If it's not weird, why do it?
I love traveling, but hate being a tourist. Actually, I've decided I love being a tourist where nobody goes. Boring small towns that we all try to escape from are fun to visit in every country. Temporarily, anyway.
When I graduated college I lived in a van for five months. I was mostly FUNemployed and not having a lot of money but a lot of time I got into running and I've now ran five full marathons and lots of shorter races and I'm starting to get into triathlons. I like being outside and playing sports but I never watch them on tv (unless someone is having a party and there are snacks and drinks!).
Not too proud to dig through dumpsters and my best find to date is definitely an ice-cream maker.
The last several years I've spent a lot of time biking around and going swimming in different lakes in the summer or skiing around and skating on lakes in the winter.
I worked for seven years as a scientist at a university on instrumentation of climate change research. Just finished my MBA in London and trying to solve the climate change problem from another angle. Back in MN for a time and like to get to know people.
Eating as a whole is pretty top-notch. Vegan to meat lovers I like it all. Except for some reason shrimp and brussel sprouts. Brussel sprout's reputation is totally deserved. I have no idea why I stopped liking shrimp, it happened around college. No food poisoning or anything, just woke up one day and decided I didn't like them anymore. I like seafood in general, though. I prefer spicy food.
Books, Movies, and Shows I tend toward nerd things. Tolkien, Gaiman, etc, and some classics and comedies. My most recent TV series was Dr. Who. There are so many movies I haven't seen it is a little ridiculous. People often toss out quotes and I will have no idea what they're talking about. TV and movies aren't usually something I choose when I'm by myself, but I like the idea of them.
This whole section can get quite formulaic and boring.
I got hit on my bike a couple months ago. Not the most pleasant thing that's happened to me. Splayed out in the road just south of the Waterloo roundabout. I'm mostly fine, as is my bike. I've got a bruise on my calf and still haven't been running since. My rear derailleur is a little messed up, but we're mostly fine. Both my bike and I were able to ride away and the driver was quite apologetic. I maintain that I'd rather have my head cracked open on the road than be treated as undignified cattle on the underground.
Music. Playing instruments, seeing shows, or just listening through headphones. I get really depressed when I don't have enough music in my life.
I'm concerned that this is a binding contract and that if I finish filling it out and a situation does come up where I can only take six things I'll be forced to use what my okcupid profile says. I wouldn't want the mutants/zombies/remnants of humanity to think I am a liar in a post-apocalyptic world. Certainly if it's a robot overlord the internet will be sentient and will double check these facts. Or maybe this just shows a fear of commitment on my part?
you think Tegan and Sara cutting their mullets is equal to Metallica chopping their hair. This dude is pro-mullets. And rat-tails.
Or just cause, I really hate it when people have specific things they're looking for in a match and rule out lots of options. I'm here because I have no idea what I'm looking for and want to meet new people.
Fuck it, do it. Better to regret something you did, than something you didn't do.
Sorry, really hate cliches, but included that one.