I'm in the restaurant business. That's not all I do, but that's an important thing for you to know because it means my schedule is probably the opposite of yours. I don't have weekends off (though I can take weekends off) and meeting for a drink after work means 11ish. That's an important consideration before we continue.
I spent a lot of time in school studying writing. I taught at Umass Boston while studying and liked it; I expect I'll find my way back to the front of the classroom someday, but right now I prefer the service industry with all its warts.
I enjoy working out--I go to a boxing gym in JP 5 times a week, and sneak a run around the pond in the morning if time allows. I must really not want to get old, huh.
I'm quiet when I don't know many people in a room and loud when I do, so meeting new people is tough for me: I appear overly shy or boisterously disinterested. I like the online thing because we're over the first awkward "so what brings you here" moment.
What I’m doing with my life
I have an MA in English and an MFA in poetry and I'm not convinced I listed those with the appropriate article. I have a lvl 1 somm certification, and I work in restaurant management. I like finishing off the night with cheap beer and a sandwich. Love game of thrones, and this summer I'm teaching myself to read.
I’m really good at
getting in my own way. And poetics. And I can make a velociraptor
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh a lot, and when I'm thinking about something it shows on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read about food and wine mostly. Used to read a ton of fiction and poetry and will again. For music I like lyric driven stuff: Belle & Sebastian, The Mountain Goats, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Magnetic Fields, Leonard Cohen...but I work out to Girl Talk like the rest of Jamaica Plain.
The six things I could never do without
Instead I'd like to list the 6 things I'm doing without but wish I had:
A schedule that doesn't change from week to week
Constant, unwavering focus
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Developing a healthier work/life balance. And sandwiches.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't sleep enough.
You should message me if
after a cost/benefit analysis, the benefits outweigh the costs.