Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love learning about obscure topics and definitely enjoy trying
new things. I feel very fortunate to have the life I have and, in
2009, started a charity to build and support schools in Uganda.
That's just something I do in my spare time (I work full time), but
I definitely feel passionately about it. I am busy, but I will make
time for someone important to me.
I'm very open-minded and open to trying new things (so I hope you
are too). I think its important to be willing to try things to see
what works for you. For instance, like many people on here, I have
jumped out of a plane. And unlike most people, I'll confess I
didn't enjoy it. Glad I did it, don't need to do it again.
I really like to run. Its important to me and a priority in my life
b/c it keeps me sane. 2013 wasn't the best year for
me...injuries...but 2014 is starting off well. Hopefully I'll get a
couple marathons in this year and stay healthy. If you run, that's
awesome. It's not a requirement, but if you're ok just being
supportive of my involvement, that's cool too. I rode my bike a bit
more last year and enjoyed it.
I like photography as a way to explore creativity. I have a special
interest in street art, and using photography to add my own
interpretation and story to the creation and decay of street art.
That's not my only photography subject, but it is one that has a
lot of meaning to me.
I love random stuff...last night I was running in about 40 degree
weather (which felt gloriously warm after our winter) and a random
juggler on the running path complimented my shorts. That kind of
stuff makes my day -- not the compliment (though that's nice), but
randomly coming across a juggler in an unexpected location at an
unexpected time and having a momentary interaction...If I ran into
a juggler every run, it would cease to be awesome (unless s/he was
juggling fire or something like that). But random delights, from a
juggler, or a stilt walker (bike ride last summer), or an adorable
puppy (ok, that isn't soooo random...still a delight) make my day
For those that care, I'm apparently an INFP.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I like where my I am in life right now. I have a decent balance
between work and outside interests. I run a lot. I travel. I have
an upcoming trip to Amsterdam and another one to Turkey planned.
Working on the details of my 8th trip to East Africa too. I have
great friends. A relationship would be great right now, if I met
the right person, but I'm good with where things are. Right now,
something shorter and fun is probably more where my head is, but if
the right person came along, I am certainly open to that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've had a lot of people tell me that they trust me because I won't
judge them. So I guess I'm good at taking people's experiences for
what they are to that person.
But I'm also really good at picking out the best dogs in the world
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People comment on my smile a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Love 6 Feet Under, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl (yes, its
I enjoy cooking. Try to eat very clean and healthy, though
chocolate is a daily treat (or nearly daily).
Music? I like a lot of music. I like pandora. That way I don't have
to keep track of what I like. I go through phases of obsession with
certain songs. I guess my current obsession is Get Free by Major
Lazer. Also a big fan of most stuff by Lupe Fiasco, Jay Z, Lorde,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
That may be an overstatement, but I love reading and learning and
thinking about various issues. Nothing better than finding an
interesting article and discussing it with someone intelligent. I
enjoy intellectual debate and love it when someone brings a fresh
perspective that I haven't considered.
I also like thinking about running and how cute my pets are.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Um, probably going to bed early-ish to get up early to run...unless
I have something more fun planned.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If the Hare Krishnas handed you a candle and indicated where to
place it, you'd go along with it and take their literature. Not to
join the Krishnas... But it's more interesting to engage than walk
away in disgust or fear.
You also know how to turn your photo on your phone or your computer
so that it isn't sideways.
You're also smart, intelligent, open-minded, creative, active,
comfortable with yourself, and you probably appreciate genuine
irony, but have no desire to live an ironic life. You probably see
yourself as something other than average - you're not content to
settle with "good enough", but you feel like life is a gift not to
be squandered. You believe life becomes more interesting, not less,
the older you get and you don't mind getting older (most of the
time). Oh, and the idea of traveling to remote parts of Uganda
sounds more intriguing than scary (since I head there about every
year and a half to 2 years), I'd probably be interested in talking
to you (doesn't mean I'll take you to Uganda ;) but I like people
who are up for an adventure...and by adventure I mean something
other than a beach vacation at an all-inclusive resort -- nothing
wrong with that, and that can be nice at times, but I wouldn't call
that much of an adventure. Sorry)
While I'm looking for someone in Chicago, I'm semi-open to
communicating with someone in NYC. I get there for work and, well,
just because I feel like it. I figure I'd have more in common with
someone who lives in NYC than someone who lives in the Chicago
suburbs. I like city living. If I didn't live in the city, I'd live
in the country.
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