I moved to DC to be a hill rat. Sorry about that. That was years ago, and while I still do politics, it is for a nonprofit, and I'd like to think I'm not that self-important.
DC is home, although I originally moved here as a transient and the idea to move elsewhere is never far. But! I've been here for a long and appreciate it. I also can't handle the Boston cold anymore, which makes me feel disturbingly disconnected from my New England roots. DC has great beer, great places, and great people. I do like my beer, and DC has lots right now.
I am optimistic, pessimistic, and contradictory. And that is totally canned.
What I’m doing with my life
Drinking lots of coffee; doing crosswords; working; biking a lot (commute, hang out with friends, whatever); hanging out; contemplating going to shows and occasionally going to them
I’m really good at
Finding humor in everyday life, even when I'm in a crappy mood.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very open and honest about myself, and everything. It's a
fault. Seriously. My sense of discretion is ashamed of me.
Also, the length of my hair, both on top of my head and on my face,
changes with some regularity.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've given terribly short thrift to books. My dad instilled in me a love of crime fiction, and I still read it for whatever reason. Until recently I avoided classics, thinking they'd been covered by others and I'd find my own way. I'm slowly trying to cover those (and I love The Great Gatsby, which I actually read for school). Shortcomings aside, Neil Gaiman introduced me to a lot of things with The Sandman graphic novels, and I continue to follow his writings. Not unrelated, after a bunch of Sarah Vowell and other nonfiction, I've been on a magic kick lately - The Night Circus and now I'm finishing up The Magicians.
TV. I dunno. Buffy was one of the greatest things ever on TV. I used to be really into Doctor Who, and I'll totally still watch it, though I sometimes wish I didn't. I watch some of the big shows, including Game of Thrones (despite its horrible faults).
Music. More important than TV. But I hate listing individual bands or artists. I'm glad my parents instilled a love for Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, among others. TV On the Radio and REM might be my go-to bands. I went to LCD Soundsystem's last show and it is a memory of mine to be treasured! I regularly go back to New Pornographers and Mountain Goats as well. My current playlist (I have seasonal ones on Spotify) has some CHVRCHES, Tame Impala, and pretty much all of Grimes' Art Angels.
The six things I could never do without
A music listening device; Friends; A pen and paper; Pointless
learning; Some sort of camera to capture the unexpected.
The fact that the camera and music thingamajigger are currently the
same telephonic device is giving me some trouble here. Trouble not
only in the listing, but in my judgement of the worthiness of my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Too much and too little at the same time.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a happy hour with my friends from work. After that maybe a BBQ or house party, if I don't go home to catch up on sleep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Dunkin' Donuts coffee.
You should message me if
I mean, why not?