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My self-summary
My name is Mike.

I'm the type of guy who never did karaoke until last week, but by the end of the night had gotten my friends to sing along with "Call me maybe" and "insatiable"
What I’m doing with my life
I've decided that this year is about self-education, reading the classics (I have resolved to read 20 this year, all recommendations welcome!), and exercise (Bodyweight, kettlebell, qigong, and "zadyarka"). I also want to acquire three or more new skills (I have yet to nail down which skills though). As much as I can fit it in I love to cook and am systematically working on learning new techniques. This months specialty is braising.
I’m really good at
Reading. Keeping the peace among friends. Picking up accents. Bar trivia.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm either inexplicably smiling wide, moving in strange ways or I'm not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite authors: Tom Robbins, James A. Michener, Edward Abbey, Philip K. Dick, Desmond Morris.
The six things I could never do without
The literal side of me instinctively says: sleep, food, water, air, warmth, language.

Aside from these of, my essentials would be:
My desire to learn
Black iced tea
A Notebook
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Dreams. Why animals act the way they do. How to be more honest. Maps. What I want to get done today. Barbecue.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the park doing calisthenics then back home for some cooking and housework. Planning for the upcoming post-apocalyptic nightmare world, you know- that kind of thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know that there must be an FBI file on me somewhere (everyone has one, right?) and I'm a little scared to even try to check it out. I wouldn't be surprised to find a photo of myself at the back of a May Day parade in Siberia with all the black and red flag waving anarchists - a story I can tell you sometime.
You should message me if
You want to go to bar trivia or coffee near wallingford.
Or food trucks, there are always food trucks.