Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
New to Seattle after growing up in Oklahoma, school in Michigan,
and five years in NYC. I haven't spent much time here so far, but
I'm head over heels in love with this city so far. Particularly
excited to live in Ballard, which seems like a good place to
Personality-wise: Driven, but low-key. Genuine. Mature. A bit
nerdy. Reliable. Honest. Feminist. Sense of humor ranging from
deadpan wit to silly goofiness, depending on the day. Someone
recently described me as a "gentle soul," which I thought was nice.
I think those close to me would say I'm kind, endearingly quirky,
and a generally affable guy--at least I hope they'd say that!
In relationships, I'm very affectionate and open with my feelings
and tend to like people who are similar in both respects. Read: I
like holding hands in public and I'm not very good at playing it
cool. Looking for a long-term relationship with someone whom I'd
consider my best friend--someone who wants to build a life together
and to share all the ups and downs that comes with that.
Some things I like:
--Quality film, television, and books, and discussing all of the
above over a good beer.
--Going on adventures around the city: food tours, rooftop parties,
karaoke, etc. I recently went to the Pinball Museum, which was
awesome, and I'm looking forward to more exploration!
--Games and puzzles of all sorts. I especially like modern board
games (think something like Catan or Agricola--not Monopoly) and
twisty puzzles (as pictured.)
--Spending time outdoors. I'm always up for a nice camping trip or
a day hike, and I really love being near or on water. These are
some of the biggest reasons I'm excited to be returning to the
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I used to practice at a big law firm in New York, but left to
pursue a career in higher ed administration, which I'm much more
passionate about. (Administration and passion are not two words
that you usually hear together, but I do love my job.)
I'd also like to get better at cooking. We'll see how that
goes--I've got a fire extinguisher handy.
Feeling very lucky to be in a great place in life right now, and
looking forward to this new adventure in the PNW.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making guacamole. Road-tripping. The Kevin Bacon game. Being
punctual. Red carpet fashion commentary, both substantive and
snarky. Finding interesting things on the Internet. Bar games and
pub trivia. Marathons (Netflix.)
Things I'm bad at, because that's kind of more fun: Understanding
how music works. Figuring out who you are in all those group
photos. Being a discerning wine drinker. Patience. Drinking water.
Getting the duvet cover on my comforter. Going to bed at a
reasonable hour. Marathons (running.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I tend to be pretty passionate about all of these things and could
go on and on with lists. (And I do, often, on a little blog I
write.) If it seems like we have similar-ish tastes, we'll probably
get along. Here is an attempt at short lists:
Books I've enjoyed in the last year: Americanah, The Immortal Life
of Henrietta Lacks (both of those were wow so good), The Paying
Guests Just Mercy, Disgrace, The Good Soldiers, Middlesex, King
Leopold's Ghost, The Emperor of all Maladies. I try to alternate
between fiction and non-fiction.
Movies: Vertigo, Annie Hall, Groundhog Day, Before Sunset,
Mulholland Drive, Dr. Strangelove, Once, Back to the Future,
Singin' In The Rain, The Lives of Others, Her, and lots more.
Television: The Sopranos, Lost, Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad,
Louie, Veep, Game of Thrones, etc. I also used to love The Mole.
Anybody remember that? With Anderson Cooper? And as far as reality
tv goes, I'm sort of newly obsessed with So You Think You Can
Music: Classic rock, mostly. And I see Glen Hansard any time I can.
Love that guy.
Food: I'll eat anything at least once and love anything that's
delicious. Last year I drove up the Pacific Coast Highway eating
nothing but tacos, which was about as awesome as it sounds.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
--My cat, Minnie. Get this: we've been together for over 20
--iPhone: it's like the 21st century swiss army knife.
--Diet Coke. It's delicious, but I'm not proud that I'm listing it
--The changing of the seasons. Is that silly? I always feel so
happy at the beginning of each season. Especially autumn.
--Netflix. Life changing.
--My friends. Cliche, but true. Lucky to have some amazing people
in my life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Am I doing the right thing?
Also: How does okcupid determine "personality traits," and why are
mine so weird? What movie/show/book should I watch/read next? Do
people REALLY work out/travel/trapeeze that much, or is this just
an okcupid thing? How to navigate this "Seattle Freeze" I keep
hearing about and start to build a network of friends in the city.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I wish my answer was that I'm out exploring new restaurants or bars
or getting into other similar shenanigans. But let's face it: I'm
getting old and am increasingly likely to just be at home relaxing
with a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
OkCupid made me a moderator. Not sure how that happened, but I love
that they have some algorithm that told them I'd be just the kind
of dork who would enjoy such a thing.
You should message me if
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it seems like we might have similar values, are ultimately looking
for a long-term relationship, and you'd like to grab a drink or a
cup of coffee sometime.
Or if you can teach me how to ski. I've never been! Seems like this
is a thing I should get into as a Seattleite.
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