Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
'm an underachieving, wanna-be polymath. I'm extremely proud of my
strangely patterned red-and-black hair. I don't know where it came
from, though, because I'm adopted. I have a private suspicion that
I sort of sprang up from the ground like in some primitive creation
walker gibson says that most flavors of prose can be classified as
"tough", "sweet", or "stuffy". i know this because i'm pals with
grad students. being pals with grad students is an excellent proxy
for -actually- being a grad student, which i'm not sure i have the
patience for. ANYWAY, i'm probably tough, sweet, and stuffy in more
or less equal portions. i'd have those as my three adjectives but
i'm still patting myself on the back for how witty my current ones
i identify as "queer". don't press me on what that means, because
i'll either give you a longer explanation than you want, or i'll
come out with some old bullshit like how to define the tao is to
i have a frustrating-to-some habit of speaking in probabilities
(thus the screenname). these run on a continuum from "extremely
doubtful" to "very certainly".
I am dorothy parker, charlie parker, and bonnie parker
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
in the short term: i'm pissing it down the drain, let's be honest.
i'm a slightly working-class quasi-beatnik (not my term) whose main
non-work pursuits are bicycling, cooking, photography, and
but hey i'm going to go back to school eventually and finish my
degree and be a successful and productive human being, scout's
honor. (i was never a boy scout.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
memorizing things. taking pictures of things. putting inexpensive
cuts of meat into a dutch oven with other ingredients and spices
and turning them into deliciousness. not getting lost. pithy
remarks and witty conversation.
i used to claim to be really good at a lot of things. i'm probably
still pretty good at most of them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
could it be my de la clothes?
or is it just my de la soul.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
i'm not sure i can list all of these. i mainly like the books that
make me look smart. this isn't to say that i don't actually
appreciate and enjoy them - i like my medium-to-heavy reading to an
absurd degree and i've totally been late for appointments because i
couldn't find the right book to take along. but, well, egg-headed
books are totally like a hanky code for nerds, and carrying around
The Death And Life Of Great American Cities is basically flagging
"look at me, i'm an urban NPR-listening goofball. i dropped out of
a fourth-tier university but i'm not a moron, i swear." i don't
mind that, we're all flagging somehow.
i like all the music and movies that urban NPR-listening goofballs
would be expected to. that doesn't mean that i recognize whatever
twee indie band i'm hearing - for someone who once fancied himself
a decent musician, i'm woefully not up-to-date on what current
musicians are actually -doing-. i also enjoy kitschy, kinda faggy
stuff like erasure and the pet shop boys and adam ant. this makes
sense. i listen to herb kent on saturday mornings as i especially
enjoy all manner of dusty 1970s R&B grooves.
as food goes: i used to say i like nearly everything, but that's
simply not true. actually, on further reflection, i -don't- like
nearly everything at all, and i took up cooking partly as a way to
never have to eat anything i don't like again. i haven't so much as
looked a poached egg in the eye since about the age of eleven, and
i'm sure i'll make it to my grave without ever eating another one.
however: i do like indian/southeast asian food, many varieties of
latin american cuisine, nigiri sushi, and all the major american
varieties of barbecue. i'm generally adventurous, food-wise, but
i'm never going to be one of those people who absolutely must order
from the seeeeecret untranslated menu at the asian joints.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
sometimes i do without a lot.
but really, i'm not sure i could get by without the internet or my
bicycle or a healthy selection of books and magazines. i probably
wouldn't have much quality of life if i couldn't buy cheap spices
from the indian markets. i also like things like sleeping and
reading in the bathtub. i'm a pretty low-budget sybarite.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
i think about sex and its interesting permutations a lot. i also
like thinking about whatever bit of idiocy or genius i just spotted
in the blogosphere an hour ago. i think about the next meal and
what it's going to be. i start thinking about that about half an
hour after the last meal, actually. i'm probably thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
thinking about but likely not attending shabbat. i am not actually
jewish, even though i may strongly give off that impression
sometimes. it may even be an aspiration of mine. we shall
playing solitaire till dawn, with a deck of fifty-one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
at this tender age of 34 i have several grey hairs that show when i
wear one of those v-neck t-shirts that i used to be hot shit in
when i was 26. i can't decide whether this is a sign that i should
give them up for something more dignified or not.
You should message me if
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...you're a smart, socially-conscious sort with a healthy disregard
for gender norms. if you enjoy things like bicycling and blogging
and new recipes. if you're impressed with your own cleverness and
cultural literacy, but also realize that those things aren't the
only currency of what is good and awesome in the world.
if you could make it to the olympics if only introspection were a
sport. things like that.
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