Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I feel obliged complain, at least for a moment, about how painful
the act of describing oneself really can be. Essentially a dating
site holds a gun to your head and says, "Figure out how to describe
yourself in such a way that is interesting, honest, appealing,
funny, charming, etc. or else BAM! You'll die lonely and unloved..
But really no pressure big guy. Oh did I forget to mention that
we'll reward you if you use 1000 words or more?" No pressure indeed
(and don't fucking call me big guy you bastard). Initially i was
inclined to balk at the thought of encapsulating the magnificence
that is me within 1000 measly words. But as I stared down the
barrel of my summarized existence, having poked around in my life
looking for every little gem of personality and polishing it to at
least a near glimmer, I still came up short. I thought to myself
"Shit, am I boring or something? Should I start to talk about my
cats? (too late apparently) Maybe there's something wrong with me."
And lets face it, there certainly is something wrong with me, but
only in the best way possible. ANYWAY, here's a fat (but apparently
not fat enough) slab of what I think I'm all about.
After growing up in a small rural town in Western New York I
ventured to Boston to become a writer! I went to Emerson College
and wrote many things of varying quality, mean while doing other
college-y things like drinking heavily and generally fucking
It has been a few years since then and I have gone from working at
an Apple store (that’s right, my job title used to be “Genius”), to
working as an IT guy. Long story short, my employment for the past
few years have equated to various levels of
technological/psychological therapy performed upon people who are
in emotional states lying somewhere in between vein bursting rage
and walk-in-front-of-traffic despair. But seriously, it hasn’t been
all that bad so far.
Out side of work I spend a lot of my time reading, writing,
cooking, drinking, doing yoga, doing nerdy things and generally
hanging out. Oh and I spend a fair amount of time doing work as the
creative director for the craft beer company I help run.
As far as me as a person goes.... that’s the hard part. I'm
definitely a bit of a nerd, that at least is pretty easy to figure
out. I like to think that I’m pretty pretty funny, but I'm
admittedly biased. I like to think of myself as a generally kind
person. I think that I am at my happiest during good long
conversations. And I am really getting tired of saying “I” so
often. So that's it for now.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working a 9-5 job, trying to finish my novel, helping get an
amazing beer company off the ground, riding my bike, volunteering,
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing (I hope)
Over using my filthy sense of humor
Cooking really good food that tends to look horrible.
Over thinking things.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'd have to guess its the tattoos, but if those are covered,
probably the whole tall, dark and handsome thing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm just going to say I am terrible at choosing favorites, but I'll
give it a shot.
Just about anything Neil Gaiman, I practically hero-worship that
crazy bastard Warren Ellis (especially Transmetropolitan) The Song
of Ice and Fire series, William Gibson (of the pantheon of
cyberpunk gods), Neil Stephenson, really any good cyberpunk (if you
have a recommendation please let me know.) Chuck Palahniuk, Dave
Eggers, Hunter S. Thompson... it keeps going
Music: Alkaline Trio, The Cure, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Daft
Punk, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, The Misfits
Food: Absolutely anything especially if I haven't tried it before.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends (I know it's corny, but true)
My cats (yup, kind of a cat guy)
Things to write with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Stories, the ones that I'm working on and the ones I'm reading.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably drinking with friends, maybe while playing board games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I secretly love Ke$ha...
Oh and I play D&D sometimes.
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