Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I had a profile up here for a couple of weeks that I thought
perfectly represented my outlook on life and more importantly my
sense of humor. Then I showed a friend and she said, "I read
through your profile. You sound like a bona fide psycho."
So now I've changed it... but just keep that in mind.
I think the most interesting things about people when I'm getting
to know them are their contradictions. Here area few of mine: I
have a phd... and an obsession with Eminem. I like to talk about
serious things like books and politics and humanity... and to
gossip and talk about sex. I've taken part in serious athletic
competitions at the international level... in the sport of ultimate
frisbee. I love to cook and eat delicious food from all over the
world made with high quality local sustainably produced
ingredients... and then on some days I just really want a slim jim.
Even though I'm not sure it actually counts as food.
I am a grownup living a grownup life in the grown up world. But I'm
also a little nostalgic for the days when it was ok to be earnest
and not cynical, and yet to see the humor in even the things we
take seriously. And when it was always ok to sing out loud.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Shaping the minds of tomorrow's leaders. Well... they are for sure
(for better or for worse) the leaders of tomorrow. Whether I'm
actually shaping their minds is up for debate.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Laughing. Arguing. Throwing frisbees. Lifting heavy things. Living
in the moment. Singing songs. Writing emails. Math.
The first things people usually notice about me
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At work: That I don't look like I have any business shaping the
minds of tomorrow's leaders
At play: That I am a curious mix of clumsy and coordinated - I will
accidentally throw my phone across the room and trip over nothing,
but give me a team and a sport and I become graceful like an
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm currently obsessed with everything Ann Patchett has ever
written. I grew up on Canadian Literature mostly, so I've always
enjoyed Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan and Robertson Davies and
people like that. And I'm developing a taste for non-fiction. Most
recently I read Nickel and Dimed and got really depressed about the
future of this country.
Music: A wide range. As I mentioned before I am a total badass
gangstar who loves Eminem; I have the obligatory soft spot for some
classic gays (Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, kd lang); and I like a
lot of mainstream indie stuff like Metric, Fun., and Florence + the
Machine. Oh, and I always love oldies - anything from Bob Dylan to
Elvis Presley. If you know Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, then you
should definitely message me because we have an unbreakable
TV: Just finished the Wire, now I'm working my way through It's
Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Up next: Breaking Bad. When I watch
TV it's most often comedies (Parks and Rec, Community, etc.), but
I've been known to use Bachelor Pad to distract me from work.
Movies: I don't watch a ton of movies, mostly because I'm impatient
and busy. I like movies that make me laugh or cry or think - or
basically feel anything strongly.
Food: I love it all. Literally. All of it. It's the quickest way to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music. Bodies (my own and others', for different reasons). Passion.
Curiosity. The Internet. Things to wear on my head when I'm
frustrated with my hair.
Friends and family are a given.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Absurdity. Relationships (romantic ones, ones between friends, ones
between professional associates). Social inequity. Why on earth
anyone eats milk chocolate. Moral relativism. Plans to do fun stuff
like bike through forests and climb up rock faces (usually
artificial ones). Sexual diversity. My younger sisters. Whether I
am in fact a bona fide psycho. The fact that I am not a bona fide
psycho. Why my friend would say such a thing about me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either hanging out with friends or enjoying a relaxing night to
myself with possibly some wine but not too much because once it
becomes known that you drink alone, people start to worry. On a
Friday night that is less typical than I would like, I am heading
off on a weekend or discovery and adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The truth is I'm pretty open about everything you could imagine,
but it does feel a bit strange to let it all hang out online for
people I may never speak to at all. Even more so it feels strange
to pick just one thing out of all the possibilities.
I used to steal stuff when I was a kid (like younger than 10). I
don't like to dress up for Halloween. Two of my favorite people in
the world are my best friend's 8-month old and my 94-year-old
grandmother. Sometimes when I'm bummed out I listen to music like
Taylor Swift and Halo by Beyonce. How do you feel about any of
that? Completely irrelevant, you say? I know. Let's just have a
conversation like normal people.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you want to play with me outside doing fun and / or challenging
things. If you want to play with me with words and ideas. Words and
ideas are almost always what make me feel connected to people. I
also like people who know how to spell. It truly makes my eyes
bleed to see "definitely" spelled with an a.
Seriously, though, the reason I'm here is to find meaningful
connections with other human beings. Ultimately I want to find for
someone to share a life with, but I'm open to that happening any
time between now and the next several years. In the meantime I'm
interested in other kinds of connections as well:-)
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