Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
As Carl Jung said, "I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with
myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these
things at once and cannot add up the sum."
What, too abstract?
Fine. Try this:
curious, compassionate, people-loving, life-seizing, and often
quite ridiculous. I talk to people on the subway and the street and
anywhere else, although I'm decidedly an introvert. An ambitious
slacker. An easy laugh and an easy cry. I'm confident, but
fundamentally very humble. I try to be straightforward and honest,
with myself and other people, even when it's embarrassing or scary
and makes me vulnerable. I tend toward edges. People say I have a
calming influence, but I experience myself as intense. I won a
Haiku contest at a party once, have no sense of direction.
Methodical, fiercely logical, and practical, yet find myself
leaning toward the radical. I've played violin most of my life,
adore string quartets. I love to sing people to sleep--I sing a
mean Joni Mitchell and you could be the lucky one.
Born in Argentina and moved around a lot growing up--Miami,
England, New Jersey--As an adult I've mostly lived in New England,
with an 8-year stint in Austin, TX. I reserve the right to say
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My life and I are just friends for now, but I think there are
What am I doing with my life? I'm listening, expressing,
discovering, trying, persisting, resisting, letting go,
experiencing, walking, dancing, experimenting, approaching,
waiting, collaborating, accepting, analyzing, exalting, despairing,
comparing, observing, meditating, participating, creating and
dissolving distinctions, striving toward obscure ideals, embracing
and resolving complexity, celebrating and fearing ambiguity.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
misinterpreting things in a really absurd way. Being aware of my
own motives. Naming that tune. Apparently, encouraging people to
tell me their life stories and greatest fears without feeling
judged. Failing (I don't mean I fail a lot; I mean that when I fail
I think I do it right). Connecting. Learning and playing
instruments. Dancing. Puns. Skiing. Getting up from sitting on the
floor without using my hands.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Either that I'm smirking or that I'm in my own world, depending on
my mood. Or that I look and seem way, way younger than I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
"Alice in Wonderland" (Carroll)
Various Jon Kabbat-Zinn, et al.
"Running the Books" (Avi Steinberg)
"Hands on a hardbody"
"Wings of Desire" (Wenders)
"Summer of Love" (Pawlikowski)
"Crying Game" (Jordan)
"Man on Wire" (Marsh)
Music: Too overwhelming to do this one justice, with 14,000 songs
on my hard drive. I will, however, say that Kate Bush has helped
form the fabric of my being (whatever that means). Orff's Carmina
Burana. Ravel's string quartet in F. Beach Boys. Bowie. King
Crimson. Lee "Scratch" Perry. 90's hip hop. Erykah Badu. Jane
Siberry. John Prine. Tears for Fears. Of Montreal, Phoenix, Momus,
Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger.
Food: Breakfast. Especially when eaten with friends. Most ethnic
foods. Pimped-out oatmeal. Peanut butter. Bourbon (is that a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Change (as in what happens over time, not like nickels and quarters
and so forth)
Joy and jubilee
That perfect combination of irony and authenticity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
aligning how things are to how I'd like them to be by nudging each
toward the other. Also, what to do next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was fired from Pizza Hut.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you're a communicative and compassionate person, you've actually
read my profile, and you don't send me a form-email. I have no
expectations for encounters on here as to whether said encounters
manifest into a coffeebuddyship, some kind of Manifesto-writing
collaboration, a life-long love affair, a two-person club that
meets in a treehouse, or nothing at all. It's all good if it's at
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