Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Oh, yes, yes, a summary...no problem. To summarize, I'm brief and
concise and enjoy stuffing myself into a 300 character box. It is a
requirement so I will do my best. I'm fun, funny, driven,
self-deprecating, afraid of snakes and spiders that are less than
two feet from me and not behind a barrier, and completely confident
that the earth will burn up if John Boehner has his say (September
22nd update: will that sunburn ever peel?).
I appreciate women who are strong, have a unique personality, and
can lead me to things I haven't experienced. I'm not interested in
meeting everyone out there. I'm interested in meeting women who
make me laugh, think, and question what I think I know. I value
strong personality above all else and I think intelligent
conversation is the cornerstone to any great relationship.
I moved to Cambridge from NYC earlier this year and have much to
explore and looking forward to meeting new people. The doubling of
apartment square footage was the first great thing that happened
but I hope there are many non area-related benefits as well.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Civil war re-creations. When I'm not at a Civil War re-creation, I
am probably re-creating the Civil War in my mind.
(I got a note from OKCupid that I was a few words short of 1000
words in my profile and decided to use the threshold-breaking words
above despite their incredible ridiculousness. I think I get an
OKCupid coaster now.)
September 22nd update: This is definitely the most frequently
commented on piece of my profile. I think this is very interesting
for a number of reasons, particularly the attacks on the possible
misusage of the term re-creation. I have enjoyed the strange
perpetuation of something with absolutely no basis in truth. Cheers
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My strengths. I'm not as successful at my weaknesses.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I pass on vanity questions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I think I've topped out on books about the Vietnam War (May 5th
update: love him but I think I need to lay off Cormac McCarthy for
awhile)(September 22nd update: Not done with Vietnam and currently
very interested in current "conflicts". I really enjoy books by
journalists). I like literary non-fiction, re-found my love of
Pynchon in Inherent Vice, and have absolutely no regard for anyone
who makes decisions based on what someone else reads. If you read,
that is enough for me. Nothing is hotter.
Movies are nice. I gravitate towards documentaries but I will watch
any movie but I can't promise I will be awake at the end.
(September 22nd update: I purchased Teen Wolf on Blu-ray. I can't
really justify this other than the fact that Styles' peer
pressuring really comes alive in that format.)
Food is great. I enjoy it very much. I like to eat Vietnamese,
Indian, Thai, and Mexican particularly. I will show up on time for
a steak also.
Music can't be beat. Indie rock has always been my favorite but my
latest bent has been Waits and Bonnie "Prince" Billy (May 5th
update: add Solid Gold, Yuck, and a reborn interest in Samuel and
Hoover)(September 22nd update: Thanks to the magic of Amazon mp3
downloads I can rediscover the pleasures of Jesus Lizard, Eno's
Music For Airports, and The Highwaymen without the hassle of record
store clerks looking at me like a maniac.). My favorite live bands
all-time are Murder City Devils, Les Savy Fav, and Afghan Whigs.
And Low (May 5th update: I had tickets to Prince at Madison Square
Garden in January, didn't go, and now wonder what was so important
in my life that I couldn't go see Prince, I have no answer for
this)(September 22nd update: I actually do have an answer for this
but it is a long and convoluted story). I'd rather not box myself
in on this one so I will just say my favorite music is probably not
played on drive time radio (May 5th update: unless they play Liz
Phair on your drive time station)((May 5th EXTRA update: off the
first two albums of course)).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
electricity (especially the electricity that springs a coffee maker
into action in the morning)
sleeping in at least occasionally
conversations that break down into discussions about the origin of
conception (mine, particularly)
no sixth thing because if I can't do without seven or twelve or
forty-two I will just stick at five
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The same as I am every day of the week except, possibly, drinking
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't find the photos I posted attractive either. It isn't just
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