I have a broad range of interests - which is to say there are few
topics I can think of that don't have the potential to lead to a
great conversation. Though off the top of my head, NASCAR, monster
truck rallies, and wrestling are probably pretty short
conversations with me - a few jokes here or there at best. Recent
topics of interest include: "I am not a technophobe! (but *this*
shit creeps me out)," and derivations thereof (e.g., "sometimes I
don't feel bad about saying 'kids today' in a derogatory way," or
"seriously? There are people who don't get the joke 'Bueller?
Bueller?'"). Long-standing topics of supreme interest are myriad,
but as an example, let's say that I wouldn't judge if you wanted to
discuss the concept of language as actual magic anymore than I
would if you wanted to seriously get down to where The Simpsons
started to lose momentum.
... provided you won't judge me for the latter, of course.
Not for nothing (nor do I find online tests and quizzes to hold all
the keys to my being and a clear window to my soul), but I've taken
a Myers-Briggs analysis on another site that classified me as INFP.
Here it says I'm ESTJ. What does this mean? Or is it really as
simple as overly- simple quizzes?
What I’m doing with my life
I have degrees in Literature and History, but at the moment they're
a bit stalled in a professional sense. I work as a "Report Analyst"
at a company that owns several (now slightly more well-known)
online schools. My job title is ambiguous at best, and my job is
not bad, but it's not what I want to do long-term. I'm not the
biggest fan of for-profit education, but traditional academia has
its issues as well, and in no short supply. I have *no* qualms
discussing that at length, but if it bores you to tears, I
understand and there are plenty of other things I love to talk
about as well. You watch Breaking Bad right? Right?!?!
I did a fair amount of acting in college with a student-run theatre
group and have recently started getting more involved with
productions in Pittsburgh. I have been told I have a talent for it,
and certainly hope that's the case - I know I enjoy it! I'm
starting to step-it up a bit with directing lately as well, and in
general, I'm really grateful and excited to be doing theatre again.
It's important to me.
I’m really good at
Retaining massive amounts of useless knowledge. Also, some useful
items here and there.
The first things people usually notice about me
I honestly have no idea and would probably be horrified to
I would hope for "he appears to be a reasonably normal person who
might be cool to talk to for a bit," if it came down to it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: How about authors? James Joyce, Raymond
Carver, T.C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, H. P. Lovecraft, Andre Dubus,
and Flannery O'Connor to name just a few.
Movies: Tons, but The Third Man is a
standout. In fairness, I should also say: The Impostors.
Music: Eclectic. The Beatles, The Pixies, The
Clash, Uncle Tupelo, Blackalicious, Hum, Serge Gainsbourg,
Radiohead, Miles Davis, Beethoven, and Mozart, as a sampling.
TV: Breaking Bad, Louie, Party Down, Game of
Thrones, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Sherlock, Extras,
South Park, The Simpsons, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Firefly,
Deadwood, Sports Night, Mr. Show, The X-Files... My TV on DVD
collection is threatening to overtake the number of movies I own on
The six things I could never do without
1. - Mental stimulation.
2. - Good reading material.
3. - Uh oh, I think 1 & 2 are somewhat redundant...
4. - Your total understanding of why, while wracking my brain and
over-analyzing, that could happen.
5. - Seriously, it's not indicative of anything, I swear.
6. - Um... I think I'll go have a drink now...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Some very random things - from time-travel, to travel plans, to
planning what the hell I'm going to eat later. Blanking on the
latter at the moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about with friends. Unless I'm at a play, or in a play, or
maybe a concert of some sort.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Oh! So I don't know if I just overlooked or intentionally ignored
this, but looking at other people's profiles, I would always forget
what I put as my own "private thing." And I just learned the answer
now, looking over my own profile for the first time in months:
So... that's mildly embarrassing.
Also: I am very slow to anger in many regards; that being said, if
you insist on being the slowest-moving person on a sidewalk and
happen to be in my path or, while driving, you want to change lanes
in front of me and refuse to understand that turn signals are real
and an awesome way to be courteous to fellow drivers, well then I
am probably judging you pretty harshly, with little regard for what
may be your positive daily attributes. Just be aware of the people
around you, m'kay? Thanks!
You should message me if
Any of this has interested you to the point of wanting to know
more. I don't know that I've given that much to go on at the
moment, but hopefully there are a few details that at least spark