I like spending time in coffee shops reading books, but also the places that you go to before and after the coffee shops. Bookstores, mostly. Ideally this is how I spend the majority of my time, but in actuality coffee gets expensive and also would probably kill me if I drank that much of it. So I do a lot of other things, and also have a job, which really cuts down on the amount of time I actually spend in coffee shops (although it is good for financing my book habit).
What I’m doing with my life
Learning as much as I possibly can about my immediate
Constantly increasing the borders which define what my immediate
I’m really good at
I'm more of a jack of all trades sort of person than a really good
at one thing sort of person. People tell me that I'm a good actor
but those people aren't casting directors so I really don't trust
them one bit.
I'm pretty lucky, too, but I tend to get the bad luck mixed in with
the good. You know, just to keep things interesting. I'm not sure
if that really counts as something that I'm good at though, as it
seems a product of circumstance.
Oh and once I won a state-wide storytelling competition. That's a
thing I'm good at probably. It sounds impressive, at least. I'll
tell you the story if you ask, even though I probably shouldn't.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall, I overdress in shades of black and grey, and move too
fast for most people to keep up. I only smile with one half of my
mouth, which depending on my mood becomes a smirk or a sneer.
Most people just notice the tall thing though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite books were written by Neil Gaiman, Anthony Burgess, Albert Camus, Brian K Vaughn, David Foster Wallace, GK Chesterton. Some of those favorites might be comic books or poems and not like, novels. None of those are nonfiction, for reasons that elude me, given how much nonfiction I've been reading recently. David Grann and Sarah Vowell are both pretty rad, I suppose. Or like, Robert Graves, he's really great (although some of his ideas about mythology are pretty much insane).
I like movies directed by (and likely written by) Shane Black, Rian Johnson, Martin McDonagh, George Miller, Joel and Ethan Coen, Guillermo Del Toro, Edgar Wright, and Stuart Gordon. I also have a fondness for bad horror and action movies.
My favorite showrunners are David Milch, Graham Yost, and Bryan Fuller. I think only one of those has multiple shows under his belt that I dig on though. This category suffers a bit from an adherence to my own weird self-imposed theme, I think.
The kind of music that was made in garages by people who knew too many words to describe their sadness and not enough chords. Also David Bowie.
Coffee, Gin, Whiskey. Although I mostly drink water. Hydration is key.
The six things I could never do without
Let's just make them all people. I like people. Or I guess books,
those are pretty much the same thing (full of stories). Three
people and three books, maybe?
But like, interesting books, if I've only got three of them to work
with. Same goes for the people.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Idioms. You know, those weird phrases that only exist for a
figurative meaning, like "stiff upper lip", or "cloak and dagger",
or "that dog won't hunt" (one of my personal favorites).
I find them fascinating. They're an incredibly common phenomenon,
but are pretty much impossible to translate between languages (at
least not literally) and can vary wildly even on a small scale,
cultural level. If you have any favorite idioms I would love to
hear about them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying my best to make it out of the house and go see plays or try new restaurants or whatever. I'm not always super successful with this one, so sometimes it falls by the wayside in favor of Netflix and board games at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am terrified of oddly specific things. Like rabies.
Actually that is probably the only thing.
You should message me if
You have something to do or someplace to go in which you think I
would be interested.
Or how about it if you have a dog and you want to let me play with
said dog? I am pretty sure I miss my family dogs more than half of
the people I left behind when I moved to Chicago. Not because I am
a misanthrope, I just really like dogs, okay?