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  • Ages 27–45
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5' 7" (1.70m)
Body Type
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat), Russian (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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I find humor in most things, and try not to laugh at inappropriate times; sometimes it sneaks up on me.

I think "monkey" is perhaps the most fun word in the English language.

I'm a fan of "air quotes."

I'm originally from Florida, and have lived in most major (and some very minor) cities in the state. I moved to Chapel Hill in early '07 on a bit of a whim, and from there to Durham in late '11. I gotta say, Durham's pretty alright by me.

I enjoy most varieties of physical and mental exercise. I'm not particularly great at any sport, though that doesn't often stop me. I am, however, pretty awesome at mental masturbation. I like hiking, biking, and general outdoorsiness.

Traveling's great, and I've been lucky enough to have visited some fantastic places. I'm always up for a weekender to the mountains or beach; Asheville, Boone, or Duck, anyone?

I'm a fan of good whiskys and bourbons, dark beers and pale ales. And good red wine. Though bad liquor and beer can be just as fun, in the right circumstance.

I have a 2 year old beagle mix who sheds like crazy, eats my socks, and, in general, is pretty great. Except for that whole shedding/eating socks thing.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a writer/editor by trade...hence the lengthy profile that likely will be read in full by very few people.

Since moving to the area, I've worked for a public health non-profit and a big pharma company; there were advantages and drawbacks to both. And so I'm currently striking out on my own, starting up my own academic editing business. Need help with that research paper, thesis/dis, or journal submission?

And I write fiction for pleasure. So yeah, I'm all about the werdz.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Storytelling. Running short distances in lengthy amounts of time. And procrastinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been told my eyes, though I think that's tapered a bit since I've begun wearing glasses. Over the last month or two, I'd have to say the hair; the pseudo-fro is a new thing for me.

Other than that, perhaps my boyish charm and wit? Or maybe the toilet paper hanging from my pant leg?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Replacements, Guided by Voices, Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird, Black Keys, Black Lips, Blur, Bowie, James Brown, Built to Spill, Buzzcocks, Catherine Wheel, the Clash, J. Coltrane, Constantines, Crooked Fingers, old Cure, M. Davis, Dead Kennedys, Decemberists, Deerhunter, Destroyer, Lee Dorsey, The Fall, E. Fitzgerald, Aretha, Betty Harris, The Hold Steady, Etta James, Jesus and Mary Chain, Magnetic Fields, Mark Lanegan, Mountain Goats, Morphine, New Pornographers, Old 97's, Police, Pavement, Pixies, Pogues, Iggy Pop, Radiohead, Ramones, Social Distortion, Soft Boys, Son Volt, Spoon, Elliott Smith, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Velvet Underground, Walkmen, Muddy Waters, Gillian Welch, Whiskeytown, Wire, Wye Oak, Yes. This is not a comprehensive list.

Authors/books: Updike, Pynchon, DeLillo, Flan O'Connor, Roth, Cheever, Rick Moody, Salinger, Baudelaire, Poe, ee cummings, James Joyce, Padgett Powell, Chuck Klostermann, Herman Hesse, Aldous Huxley, Roland Barthes, Hegel, Freud, Marx, Walter Benjamin, Foucault, Frankfurt School....and an occasional dose of Hemmingway, to regain my macho. Because, you know, those other guys are all sissies.

Film: Big Lebowski, Rushmore, Life Aquatic, Happiness, Gadjo Dilo (a Romanian flick), The Ice Storm, Five Easy Pieces, Alien, Clockwork Orange, There Will Be Blood, Hotel Rwanda, any Jarmusch flick, anything by Werner Herzog, Man on Wire.

Foodstuffs: I dig most "ethnic" varieties I've come across, including (but not limited to) Thai, Italian, Mexican, Cuban, Spanish, Greek, Indian, French, Vietnamese, Salvadoran, Cajun/Creole, Ethiopian, you name it. Though I have to be in the right mood for Chinese.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A slightly farcical list, since I could certainly do without pretty much any of these things if I had to...but they do make life a helluva lot more enjoyable.

Music and something with which to listen (stereo, headphones, ipod, something).

Sunglasses. Not because of any pretense of fashion, by the way; they're nearly a necessity for me.

Good whisky, though good vodka and/or good beer will suffice in a pinch.

Occasional (or semi-regular) red meat. Not to scare the vegetarians/vegans away, mind you, but I do love a good steak. Local preferred.

Good sex. And large quantities of it. Crass? Maybe...but hey, it's honest.

Arts in general. Literature, paintings, photos, sculptures, music, film, dance, theater. It's good shit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How do I work this?
Where is that large automobile?
Where is my beautiful house?
Where does that highway go?
Am I right?...Or am I wrong?

That, and how the fuck did Ayn Rand become so impossibly popular over the last decade or so? Her writing sucks, and her "philosophy" is asinine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I fear that I've sold out, or am in the process thereof. And I seriously wonder whether I'll ever "grow up." Perhaps the 2 are related?

Also, I'm a spy. In the house of love.