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 last seven and a half or eight years.
Most of that time has been spent within San Francisco city limits.
But since SF apparently has decided to drive out its middle class
entirely, I've moved to Oakland. Which is, frankly, probably more
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.
I like to think I'm a humanistic geek with a deep distrust of
extremes and a strong belief in a level playing field. I love pop
culture, especially escapism, but I wish it showed more love for
folks who aren't straight, White, cisgendered, hetero males.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently on a bit of a sabbatical from my office job - I'm
planning on doing something either very stupid or very brave which
will make it difficult to show up to work for the next few
Not enough people go questing anymore.
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, 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.
If I message you, it's likely you've listed at least one thing I
like in your interests, and we can go from there.
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. I just have
trouble talking to new individuals.
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
What can I do to improve my grammar? Should I improve my grammar at
this point? Does it matter? Can an old dog learn new linguistic
tricks? I think in run-on sentences, and what is writing but a way
to set down our thoughts?
Also, lately, 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,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
That's the bit that I have to figure out in a new town, isn't
The upside is that, while on sabbatical, every night is conceivably
a Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It's not so much a sabbatical as I am currently mentally incapable
of giving meetings and excel documents the attention and dignity
they deserve without having a panic attack, and am therefore
officially too crazy to do my job.
You should message me if
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(That stupid thing I mentioned I was planning on doing? It's a
somewhat risky, multi-week walk. So if that sounds like something
you were gonna do anyway, maybe we can meet on the trail.)
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