Im a European mutt and Ive lived on both coasts. but most of my life has been unwound in Seattle and Yakima with quality time spent in Philadelphia and New Hampshire. Ive been to New York more than Ive been to LA.
I grew up spending half my time on a few hundred acres of apple orchards and a dead end suburban cul-de-sac (yes im aware thats redundant).
I have a record collection, a bookshelf, a great table, one plant, netflix and a view. A bed, a couple end tables, some personal memorabilia and way too many t-shirts fill up my bedroom. there now you know everything.
I hope you care about humanity and its philosophy, science, music, artistic expression, sports, politics, laws, health and its egg cheese and avocado sandwichs... I care about them too. too much im told sometimes. look, we have stuff in common and we should celebrate all of them. you like shoulder massages?! me too! but im really interested in what we dont have in common. you can produce life from within your own body? how does that make you feel? Ill always be interested in how you feel. you spent a lot of time in another culture? how does it affect how you see modern american culture? You have an opinion about military interventions in middle eastern and northern African countries? how does that influence your opinion of the President? of congress? Youve studied multiple religions with an open mind? How does that frame religion as a whole to you? please talk to me about anything except reality celebrities, modern american straight white christian suburban "normality", pop country music, fast food, the NBA, self tanning, wedding registries at target, "yolo", the DJ sets at Coachella, normative gender rules... well, actually Id love to talk ABOUT these topics but i could never force myself to care about these topics. you know what I mean?