Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an adventurer who believes in a balanced but exciting
lifestyle. I like to ride the divide between nature and culture. I
spend my days outdoors - running, hiking, gardening, or playing
sports - and, at night, I dive into cultural pleasures like movies,
books, and music. To put it simply, I enjoy the world, even though
I listened to the Smiths a lot as a teenager.
What I’m doing with my life
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I teach art and philosophy courses and also run an arts council.
Despite a demanding work load, I insist on living a life filled
with pleasures, thrills, and enlightenment. I spend my weekends
catching movies, attending music shows, hiking, and participating
in a medley of other awesome activities.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Someone once called me "the most practical art historian." I grew
up in Appalachia, where folk intelligence and practical knowledge
go hand-in-hand, and I inherited the ability to work with both my
mind and my body. Keeping callused hands but a soft mind has
afforded me many hobbies and skills. I'm just good at doing stuff.
I don't know how else to explain that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I carry myself confidently but remain very humble. As simple as it
sounds, I look at people and acknowledge them. That has led to some
profound conversations with strangers...and cats.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I go through periods where I devour genres. I'm currently
reconnecting with my homeland, so I've been listening to bluegrass
and old folk music. But, that hasn't stopped me from listening to
the National, the Decemberists, and David Bowie on the side. I even
threw on Ice Cube's "Today Was a Good Day" as I woke up last
weekend. The same experimentation holds true for my tastes in film,
food, and literature. I sample from a bit of everything.
Ultimately, I have many interests and am insatiable when it comes
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Olive Oil - I use it on everything, and it pairs really well with
more olive oil.
Stove - I cook a lot and just started making Indian food. Life just
isn't the same now.
Baseball Glove - I've had the same baseball glove since I was 10.
It's the only thing I've carried with me from home, having moved
many times since college. It's also great for catching baby birds
when they fall out of their nests. I guess you could say I've saved
the day a few times.
Foam Roller - Gotta stretch out the hammies.
Laughter - I grew up in a funny family and have had the pleasure of
finding great, funny friends across the country. Laughter has been
my unspoken "I love you" with many people. I enjoy absurd humor
that makes the world delightfully strange.
Wisdom - I am always in the pursuit of knowing myself and
empathizing with others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I am a deep thinker. I try not to impose order on the world, but I
think a lot about human behavior. Weirdly, thinking about pain,
suffering, death, and other topics related to the human condition
remind me to love, laugh, and live deeply.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I usually save my energy for Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturdays, I
take long bike rides in the morning, go to the farmer's market, and
then catch a music show after dinner. On Sundays, I enjoy brunch
and sometimes go bowling with my octogenarian friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like to hike in the nude. I also shower in the nude. I'm that
You should message me if
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Message me if you have all, some, or none of the interests I
listed. I like people who share my interests but I also find those
who live different lives to be just as fascinating.
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