Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So I'm not originally from around here (and by "around here", I
mean both the Bay Area, and the continental United States), but
I've been here the nine or ten years.
Most of that time has been spent within San Francisco city limits.
But San Francisco and I... it's kind of like the end of a
relationship, where you just find that after a number of years
together, you wake up, look each other in the eye, and wonder "who
So I'm looking to make friends and go to parties and have awkward
conversations where I use my hands a lot, but now on the this side
of the Bay.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working on it. Lost my day job because decisions had to be made
regarding the direction of the something something restructure blah
blah kind of doesn't matter.
For profit sucks anyway. Gearing up for grad school, then joining
the armies of the just in fight for Oakland (the Battle of San
Francisco having been lost).
As of a few weeks ago, I'm also working on a webcomic that no one
reads. So there's that.
In the meantime, I talk to my dog. Like, a lot.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. It's fucking
uncanny. Cleaning up nice. Tying windsor knots.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I don't really look my age.
I also have no interest in acting my age, frankly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
So I had this big long section here that just went on and on and
on, and, really, the shorthand is, think "standard
Movies with explosions, movies with monsters, things that involve
Joss Whedon (as problematic as he often is), half-hour comedies
about quirky bands of misfits (British accents preferred but not
mandatory), music with loud guitars, music that goes well with
lasers, books with pictures, books without pictures, and books with
very small type.
Ultimately, yeah, shared interests matter. But so does not having
WALL OF TEXT.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Human companionship. I'm not actually an introvert. But if there's
one thing one learned as a child of the 80's, it was "Stranger
Danger!". And also "Say No To Drugs!". That shit just sticks with
My dog, Rudy, the softest little meanie on the face of the earth,
who came into my life just after I lost my prior dog in a freak
accident just as everything I knew was falling apart and, well, he
kind of saved my life with doggie kisses.
Booze. Lately I've taken to going up to bartenders and saying "Give
me your cheapest whiskey."
Meat. More in principle than in practice. I like having the option.
And I don't like having my omnivore nature cast as a
That's... really it. Six is a weirdly arbitrary number. Like five,
I get, you count that on your hand. Ten is decimal, that makes
sense, too. Seven is the lucky number, the number of God, the
Deadly Sins, the perfect number, etc, etc. Four is good. I like
four. It's two, squared, the evenest of even numbers.
Six is strange. Screw you, six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two
sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking
- Junot Diaz
^That. The social politics of popular culture and Future Space
Also how the defunding of basic health, environmental, geological,
chemical and astronomical research is what's ultimately going to
doom humanity. It's sad that the difference between being a species
that lasts a million years, and one that flames out in less than
two hundred thousand, is money. Money and spineless, myopic rulers.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Every night is Friday when you don't have to get up for work the
Unfortunately, every night is also the Friday between alternating
pay periods, because there must be balance in all things.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It's probably just as well I got laid off. Mutual loathing does not
a career make.
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