I am: a punster, eccentric, serendipitous, effusive, intense, chameleonic, travel-sized, a minimalist, honest, ethical, liberal, empathic, compassionate, outspoken, crude, queer, Burner, and so on.
I'm the kind of person who organizes pubic hair-dyeing parties. I try to be at least as cool as Reggie Watts. My favorite quote comes from Joseph Fort Newton: "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." I also have a particular soft spot for the Latin phrase "Dum spiro, spero" (While I breathe, I hope).
Prior to the past 8+ years in Austin, I've lived in the Houston area, small towns around Sugar Land, TX, and two years in Berlin, Germany.
I have some fabulously muscular legs from cycling and other activities, and I'm fat. If you think someone weighing about 185 lbs. and wearing a size 16 in women's clothing is outside of your criteria for personal attractiveness then I am definitely not a match for you.
I had a scooter, but a few months ago I got ten stitches below my right knee after an accident avoiding a deer in the rain. Muscle memory as a cyclist is dangerous for riding scooters, so that's over for me.
I spent a year living in two co-op groups in east Austin. I have a strong interest in sharing resources and responsibilities (cohousing, co-ops, etc.) and lament the lack of co-ops in north Austin. I'm a budding (har har) gardener that had a plot at a community garden until I lost eligibility by moving.
I play a lot of Pokemon Go. My interest in card games like Dominion, Magic: the Gathering, and DiXit waxes and wanes. FYI - I *do not* like to play most card/board games. I know it's counter-intuitive to the rest of my personality, and it dismays my friends. I'll watch y'all play board games all day, but I don't like to participate. I also volunteer to proofread scanned books for Distributed Proofreaders as a tiny way to digitize and preserve older literature.
As an autodidact I try to practice German and Spanish skills on DuoLingo. I have a special fondness for learning languages because I love to learn how people use different sounds and gestures and other ways to communicate the same concept to other people. I love people-watching (in the least creepy way possible).
I like to share videos!
If I'm cycling then people usually notice I'm wearing a helmet because that's rather unusual in Austin.
Do you have a favorite book? Tell me about it! I devour sci-fi and fantasy anthologies, and I'm especially fond of most writings of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, James Alan Gardner, Mary Roach, Jasper Fforde, Robert Jackson Bennett, Alastair Reynolds, Patrick Rothfuss ...
I watch TV shows online like Steven Universe and Adventure Time. I watch some fantasy, action, science fiction (naturally) and darker movies as well. I also like nature/science shows and documentaries Ex: David Attenborough
Anime: Food Wars!, Kill la Kill, Osomatsu-san, Yuri on Ice, Samurai Champloo, Paprika, Another, Cowboy Bebop
I like most music; give me some drum and bass, and I'll shake what my mama gave me. My playlist consists mainly of folk music, pop, EBM, industrial, and musical hits from the 1960s forward. Lately I have Twenty One Pilots, The Organ, and Bomba Estereo on repeat. I like music mashups that theoretically shouldn't mesh well but do in practice Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9BAClTh0M
I also like bands like Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio because they have song titles such as "Three Is an Orgy, Four is Forever" and "Who Stole the Sun from Its Place (In My Heart)" and I cannot tell if they're serious or it's all a big joke.
I cannot think of a food that I wouldn't try once. I tried switched from a social vegetarian to a full-time pescetarian but found myself less happy and healthy, so I'm researching ways to address that. I'm fond of Asian/Indian, Hispanic, and African cuisines.
a bicycle in good, running condition
needle and thread
ginger milk tea - I'd put ginger in everything from cereal to birthday cake if I thought it would improve the taste.
- the digitization of literature, libraries, and databases
- bartering and non-standard forms of currency (Ex: tacos!)
- radical self-sufficiency
- kinetic sculptures
- biospheres; co-housing; tiny house; underground living
- non-violent communication (The name sounds woo-woo, but it has some sound guidelines.)
- spelunking and space exploration
- why I highly value efficiency but also love watching Rube Goldberg machines in action
Some more points that raise compatibility but aren't deal-breakers:
... you don't use the terms "boys" or "girls" to refer to men or women respectively
... you wear pragmatic, comfortable shoes (or rarely wear shoes)
... you often have a good time without drinking alcohol
... you voted in both your local and national elections
... you don't carry or own a firearm
I prefer local dating partners, but I would consider a long-distance relationship if I meet someone extraordinarily well-suited. Either way, I love hearing from people outside of the greater Austin area as well as inside of it.