Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I tend to be a rather deliberate person. I choose my words
carefully, and I'll hesitate to get myself into things without
having a reasonable estimate of what my expectations should be
going in. This usually leads people to conclude I'm quiet or shy,
and I am, but those close to me know that I am usually present and
minding the details, and I'm not afraid to cut right to the point
when the situation demands.
I am interested in a variety of subjects, and love to learn,
particularly about technology and natural sciences. My favorite
physical pastime is dancing, preferably to quick energetic
electronic music or some flavors of hip hop. I love going for
drives on mostly open roads, and when I can invest the time I like
to get myself a little lost venturing into terrain I haven't
reached before and see what sights there are on the quest to track
down a different path back.
I'm here to meet and greet interesting people, in the hopes of
finding those who want to share together the things that make us
who we are. Ultimately I'm more interested in finding a lover than
a sex partner, if your goals are similar and you're interested in
finding out how we'd hit it off, I encourage you to give it a shot.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a student. Again. This time around I've decided to bang my head
against the wall hoping a degree in Computer Science will come out
of it. My dream is to do work somewhere in the natural sciences,
but since I seem to have some talent for programming algorithms I'm
content with the idea of being the one to code the simulations some
other theorist designs.
Really though, I have the same sort of vague ambitions as so many
other naive, directionless undergrads. I'm just getting to an age
where there's less and less excuse for it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm proud of the fact that I'm starting to feel pretty
self-contained. It used to be, a few lifestyles ago, I would be
nervous in my own company. I'd rush out to find and kill time with
acquaintances just to avoid being alone. I still like catching up
with friends periodically, but I'm super glad I've made more space
Also, I've been told I have a knack for intuiting the word you're
looking for when it gets stuck on the tip of your tongue.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm a pretty big guy.
But you have to understand, I'm an enigma wrapped in a riddle
wrapped in figgy pudding. The pudding is there as insulation so all
the magic doesn't get out. And I *can* climb a minor mountain if
the situation calls for it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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music: I like the Gorillaz, Offspring, early Metallica, Beck,
Evanescence, Cake, Sublime, Phish, MC Lars, Aesop Rock, Pink Floyd
and a few dozen others I have difficulty recalling on the spot.
There's really not a lot of music I don't enjoy; I try pretty hard
not to dismiss a song just because it sounds like something I'm not
supposed to like.
movies: I like mindbenders such as Fight Club, Memento, and Pi
most. After that is action and SFX like Iron Man and The Matrix.
And when I'm alone and no one is likely to catch me, a third genre
I gravitate toward is 'chick-flicks' (this is probably a misnomer,
I hope not too offensively so) - I've been known to get a little
weepy over a good romantic dramedy, eg The Holiday or It's
tv: TV is candy, and as such I demand that it be fun, pleasant to
watch, and not take up too much of my time. I should say that when
I watch I do like How I Met Your Mother, The Middle, Futurama,
Family Guy, Scrubs... there's actually quite a few. Mostly it all
fulls under the 'funny' heading, I like to laugh when I'm doing
Books: I'm not sure what I like for books, I used to read a lot of
sci-fi till it all started to look the same, now I'm tacking out
trying to find something new to enjoy. I'm open to suggestions, I
tend to disappoint myself when looking for titles, most of my
favorite reads have come at the suggestion of friends.
Food: I eat mostly stuff that doesn't take a lot of preparation or
dishes. This results in a fair amount of one-pan wonders, and an
excessive amount of take-out. I'm a sucker for Pad Thai and sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1:friends and family
3:a good pants pocket paradigm (for easy location of keys, wallet,
4:another tomorrow to put stuff off to
5:convenient media distractions
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to choose sides in the robot wars.
Is life the struggle to resist the fate of entropy? Perhaps the
tendency of the universe toward disorder is the current we will to
swim against, in fact perhaps it inspired the development of that
will in the first place?
What is a value, abstractly? How does one pick theirs up? Are they
measurably good or bad?
Why is it that I know exactly what I want to say before and after I
say it, but it all seems to get muddled in the moment?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to get out dancing when I can. Sometimes I go for one of my
drives or wandering walks. The big thing about a free night is
being able to take a moment for me, and do something pleasant
because I chose to do it, not because it needs to get done.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm still really not sure what to say here. I've got a lot of
stories I'm embarrassed about, though some of them can be pretty
entertaining when told in the right context. This is definitely not
the right context.
You should message me if
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You should message me if you want to. Don't pay any attention to my
standards for who you should message, since in my mind I don't
stand a chance with any of you.
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