Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm totally normal.
That is, normal defined relative to myself.
I'm pretty sure that's what everyone else does too.
Relative to most people, I'm-- well, me.
Internally I'm a Punk. Externally I'm a Suit.
I'm a reliable sort, who just happens to like to do strange things
and meet interesting people.
I get the honor of having the rarest personality type. The simplest
way to imagine me is as an absent-minded professor. It's wrong, but
it'll do until you've spent enough time to get a sense of me. Just
imagine I think backwards and end up very normal from the other
My puppy-dog eyes are hilarious. Apparently this is not the point
of puppy-dog eyes. So I'm going to have to practice.
I grew up in the Midwest, but I've spent almost half my life on the
I'm trained as a scientist and a performer. I'm probably a lot more
the performer now because I'm employed as a technical manager for
hospitals. So I create a lot more than I discover. I get called
professor without irony, even though it's not accurate.
I'm a geek, and I spend too much time with machines, but I need
people. So I like to do things that are active and
It's actually kinda odd to admit that my shit is pretty much
together. I've got friends, a good job, good opportunities for the
future and lots to do. --Damn, I think I've become an adult. I'd
just prefer to have someone to share it with.
I count as a Discordian, Zen Atheist from a Jewish perspective, or
maybe a Secular Humanist Jew with an odd sense of humor. We need
Discordian as a religious choice so that I can be quite serious and
laughing about it at the same time.
Goal for 2013: Kill zero or fewer people. [I do medical decision
I was married once, long ago. That's how I ended up in NYC with
nothing but what fit in my car. In the end it was good for me, but
if I get married again you're probably stuck with me.
So nope, not pure, not perfect, not without (literal) scars. But
I'm largely housebroken, and I know lots of stuff. [Note: Literal
scars are not from past relationship, nor knife fighting, but I'm
willing to pretend if it makes for a good story.]
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Making hospitals work more effectively. Managing a sports team, and
serving on the sport's governing federation. Learning to manage my
staff. I don't teach quite so often any more. Helping friends start
businesses. Designing educational software and tools. Trying to
spend more time on stage. Writing.
Trying to make the world better. ("Define 'better'." )
∫happiness/pain [for t>0] > ∫happiness/pain [for t<0]
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a very good trouble shooter.
I run a great meeting.
My designs work.
I can make your business better, but I'm not interested in running
it for more than a week.
I'm really bad at paperwork.
Apparently the ability to drive a 14-foot manual transmission truck
in heavy traffic uphill is not universal. I can do that.
I can also wield a chainsaw, ride a horse, use an arc welder, and
scuba dive. Though not at the same time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Apparently I come off as extremely competent. [There used to be
qualifications here, but I'm informed that I look competent even
when I'm screwing up royally. I'm competent at screwing up.]
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Borges. Guns, Germs and Steel [Diamond]; What's the Matter with
Kansas [Frank]; Gangs of America [Nace]; Singularity Sky [Stross];
Men at Arms [Pratchett]; The New Way Things Work [Macaulay]; Snow
Crash [Stephenson]; Chomsky, and my collection of Sociology and
I tend to read web comics and non-fiction with the occasional bit
of genre fiction.
Brazil, Blade Runner, ClockWork Orange, Sin City, A Lion in Winter,
Fight Club, Delicatessen, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,
The Incredibles, Spirited Away, La Dolce Vita, Office Space
I appreciate and enjoy critical analysis, however, I find that I
don’t do it to movies as my first pass. I like to experience a
movie more that deconstruct it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
If we interpret that to exclude water, food, et al....
Sunlight, Pens, Paper, Friends, problems to solve, Joy, Absurdity
Coffee might be assumed to be on the list, but I can actually go
without. I just usually don't.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to help doctors make accurate and effective medical
Trying to further the sport that I'm proud to be part of the
governing body for.
, geopolitics, religion as a social
, Science Education, the work of acting.
Starting cults for fun, Computer interfaces, Medical information
Systems lots of systems, how things interconnect and how to change
The way words flow and change.
There ought to be some sort of Discordian koan here about the
nature of identity and self, but it would just be me inventing
philosophy again. I never know quite what to make of people taking
my world view more seriously that I do. "We are what we are except
when we're not. Y'know."
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing goalie for multiple soccer teams. (It turns out that if you
show up in bright pink with gloves, they just let you play for
whomever. Good practice.)
Avoiding the bridge-and-tunnel crowd.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've always been sort of hyper-ethical. This turns out to be a
handicap when dating. It used to be that I didn't realise I was
supposed to lie. Now I'm just kinda unclear what lies I'm supposed
to be telling. --I have discovered that just asking straight out
Yes, I'm probably playing with words and written stances. I'm not
so concerned with a script that's known to work. So I'm afraid
you'll just have to hope I happen to be writing in a style you like
when you read me. Else, "If we shadows hath offended..."
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You can pass the Turing Test.
You've been touched by his noodly appendage.
You like absent-minded professor types, who think too fast,
occasionally redefine words, make horrendous social gaffs and get
away with it by being absurdly nice.
You like brains attached to bodies.
You can write between the lines.
You actually majored in Psychoceramics.
You want to try out for my team. (or just play pickup)
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