Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"... a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a
strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his
towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in
possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits,
flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear,
space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend
the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the
hitchhiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will
think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the
galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win
through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be
It's always somewhat odd writing about yourself. I just graduated
from university and have a good job in a field completely unrelated
to my area of study (public policy, specifically anti-money
laundering regulations). Should you ask me about my thesis on the
first date you may come away with the impression that I'm an
insufferable nerd, but don't worry - you're right. I still like to
think that I'm a cool guy though.
I'm a huge fan of traveling (I've traveled throughout North America
and lived overseas for a year), food, wine, good TV and the
occasional terrible movie. I like to read and figure out how things
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working as a graphic designer trying to live the yuppie life
and making far too many trips to IKEA.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Reading, 'righting, and 'rithmetic. And Adobe Creative Suite. I've
also been working on fitness, finally getting my blue belt in
jujutsu this year.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My dashing good looks. But actually, manic energy, which is weird
because I don't drink coffee and still manage to confuse my friends
as to how I'm still a functional human being.
Also, dimples the size of craters.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Great Gatsby, A Confederacy of Dunces, Bonfire of the
Vanities, A Song of Ice and Fire (this includes the TV show - I
know all the words to The Rains of Castamere and can sing it fairly
well. Maybe that should have gone under private things to
admit...), The Dark Tower series, most things Neil Gaiman.
Movies: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Psycho, Mean Girls (Tina Fey is
and always will be timeless), The Producers, Blazing Saddles
Shows: Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development, Community,
Modern Family, New Girl, Friends, Downton Abbey, It's Always Sunny
Music: Beethoven, Michael Bublé, Brahms, Adele, Lana Del Rey
Food: Indian, pizza, anything with harissa in it. Never seafood
(prairie roots show through)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Satire, phone, passport, books, hot running water, Netflix.
Oh yeah, and friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why people makes the decisions that they do. Between policy work
and friends telling me about their problems, I get a lot of
perspectives. Basically, some kids play doctor, I play behavioural
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Curled up with a glass of wine and a workaround that lets me watch
American Netflix. Party night is Sunday, when I have board-game day
with friends followed by kareoke with my school-family.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I lied about my favourite TV shows. My absolute favourite TV show
is the Great British Bake-Off. Take a handful of the best amateur
bakers in the UK, add a dash of passive aggressive English cheer,
cute Scottish accents, one host who's a super-critical silver fox
and another who's the English version of Betty Crocker, and really
great food, and you've got a winner.
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