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My self-summary
*I'm doing the long distance thing, so "activity partners" are really more what I'm looking for.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
Living life to the meh, close enoughest!!!!!!!

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.
I’m really good at
setting goals. Last year for New Years I said I was going to cut more frozen pizza into six slices instead of eight, and I think I averaged about 90% of my frozen pizza in six pieces this year. It took a while to get good at, but for anything in life, dedication pays off.
The first things people usually notice about me
All my bling. That or the large men in leather jackets flanking me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I hate cliches, but music is super. Anything done in earnest emotion. Most of my recent Youtube videos are various death metal or anarchist hip-hop, The Cure, and Brandi Carlile. Scissor Sisters, Ghost (Swedish metal band, not Japanese band) and Grizzly Bear are probably my top shows of the last 12 months.

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.
Six things I could never do without
Bicycles. I bought a used bike when I moved to London and it is definitely the best way to get around. I've only been yelled at a few times and haven't felt that scared for my life much at all. I can't be unhappy on a bike.
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?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Maps. People's subjective perspective on space and time. I like people to hand draw maps/timelines from memory. I should think that we are all traveling on the same reference plane (on earth - no Lorentz transformation) so lengths and time should be the same for everyone but it never seems quite like that's how it works.
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing novellas to and about my crushes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Friends would probably describe me as a very positive person, but in reality I've got a pretty nihilistic view of the universe. There are literally billions of people who don't know you or I exist and never will. And this is just on one insignificant planet. But hey, good luck searching for your soul mate.
You should message me if
Not a soothsayer and not really sure about immediate future, but love to chat over drinks. I'm seeing a girl who lives in Colombia, but I'm always up for concerts from formal to punk shows in basements. Or art museums. Or beers or coffees. All my friends have moved to suburbia and have kids, and uptown or NE are my usual haunts so if you want to runaround there, holler at a fool.

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.
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