Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Tall dark and handsome? That's what they say... Okay, that's enough
about bits myself that I have absolutely no control or influence
I have a large family (both parents remarried) but it's almost
creepy, if it wasn't so cool, how interconnected and close
everybody still is. One example: My mother's sister is my
step-mother's best friend. I'm inclined to go on and on about all
the genius (no hyperbole) in my family, and all my amazing family
members, but I have to get to me.
I work in insurance. I'm a music fanatic, and making music is how I
love myself. I've always been quite comfortable spending time
alone, and I can tend to veer towards isolation, especially if I
get wrapped up in a project. People tell me I'm hilarious. I'm not
sure you've even read anything funny yet in my self-summary. Maybe
"people" are just trying to make me feel better? And now I'm trying
too hard :(
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Hmmmm. I hate the implied question. Remember Seinfeld? [My best
impersonation of George Costanza's mom] "Georgie! What are you
doing with your life?! You have no motivation, and no direction.
You just sit at home all day and eat food and watch TV! You need to
get a job and find a nice girl."
What I'm doing? I'm working on a daily basis to be happy and
content - okay with myself, okay with the world, and okay with
other people in it. I have a job with an insurance company. I'm not
sure it's a career, but it's a job. I'm trying not to overwhelm
myself with thoughts that I need to be "doing" something with my
life in order to find happiness and contentment. I've found that
"being" is far more effective for me than "doing". This isn't an
excuse for being unproductive or not setting goals, but it's a
perspective shift that doesn't leave room for striving for
happiness. Happiness and contentment are in being present to the
moments of my life as they're happening, and the "doing" flows from
there. I put intention toward a specific goal or desire and then do
my best to act and live presently, remaining open to the infinte
surprises and unanticipated possibilites and opportunites that
inevitably present themselves if I'm ready for them. It's often
true that what I really want is not what I thought I wanted.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Brain teasers/crosswords/word games/board games; genuinely
connecting with people one on one; creating music; listening; using
a grill; saying the alphabet backwards; getting overly excited;
feigning indifference; writing birthday cards
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
"You're tall! How tall are you?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite books, off-the-cuff: Economics In One Lesson; My Name Is
Asher Lev; Dry; This Boy's Life; Rabbit Is Rich -- Last Read:
Underworld (DeLillo), Currently Reading: The Dog Stars
Favorite movies: I love the original Star Wars trilogy; I love
nearly everything the Coen brothers touch, especially Fargo and
TV Shows: The Wire; Breaking Bad; Arrested Development; Curb Your
Enthusiasm; Seinfeld; Web Therapy (new favorite)... --
Music: Yo La Tengo is special to me, and then whatever's clever on
Tiny Mixtapes or Pitchfork. I'm just trying to paint a very broad
picture here. I really can't risk getting started.... Currently
Listening To: Yo La Tengo - Fade (NEW YO LA TENGO - WHOO HOOO!)
Wild Nothing - Nocturne; Deerhoof - Breakup Song; Death Grips - The
Food: I'm the least picky person I know. I do enjoy "meat",
"fruits", "vegetables", and "nuts". I don't try to avoid gluten out
of necessity, but rather as a choice, because it makes me and my
body happier :)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This is quite dramatic. I would like to think I could do without
these things if for some impossible reason I was forced to, but
I'll play along. I'm going to keep the list tangible: a stringed
instrument; a device for listening to recorded music; basketball;
other people; books; LaCroix (There is a cult of LaCroix drinkers
out there. If you belong, we will probably be great friends.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking about what other people think about
me, and a lot of time thinking about myself in general. Is that
being way too honest? Thinking about myself = bummed out; thinking
about other people and then acting to engage them = happy. The
meaning of life? Other people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a typical Friday night, I am at work :( I understand the point
of the question, though. A "typical" Friday night? I'm at home
either making music or watching TV while feeling guilty for not
making music. I like to ride my bike very late at night.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you were a good Boggle player, that would be awesome. (Not so
good that I can never win, though!) I like creative people, and I
value somebody that has intelligence and wit; I’m thrilled with a
girl that can keep up with me in that department. I like girls that
take care of themselves - physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
I like girls that are not afraid to recognize their quirks and
flaws and can laugh at themselves because, let's get real, we're
all totally ridiculous. I like cute girls - sue me. I would also
like to know somebody that isn’t afraid to “get all deep and
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