Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
person who gets bored with herself and changes so frequently that
this profile can't keep up with it. i guess by now around %70 is
up-to-date and i haven't analyzed my new version well enough yet to
describe it here. always. i'm having fun dealing with me, though.
no complaints whatsoever.
disclaimer: so in this edition i let myself loose even though i
usually try to avoid coming off as a blabbermouth at first sight.
feel free not to read through.
there has been some concern about me taking myself too seriously
(solely based on my profile, mind you). let me explicate on that:
i'm an organism with a lifespan of 70-or-so years as a member of a
species that is 200.000 years old on a 4.5 billion year-old planet
in a 13 billion year-old universe. the proportion of 70 to any of
these numbers is how seriously i take myself in comparison to the
relevant larger construct, and the larger construct is always
i find cataloguing one's tastes and political views upon first
encounter (as in your profile) quite ridiculous. it imparts the
feeling you're not much more than, or are parochially attached to,
your current tastes and beliefs. it's a waste of lifetime if those
don't evolve, it's a waste of brains if you fail to see that.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
trying to solve puzzles, being curious about things, feeding my
curiosity, feeding my senses nice things, socializing. i also
continuously yearn for a profound experience. nature, art, dancing
and human interaction are my favorite places to look for it but not
quite enough. believe me, i've tried "that". biochemistry is a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
apparently making others feel good around me, cooking, solving
puzzles, giving others what they seem to think is good advice that
i never get myself to follow, being bewildered by the universe at
the tiniest and most mundane cue like raindrops forming staircases
on a slow train's window and the crackling sound my office walls
make as the wind from the window inflates the room ever so
slightly, taking exactly the ideal amount of ginger and soy sauce
to go with my sushi. i'm also bad at a lot of things, chiefly those
i don't care about being good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
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once was told:
that " 'curvy' is not necessarily a euphemism for 'fat'.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
so this is where we do the name-dropping.
books: Auster, Vonnegut, Rushdie, Eco, Nabokov, Calvino, Kafka,
Marquez, and too many to mention in my native language. recently
i've started reading more non-fiction. ♥ Jared Diamond. happy to
hear about books others read.
movies: Wong, Kim, Lynch, Kubrick, Park, Gilliam, Miyazaki,
Chaplin, Kitano, Coen Brothers, Ceylan, Allen, Linklater, Gondry,
Kaufman, Medem, Weerasethakul. but i don't say no to good hollywood
that comes my way (which is what comes my way lot more often)
music, latest edit: i notice a musical pseudoelitism with a lot of
Berliners. forgive me if i don't feel like subjecting my taste to
the scrutiny of potential ignorant knowitalls. ask me if you're
Shows: a lot of comedies, only a few dramas. i think three of my
all time favorites must be coupling (uk), my name's earl, and 30
rock. too bad they're all over. i don't think any dramas i've ever
followed deserve to be here.
food: strictly anything although i'm trying to limit my mammal
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
what else is there one cannot do without other than water, food,
shelter and human contact?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
biochemistry is a bitch. neurochemistry is an asshole (and since
it's a subset of biochemistry it's really a bitch-asshole). what
else? should i carry around a heavy bag with all my stuff for the
whole day or climb 5 flights of altbau stairs to start over for the
evening? and why people have abandoned good old happiness just for
the sake of deconstructing the notion and don't notice anymore when
it comes banging at their door. poor people for that. (oh no not
me, but then i suffer, too, because there isn't anyone around to be
happy with anymore.)
as i was editing this the last time i got an unexpected skype call
from a senior colleague. what could be so urgent that this big shot
is calling me unannounced? i was scared but of course i had to pick
it up. first i see nothing on the screen with background noises.
was i pocket-dialed? then i see two little blond headtops. i say
'hallo?' and the heads burst into giggles. i do that a couple more
times just to watch that happen. i ask 'wie geht's' (which is
pretty much the end of my spoken german competence) and they giggle
even more. so these are my colleague's kids who dialed me as they
were playing with daddy's computer. their mom arrived. we did some
small talk and hung up.
i had to write this down. just to tie it with the topic at hand, i
also think a lot about chance encounters, 'home', being in other
people's shoes, 5 year-old phone pranks, having a little brother.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
not alone. many more fun things you can do when not alone. discuss.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
as a child i used to think my feet were prettier than others', but
now i think the reverse.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
A. dating quota: you are able to sing, dance, laugh from deep
within and incite such laughter, rock a suit like a bourgeois while
being unwasteful and humble like a monk inside.
a green thumb, knowledge of a hard science or visual art in
communicable form is always a plus.
B. new friends quota: you can carry out a decent conversation over
a few drinks.
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