I'm pretty blind without them.
I also feel that I need access to a handful of close friends.
As I have been blessed/cursed with a very high metabolism, it's a
drag to have to go without breakfast fairly soon after I wake up.
So that's one, breakfast…
My bicycle is pretty important- but I could probably get by without
it. However, we will leave it on the list because that's a good way
to let you know that I like bikes a lot.
Let's see, what are two more things I could "never" do
How about knowing that I am loved? Last but not least…
Photosynthesis, and everything that happens as a result of it. Uh,
yes- I do mean EVERYTHING. Literally.
e v e r y t h i n g .
Since we’re on this subject, it’s interesting (and maybe
disappointing, and even a little tiny bit sad?) to me how many
people list their iPhone as one of the things that they could never
do without. The disappointing part is that they couldn’t think of a
better thing to include in a list of six superlative things. The
sad part is that for many of them, it could actually be true.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I'll be and what I'll be doing in one, five or ten years. How
to know that what I'm doing right now is what I should be doing to
make me happy, without being too influenced by what others think.
Whether or not it's a good idea to be involved in bringing another
human being into this scary, overpopulated world... i.e., parenting
children. This decision, incidentally, would be profoundly
facilitated if the right partner came along.... What I would be
doing if I had been born into a culture that is surrounded by
constant war, famine and oppression. (I acknowledge that I am lucky
to be here, where I don't have to worry so much about those
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably not doing any of the sorts of things that you would
imagine I might be doing if I were the sort of person that you
would prefer not to spend any time around. Wait, what?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am contemplating becoming involved in public performance ballet,
although I've never done ballet of any kind, ever.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...You love and identify with that scene in Amelie towards the end
of the film where they are finally together and they are riding on
his moped, her arms tight around his waist, her face beaming,
because finally all things are right in the universe... You need
help with your Chemistry homework (but you are not still in high
school)... You want to participate in some mildly edgy adventure...
You like to hold hands... You are genuinely comfortable in your own
skin... You like kale and quinoa but aren't afraid to eat a donut
once in awhile... You think this is funny... (Type "Bootleg
fireworks" into a youtube search)... You find this moving on some
level...(Type "Jed's Other Poem" into a youtube search).... And
finally, you are moved again, when you watch this...(Type "Born
Like Stars" into a youtube search).
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