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Hello! My name's Nik, and I just moved to the Bay from Portland,
Oregon. I like Fig Newtons, back scratches, and having inebriated
philosophical conversations that last for hours (that, or I just
like trying to pronounce "the transvaluation of values" after I've
had a few).
I love movies, especially animated ones. I work at Pixar, for
christsake. If "Up" didn't make you cry, you're a robot. That
doesn't mean we can't be friends, 'cause having a robot friend
would actually be awesome. Maybe I'm being a little close-minded.
Okay androids, you're alright in my book.
As the previous paragraph attests, I'm very fond of going off on
tangents. My favorite conversations always end with someone saying,
"Wait, how did we get here?" and no one remembers.
And that's awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
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I just moved into town for my dream job, so I'm working at Pixar
during the day, exploring my new home at nightl I've spent most of
my adult life traveling for work, but now I'm looking to settle
down some roots.
I'm currently cooking my way through "How to Cook Everything", by
the end of which I should be able to, well, cook everything, which
I must say, will be a pretty cool super power. I can't promise
it'll taste great, but I do like cooking for more than just
(whoever doesn't make the food has to do the dishes though ;)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Playing the kazoo and ukulele while singing a song I'm making up on
Eating an entire row of Oreos (though I require a glass of milk:
I'm not a barbarian).
And probably most importantly, back rubs.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm really good at being tall. Also, being far louder than I
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like books with unreliable narrators and lyrical prose, but
before you say it, I tried Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" and found
it too dense... maybe I'll try again later. A few of my favorite
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrman of
Moulin Rouge fame directed a movie adaption a few years
ago, and I can talk your ear off why it was better than I expected
while simultaneously worse than I could imagine).
Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : The
books decrease in excellence as they go on, but when it's hot, oh,
it's Zaphod Beeblebrox, baby.
Shakespeare : Speaking of which, is there a good Shakespeare
Festival Theater around? Want to go with me?
Brave New World : The most prophetic book of possibly the past
hundred years. Be prepared to discuss this.
City of God
Being John Malkovich
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Toy Story 2 (the best. I look forward to many arguments where you
try to convince me 3 is better).
Game of Thrones (I've also read the books and am I compulsive
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Mountain Goats
The Violent Femmes
I'm really good at throwing seemingly discordant leftover
ingredients together to make a dish that doesn't have a name, but
is surprisingly delicious.
And Mozzarella sticks. Gawd, I love Mozzarella sticks.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) My guitar, Erin.
1) My ukulele, Janie.
3) My drum kit, Darth (he's an electric. I had to leave my acoustic
back up in Portland when I moved. One of the saddest days of my
4) "I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson.
5) My computer. I built mine from scratch. Her name is
6) Bourbon, or hard cider, but preferably both.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can be more like Feminist Ryan Gosling.
The Higgs boson. I'm determined to successfully wrap my head around
Are these characters I'm writing simply pastiches of my favorite
tropes and not as genuinely original as I hope them to be?
Why do I spend 90% of my time thinking about the things I'm
supposed to be writing about rather than actually writing them?
Because they're just that awesome, but whatever.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Still feeling out what I'd like a "typical" Friday to be, but so
far I've had Fridays at the movies, or at a dinner party, or having
drinks with friends at a bar, all of which tend to lead towards
conversations that resemble this:
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I know all the words to Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" and sing them
loud and proud.
You should message me if
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“Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue
between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible
purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own
excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came
close to guessing that they were making champagne.”
If you'd like to eat and suffocate with me, I'd love to hear from
you. If you're out-spoken about being a feminist, want to discuss
the eventual heat-death of the universe, or know a place you'd
recommend to this new transplant, send me a message!
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