Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ahoy! I'm semi-new to Austin. It's shiny and fun to bike
I'm often a bit caught between worlds. I'm a total nerd, but I'm
also pretty likely to be scoping out some new band's concert or
tearing it up a known-and-loved band's show. Prone to both grand
adventures and ruts. I want to get to the most I can out of life,
but I tend to keep my feet on the ground even when my head's in the
clouds. I'm either an INTP or ENTP if that matters to you (should
it? maybe - at least enough to say I'm an introverted extrovert). I
overuse ellipses and parentheses (both when writing and speaking)
and am easily amused. Music is the fuel in my engine - I try to
make it to as many shows as I can and constantly have a tune
playing (in my head if nowhere else).
I'm still figuring out this whole life thing - I'm just making it
up as I go along.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now? I moved here a bit over a year ago from San Diego, will
always be from New England (cause I'm wicked cool like that). I do
research in AI
- I work with people and computers to try to figure out
how thought happens. (Of course, it's really all about my plans to
take over the world with a robot army... Shhh...)
I love keeping up with what's going in this world of ours, seeing
concerts, trying new things, thinking news thoughts,
procrastinating profusely, sipping a tasty craft beer or homemade
cocktail with friends, and being constantly on the look out for
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm *really* good at forgetting things, for better and worse.
Blinking in photos. It's my mutant super power.
I keep my ear to the ground and like to know what's shaking. (But
I'm often bad at letting people know until an hour before it
Other things. Not all things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have cavernous dimples, and I look like someone they know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
It's funny, this used to be the first section I'd look at... but
I'm not sure it really says all that much about people.
Music: Most of my favorites have commas in their genres.World/Inferno
, Gogol Bordello
, Les Claypool
's various projects,
, Jethro Tull
, Caravan Palace
, Neutral Milk Hotel
Movies: I really like movies, but I'm *horrible* at remembering
lines, actors, and even plots. Princess Bride
, The Game
, Usual Suspects
, Fight Club
, Big Lebowski
, American Beauty
, movies by Pixar
Books: It used to be almost anything I could get my hands on, but
these days most of my reading is articles (either for work or for
procrastination). Tom Robbins
, Neal Stephenson
, Kurt Vonnegut
, George R. R. Martin
, and Umberto Eco
Food: Some place I haven't been before, and preferably some food
I've never had.
TV: I think TV's mostly crap, but I do have a few guilty pleasures
. A lot of what the BBC does is good (if you haven't
get on that). I have a platonic man-crush on Jon Stewart
. I haven't opted for
cable in years, but I Hulu
pretty regularly (are those
verbs yet? I vote yes).
, Savage Lovecast
, This American
, Wait Wait Don't Tell
I'm also a big fan of Theater
. I took a course where we got to
see 25 plays in 15 days in London - seeing Alan Rickman perform and
being wished a Happy New Year by Judi Dench were highlights. I can
even be a sucker for musicals. I haven't seen as many plays as I'd
like since coming to Austin, though.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm adaptable and there's not much I really need. But I'll
* A tune in my ears (or at least in my head)
* New experiences (foods, movies, bars, people, ideas, songs)
* Good friends, family, and other loved ones - without them what's
* A book in hand and a book in reserve
* My laptop/phone (although every so often I'm tempted to never
touch a computer again... technology can be the most addicting
* Spark. In its many forms.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... doing things. Or not. Honestly friday's not all that different
from other nights (which are also frequently awesome).
Some of those 'things': camping, grabbing drinks with friends (in
or out), reading/grading papers, crafting, curling up with a good
book, curling up with a bad movie, working in the lab til the wee
hours (mad science waits for no one), circuses, themed parties
where I'm dazzled by my friends' creativity, game nights, crazy
concerts, and moonlit hikes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On the open internet? Pretty much what you see here. But I'll
usually answer any question someone asks me.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you want. What've you got to lose? (Except your soul! Bwa ha ha
If I were to do an "About you" section, it'd be something like:
Distinctiveness and spark are much more important than an ability
to turn heads. I'm looking for an unconventional relationship with
an unconventional lady. You should enjoy the simple pleasures in
life, and measure success with your own ruler. You’re intelligent,
quirky, a bit of a hippie, and progressive.
OR if you're just looking for someone to go to shows/events with.
I'm still getting settled into Austin and my (otherwise awesome)
friends are scattered far and wide. Friends are good too.
The best way to get to know whether you click with someone is
definitely to interact with them, and I don’t have a whole lot of
faith in profiles. So if I seem interesting at all, drop me a note.
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