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My self-summary
Is it presumptuous to just put some quotes here? Let's find out.

"Phew, a relief to see someone like you here."
-Someone in the far away.

"You seem really neat"
-Someone in the not so far away.

​"i just changed my profile back to being able to be seen by straight people for the first time in a year and I had 15 messages overnight..all from men and i would like you to know that you are the only one who has attempted to have some kind of conversation with me.."
-Some cool musician I was chatting with.

I try to tread lightly, live simply, and make somewhat of a green and sustainable life. I tend to be logical and analytical, but I embrace my artistic side. I like balance and having one foot in each world.

I kind of have a love/hate relationship with online dating. While its fun and interesting to see all of you lovely people out there, its kind of like window shopping. Here we are putting the best we have to offer out there all in a few paragraphs like so much binary code on a programmer's screen. I suppose in some respects its OK, as when you start looking into biochemistry, we're all just a mass of 1's and 0's like everything else in the universe.

Cautiously optimistic. Does that mean that some days I'm just cautious, and some just optimistic? Why don't you find out??

My Myers-Briggs is STFU. At least, that's what they told me. I can't find it listed anywhere. What does it all mean?

Experienced in both monogamy and poly, but open to either. I wouldn't turn down an important connection if they were one way or the other. Would you? Don't judge because you don't know me and my past experiences, but I'm willing to share. Communication is key.

What I’m doing with my life
Trying to remember who I've been, and figuring out who I'm going to be.

I just finished a course in biochemistry.

Working in the sciences and drawing lots of maps while exploring other career options. Living in a (stationary) tiny house surrounded by a lot of land. Playing fiddle for contra dances, background gigs, and other adventures. I've been a homebrewer for a long time and occasionally have something interesting fermenting. Trying to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
I’m really good at
Listening, joking around with friends, silliness, brewing, fiddling, fixing things, talking to people, finding swimming holes with a topographic map, identifying elemental constituents with various forms of spectroscopy, and kissing. Basically, I fix things, make music, and make alcohol, so I'd do pretty well in some sort of post-apocalyptic future.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm different. I'm pretty grounded, and more chaotic types either hate that or take refuge in it. There is no correct response and I'm happy to extend my comfort shield around those who need it.

I have a fairly dry sense of humor. I grew up watching a lot of British television.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I tend to read non-fiction. I currently have an Oliver Sacks book open and A General Theory on Love. I will let them argue it out on the shelf.

I enjoy the occasional movie, but do not have or care to own a television. I listen to Democracy Now most mornings even though the real news is depressing, WRPI, and WAMC. Thanks to youtube, I'm enjoying the Colbert take on current events.

Music: Celtic, folk-rock, folk (sparingly), rockabilly, some classic rock and everything in between.

Story of my life:

I enjoy cooking and like to make meals from whatever is in season at the local farm stands, or anything I can forage. I eat healthy and try to eat local when possible. I'm interested in learning more about responsible harvesting of wild medicinals and edibles. I know a great deal about homebrewing, but have mostly switched to cider. I'm currently learning about some of the wine regions in France.
Six things I could never do without
I have a minimalist nature and don't participate in the mindless accumulation of stuff, but enjoy living comfortably.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future and what I need to do now to make things happen. Why people/dogs/horses act and behave the way they do. Social issues, gender as a spectrum, inequality, sustainability issues, scientific problems and how they are interrelated. I also think a lot about wood heat.

However, lately I think about going to some other picturesque country setting where no one knows me and running a small farm house brewery. My lovely partner and I would run it together, and in the converted barn we would brew authentic and old-world farm house ales which no one really makes anymore. I would balance the water chemistry and she would enjoy mashing and shoveling out the lauter-tun. Hey, I can dream.. I usually think about these things when trying to learn something like the intimate details of the krebs cycle. Its somewhat related.. it takes a lot of ATP to brew beer.

Also from a biological and geochemical standpoint, all the pieces of saran wrap you've ever used still exist, more or less.

I also think about why the kinky bar doesn't show up on my profile. Apropos of nothing..
Edit: Achievement unlocked! However, concerning other parameters, I'd like to think I still have the capacity to be romantic, even if your peers have beat it out of me (and not in the fun way either).
On a typical Friday night I am
Sublimating, but I make sure to recharge Sunday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I might actually enjoy having a discussion with you about arranging furniture in a room. Please don't tell anyone.
You should message me if
You'd like to get together and play tunes and/or meet for coffee and get to know each other. If we clicked, I'd travel a ways just to meet someone new and interesting.

If you feel it would be beneficial to you to make a connection. The best relationships I've had is where we mutually contribute, learn from each other, and heal.

You feel the need to elicit with an illicit response (for the English majors).

You are a fellow weirdo. I tend to get along best with interactive creative types.

You can convince me that the internet isn't full of people that believe other people want to look at pictures of their cat.

Like everyone else, I can't see who "likes" my profile. As much as I appreciate the gesture, a message is better.

Note: Responses with excessive texting shorthand will be met with derision and scorn.
The two of us