Squidwig
28 St. Louis, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a Midwestern-turned-Cali-turned-Midwestern transplant to St. Louis. I love exploring the city and trying new bars and restaurants, as long as they're not too stuffy and self-impressed (okay, sometimes even if they are).

I like being active and competitive, but not taking everything too seriously. I like bourbon and am trying to develop a palate for it (it's not going well because good bourbon is expensive, it turns out). I like an urban lifestyle, so I live downtown, but I'll probably move somewhere else soon -- one gets stale if one stays in the same place too long!

I cannot be trusted with chocolate milk or Imo's Pizza. I love to travel, and wish I had time and money enough to do it more (life goals yo). I find doing dishes oddly soothing.
What I’m doing with my life
I manage a team at a small startup that makes business software, the specifics of which are too boring to put on an online dating profile. If we go out, ask me then and I'll do my best to make it sound sexy. Startup lyfe. (But seriously, I like my job.)
The first things people usually notice about me
This question is weird because it asks me what's obvious about me, which is a dumb thing to have to spell out. Anyway, people normally notice that I'm tall, wry, and sarcastic. I assume the shaved head thing, too (you noticed that, I hope?).

Hopefully they also think I'm smart and attractive and stuff.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I don't read as much as I should or as much as I used to. Historically, though: Infinite Jest (go-to book of self-impressed a-holes!). Anything -- everything -- by Haruki Murakami.

Shows: I watch my beloved St. Louis Cardinals a lot during the baseball season. Otherwise, I'm the guy who doesn't get everyone's Arrested Development references.

Music: Lately...Hozier, Sia, Rationale, Puscifer, Kanye, Halsey, Incubus, Lake Street Dive, Yelle, Cathedrals.

Food: A little of everything, please. Bibimbap is my desert island food. Mushrooms are gross. I'll try most anything. We'll get along best if you like to try things and share things.
The six things I could never do without
Podcasts! I listen to a lot of podcasts. If I'm alone I probably have headphones in and am listening to something.

My snowboard...sigh. I'm back in the Midwest, where there are no mountains. I try to do at least one ski trip a year with friends, and no, Hidden Valley DOES NOT COUNT.

Hoodies! I wear a lot of hoodies. I'm 100% aware that this isn't really a stylish move, but shit, it sure beats business casual. I can dress like a grown-up, too, when I must.

Fresh air! Nothing beats sleeping with the windows open. There are precious few days in STL when it's doable. This is one way in which I seriously miss SF. I had a window in my room in SF that I literally (LITERALLY) never closed.

That's only four, but fuck your stupid rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The next meal. Foooooooood. foodfoodfood. Life's too short to eat bland food. Well, when you can avoid it, anyway.

The next trip. Always gotta have something planned! At time of writing, I'll be going to Montreal next, then San Francisco (wedding, woooo), then maybe Colorado, then maaaaaaaaaaaaybe New Zealand in the winter if I can get my shit (and a travel buddy) together.
On a typical Friday night I am
I think I've made my stance on food clear, so you probably know what I'm going to say here. Later, hopefully hanging with friends, likely to be drinking, because I do that "socially," like it says over on the side there.

I suppose I might be on a date, also. That's what this thing is for, right? You should probably message me so that I can be on a date, maybe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I find writing messages on OkCupid totally exhausting. When writing, I have a habit of composing things that are way too long and then overediting them -- I have to fight to keep that in check on OKC, so that I don't seem like an insane person. So if you got a message from me, I'm probably napping now. Shit's stressful and I overthink it like whoa.

That's not really that private, but who shares private stuff publicly? Then it's not private anymore by definition.
You should message me if
If you're an explorer-at-heart type person who likes to wander around town and try new places. If you're a little bull-headed and definitely not a pushover. If you like to have a good time in both hiking boots and high heels.

Or just if you're really into podcasts and would like to talk about the podcasts that you subscribe to for a long time.
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