I'm Brandon, a tallish computer engineer in this illustrious
croissant city. I was raised throughout the Gulf South by a pair of
high school sweethearts from Mobile, but after five years, this is
home. There's territory around here yet I'm anxious to chart.
Mostly east of the warehouse district.
What I’m doing with my life
Devising a winning strategy for cultural capital. Improving my
laundry folding efficiency.
I’m really good at
Feigning humility and agreement, malaproper nouns (e.g. Winn
Shitzie, Dawson's Asscheek, T.J. Maxxipad).
The first things people usually notice about me
A bit of the South in my speech, my astonishing decency
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Magazines/Periodicals: my highest priority is
getting through The Economist, which is tough or impossible when
the world keeps pumping out a hundred pages worth of stuff per
week. But I also enjoy subscriptions to NYT/Time/Newsweek. Critical
Review is a sufficiently awesome quarterly on sociology/politics,
as is n+1. Also a lot of blogs/rss feeds.
Books: I have been digging the Introducing...
series, illustrated commentaries on topics in the humanities; not
much fiction lately; David Foster Wallace essays; Dennett; popular
math and science books
Movies: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cuckoo's
Nest, Network, Lord of the Rings, Taxi Driver
The six things I could never do without
Condiments, coffee, good sheets, diet coke, Tetris, spaghetti sauce
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My ~7.2 GB planning spreadsheet. I love Excel, greatest thing to
ever originate from Redmond, WA.
4/25/2013: The past 4 days it was chicken and andouille gumbo,
which came out so well it seems a sacrilege to take credit for
On a typical Friday night I am
Pulling my pants up escaping through the back door/window.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been defeated over the chessboard by a twelve-year-old, and if
we played again right now I am sure it would happen again. Very
much pissed off on account of this. Hence my longstanding
conviction that child labor laws should be reconsidered. . .