taylja06
25 Baltimore, MD
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My self-summary
Heterodox Economist working in Baltimore. English and Economics degrees. Love of weird books and critical theory on alternatives to capitalism. Pretty easy going. Brew beer for charity and occasionally get paid to judge booze. Been drinking more whiskey lately. It's a quiet life and I'm just looking for companionship on here, romantic or otherwise.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a good job in healthcare helping make work easier for folks while delivering better care. Currently at a very large academic hospital and would like to move to a smaller, community hospital sometime in the future.

I brew beer, but not as often as I used to. We would sell wristbands at concerts or stuff and donate proceeds to charity. Recipes have won awards and it's given a good deal to lgbtq* and women's rights & health groups.

Otherwise, things are simple. My rent's kinda high or else I'd like to travel. Not a social butterfly, but am damn loyal. So yeah. Zero grace. Probably at a bar wishing it was a bit quieter.
I’m really good at
Well I'm published in economics and English literature journals, and I've had a few short stories put out, so I suppose writing. More fun, I guess, I love making beer and learning about music history.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard, usually. I've been told many times I'm not allowed to get rid of it. I'm also a pretty big dude and apparently look much older than I am in person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I need to fill this out better, but I really dig post-modernist anything and experimentalism. Also, music wise, a ton of 70s folk, 90s punk, today's pop-punk, and a whole lot of experimental stuff in drone and modern classical. Also just shitkicking rock and punk like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and FIDLAR.

I've gotten lucky enough to collaborate brewing beer with the Mountain Goats, Your Heart Breaks, Kool AD from Das Racist and Party Animal, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Drive-By Truckers. That is a good sampling of favorite bands and tastes.

I picked up a major in English in college, and wrote my thesis on 1980s counter-cultural literature. So I love folks like DeLillo, Kathy Acker, Vonnegut, etc. Absolutely hate Ayn Rand. Hate.

Television is a passion, primarily interest in sitcoms and writers' rooms over prestige dramas or auteur projects but hey. For as much as I love, say, Breaking Bad, I would trade classic Simpsons for it in a heart beat. Perhaps even NewsRadio, at least the Phil Hartman seasons.
The six things I could never do without
No clue. Some Red Bull, a David Harvey text, and a notepad would keep me occupied though.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
an odd preference for irrational things despite statistics education. Preferring to play stripes in 8-ball for example.
On a typical Friday night I am
Decompressing from the work week, likely opening a decent beer then deciding on where to eat dinner. From there whatever comes along works just fine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own a cat named after a Kurt Vonnegut character, so that probably says a lot. Uh, I suffer from pretty severe depression and anxiety, but it's managed well and I have support from kind friends.
You should message me if
you wanna chat about my profile, beer, economics, books, television; anything really. I'm pretty open to talk.
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