Oh! I also use archaic slang. Like scratch, dynomite, and jawesome. Check the last one, it's legit.
In my spare time I "rock out," which means wearing ripped jeans and generally pretending that I'm being filmed by an MTV crew from the mid 90s. I also "nerd out." This involves reading, writing, playing video games, and writing about the process of reading, writing, and playing video games. I do my best to split my time evenly, but somehow video games always comes out on top.
Like most people, I have three separate addictions, all of them legal, except for the Thai boys.
I often look at things and feel feelings. These feelings are sometimes profound, sometimes stupid, and sometimes both. Still, I think its nice to espouse and discuss these feelings.
I am awkward, capable, and inept
I also write sometimes. You can find some of what I write at digitalonanism.blogspot.com. Its a small, psychotic cross section of what I do, but I apply myself and try to take pride in it.
Also, I can drive stick and I sometimes use irony correctly. I'm a master of puns.
Of late I've also been told I'm good at kickball. Not fielding in kickball, but literally kicking the ball in a way that people have trouble catching it, and running short distances while swearing at myself. Only in Portland could this be considered a skill.
Books: The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, Saul and Patsy, Oryx and Crake. I currently carry a copy of Amanda Nadelburg's Isa the Truck Named Isadore in my bag at most times, though.
Music: Labor (Aesop Rock), The Sunlandic Twins (Of Montreal), Spelled in Bones (The Fruit Bats). If I was making the same list today I'd have some Rilo Kiley and Neko Case thrown in there for good measure.
Movie wise, I'll just rattle off things I think are great, since homelessness didn't afford me a movie player: Grosse Point Blank, Knocked Up, the original Die Hard, Blade Runner and Predator. If your idea of a good time is eating a nice meal, having a nice beer and watching Predator, we will get along really well.
As for food... The greatest fast food I've ever had is something called "curry chips" from a small fast food place called Lennox's in Cork, Ireland. The best "real" food I've ever had, on a dime to satisfaction ratio, is probably Pad Thai, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The best biscuits and gravy I've ever had has come from The Uptown Diner, located in downtown Minneapolis. The best food I've had in Portland is tough to nail down, but if I had to make a call? I'd say Genie's. Nothing tastes better after a night of drinking than diner fare with hipster flare.
These choices should tell you a lot about me, even though they don't take the form of a list.
On a less pretentious note, I also think about kittens, boobs, and fresh air a lot. These are things that I believe everyone can enjoy, barring serious mental illness. Addendums to this list include Bruce Willis, Impressionist paintings and cheap red wine.
I used to think about Queen a lot, but that's not accurate anymore. Nowadays I think about what I can fit into my Tercel, what my next tattoo is going to be and how much I can spend on tattoos. Currently planned tattoo to come: T-Rex fighting a squid.
Basically, if you like books or think shouting "books are cool" in a public place is a cool idea you should talk at me.