Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
UPDATE: In the process of getting settled from moving to Denver. I
may be a bit slow in replying to messages, but I'll say hello as
soon as I can.
Trying to sum myself (or anyone) up in a little box is silly. I'm a
dynamic person. Like everyone in the world, I'm nothing but a
collection of contradictions. I love intellectual pursuits, but
laugh at people who try to flaunt their brains. I read a lot and
drink good beer. (I am not a Beer Snob-that's pejorative.) I think
sarcasm is sexy. I like to find new ways to express/amuse myself. I
tend to gravitate to people who do the same. I'm a minimalist. I
think that most people don't take the time or initiative to try to
experience new things as often as they can. You only get one go at
life...unless you're a Buddhist.
Oh, and sometimes you can't help but be cliche. See above.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently a student (it seems like I've been in school forever
:-) ) Instead of going all the way through and finishing up a PhD
or something, I'm on the cusp of deciding that I should probably
say "forget it" and start a small beet farm in the Dakotas. Why
beets? Why not? I do a lot of writing, dancing, and generally being
outdoors. I'm one of those (apparently odd) people who likes cold
weather. Its great for snuggling and drinking coffee. One thing I'm
probably not doing is watching a game on t.v. I'm not opposed to
them occasionally, or even attending some sporting events can be
fun every so often, but I don't really have an interest in watching
them. I grew up playing all sorts of sports, (from football to
pole-vaulting) so these days I would rather be trying to get a
ticket to see a good show or trying not to think about how fun
surreptitously spouting Anais Nin or Franz Kafka quotes in a
crowded church might be. (Probably good fun.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love conversation. I think there are so many great things to be
learned by talking with people. Having a conversation about the
frivolity of consumerism that somehow ends up praising the genius
that was Fraggle Rock for several hours sounds like a damn good
evening to me. I'm pretty good at finding something to laugh about
in any situation and also finding a way to have a good time
anywhere. I happen to have the amazing ability to find quality
Oh, and hedonism.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The first things that people usually notice about me is that I love
to laugh...(because I'm very good at hiding my inner-geek.) Some
may even notice some off-hand comment about some historical figure
or some obscure philosopher. (Remember...inner-geek.) A few may
even notice me waxing poetically about a movie from the 1980's. I
have been told that people notice that I have great diction and
speak very eloquently. (When sober.) And that came from the
contemporary master of diction herself- Macy Gray.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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One of my favorite things to do is to eat; so I love food in
general. I have been cooking for years and have quite a few recipes
in my bag. I also have a minor in film, so I am a bit of a movie
geek. If I were travelling, (which by the way, is one of my
favorite things to do) and my plane went down in the ocean, and I
only had the movies and music in my bag, I would make sure that I
had Life is Beautiful and The Shawshank Redemption with me. Those
are two movies I could watch in perpetuity. I'd probably spend a
lot of time trying to dry out The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
and Middlesex and I'd rejoice because for some reason, I brought
The Fountainhead ( an entertaining book that due to its length and
subject matter can be used for toilet paper for weeks.) If I was
able to swim to a small desert island after the crash, I'd break up
the monotony with my mp3 player that contains an eclectic mix
ranging from Radiohead to Mahalia Jackson. I would probably
construct a make-shift raft out of some of the wreckage so I could
get back home and watch some Wes Anderson or some Coen Brothers'
films...because somehow I left them at home. I can see myself now,
paddling while dreaming about all the tasty Thai, and Middle
Eastern food I could be enjoying instead of plain coconuts.
Hopefully some rescue boat would be dispatched to pick me up and
I'd thank the crew by re-enacting entire episodes of the IT Crowd
or wowing them with my karaoke rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'."
When I got back home, the first thing I would do is go get a fresh
taco and an IPA because the stuff I tried to ferment out of
coconuts back on the island just didn't do the trick. I'd probably
even win a few free shots at the bar from skeptics who didn't
believe that I survived a plane crash and a few months on a desert
island until I showed them the pics that the rescuers took of the
Gottfried Helnwein reprints I tried to make out of coconuts and
bits of fuselage. (After typing this I suddenly want to watch Dr.
Strangelove and eat tacos.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The six things I could never do without:
2) Good food
3) The great outdoors
4) A medium for creative outlet
5) Good food (yes, again)
6) Witty conversation and banter with friends (and perhaps enemies)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking about people and what motivates us
to do the crazy shit we do. I have always been one of those
starry-eyed altruistic people who want to help so I think there are
lots of little things each of us can to for each other...and I
probably spend a bit too much time thinking about how to fit a good
beer, good food, a great and engaging conversation, a run, and
writing a paper into my evening before I drift off to sleep... oh,
and pie. Mmmm...pie.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a typical Friday night I could either be out having a beer with
friends, writing a paper for class, or watching a great movie. I
might even get bored enough to bake something. (Usually writing a
paper means that for no reason whatsoever, I clean my bathroom,
rescue a cat from a tree, and try to perfect my curry recipe before
inspiration hits me.) Lately, I've been working on writing a bit
for fun and find it really cathartic.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The most private thing I'm willing to admit is that I secretly love
Star Trek. I just tend not to talk about it in public too loudly.
I'm really one of those artistic souls masquerading as a
Oh, and I also have a secret love for gypsies. If, you are a
wondering free spirit who may or may not be involved in a carnival/
tarot-reading enterprise, hit me up.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are looking to talk to and get to know a like-minded
individual. Lately I've really been interested in the green/eco
movement. Sustainable living and tiny urban farms are fascinating.
If you have knowledge on the subject I'd like to hear from
you.Growing up in the Midwest has made me very appreciative of
"oddballs." I'm one, so I try to seek others out. I'm always game
for making new friends and hanging out. If you are an NPR-loving,
outdoorsy, foodie with hippie-ish tendencies and a wanton desire to
laugh as much as possible in life while trying to make shit around
you better, we will get along swimmingly. Oh, and also if you are
not loony. I think everyone on an internet dating site knows about
the high preponderance of creepers and weirdos out there, so just
know Im not into crazies. I just say no to crazies.
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