abitofwit
35 Green Bay, United States
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My self-summary
QUICKMATCH NOTICE: My profile name is 'abitofwit'. I appreciate messages more than mere likes.

Can you summarize a sunrise,
or quantify a dream?
Explaining what lies behind these eyes
is a snapshot of a flowing stream.

I try to be frugal, generous, playful, and sincere. I appreciate the temporary nature of existence, the infinite expanse of the mind, and the irony of culture being the process by which those truths are rebuked. I'm a geek in that I'm into the science, geometry, and philosophy of experiences - but my interests run the gamut from technology and gaming to the outdoors and building/repairing things. I'll arm wrestle someone and during the match explain to them the principles of leverage I'm using to exhaust their ATP stores.

The best compliment I've ever gotten is "you're a dick sometimes, but it's because you're unabashedly honest - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with being honest."
What I’m doing with my life
I'm starting a Non-Profit Organization with the goal of providing free bicycles and repairs to disadvantaged people. I also hope to promote bicycling in a general sense and envision events and collaborations with multiple organizations to improve the cycling culture and infrastructure in the area. I want there to be a bicycle in EVERY home. Mobility is one of the core components of human freedom and opportunity, and by extension, happiness.

Really though, I'm a winter person. I live to skiboard and everything else is just filling the time between hitting the slopes.

REALLY really though, my mind is where I primarily exist. I've been at peace with the notion of my own mortality since I first knew things died and am just filling the time between non-existence. I feel that the lives we build are akin to a joke we inadvertently tell ourselves, and we don't "get it" until the punchline of death.
I’m really good at
That which I set my mind to.
The first things people usually notice about me
My presence.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Yes, I have strong affinities for some specific pieces of those things. Instead, here's a bit of insight perhaps more interesting than a mere list:

I cook a LOT so my favorite foods are alternatively something I make or something I didn't have to make. I'm more into active entertainment than passive though I have a profound appreciation for not being bored regardless of how. Dense crowds of people put me into danger awareness mode so hanging out up front of large live shows is generally out, although I know a fair amount of musicians and love listening to friends jam. Less-crowded venues are great - I enjoy a very wide range of music from classical to electronica to punk to Hmong traditional. I am ridiculously fond of writing... there's something magical about the clarity inherent in minds communicating irrespective of time. Like, borderline sexual.
The six things I could never do without
Humor
Freedom*
Curiosity
Insight
Determination
Love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How eloquently stated. It's a shame okcupid forgot a period at the end.
On a typical Friday night I am
Adventuring
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like sharing "private" information (only about myself, not others) and as time goes on this section tends to expand until I clean-sweep my profile. Since that just happened recently, you only get a couple for now:

I've rewritten this profile about a dozen times during the last 4+ years, and keep many of the old versions as text files on my devices. Not sure why... perhaps it's because some of them were on the order of ten thousand or more words long and I couldn't stand to see that amount of effort just disappear.

I married myself. Don't know the date because that's not what's important, and only occasionally wear the ring because neither me or my spouse are very materialistic. But there IS a ring and it's pretty damn spiffy. When I'm feeling like it's me against the world there's only one person I can count on to ALWAYS be there no matter what... there's only one person who will ALWAYS understand even when I can't find the words to explain something... only one person who will NEVER get mad regardless of how much I flirt with others, or even if I sleep with his sister - luckily he doesn't have a sister ;D There's only one person who loves me as much as I'll ever need him to despite my interest in RR/FL relationships meaning I'll always be hoping to find someone else.
You should message me if
You're not riddled with self-resentment. If you're going to be egotistical enough to constantly evaluate yourself I really prefer a person who draws mostly positive conclusions.
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