27 Decatur, United States
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My self-summary
Hey! So, this is me. I'm curious (which is necessarily paired with open minded) and honest. Generally an open book. At times I variously do web design, take photographs, invest, write. Always making lists. I try to keep my identity small, as someone recently told me. Leslie Knope is my role model.

I have a full-time job in marketing consulting, but I'm also still getting my master's in international affairs and working on a number of side projects. If you always have personal projects you're engaged in, we might be a match.

Arguably introverted, but I like to be social. I host events at my house when I have the time.

I'm looking for something serious; a partner.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a marketing consultant for the federal government--a recent career change. And I'm very glad for it. The grass really was greener, the concrete whiter.

Occasional photography gigs like weddings and headshots. I have a few creative tasks I'm working on, like writing a web comic about another species spontaneously turning sentient, that I hope will ask enough questions to stay interesting for a while. I just ordered 20 oil paintings from China in the hope that selling them here will be reasonably profitable. (Update: so far so good.)
I’m really good at
Devil's advocacy.

Looking for (and sometimes inventing) silver linings.

Encouraging productivity.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

The Vorkosigan Series, by Lois McMaster Bujold
Armor, by John Steakley
The Farseer Series, by Robin Hobb

The Royal Tenenbaums

Breaking Bad
Freaks and Geeks
Bravest Warriors

Too ambitious a question, OKCupid.

Seapak Ahi Tuna. I promise, it's delicious.
Spaghetti O's with Meatballs. My comfort food. Also my Forgot-to-Plan-for-Dinner food.
Fried ravioli
The six things I could never do without
1. The internet. Where would I be without access to the good old netterwebs? Limitless learning, communication with my foreign friends, narwhal bacon, Homestar Runner??
2. My cell phone. It is my sole link to many acquaintances, and it acts as a portal to item 1.
3. Friends and new friends. Solitary confinement would be particularly effective against me, I fear.
4. Order. I need organization. If everything's higgletypigglety I can't concentrate. Worse yet is a responsibility lurking at the corner of my memory. I write down EVERYTHING.
5. Optimization.
6. Hope.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Loving where I am, utilitarianism, overcoming my own biases, and which friends are going to watch which movies with me because swear to god we have to get through this list or it will grow forever.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most often, I'm hanging out with roommates at the house. We might attempt a pub in downtown Decatur, or host an Art Night if we're feeling creative. I'm not huge on live music or clubs, so you won't find me at those unless a friend has begged me to join them with extreme levels of desperation.
You should message me if
If you're interested in finding someone you could think about a future with.

You're creative and find joy in sharing the creative process.

You're openminded, thoughtful, and smart. You have opinions and can critically analyze as a matter of course.