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My self-summary
American doing the work thing in Shanghai.

You might just want to add me on wechat: curiousoffice

Instagram: curiousoffice
Web: www.kellysmith.com

What follows is a bunch of "I's". Not because I'm narcissistic. But because I guess this is the part where we're supposed to talk about ourselves. It's but one of the many uncomfortable aspects of online dating or friending or whatever. I was once told my profile was too wordy. Ironically, I realized my wordiness (nerdiness) served a purpose. Its own filter, so to speak. So. We'll keep it. Stay with me:

I do "digital" stuff. Apps. Software. Kind of in an executive capacity but very much an independant thinker. I take pictures. Sometimes I will paint something. I have lived in 38 different cities. I believe chemistry is under-rated. I notice and appreciate good vocabulary. I would appreciate your witty notes. I am sensitive to the energy around me and the moods of others. I find my morning coffee to be a ritual that I look forward to when I'm getting ready for work. I am not religious but I went to private religious schools most of my life. I don't mind if you challenge me. I would like that. I think silence is often more powerful than words, yet I can sometimes be the life of the party. I will get in my car and drive for hours without a destination. I will get on an airplane for a weekend but may not have known the night before that it was going to happen. I sometimes like eating breakfast for dinner. I will laugh a lot. I'm funny. I am lucky. I will treat you with kindness. I am hard to be nervous around. I would never send you home wishing you hadn't met me even if we don't think there was a spark. I will be honest with you. I don't post photos that look some 10 year old rendition of me. I am not an online dating expert. I laugh at my own jokes. I do pay attention to the things you say that you like. I don't need lots of input to know what would make a good gift. I try to understand people's motivations. I can be temperamental. I am often good at helping people get out of a bad mood. I am often not great helping me get out of my own bad mood. I aim to please. I need attention. I have a lot of attention to give even though it seems my career wants to take all of my attention away. I am very social and do a lot of very social things but love early nights and movies and home and bed and quiet too. I tend to know what people are thinking. I learn quickly. I worry. I want things to go well. I get tired of hearing myself talk and would like to focus on someone else. I feel I've come farther than I ever thought I would. Life has been good to me. I am thankful. I have two brothers who are boisterous and odd and funny and good. I apparently don't know how to create new paragraphs. Or, I'm just interested in being unique and different. Probably that's it. I know that this profile probably makes me sound very serious but I'm really not. I relate to music. I would play music as a career in another life but now I make software. Maybe I'll get another chance. Maybe we all will? I will now throw out some good adjectives that I think fairly describe me. Dating buzz word bingo if you will:

What I’m doing with my life
I design things, build things, travel and do things with my friends. Work-wise? Creative internet software geeky dork guy with a penchant for product building and mayhem creation finely balanced with disruptive digital pot stirring. Wholly unemployable. In other words. I am the CEO of an internet company. Yay.
I’m really good at
Creating things out of highly ambiguous situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am driven.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A typical book: Fabric of Reality
A typical movie: Lives of Others
Typical music: Indie, Alt Country
Typical food: yes please
Six things I could never do without
Something else I'm not thinking of right now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Improving myself. And those six things I said I could never do without.
On a typical Friday night I am
Or, hanging out with friends.
Or, at a show.
Or, just at home throwing paint on something.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can weld like a mad man. High school and summers in college job.
You should message me if
If you might be a little bit willing to make fun of this whole online dating thing and laugh at me and yourself and whatever else feels like it needs laughing at.
The two of us