34 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
A friend once said to me, "That's you, Emil: always thinking." Another friend of mine who's known me for many years once said, "Looking at everything from a million angles? That's just Emil." That probably sums me up about as well as anything.

(Almost) everything interests me. I've been known to simultaneously believe contradictory things, and I've also been known to have huge shifts of perspective that make me change everything in my life. However, I think I'm starting to settle down a little (not a lot) - there are some things that I find I always like in my life, and I'm learning to cultivate them better to weather the changes. That said, some of the things I thought were forever weren't, so I keep an open mind and try not to grasp.

Before you think I spend all my time living in my head, having a body is way awesome. Dancing and walking and biking and all the other great stuff you can only do with a body are high on my list. Especially dancing.
What I’m doing with my life
Working a pretty intense nerd job that eats up a lot of my brain capacity during the week and getting in my fun on the weekends. Fun might be dancing or gardening or playing games (board, card, or video) or watching a movie or something else. Regardless, there's no end to the learning and growing, and I'm trying to be in less of a rush about those things.
I’m really good at
nerd stuff, playing it cool, making a good impression, doctoring up bachelor chow, remembering weird trivia I've read/heard, remembering weird non-trivial things I've read/heard.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing I know people notice is my name, but I don't know about anything else. I get lots of compliments on my t-shirts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've heard it was John Lee Hooker who said that there were two kinds of music, good and bad. I subscribe to that philosophy in music and pretty much everywhere else. I'll give anything a shot once, and most stuff twice; trying new things is as important to me as enjoying old favorites, so I particularly love getting introduced to other people's old favorites.

A few things that have been getting a lot of play at the moment:
- Trees and East of West have been blowing my mind.
- I've been revisiting some of my favorite 90's hip hop, everything from De La Soul to Smif-n-Wessun. Today looks like Mood and Black Star, because I just want those Hi Tek beats!
- This song is a guaranteed mood shifter and booty shaker for me, plus it has one of Santigold's hottest verses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4SNtFQZF0A
- I started Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates on vacation a few weeks ago and can't wait to make the time to finish it.
- I love cartoons and think Adventure Time is one of the best things ever. Also have a lot of love for Rick and Morty, Gravity Falls, and the Lucas Bros.
- On near-constant overload from all of the delicious food Portland has on offer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
everything. I'd delete the "about" if they'd let me and leave it at that.
On a typical Friday night I am
dancing like there's ass in my pants, watching cartoons with my lady or movies or Starcraft or who knows what with other friends. I used to spend a lot of Friday nights at my local, but I moved across the river and it shut down a few weeks later. Need to find a new local!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm poly and live with my primary partner, a_bean_in_pdx, which continues to be totally awesome.
You should message me if
you think we could have a great time hanging out.