violageek
37 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I am:
- Intelligent
- Goofy
- Quirky
- Reliable
- Loyal
- Direct/Honest
- Creative
- Optimistic/Enthusiastic
- An extroverted introvert
- Assertive
- A Geek
- A cultured person with the vocabulary of a highly educated sailor.

According to Meyers-Briggs, I am a Mastermind (INTJ). I love to laugh and to make people laugh. I prefer to plan things out, but am totally fine with spontaneity and adapt quickly. I like to take things apart and figure out how they work (including guys I've dated/am dating :P ). I'm analytical, contemplative, and love to learn new things. I'm also a night owl, am left-handed (ambidextrous for everything except writing), and prefer wine/cider over beer. Oh, and I've been playing the viola since I was 12 and chess since I was 8 and have recently uncovered a passion for bridge.

As far as interests go, I'm interested in a lot! My more active interests include:
- Reading
- Video games
- Board/card games (favorites include: bridge!, chess!, cribbage, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Magic: The Gathering, Ticket To Ride)
- Computer stuff
- Music/Playing the viola
- Gym stuff/yoga/zumba
- Go on long walks/hikes
- Explore new areas/Experience new things
- People-watching

I also have this tendency to "Like" people on here that have certain qualities that I should be so lucky to find in my next partner. And maybe in hopes of passively getting them to initiate conversation. Did it work?
What I’m doing with my life
I work in Data Analytics in Healthcare, but also have backgrounds in IT, Renewable Energy, and Banking. Additionally, I'm a very active musician (orchestras and chamber music), though I consider music to be more of an avocation/hobby that occasionally earns me extra money. Otherwise, I keep busy and have mastered time to the point of squeezing 61 minutes out of an hour.

I have a lot of lofty goals that change periodically depending on what interests me. You should ask about that. :) (not-so-subtle conversation starter suggestion)
I’m really good at
- Remembering stuff (though I have trouble with names)
- Making lists of threes
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The first things people usually notice about me
Tall. Pale. Geeky. Playful. Curious. Internal.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I am a regular bibliophile (I hope that's legal in this state :o ). My last retail job was with a bookstore and I made excellent use of my employee discount. That being said I have great appreciation for: L.E. Modesitt Jr., Harry Potter (who doesn't?), Dan Brown, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Chronicles of Narnia, and His Dark Materials. In my bookshelves, you'll also find the Tao Te Ching, Tao of Pooh/Te of Piglet, classics like The Time Machine and Alice in Wonderland, a bunch of Dungeons and Dragons books, chess books, bridge books, Calvin and Hobbes, and a LOT of sheet music and scores.

Movies: My tastes vary widely, but I'm always a sucker for a good action/adventure movie or comedy.

Music: My music library is mostly classical (favorite composers include Brahms, Beethoven, Paganini, Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, and Wagner), but is pretty diverse otherwise. I'll listen to just about anything that you'll play me and likely be able to find something enjoyable about it.

Food: I'm not horribly picky when it comes to food, though, I can't STAND tomatoes, raw mushrooms, peppers, or raw onions. I LOVE sushi, am quite fond of Italian and Asian cuisines, and like to try new things.
The six things I could never do without
Physiological needs, Safety needs, Love and Belonging, Esteem, Self-actualization, and Self-transcendance, according to Abraham Maslow.

And Wi-Fi.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. Really. I'm in my head a lot. I also tend to notice a lot of -- OOOH, SHINY.
On a typical Friday night I am
Pfft.. "typical"? No such thing for me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd rather share a short story.

The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence.

On the first day all were silent. Their meditation had begun auspiciously, but when night came and the oil lamps were growing dim one of the pupils could not help exclaiming to a servant: "Fix those lamps."

The second pupil was surprised to hear the first one talk. "We are not supposed to say a word," he remarked.

"You two are stupid. Why did you talk?" asked the third.

"I am the only one who has not talked," concluded the fourth pupil.
You should message me if
You have six fingers on your right hand.

... Or, yaknow, if you want to.
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