Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Ride bikes, drink beer, get awesome"
I'm John. Moved to Portland in 2013 and had a looong road to
establishing myself and getting beyond just surviving. I don't know
anyone here except co-workers, an ex, and bartenders. Very open to
meeting people on a friend basis for that reason.
I'm a bit of an erudite and philosoph. I love reading and learning
but haven't found the practical application to drag me out of my
state of scholasticism.
At heart I'm an artist, musician, and philosopher. My guitar,
sketch pad, and textbooks are my worry stones. Any real problems
that don't disappear after exercise are either rationalized and
incorporated into the continuity of my worldview or released into
music and art. I rarely share any of my art for this reason; it's
kind of like having the contents of your heart turned out or your
neuroticisms and idiosyncrasies displayed.
I love the freedom of nature and will always love biking, hiking,
and backpacking. The outdoors are an integral part of who I am;
whether it's a walk downtown or a week in the woods it puts me at
peace. Being an adult and working have put a damper on the amount
of time I've gotten to spend really getting out into the woods
lately. Something I'll have to work on.
I love meaningful conversations and have a hard time with trivial
minutia. Talking about my day is the least interesting thing I
could share with you; if my day was that good or bad, I'll already
be talking about it and will probably connect back to some ethical
or philosophical reasoning for it being so good or bad. I want to
live in the space that transcends life on autopilot and the way I
do that is choosing life and examining it.
I feel it's oddly important to note I am, and will be for the
foreseeable future, a bike commuter/lover/nerd. I've been amazed to
learn my choice of transportation is such a large issue. I don't
need to share every ride I go on or really need a cyclist as a
partner or friend necessarily. In fact, the solitude of many of my
rides is very important to me. However, riding to the grocery store
rather than driving, bar hopping, going on an adventure, or joining
me in other ways on incorporating the bike into normal life makes
me feel understood and accepted. Again, not necessary, just gives
me warm fuzzies.
On the same token and being inexorably related to my choice of
cycling everywhere, I'm a total fitness junky intermittently and
very active in between relapses to my exercise addiction. I would
really like someone who is fitness minded as well or at the
minimum, in shape.
Lastly I am a solitary creature who has found himself and sculpted
himself through solitude. I'm happy and content with who I am and
I'm here just to keep all ways of finding someone open but it's not
necessary for me to find someone. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I
love who I am as a constant work in progress.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working. Working. Working. Drinking beer. Trying to figure our
where one comes up with tuition to finish school when it gets more
expensive every year and you start feeling like the person who took
a gamble on skipping college in Life even though you took the
Day to day I'm riding my bike and thinking, working until I drop,
and drinking the many libations available in Portland.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Arguing, writing, art, anything athletic or outdoorsy, and anything
else I put my mind to. (er...to which I put my mind.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1984, Atlas Shrugged (As a novel not the
Rand worshipping tea party philosophy way), the God Delusion,
really anything nonfiction, philosophy, psychology or biology
related, and as nerdy as it is, textbooks.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Some form of shelter
Challenges and obstacles
Constant input of new information
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What direction my life will go and how to balance my penchant for
isolation and occasional need of company.
You know how POWs talk about building a house nail by nail? I do
the same, my head is full of houses no one but me would live in or
love and the deciding factor for which dream house will rise will
be the direction my life leads.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working. If I'm not working I've probably spent the day on my bike
reaching every corner of my adoptive city and drinking a beer or
eating the food at each stop I make. By night I find that bar or
restaurant with the perfect atmosphere for my mood and do a
crossword while having those last couple drinks before heading
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Nothing about me is private. I tend to live in the open.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you have a bike and love to ride it. If "picky" doesn't describe
you but you know the things you like and those you don't have a
taste for . If you're in good shape as a matter of lifestyle and
have any interest in anything I've said about myself. Or if you
have an idea for a great adventure and would like a Clyde to your
Bonnie or a Deadpool to your Cable (more likely a Cable to your
Deadpool) . And please, please, PLEASE try harder than "hi."
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