Mostly_Original
30 San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
I just moved to the Bay Area from my hometown of Philly, where I went to grad school for urban planning. Before that I lived in Upstate New York where I worked at the State Legislature... which became increasingly depressing... hence grad school.

I was that kid in class who was probably smarter than the teacher pet, but sat in the back, rarely did the reading, and usually only spoke up to make sarcastic comments.

I had a larger section describing myself, but then I realized that it was all hyperbole and sounded stupid and generic, so I deleted it.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to answer the above question.
I’m really good at
answering open ended questions
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm smart, funny, and often say inappropriate things out loud but it's okay because everyone was thinking it anyway.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
movies:Lawrence of Arabia, Psycho (anything Hitchcock), Dr. Strangelove (anything Kubrick), Fargo, I'm kinda a film geek so I'll stop there.

shows: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The West Wing, The Wire, The Americans, House of Cards, The Simpsons, Futurama, Homeland, House of Lies, Dexter... though it's been on a bit long, I recently re-discovered King of the Hill,

books: So I am currently working on reading Debt: the first 5000 Years, and read Gang Leader For a Day over the summer. Last summer I had a bunch of audible credits saved up... so I bought everything that Robert Caro has ever written that they had; I recently finished The Power Broker (66 hours of audiobook magic!), Not sure when I'll get around to the LBJ series.

I also like Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, Ray Bradbury are some of my favorites. Since it needs an honerable mention, The Onion: Our Dumb Century (This is The Onion's look at the 20th century in headlines, it's brilliant and makes the American history nerd in me giddy.) I liked On The Road once I finally got through it. On my to-read list: Concrete Planet, The Psychopath Test

Music: classic rock, punk, hardcore, post-punk, angsty 80s-90s alternative music, some indie bands, jazz... listing bands impractical. I've been really into MC5 and The Who lately… or really, any rock that's dirty and loud!

Food: I enjoy food of all types.
The six things I could never do without
nature
the internet
coffee
farmers markets
movies (good ones)
curiosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
escaping to the woods, architecture, sandwiches, zeppelins (The airships, not the sandwiches; sorry Norristown) , maps, various crackpot ideas I get sometimes, Is the beer I'm drinking seasonally appropriate?, should this be capitalized? In 50 years, what songs will documentaries use for the retrospective montages of this epoch?, Who is the Joseph Stalin of the Twitter Generation?
On a typical Friday night I am
Contemplating what constitutes a typical Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dislike discussing private matters with people I'm close with, nonetheless internet people.
You should message me if
you disagree with the genderized social norm that dictates that the man has to approach the woman first...

you dislike inane smalltalk...

or... you know... I seem nice or whatever.
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