Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I hate online dating and sweeping generalizations.
A recent college graduate, she will dash off not misplaced but at
the very least irrelevant modifiers whilst referring to herself in
the third person and, scorning "utilize," nevertheless make use of
the word "whilst."
Actually the graduating part is not so recent anymore, but I like
that sentence, so I'm gonna keep that there.
I tend to take a lot of things in life pretty seriously, like
dreams and ambitions and relationships of all kinds and and courage
and quality and depth and doing one's best and pursuing various
truths across various poetic distances, and shit like that, so if
you're one of those people who "don't take themselves too seriously
and prefer that their friends don't either," or any other variation
thereon, we probably won't get along. SoooOOOOOooo...... However,
please don't mistake seriousness for a lack of humor. Chillax,
INFJ, if you enjoy that type of thing. According to science,
Obama's personality is supposed to be my ideal, so, also, according
to science, I'm more or less Michelle Obama, in the way that like,
Jesus is a cracker. Please note.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Short answer #1: I DO NOT KNOW.
Short answer #2: That's actually total bull, as I know exactly what
I want to do and am just in the process of figuring out how to do
it while still trying to lead some semblance of a balanced
Long answer: I moved back to the east coast after having gone to
school in California for classical music composition/doing other
stuff in other parts of the country/world. Basically the long-term
plan is to have multiple careers as (1) classical composer, (2)
experimental songwriter/performer, (3)
author/poet/writer-of-all-trades, (4) multilingual,
odd-job-hopping, globetrotting, sun-swallowing, wind-chomping
vagabond. Grad school's in the future. For... stuff.
I like words and all things related to them.
I can justify any ostensible aimlessness in myself as a *change to
1940s war-time font and announcer voice* COURAGEOUS HUNT FOR THE
HUMAN SPIRIT IN ALL THINGS MUNDANE AND FANTASTIC, NEVER FEARING TO
SHIRK SOCIEokay it's too much now.
There are no wasted moments!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a really crazy, super colorful car. Sometimes it makes me
cringe, because I feel like it pigeon-holes me into a stereotype.
Sometimes I feel like it's teaching me a lesson: do not care if
others are pigeon-holing you. Most of the time I just like it
because it's pretty and it makes a lot of people really happy and I
like that little moment when I'm waiting at a red light and a dude
at a bus stop looks over at me and we do the nod thing and he
flashes me a peace sign and I'm like, "Word." Right?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm going to do a selection of three for each:
Books: The Brothers Karamazov
East of Eden
.... and Man's Search for
Movies: The Saddest Music in
, The Man Who Wasn't
, and Labyrinth
Shows: It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia
, Parks and Recreation
. I don't
watch too much TV even though I know there are a lot of good shows
out there right now. My friends steal my Netflix.
Music: Oh don't ask me this question, I wonder it myself too
, Arcade Fire
, and Tom Waits
Food: Sushi, fine cheeses with fruit, and I'm a big fan of
wouldn't you know it. And pickles
. Pickles are great. I love
farmer's markets and cooking, a lot. At some point I would like to
go WWOOFing to get down and dirty with the food biz; for now, I
have veggie food blogs to follow and snazzy dishes to whip up for
dinner parties. Maybe I'll even blog about it. But probably not.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends and family, sure, and also:
1. My car (even though I do do without it for stretches of time). I
absolutely love driving. Love, love, love, love driving.
2. A really inconvenient and heavy and awkward store of books,
because fuck Kindles.
3. Maps, over which to drool.
4. A sense of freedom, flexibility, and ever-morphing,
5. Running. I love running. Have started training for some races.
Come run with me!
6. Death anxiety?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Selfish things and unselfish things. Trivial things and nontrivial
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
most likely out with friends, exploring new places, or engaging in
one of my other regular activities, including but not limited
- dicking around on the internet pretending like I'm going to look
up something useful soon
- going to a concert/museum/play/movie/cultural event
- driving, driving, driving to somewhere I haven't been
- gazing into the mysterious and knowing eyes of my pup, divining
deep secrets about the universe
- devising some new kind of schedule for some new kind of endeavor
because I have a Liz Lemon-esque hard-on for time management? Or
the idea of it? Is that too nerdy of me to admit?
- CHILLAXIN BRU
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Privacy is a construct.
Dave Eggers quote:
"After all that, what, in the end, have I given you? It seems like
you know something, but you still know nothing. I tell you and it
evaporates. I don’t care -- how could I care? . . . You are a
panhandler, begging for anything, and I am the man walking briskly
by, tossing a quarter or so into your paper cup. I can afford to
give you this. This does not break me. I give you virtually
everything I have. I give you all of the best things I have, and
while these things are things that I like, memories that I
treasure, good or bad, like the pictures of my family on my walls I
can show them to you without diminishing them. I can afford to give
See what I did there? I got away without saying anything private.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you are not fuhreaking crazy.
Or if: (1) you're responding to the content of my profile; (2) this
silly mantra makes sense to you: "Love the real, not the ideal!";
(3) you enjoy small, emotionally unstable dogs.
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