Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Growing up, I lived around the Mid-West and took vacations with my
family all over the country (with a couple farther trips, even).
For the past thirteen years, I've been in Wisconsin, mostly
Madison. My feet are getting itchy.
I'm often stuck in my head and value (and am comfortable with) my
time alone, which probably makes me sound anti-social or
introverted. Not the case. I like being out and having fun, and
while I can be a bit awkward at first, once I'm comfortable (or
have had a couple drinks), I like joking around.
When I am alone, I'm usually reading a lot or watching something on
Netflix. I've been trying to focus more on my creative ambitions,
but I haven't yet found a good way to separate that work from
leisure. Still, I've got a number of songs and stories sitting
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm trying to figure out how to make my dreams (writing, making
music) pay. If I can manage that, I'll be able to take my work with
me and visit my growing list of new places.
I drive taxi, read, and occasionally express my creative
I guess I'm also posting very serious (scary?) pictures of myself.
Hopefully it's impetus to take a better one.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Music. I've been playing some form since '86 or '87.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Usually it's my hair and beard. Also my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Lots of Science Fiction and Fantasy. My list of favorites is
constantly changing, though I always look forward to the next Gene
Wolfe book, and I love seeing what's new and creative. It's one of
my favorite things about SFF.
Movies: 12 Monkeys; The Fisher King; Drive; Manhunter; 2001; Red
Beard; Collateral; Eraserhead; Blues Brothers; UHF; Moon.
Podcasts: I Should Be Writing and lots of other sf/writing
Shows: X Files; Cowboy Bebop; SCTV; Breaking Bad; Flying Circus;
Kids in the Hall; Hikaru No Go.
Music: All Delighted People by Sufjan Stevens; Dogman by King's X;
Love and Theft by Bob Dylan; Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince
Guaraldi Trio; Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell; Peer Gynt by Edvard
Food: stir fry; soup; homemade bread; hummus (my family's recipe);
anything new and vegan (I've been one since 2007).
There's lots more. I always have a hard time coming up with my
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something to read.
An instrument to play.
The means to play it.
A friend who understands me.
Blank paper and something to mark it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I've been reading or what's going on around me. How to do my
part in building a better community.
How to reconcile my desire to travel with my beliefs (I got rid of
my car five years ago because of its environmental impact). The
best I can come up with is to take up sailing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm usually driving taxi on Friday night. It's one of the best
nights for me to work. If I'm not working, there's usually a good
reason for it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My first real experience with responsibility didn't go well. My mom
left me in charge of my little brother while she ran some errands.
I ended up breaking his arm (*not* my intention) because he put too
much mayo on his sandwich.
You should message me if
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* you're smart and nerdy (or geeky -- I don't really care about the
* you want to
* you're curious about something in my profile
* you have a higher enemy percentage with me than friend and would
like to help me find out why
* you just want to chat -- I like talking with interesting people
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