Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm always bad at these. I once asked a friend to describe me. She
said I'm the person you ask when you want to know something. She
said I'll say I did some "cursory research" (which would be more
effort most people would've put into it), come back with an answer
plus three more answers to related questions, apologize for the
lack of depth, and provide citations for where I got the
So I guess I am a hunter, and answers are my quarry. Aside from
that, pretty boring. Doing the law school gig. Keep to myself for
the most part. I enjoy coffee. There was a time when I'd have
called myself an introvert but I don't think that's really true
anymore. I guess I'm what they call an ambivert.
I've made a tumblr where you can ask me almost anything:
/ I'm using this to help get the
creative juices flowing since I'm currently in the process of
creating ridiculous "First Met" stories for my Facebook friends.
But it might be a good place to go to get an idea of what type of
person I am.
Also, I appreciate a good joke profile.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I exist and flow with the opportunities that catch my eye. More
+I'm a 1L at WSU's law school.
+I am the treasurer for the WSU Law School Student Chapter of the
ACLU so I'm occasionally working on stuff for that.
+I am a sound editor for The Partially Examined
+I summarize medical records for litigation. It can be slightly
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not this, that's for sure.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
"What was the first thing you ever noticed about me?"
+"Well honest answer is the fact that you had a desire to know
everything about everything. Like you would always look up little
factoids on your phone and stuff." -best friend (male)
+"It was probably a comment you made about movies or music making
me think 'I like this guy's style'" -film aficionado friend
+"I'm not sure what the first thing I noticed about you was.
Probably how smart you were. Are. Or at least very curious and
willing to learn." -somewhat estranged friend (female)
+"Hahahaha. I have no idea. That's a hard question from a 14 year
old perspective. Something positive I'm sure. Probably something
along the lines of you being shy in person but totally not online?
So I would probably notice that first when I met you in person
because of the vast difference." -best friend and first love
+"Your intelligence." -first sexy time partner (female)
+"You were the one to bring something new and unexpected to the
metaphorical (and sometimes actual) table." -longest-running friend
+"To answer your question, I'm not sure. The first thing I can
remember is your sweetness and loving heart. This describes
perfectly many of my first memories of you." -longest-running
friend's significant other (female)
+"I don't know. That was a while ago. I noticed you were friendly
and quirky. Your smile probably. I notice people's smiles."
-Chicago friend (female)
+"First thing? How quiet you were at our apartment signing. Then,
how sarcastically funny you were when you did talk. Instant
friend." -college roommate (female)
+"Your incredible ability to absorb information, retain it, and
then pull it out and slam it into the conversation at the most
appropriate (and often hilarious) time." -friend in Windsor
+"Laugh. Duh." -fellow law student (male)
+"I had the strangest inkling that you knew how to make cannoli..."
-fellow law student (female)
+"That you can type." -long-time fellow forum member (male)
+"Glasses." -acquaintance (male)
+"Your facticity, but I love you for your transcendence." -former
colleague in philosophy (male)
+"Your Lenovo ThinkPad. I've been shopping for one for a year."
-fellow law student (male)
+"My vagina." -long-time fellow forum member that always answers
questions with her vagina (female)
+"Dry/dark sense of humor, completely counter-intuitively
endearing." -high school friend (female)
+"Your dashingly good looks." -high school friend (male)
+"Your beautiful eyes." -fellow law student (male)
+"Autumn's vagina... I mean your mind. Deep thoughts." -long-time
fellow forum member (female)
+"Your words." -long-time fellow forum member
+"Your lovely singing voice." -fellow law student (female)
+"That you remind me of my brother because of your sense of humor,
wit, and seemingly endless supply of trivia facts. Also, you and
(another law student) were talking Hegel, Weber, and Marx." -fellow
law student (female)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
As far as books go, it's easier to just give out the URL to my
Goodreads profile now:
I read from a variety of genres, from the ultrapopular things like
Shades of Grey
(it was bad, by the way) to adored PNR series
such as Fever, from philosophical works such as Dialogues
concerning Natural Religion
to classics such as The Great Gatsby
(not my cup of tea). So take that for what it's worth. I will say
that I tend to actually write reviews for the goofier ones.
As far as movies go, I tend to appreciate comedies
, and any film with
. However, there are two movies that I am pretty much
always down to watch at any given time: Die Hard
and High Fidelity
I don't watch a lot of TV anymore but I do like 30 Rock
and Arrested Development
used to watch Dexter but that show got a little stale for my tastes
after a while (same story with House). While technically not on
television, I have been revisiting Red vs. Blue
lately and I think
the quality of that series has drastically
the past five seasons.
When it comes to music, I'm lame. I actually don't actively listen
to a lot of music anymore. I don't hate it. It just doesn't cross
my mind. I'm open to most genres of music.
I don't really have favorite foods because my tastes largely depend
on my mood. I am a texture-eater though. I prefer dry, crunchy
textures. A lot of mushy stuff makes me feel like I'm going to get
sick as it rolls around on my tongue.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ever since I've been on this site I have tried to figure out
answers that are neither trite (friends, internet, etc.) nor
obnoxious (water, air, etc.).
I cannot think of a single thing that I wouldn't be able to get
over in a relatively small amount of time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
+The philosophical underpinnings in children's media, whether they
be placed there intentionally or not.
+How I am going to pay for law school.
+Seriously, will I even be able to get a job?
+Why am I doing this to myself?
+Napping, specifically when or where I can nap.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing from a week of law school. Unless there's a writing
assignment due next week. When that happens, I'm freaking out and
probably pulling all-nighters the entire weekend to fix it up for a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm extremely upset that they removed the ability to hand out
awards to profiles. One of my favorite activities was perusing
okCupid members and doling out awards to the most interesting
profiles that deviated from the typically banal formula. Now I
actually have to contact you folks just to say, "Hey, your profile
is pretty cool. Okay, bye." And that's just weird.
Also, I'm psychic. Here, I'll prove it. You probably are a little
shy at first but are really talkative when you get to know people.
You probably enjoy outdoor activities and have a penchant for
grammar and/or spelling. You love sarcasm, insist you'll use it
frequently, and possibly even think others don't appreciate it
much. You probably can't live without your friends, family, cell
phone, and possibly even coffee. The first thing people notice
about you is probably your eyes. How did I do?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.