C'est moi: Baltimore expat, engineer, humourist, writer, artist, volunteer, activist, capoeirista, ENFJ, conversationalist; looking to connect with someone who may have interest in one or more of the things I like to do, or teach me something new. Generally, I'm an upbeat and nerdy person; my humour is usually non-sequitur. I can still comfortably mingle with the Eloi, though. By the way, if you know what an Eloi is, you are a nerd as well, so stop denying it, put down that crotchet Enterprise you're making, and put on that non-utilitarian steampunk clock monocle you hid in your dresser. Nerd.
My conversations usually intertwine between mundane and grave. I can take on a talk of whether my new shirt is frumpy to how damaging the heteronormative tropes are when ingrained into the prepubescent mind to why any beer with "Light" at the end of its name should be legally renamed "dirty soda water". My attempt to be an avid bookworm is an ongoing. I have a long book list, and listening to Terri Gross interviews not making it easy to tick off books as fast as I add them.
What I’m doing with my life
I design and build trains, rail systems, and their wayside safety mechanisms, so if you get on a subway, your life is in my hands...you can't see, but I just laughed maniacally. My job title is "electronics engineer", but that is only because HR won't let me put "Train Lord" on my business cards, because HR is full of uptight tyrants.
In my spare time, I do capoeira, try to learn French, attempt to dance, write, read/relay funny stories on various stages, and volunteer for causes about which I care (mostly equal/civil/LGBTQ/women's issues).
I’m really good at
Talking to strangers, kicking stuff/people, drawing, singing
off-key, dancing until dawn, being a beer snob.
If you agree with me that [Anything] Light is not so much beer as
it is dirty soda water that tastes like liquefied hate speech and
sad kitten tears, we will likely get along great.
The first things people usually notice about me
My diastema, which I hear is sexy in Somalia. It really means
little though since I'm in Rochester.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: “...If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't f*** them.” -John Waters. I just started "Persepolis". Before that was "Frankenstein", "The Strange Case of Rachel K", "Americanah", "The Secret Origins of Wonder Woman", "Yes Please", "Bad Feminist", and "Atlas Shrugged"...JUST KIDDING! I'd sooner swallow a box of ghost pepper-dipped tacs than attempt read anything by Ayn Rand again.
SHOWS: "F*** Tyler Perry." -W. Kamal Bell.
MUSIC: "Craziness is like Heaven." - Jimi Hendrix.
When I'm at work, I'm listening to either NPR or Dan Savage. Off work, music shapes my mood, and my mood shapes my music preferences. I spurn no genre, but I'm sure that too much auto-tune makes baby angels' heads explode.
FOOD: Mostly piscivorous, and except for red meat, I will try anything twice. I'd like to try ostrich. If you are an ostrich and reading this, I'm going to eat the f*** out of you. Watch your back. Should I become a zombie, vampire or werewolf, I would most likely eat only vegans, because they are free range, local, and organic.
The six things I could never do without
A pad, a pencil, my passport, some pants, a pomegranate,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How much I like Meow the Jewels, also, how much I want to hug a red panda, but I don't want it to scratch out my eyes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Listening to a Girl Talk mashup of Run the Jewels and Led Zeppelin . Drinking a sazerac at a speakeasy-style bar. Learning how to tie a fancier tie knot. Designing a tattoo for a friend. Hosting a B-boy battle. There is no such thing as "typical" in my world. You've been warned.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I want Carl Kasell's voice on my answering machine, but I don't have an answering machine, because it's not 1995.
I have the entire Lego Architecture series on display on shelves in my living room, which is probably why I'm still single.
I was homeless for 2 1/2 years, spanning my last year of high school and my first three semesters of university...What? The whole profile can't all be lame puns and jokes!
You should message me if
You are not incensed by my mention of cherubic cranial combustion, small mammal embracing, or if you are an ostrich who is willing to sacrifice herself for my culinary explorations. I'm serious; if you are an ostrich, I will f***ing eat you and not bat an eye.