Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"'I am this', 'I am that' is a sign of not enquiring, not
examining, a sign of mental weakness or lethargy."
"I should probably be doing my homework." ~ me
"This is funny but may be too clever for some. I would be more
explicit about your beliefs and philosophies on life. Like the fact
that you generally tend towards a Buddhist philosophy. That you
love nature. That art is very important to you. That you love
exploring new places. That you are interested in language and
culture. It's more direct and takes the hard work out of figuring
out who you are. It also opens up the market for you as a LOT of
women will be confused by your depth. Not to say that you want to
hang out with or date dumb shallow women but that being too
cerebral straight up might intimidate or alienate some genuinely
nice ladies who are not necessarily as well read or spiritual as
~ a girl I know who looked at this
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
February 2002 through October 2012 I spent living in Japan
, painting landscapes,
and teaching English to kids. I'd always meant to come back home
and go to art school: "sometime before I die", and that is what I'm
doing now. I'm in a MFA program for illustration, doing quite well
at it too, as it happens.
When it's sunny I go outside and paint, or ride my racing bike
I do the same when it isn't sunny ...it's less fun those
I had intended to move to San Francisco (where my school is) after
coming back to the US, but there aren't any cat friendly apartments
within commuting distance for less than $5,000 per month.
If I had known that before hand I might have stayed in Japan (I can
do it all online), but NJ has its charms as well. (I'm hard pressed
to name them, but there's got to be a few, right? Actually, come to
think of it, this place is pretty desolate. Nevermind.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I ride my racing bike around all the time, so I am good at that,
and I'm really really good at minimizing damages to my person when
I get thrown off/ hit by cars. (It's never happened in the US at
I'm surprisingly good at Karaoke. (I don't know why it has to be
such a surprise every time - that I am good at it.)
Little kids, old people, and animals love me, but I don't know that
it's through any skill of mine.
I'm funny ...often intentionally.
I'm fairly good at cooking, being that I like to eat.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I drink a LOT of tea!
People I haven't met before often say that I'm very laid back and I
don't know how they know that, being that we've never met
(I don't dispute it. I just find it curious.)
I also get my picture taken with people I don't know (people
passing in the street and such) several times a year, because I
look like ? (someone) . I look exactly like some
famous guy in Brazil, and exactly like someone's cousin in Turkey,
and a soccer player in Spain, and a guy in a band, and a different
guy that used to go to that bar all the time 5 years ago...
and it's really important to them that I understand how much I look
like whoever these other people are,
but I never have any idea who the hell it is they're talking
I didn't meet many other Americans throughout most of my adult
life, so I seem to have picked up an odd assortment of other
It might go away over time. It's not so bad anymore really.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like a lot of - names of bands go here:
used to be
really really good. I don't mean that in a hipster kind of way,
like they did something that disappointed me. I mean that their
violin player quit and the next few albums were pretty
, Modest Mouse
I like Fun
and fun in its most general sense besides.
I HATE country music. Everybody else should
because it is te-------rrible!
I really really like Indian food ...an awful awful lot. The guy at
the Indian place near my old house said he worried about me when I
didn't go for 2 weeks. He was practically my best friend, and
almost my only friend because in Japan anyone foreign is
I like to try all kinds of things
(and I don't mean that exclusively to foods)
but if a food is mostly vegan + isn't natto, I can deal with it
(Natto is fermented/ rancid soy-beans. It's better than country
Books: I like books. I always used to read 5 or 7 at once, but they
didn't have any English ones in Asian bookstores, and now
everything I read is for school. 3 books on the theory of
perspective this semester - all of them are very very dry (but to
be fair, it isn't the most interesting topic).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
How did it come to 6?
(Why can't Buddhist
s vacuum in corners?
- No attachments)
As desires go, I follow the same hierarchy of needs that Maslow and
but I do enjoy my cat + my racing bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
but I don't.
"Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in
a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
. Most other nights too.
I used to go to a Japanese volunteer class with a lot of Chinese,
Korean, Brazilian, Argentinian, Indian people, (etc.), and I'd
often go out drinking or have a vegan picnic with friends on
Saturdays. Sundays I used to go out, up, and down mountains with my
cycling team. I don't get out as much as these days, because this
is Blairstown. I'd like to find some new friends to do stuff here/
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'd admit to anything if it was true.
I already said that I like Catpower.
Sometimes I use baking soda for baking instead of baking powder. I
need to stop doing this.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
if you've already written a message, especially if there are full
sentences. It's really not going to do you any harm to send a
message, and I'll likely get back to you, politely.
if you aren't still in love/ trying to maintain a codependent
relationship with an abusive ex ...who tries to murder you
...repeatedly. I've cleaned up far more blood than I care to.
For my part, I would like to meet people who may be able to:
operate a bicycle, or are, at the very least, tolerant of seeing
reasonably fit people wearing those bike suits (see photos
sing, dance, or do anything funny,
play frisbee/go hiking/ swim/ ski/ snowboard/ ice skate - I enjoy
eat strange ethnic foods,
(This list is non-comprehensive.)
Also: If you have any interest in being a clothed art model. I have
to do a lot of figurative paintings this semester (in clothes, from
" ...the goal of telling a story or conveying a feeling or mood
through narrative painting. This generally implies painting the
figure within a environment. You should spend approximately 20-40
hours on the individual homework assignments in oil.
The taking of reference photographs as aid in the completion of
these paintings is essential. So its important to apply the
appropriate lighting and knowledge of perspective and compositional
design for your assignments. ...."
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