I'm like the Aunt Rita of your extended family - the one who just
neurotically rambles all throughout Thanksgiving dinner. But I've
been told by many that it becomes very endearing once you get to
know me. Plus I sing in a punk band, so that kinda offsets the
overall awkwardness of my persona and gives me a feeble shot at
appearing to be sort-of cool.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently, I work for a department of the state that helps homeless people acquire housing subsidies. It's not my "dream job" by any means, but I started school once again fairly recently, so I'm hoping things will change on that front in the relatively near future. Otherwise, I put a lot of time into my band. I often dream about the day that some famous music executive will hear our stuff and hate it so much that he starts to ironically love it. Unfortunately, I think that kind of thing actually happens these days.
I’m really good at
Bullshitting my way through topics of which I have almost no
understanding of. It's how I made it through every college course
and job interview.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I give REALLY awkward handshakes because I'm obsessively questioning the appropriate social convention of meeting this new person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Vonnegut, Dave Eggers...
Movies: Manhattan, Shaun of the Dead, Ghostbusters, There Will Be Blood, Fargo, Rushmore, Die Hard, Boogie Nights, The Thing, Amelie, E.T., Back to the Future trilogy, Goodfellas, The Dark Knight, nearly everything and anything Pixar...I also seem to repeatedly hold back-to-back screenings of both Wayne's World 1+2
Shows: Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Freaks and Geeks, Twin Peaks, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Games of Thrones...my new favorite show is Fargo and tragically I have zero friends who also watch it, so I am currently in desperate need to discuss it with. Please help me if you can - I don't know how much more of this I can take.
Music: Titus Andronicus, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Fucked Up, Talking Heads, Neutral Milk Hotel, Blur, Bomb The Music Industry!...although if we're being real here - I think even 15 years later, "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger may still be my favorite song of all time.
Food: If it's really good, I'll eat any kind of bisque or chowder over everything else. I've also been known to literally lose my balance at the scent of fresh baked cookies.
I'm also pretty obsessed with podcasts, so I suppose I should probably list those as well: Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made, Criminal, Serial, Radiolab, This American Life, Freakanomics...
The six things I could never do without
A music-playing device, a film-playing device, my cat (who has the greatest name in existence even though very few people seem to agree), coffee at all points of the day, the change of seasons, and all of my truly beloved friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What exactly I'll need to survive when the zombie apocalypse
inevitably begins. I can only hope that you all are doing the same.
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeing a band and probably drinking more than my body can tolerate.
Or playing a show of my own and drinking more than my body can
tolerate. Or sitting at home and watching Gremlins for the 70th
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think "Treasure" by Bruno Mars may be the greatest song ever
written. I'm not even remotely joking.
You should message me if
You also have an unhealthy obsession with the band Titus Andronicus (I do not have many Titus-loving friends and this greatly upsets me)
You want to just discuss movies. Like all day. It's almost dangerous to get me started on the topic because I will chew people's ears off over a single movie/director/actor/whatever until they literally want to cause physical harm to me. Especially if it's on the subject of Paul Thomas Anderson.
Honestly, my only requirement is you just have to be a nice person. Just someone who's accepting of all other people and doesn't discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. If that's your thing, that's your thing, but it's not something I desire to surround myself with. Otherwise, message away if you think we might get along at all :D