Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to Seattle a little over a year ago. I like it. Before, I
lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I liked that too.
I'm a goofball who likes to learn about trivia and interesting
stories far more than big t Truth. I'm culturally voracious. I
watch movies / television shows/basketball, read too many books /
magazines (longform junkie)/ clay tablets, and listen to music at a
rate that astounds men, women, and children of all ages.
I'm up for a beer and interesting conversation. I will be nice and,
if the stars align and I'm really lucky, I might even be funny.
Cross your fingers!
What I’m doing with my life
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I moved across the country to go to grad school in library science.
I was largely motivated by the fact that the my GRE scores were
about to expire. I was also motivated by the movie Party
Oh also, sometimes people pay me to write about all kinds of stuff.
An example of said stuff? I've written about the true story of the
aftermath of The Great Escape for Wired magazine and a shocking
amount on college basketball for websites, newspapers, and the odd
radio station. It's definitely more a hobby than a career at this
point in my life, but I enjoy the hell out of it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
bar trivia and impersonating Wikipedia. I retain things that I read
at a pretty high rate and I read a lot about everything. It's a
really dorky super power.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My long, prehensile tail.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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What people like isn't as important as what people are like. People
are more than the sum of their particular taste in media. Let's
talk about the "why" instead of the "what". I don't care if we
don't like the same things. I'd much rather take turns explaining
Books: Calvino, Borges, Pynchon, DFW, the usual stuff and all that
jazz. I have a real soft spot for Icelandic sagas, Hamlet, Beowulf,
and the Lattimore translation of the Odyssey.
Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Persona, Yojimbo, Network,
Do the Right Thing, Junebug, and Jurassic Park. I like a lot of
movies. Hilariously, this is an understatement.
Television: Deadwood is the best. Eastbound and Down, Game of
Thrones, Party Down, Parks and Recreation, Louie, Archer, Terriers,
and Justified. The other stuff too.
Music: I went to a Jandek show and then spent the next 48 hours
throwing up. It was awesome. I pledge allegiance to the Wu Tang
Clan. My favorite songs are SOS by ABBA and Walking on Sunshine by
Katrina and the Waves. It's just music and I like a lot of
Food: My last meal would probably be a cheeseburger with avocado
slices and sweet potato fries. I like to put pistachios on my pizza
with artichoke hearts. It changed my life.
Sometimes people add an extra section here for podcasts or graphic
novels, so if you want to talk about My Brother, My Brother and Me
or Laika, that would be just swell.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. I fall down Wikipedia holes a lot, so I decided to keep
track of the interesting or weird stuff I learn about. You can see
that here if you want:
Also enamored by all the lovely people on this site. I spend a lot
of time just looking at the profiles of all the really cool women
all over the world. It's just nice to know you all exist. Hopefully
I will eventually be friends with some of y'all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Prepping for the big game, coaching the young men of Dillon, Texas.
Giving inspirational speeches, saying "Boy, I tell you what," and
then taking off my hat, wiping my forehead and mussing my own hair.
Unless it's an off-week in which case I am probably helping out
Tami or Julie with one of their subplots. Just another Friday for
Coach Taylor. I meant me. Whatever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I really love answering the questions on here even though I think a
lot of the questions and answer options are terribly formulated.
Reading the explanations other people write for questions is
typically more insightful to me than the actual profile.
Also, I think you are really cute.
You should message me if
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... you are a wizard.
... you want to share your pizza.
... you are a pizza wizard.
... or if you want a reply. I am a replying machine. I will reply
to your message like it's my job. I will ignore my actual job to do
this, especially if you are some sort of pizza wizard.
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