Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a cross between Sherlock Holmes, Neal Cassady and Don
I spent seven years living in foreign countries (Thailand,
Australia and Texas) and another move is probable (thinking Finland
or New Zealand for grad school).
I like bad decisions with good people, twisty roads and straight
whiskey, and bright ideas in dark alleys.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
College professor, freelance journalist, bartender, stand up
Ultimately, I want to make preserving and documenting endangered
languages my life's work. To that end I want to start a non-profit
along the lines of this: http://elalliance.org
/ but it's a big
project and I have never tried anything remotely like it.
Getting my hands greasy tinkering with my bike.
Although I'm not averse to hiking and camping, I'm definitely a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making you laugh
Singing like Johnny Cash. (Hit me up if you can do June - I need a
karaoke duet partner)
Explaining what the fuck is going on in Game of Thrones
Knowing when to use punctuation and when not to
The first things people usually notice about me
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My Magritte tattoo. I get a lot of comments on it even from people
who have no idea who Magritte is. Apparently a lot of people really
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books (Non-Fiction): Guns, Germs and Steel; Godel, Escher, Bach;
Freakonomics. I think it's indicative that this was the easiest to
come up with.
Books (Fiction): Since my non-fiction reading can be dense, I tend
to go with lighter fictional fare: Terry Pratchett (who in a better
world would be considered a great writer instead of merely a
successful one, also RIP sir), Neil Stephenson, Paolo Bacigalupi
(I'll buy you a drink if you can tell me how to pronounce his
Poets: Yeats, Frost, Ginsberg
Comics: Transmetropolitan; Lone Wolf and Cub; Batman: The Killing
Movies: Blade Runner; True Romance; The Big Lebowski; Army of
Darkness; The Prestige (It has Batman, Wolverine, Gollum and David
Fucking Bowie as Nikola Fucking Tesla - it's a nerd buffet).
Shows: The Daily Show; Firefly; The Newsroom; Cosmos.
Music I was into before I fell into the time warp of living
overseas: Johnny Cash (who will always be my favorite); The Dead
Kennedys; MF Doom.
What I've been into lately: Old Crow Medicine Show (why yes, I am
perennially stoked for Hardly Strictly); Doc Watson; Scroobius Pip;
Cannonball Adderly (who shares my birthday); Ronald Jenkees; I've
also re-discovered my love of garage punk: Pussy Galore, The Velvet
Underground, The Pixies, etc.
Food: Southern. (I'm a Californian to the bone but my ears are from
Tennessee and my stomach is from South Carolina).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Things to learn
Things that make me want to write about them
Things that leave me speechless
Things that move me (literally and figuratively)
Things to eat and drink
Things that involve being with my nearest and dearest
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The Voynich Manuscript.
Meaning and where it lies.
Whatever piece or bit that I'm working on at the moment, the
vagaries of the English language, and the Oxford comma.
Why I miss California so much when I'm away and why I miss being
away so much when I'm in California.
Whether or not I should go to Memphis Minnie's.
The Giants, the Niners, Everton.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with some of my awesome and often crazy friends -
pinball may be involved.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I went on a TV quiz show and did an impression of Yoda and
Chewbacca doing a duet of a Frank Sinatra tune.
I want to start my own dating site called straighttosweatpants.com
You should message me if
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You want to swap travel stories.
You have any experience starting a non-proft and want to help me
get my project off the ground.
You (and this is important) know the difference between 'you're'
If you don't like motorcycles (or at least are unwilling to ride on
the back of one), we probably won't work out.
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