Hello fellow participant in this crazy experiment on virtualised
socialising. It's kind of like souped up speed dating - except you
don't have to spend the obligatory 5 minutes with the ones that
If I was you I'd just skip this next bit, right to the end and find
out why you should message me. I think it's the only text I've laid
down here as yet that is at all entertaining.
I'm good with my hands and I'm the best masseur you haven't paid
for, and probably better than some.
Sometimes I feel like I haven't accomplished anything by 30, then
realise I've done so much. I've worked in broadcast, I've run my
own award winning games and web business for 5 years, I've taught
for years at a university, I've been an internationally exhibited
interactive artist. I've been head hunted to work in the world
centre of technology.
I've had the best friends and family. I've got to meet some of the
most amazing people In the world, and most of my heroes.
Forgetting people's names, but remembering stalker-creepy things about them.
Helping to inspire others to do the most they can in their lives.
Forgetting the lyrics and names of any song, but being able to take a sentence from any situation and sing it to the snippet of a tune plucked from anywhere in the last 50 years.
Turning up to every event I say I will attend.
Cooking. As long as the total time required is below 30 mins I can do it. Unless its rice; somehow even in a rice cooker!
Dancing, with my eyes closed.
Allowing people to think I'm a lot more awesome than I am at things so I have to live up to their expectations. And getting there.
Conflict resolution. That means listening.
Judging good art.
Finding great people in every city I've ever been in in the world and ingratiating myself with them.
Teaching and inspiringstudents in design and programming.
Science. The biological kind. No I'm not making innuendo here.
Knowing way too much random information about many things - none of them useful for winning at trivia.
Then again, you might just catch me on my talk to anything that's not nailed down moments.
Hard to say.
All of it.
A belief that problems have solutions
Art (the real stuff, not the IKEA stuff!)
How to get my work done. A programmer programs 5% of the time, 90% of the time is spent staring off into space. The rest? Sleeping.
Why there are so many homeless people around here.
I used to spend more time thinking obscure things but I think I do not currently have the fizzing effluent of multi-fringed and competing minds around me. Need more time to digest ...
... thought I think my brain is slowly coming back from slumber.
I wish I was in San Fran for real culture more often, which I miss, but somehow the end of the week just comes so fast these days.
Also, not quite 5'11" but people think I am. So it's not a compete lie.
... if you can explain why so many women on OKCupid have fake moustaches. Don't get me wrong I'm a lover of facial hair, I've just never seen so many fake'ns.
... if you KNOW you are sexy.
... If you can make a meat pie. I think I finally miss them so.
... if you have a large library of misc books to share with me.
... if you're willing to surprise me at 3am in the morning wearing nothing but a trench coat and heels (that is, that this is something you might do. Not to me right now. That would be a little strange. For us both. And you don't even know where I live. I hope)
... if you are into good art. Now there's a can of worms.
... if you are not into country music, or have some kind of angelic magic that can teach me to appreciate it.
... if you believe in the FSM. Or maybe that teapot.
... if you have ever found yourself somewhere and thought, "I have no idea how I got here but god dammit my life is good"
... if you have amazing friends I just have to meet or my life will not be complete.
... if you like thunderstorms and freshly mown grass as much as I do.
... if you like two cooks in the kitchen.
... if you are horribly sure of yourself.
... if you don't fall asleep half way through every film (even if it is kind of cute).
... if you speak a language other than English that you are willing to share.
... if you like random.
... if you know yourself.
... if you can show me your unique world.
... if you can double-think.
... if you smell good.
... If you can reason.
... if you know the world is amazing and just want to eat it all up.
... if you will try anything twice, even if you won't sure how much you liked it the first time.
... if you keep your word.
... if you don't mind that there is no meaning and are willing to make one yourself.
... if you simply press the right button.