Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm in Portland for the summer and I'm only just starting to meet
people in the city. I have a tendency to get caught up in work and
neglect being social... so. I'm hoping to to find someone
compatible to spend some time with.
I'm trying to figure out what to do with myself, and have been for
a while. Consequently I'm having a rather interesting life, which
is good. I've gone to three colleges and had as many majors. I had
a nice office job in Boston for several years, doing sales stuff
for an architecture company. It wasn't what I wanted though, so I
saved some money and left. Since then I've climbed a number of
mountains, bussed around the country, and learned more about
sailing than I planned to.
I am in Portland, single, and looking for people
What I’m doing with my life
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Working at an online retailer in the back bay. Living in Allston.
I’m really good at
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Really? Kind of self indulgent? I play the piano, and I can juggle
blind-folded. I'm also really quick at naming songs after a second
or two. Also, omelets.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Leather jacket that doesn't fit? Combination of seriousness and
silliness always fighting inside me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Borges, Chaucer, "Atheist Lit" (Dennet, Dawkins), Douglas
Adams. - Also a lot of non-fiction. Books about math, sailing, and
biographies of Richard Feynman.
Movies: Children of Men, 28 Days Later,Serenity, Dark Knight, Lars
and the Real Girl, Moon, The Prestige
Music: Zero 7, Air, Daft Punk, The One AM Radio, Feist, Lady GaGa,
Thievery Corporation, Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Justice, Bach,
Royksopp, - lots more
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Safe place to sleep, chips, ear protection, human contact, the
smell of the air on a warm Summer day, the feeling that I'm moving
toward what's out there.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I always have music running in my head- no mp3 player for me. And
knots... sailing leads one to a study of knots, and I'm usually
practicing with rope that's in my head. Other than that there's the
day to day sort of thoughts, planning of what I'm going to do. But
beyond that I like to have a quiet mind, I mean... what is there to
really /think/ about a sunset?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully? In town, exploring the city, and meeting interesting
Likely? Doing deck checks, assessing the current anchor setup in
anticipation of the next day's weather. Then hanging out on deck
alone, looking at the city, watching the colors of the sky.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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In high-school we took these personality tests, and there were four
main categories one could fall into. Each category had a little
icon-guy. I wanted to be in the group represented by the
hang-gliding icon-guy. When I got my pamphlet back, I was in the
group represented by the icon at a desk holding a calculator.
A decade later I was hiking a desert mountain all alone in New
Mexico. I was off trail and didn't have enough water, and I was
trying to figure out how long it would take me to get back. I kept
wishing I had a calculator. Then I remembered the personality test
and felt like a geek.
Later it occurred to me, that yes, I wanted a calculator, but I was
also mountain climbing, so maybe that test wasn't very accurate at
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