26 Austin, TX
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
If I'm being honest, these self summary sections are a bit ridiculous. How does one even go about summarizing oneself?! I can't be the only person who feels this way.
Rant aside, I'll give it a shot:
I decided to attend the University of Texas so that I could live in Austin, not because I cared that much about the school. Once I actually started studying there, I realized how fortunate I was that I arbitrarily picked a great university. As far as being an irresponsible 18 year old goes, that worked out pretty well.
I drink a lot of coffee. Usually french press or cold brew. You can find me at local coffee shops reading often.
I drive a motorcycle most days of the week. I have a truck for when the weather is rainy or cold, but full disclosure, I would almost always rather be on my bike.
I enjoy most types of music, but mainly listen to indie and alternative rock. I like finding new bands, especially when I stumble into them while seeing them live. Too much of my spending money goes to concerts, but I love live music is one of my passions.
I escape to the greenbelt whenever I can.
I enjoy yoga, but I think I'm the only guy in town who enjoys the philosophy of yoga more than the asana practice. That is probably partially due to my clumsiness, and the other part due to my bookishness. But seriously, Indian philosophy is great.
I love Shiner Bock. If it isn't a Shiner, I'm probably drinking a random micro-brew.
Stupid television shows are a major component of my life. (courtesy of netflix)
I spend entirely too much time at the Alamo Drafthouse.
I like passionate dialogue. I question people's beliefs, but never push my beliefs on others.
Open-mindedness is my guiding principle.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm finishing my degree in philosophy and English. Not too long ago I completed my very nerdy thesis in order graduate with honors. With one semester of school left, I see the finish line! I've also got a great job that I really love. I consider myself fortunate to do something I have always been so passionate about.
Growing up I swore I was going to be an attorney. Now that I'm older, I'm not sure that I want to devote my working life practicing law. When I graduate I will most likely begin a masters program. We'll see where life takes me after that.
My true aspiration in life is simply to live comfortably, and be happy.
I’m really good at
Boardgames. Who am I kidding, it's really just chess. Chess has been one of my creative outlets since I was a kid, but has become a competitive outlet since I gave up organized sports. I played rugby for Texas for a couple years, but a knee injury changed my outlook on contact sports. I'm still a sports fan (particularly football,) but I've come to the realization that my long term health is more important than a club sport.

I take my writing somewhat seriously. To say that I am a good writer at this point would be hubris. A bachelors degree in English, two publications that never get read, and a journal full of incomplete and fragmented thoughts hardly make me the next Hemingway. However, writing it is something that I have always enjoyed, done regularly, and will continue to work on throughout my life.

Getting parents to like me.
Remembering the words to every song.
Appreciating the simple joys of life.
The first things people usually notice about me
You tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Authors- Camus, Rand, Emerson, J.K. Rowling, Plato, Nietzsche, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Whoever I have to read at the moment for class. Anything but what I'm reading for class, and existentialist fiction. Beyond that, I like to read things with little to no literary merit. I'll take amusement over a pulitzer prize winner 6 days out of 7 I'm afraid.

Movies- I'm a big fan of Tarantino, Kevin Smith, and Scorsese. Honestly I'll watch just about anything. I just prefer the genre of the movie to match my mood.

Shows- If it is on HBO, I am probably a fan. Mad Men, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Dexter, Weeds, 30 Rock, How I met your mother, & Parks and Rec.

Music- I spend most of my time listening to rock. I'm currently listening to a lot of Modest Mouse, Minus the Bear, Dave Matthews, Citizen Cope, and slew of British pop punk bands. I'm definitely the byproduct of the emo generation, and grew up listening to a lot of Say Anything, Senses Fail, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and soforth. I also think I know my shit when it comes to rap.

Food- I'm a sucker for Mexican, Italian, Indian, and BBQ.
The six things I could never do without
1. A shower...this is Texas.
2. My Friends, an incredible group of people.
3. My Family, an incredible group of people that I didn't get to pick.
4. My Moleskin notebook, because I never remember my bright ideas, however good they seem at the time.
5. Macbook, because I sold my soul to the Apple corporation back in 2007.
6. Music, at the end of the day, music always puts a smile on my face.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I day dream a lot. I often imagine what I would do if I were given one power of my choosing. A completely trivial past time, but entertaining nonetheless.

I also think a lot about philosophic topics. What is the nature of justice? How does an audience come to understand figurative references? Is an individual more obligated to society, or is society more obligated to the individual? How did value systems come to be accepted, and were these values arbitrary, or do they adopt prior precedent? Why is everyone so damn convinced that morality is objective and not relative? Ethics has always fascinated me, and more recently I've been reading the philosophy of different areas of the world, such as Chinese and Indian philosophy.

I talk a lot, but I also make plenty of time to reflect.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, Hanging out with friends, At a bar with friends, Heading to the movies or a concert, Taking in an evening Yoga class if I'm feeling more chill. I've also been know to plop down on the couch and take down full seasons of a television show in one sitting. I don't think I really have a very typical Friday night. My schedule fluctuates, and so do my evenings correspondingly.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I am wearing white socks, there is a good chance they do not match.
You should message me if
You enjoy intelligent conversation.
You think we share similar values or interests.
Something about my profile caught your attention.