Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Most of my friends know me as "that really smart guy". Obviously I
don't think of myself that way, because all the "difficult" things
I know how to do, like quantum mechanics, seem normal to me because
I've been doing them for so long. Making comfortable small talk
with people and putting them at ease, now that's a
difficult (and useful) skill. Flirting is like black magic to me.
I'd love to find someone with completely different obscure
interests so we could spend time getting into each other's worlds.
For example I'm not a dancer (except I kind of got roped into it by
playing cymbals in Gamelan X, haha), but if someone were into some
difficult kind of dance like the robot / popping and locking (I'm
not sure of the terms but you know the kind with isolated movements
that looks awesome), I would be totally into that and want to learn
how to do it. If something fascinates you it's very unlikely that I
won't be interested in it.
Most of all I want someone to be really intimate with. Obviously
sexual intimacy, but also just weird things like for example
singing with throats pressed together (you can make weird things
happen with your voices if you do that). Think of sharing an
umbrella, or a popsicle, without a second thought. Acting as
relaxed as when you're alone. Perhaps I'm doing a bad job of
describing it but that's a kind of intimacy I want.
(Sorry for all the sentence fragments there... unlike e.e. cummings
I believe that someone who pays any attention to the syntax of
things can wholly kiss you.)
What I’m doing with my life
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Making lots of "weird" music (largely gamelan-related). I'm a
performing member of Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Gamelan X. I'm also
building a marimba in a musical scale known as "porcupine
temperament". Making and tuning musical instruments.
Flying my personal unpowered flying machine (i.e. hang gliding).
Did you know humans can fly these days? My longest flight to date
was about an hour long. Man, what would Da Vinci think of this
wonderful thing made of aluminum and Dacron, that you can hang from
and run off the side of a mountain?
Taking designer drugs every once in a while. My favorite so far is
2C-I (and I'm pissed that I failed to stock up on it before they
banned it); the new one I'm trying out now is called "moxy". Dosing
people at Burning Man.
Trying to make up for a youth that was sorely lacking in intimate
friendship. Reminding myself it's okay to touch people in an
intimate way (if you ask them first).
Oh, and I guess doing some quantum mechanics every now and then. As
of today I'm still in the physics PhD program at UC Berkeley.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Playing kotekan (interlocking musical patterns)
Math, physics, computer programming...
Explaining complicated things
Singing harmony (gotta find me a barbershop quartet)
The theory of musical scales and tuning
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Dune; Ender's Game; Gödel, Escher, Bach; Harry Potter and the
Methods of Rationality
Dr. Strangelove; Fight Club; Love and Death (I like black
Arrested Development; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Firefly; Star
Balinese gamelan; Battles; Charming Hostess; Deerhoof; Eivind
Groven; Gentle Giant; The Joggers; Harry Nilsson; Kittie; Konono
No. 1; La Monte Young; A Perfect Circle; Raquy and the Cavemen;
Slayer; The Sword; They Might Be Giants; Terry Riley; Toby Twining;
Tuvan throat singing
Perhaps the most difficult meat for me to give up if I went
vegetarian would be sashimi. Raw fish is just so delicious. It's
trippy to think that they just swim around all day with this
delicious stuff inside them; you don't have to cook it or do
anything to it other than cut it out.
Other favorite foods: Bún (Vietnamese noodle salad); French onion
Favorite drink: Dry cider (wish I lived in England or
Comedians: Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Literal six things:
* An atmosphere of appropriate pressure and temperature, containing
an appropriate amount of oxygen
* Some way to get rid of waste products
Once I have those four covered I'm probably good for years and
years, so the next two would be...
* Medical care
* Contact with other human beings
Six things I actually *could* live without:
* The Internet
* My smartphone
* Python (the programming language)
* Non-stick pots and pans
* My good old memory foam mattress
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Xenharmonic regular temperaments (i.e. extremely advanced music
Quantum information theory
How to get a date
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Question is an oxymoron, but...
I have somewhat unusual kinks (none of which, however, keep me from
enjoying good old-fashioned sex). If you ask, I'll give you my
In the next section I'm torn over whether to put "casual sex". I
wish they had an option that was like "casual cuddling / making
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