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My self-summary
"This is my brain
And I live in it
It’s made of love
And bad song lyrics
It’s tucked away behind my eyes
Where all my fucked up thoughts can hide
'Cause God forbid I hurt somebody

And the weirdest thing about a mind
Is that every answer that you find
Is the basis of a brand new cliché"

-- Tim Minchin, "Not Perfect"

Hi there, I'm Cody. I like puns and wit, learning and knowing, and think that there's something really cool about the stars.

I don't take myself seriously, but I do take things seriously.

What about you?

NOTE: I am privileged. Very privileged, in fact. I am white, I am male, I am straight, I am cis, I am able-bodied, and I am a million other things I've never even considered, all of which make my life extremely easy by default. Though it is by no means your responsibility to do so, please feel free to remind me when I forget it.
What I’m doing with my life
Quite a bit of breathing, with a little bit of sleep and eating mixed in.

I want to do something useful, and I'm working to achieve that end.

I'm in the process of moving to Madison for my first big boy job.
I’m really good at
Puns and reactions.

Seriously, 95% of when I manage to be cool is when things happen and I react to them. And like 4% is when I make a pun.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a huge fan of biographies and popular nonfiction in the manner of Jon Ronson, A.J. Jacobs, and Malcolm Gladwell. My favorite series is The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, my favorite book is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. My favorite "classic" is The Great Gatsby, which affected the way I consume stuff more than any other book. Honestly, there are too many to name (or rather, too many for me to remember).

Movies: My favorite movie is Cloud Atlas (though I fully acknowledge its problematic aspects). I enjoy a fairly large mix of stuff, though big sweeping epic smart movies with huge themes tend to be my favorite.

TV: Mostly the History Channel before it turned into the Exact Opposite of History Plus People Doing Weird Jobs Channel. I enjoy all the typical critical darlings, Breaking Bad, The West Wing, yada yada. I'm beginning to think The Office is my favorite show.

Music: My taste is very eclectic, which isn't to say it's any good. I enjoy everything from 40's big band and swing to hardcore rap and top 40 pop. I like most every genre except metal and its derivatives and most modern country, around since Keith Urban.

I really enjoy musicals. Like a lot. My favorites are Les Miserables and Next to Normal.

Food: Yes, I like it. Indian and Italian are favorites.
The six things I could never do without
1. Phone (I can access all of recorded human history, knowledge, and a good chunk of the people on earth in a thing the size of one of those little plastic things of tissues you buy.)

2. New people for a short period (This doesn't mean I don't want to meet new people for long periods, but there's something nice about a few momentary interactions that give you great insight.)

3. Memory foam (My god this stuff is amazing.)

4. Hope

5. Cable (It's one of the few things a lot of people are drifting away from that I want to keep.)

6. Luxury (I am an unabashed lover of all things luxurious, and one of my requirements for life is nice dinners and material goods.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Most things, including, but not limited to:


Why OKCupid informs me that I'm online.

How to maintain hope in the face of existential dread.

On a typical Friday night I am
an empty essay. Fill me out!
You should message me if
You don't take yourself seriously, but you do take things seriously.

It's a month that ends in y.

It's a day that ends in recycled jokes.

It's a week that ends in okay this has gone far enough, and has gotten entirely too silly, and weeks don't even have names.

It's a year that ends STOP IT.

You are neither a spambot nor an MRA.

You're not a prescriptivist.

You want to.