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My self-summary
I'm a pretty ridiculously open person. If you ask me a question I'll probably give you the whole answer. This can be disarming or off-putting.

Just moved to the Bay, getting my sea legs, loving it.

I'm a laid-back caffeine addict with a strong personality who likes girls with stronger personalities. I like girls who say things that are funny. Kindness is crucial, but decoupled from wit, daring, bite... snooze. Let's wake up!
What I’m doing with my life
Just moved here, but I'm officially a job-having motherfucker. Substitute preschool teacher and Kaplan SAT prep coach,so about half solution, half problem. I'd eventually like to be an ESOL teacher and/or nonprofit superstar.

Learning Spanish. Just got back from a long trip in Latin America.

Reading when I can. Starting big books (frequently), finishing them (occasionally).

Doing stand-up.

Someday I'd like to be the ubermensch.
I’m really good at
being comfortable, looking uncomfortable

Making seitan. Tofu's for chumps.
The first things people usually notice about me
"You're pretty tall, you know? Are you gettin taller? You look taller or somthin
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music:The Beach Boys, Jay-Z, Bob Dylan, Madlib, Brian Eno before U2 got a hold of him, Prince, J Dilla, The Velvet Underground, DOOM, Parliament-Funkadelic, Wu-Tang Clan, Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Randy Newman (his albums, not the soundtracks), Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Bach,Don Giovanni, The Kinks, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Damon Albarn, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, most things produced by Steve Albini, Gordon Voidwell put on the best recent live show I've been to.

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks are not the greatest band, but they have the greatest band name.

Books: War & Peace, The Tale of Genji, Buddenbrooks, King Lear, Bleak House,Sentimental Education, Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Hamlet, the Tao Te Ching, The Little Prince, Proust, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, From Hell, Portnoy's Complaint, Beyond Good and Evil, La Vida es Sueño. Haruki Murakami's pretty brilliant as contemporary novelists go.

I was not a huge lover of modern poetry until I discovered Neruda, Vallejo,Lorca. I feel like I've stumbled on a vocabulary I'd been looking for all my life.

TV: Flight of the Conchords, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The Sopranos, Mr. Show, Party Down, Peep Show, The Thick of It,The Office UK, Bob's Burgers, Simpsons Classic, John Oliver, Ren and Stimpy...

Film: The Host, Rules of the Game, Fargo, Horse Feathers, Bridge on the River Kwai, The Third Man, The South Park movie, Ratatouille, Tokyo Story, Yojimbo, Funny Games, Audition, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Children of Men, Animal House, Manhattan Anything Buster Keaton, City Lights, Bringing Up Baby, Fellini, Katherine Hepburn in general...

I do really like horror movies. Enthusiasm isn't required, but some tolerance is a plus.

Food: I don't buy meat, but if you're not gonna finish that burger, no reason for it to go to waste, right? Other than that, I am not a picky eater. Put food in me. If it is good, I will really like it. If it is bad, I will still probably like it. I'm also learning to cook and have fewer and fewer catastrophes in my kitchen.

Misc: Groucho Marx, coffee, Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Chris Morris, The Ricky Gervais Show, Stouffer's lasagna, Krazy Kat, bigghostnahmean.com

tl;dr: I love all the stuff you love, and some stuff that's better than that stuff
The six things I could never do without
Connections to people.
Stupid dirty jokes.
Opportunities to get away, opportunities to settle in.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I read a book that said that, early on in a relationship, when we feel our partner has hurt us, it's not so much that they've betrayed us, it's that they've betrayed the image of them that we've been building up in our heads. We've been eager to fill in all the gaps in our knowledge of them with the most flattering sketches we can manage--yet here they are, these real people, wiping out all our beautiful ideas of who they might be. So: how to treat real people like real people, and how to let gaps remain, maybe even enchantingly, gaps.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, cobbling together a social situation, other
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I'm in yoga class, I feel like Tina from Bob's Burgers.
You should message me if
Message me if you don't quote Family Guy: quoting Family Guy is getting really close to being a deal-breaker for me. If you'd take HBO or AMC over SHOWTIME any day. You're into ecstacy (the emotion). O, y si quieres practicar español conmigo.