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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
The 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.