Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
[ This recently reactivated profile is due for an update. Amended
version - go! ]
Music is my greatest passion, followed closely by languages. I
suppose I've already come quite a long way in my studies in both of
these fields, but I feel like I'm just beginning, and there's so
much more I want to learn and accomplish. I play piano and a bit of
cello; lately I think I'd like to be a jazz singer one day. I speak
almost fluent French, and I studied Mandarin Chinese to an advanced
level, but have since forgotten a lot.
I'm a creative type who also majored in organic chemistry and
enjoys logic puzzles, and I seem to exhibit strengths that are
considered characteristics of both right-brain and left-brain
I enjoy introspection, contemplation of the human condition,
contemplation on a myriad of other subjects, having epiphanies,
dreaming up metaphors, dreaming in general.
I am conscious of being in a constant state of evolution,
progressing in fits and starts.
I dislike being advertised at, I don't consider "shopping" a
leisure activity, and I enjoy not being a slave to any form of
I have a long-standing habit of only buying clothes on
treasure-hunting expeditions to op-shops.
I don't see the appeal of diamonds - I don't find them particularly
aesthetically appealing, and I have absolutely no desire to own
I like noticing details, finding forms of beauty hidden everywhere
in the commonplace, sometimes trying to photograph what I
I collect interesting pebbles as souvenirs of travels to places
near and far.
I like writing things in square brackets. [ Like this. ]
I still feel the urge to climb trees or onto rooftops.
I am prone to intense but relatively short-lived obsessions.
I like the Japanese aesthetic concept wabi-sabi.
I get annoyed when people unthinkingly assume I posess attributes
which form part of the typical female gender stereotype.
I spend a lot of time thinking about Human Rights, and in
particular at the moment how I can contribute to ending Australia's
human rights abuses against asylum seekers.
New hobbies I have recently taken up: Hula hooping, poi, swing
dancing... I'm sure there's more that I've forgotten for the
moment. Wait, I just remembered one! I recently had my first real
taste of acrobatics, and I'm planning to be able to do a standing
backflip by this time next year.
A couple of months ago I went tandem skydiving for the first time -
I can't wait to do it again.
Old hobbies I have picked up again: inline skating - skated about
20k on my first time out after about 10 years and loved it. Running
- managed to run a very respectable time in a 10k having not run
that distance for almost 20 years!
I have recently adopted a beautiful little black cat, he is the
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living a full life - if it's long too that's a bonus.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Befriending animals; Remaining oblivious to celebrity culture;
Coming up with crazy ideas; Talking really fast; Going from one
extreme to the other; Keeping a cool head in a crisis;
MacGuyver-style problem solving; Performing other amazing feats
using pixie magic; having so many hobbies and interests that it
makes people's heads spin.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
(Of course, like everyone else I have not conducted a poll, so I
Physical characteristics? I won't speculate, because it depends on
the context, and I do find our culture's superficial obsession with
external appearance disheartening.
First impressions could be that I smile a lot, I'm friendly and can
be quite talkative. Good-natured sense of humour? I realised it's
not unusual for me to get talking and laughing with a stranger
during a brief encounter, such as an elevator ride.
Oh, I often wear a large ring that some people find a little scary,
apparently - people do comment on that.
I have also recently started wearing a hat.
And sometimes my unusually striking eye-colour of some description,
which I then explain is actually my contact lenses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
[ I have run out of profile-updating-enthusiasm so TBA ]
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
[ Good coffee, teas and craft beers could quite easily be on this
list, but I have an aversion to feeling like I'm dependent on them,
so if it ever starts to feel too much that way, I actually do go
without for a period of time. ]
Music - my greatest single passion, important in so many
Food - for pleasure as much as nutrition.
Sleep - you could say I recently experimented with pushing myself
to the limits of long-term sleep deprivation; it's not great. Also,
I love naps, and that luscious feeling as you allow yourself to
drift off to sleep.
Creative outlets - whatever the form, my well-being suffers without
Change - new ideas, experiences, sights, sounds...
My mind - I list it just because it is the thing I value about
myself the most; I am never bored.
Sunshine! That's a good one, I'm adding that too. It's amazing how
good it can make you feel, even if you've just managed to pop
outside for five minutes during your coffee break on a sunny day...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My latest obsession.
How to find the time to do all the things I want to do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Rediscovering all the things you can do on Friday night when you no
longer work in a bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
[ I feel like I should just put some sort of disclaimer here.
Here's one - I'll probably need to get braces in the coming
I can sometimes be amazingly messy. It has to be seen to be
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If the way your mind works and the way you see the world is
different from the norm ... [more things that I might write later]
... Also, if you'd really like to take a ride in a hot-air balloon,
in spite of your sense of self-preservation.
Who are you looking for?
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