Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Most days. . . I feel like all the world is a tuxedo, and I’m a
pair of brown shoes. This, I’ve decided, is generally a good thing.
If this metaphor makes sense to you, let’s talk sometime.
My hardest earned lesson has got to been how to err on the quirky
side rather than the neurotic side of the line. . .the results have
been pretty good so far. Being eccentric, I've decided, is what
happens when the neurotic grow up.
My sense of humor has been described as drier than the Sahara. I
think that was a compliment. A love of the absurd, I've decided, is
the surest way to shore up my sanity. It's kind of nice to be a
cheerful nihilist. Seriously .
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm in something of a self-imposed exile (read: I moved to the
suburbs to be closer to school).
I just completed my first year of law school. I suppose I should
add the standard disclaimer, that I'm not "one of those" law
students. I left a career in child protection so that I could get a
law degree, so that I could return to child protection and advocate
for kids. Everyone, after all, deserves an advocate. . . or some
shit like that. (See Self Summary.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people comfortable, without getting all hippie about it. . .
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've heard a number of things. . . I'm not sure how, but people
seem to pick up on my eccentricities within the space of a few
words. . .
And, as of July 2013, the fact that I'm in a wheelchair. . . life
definitely threw me a curveball on that one.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier And Klay (just got
done), Portrait of An Artist as a Young Man, Assassination
Vacation. . . and hundreds more. If you're lucky I might let you
pick through my library.
FYI--I have a hard time understanding people that don't read. As
noted American philosopher, auteur, and cultural critic John Waters
said, "If you go home with someone and they don't have books, don't
I'll also confess that I have a secret soft spot in my heart for
the hilarity that are chick tracts.
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Party (The Peter Sellers Movie),
Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange. I think the trend is that I
like movies with lots of great one liners.
Music: This could be a long list. . .I tend to go in phases.
Right now seems to be my WWI french chanson phase. Before that it
was underground hip hop. . . and before that it was early
folk/country. . . my CD collection is kind of eclectic.
Notably missing from my album collection, however, are jam bands.
This will never change.
food: SUSHI! and many others.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Occasional alone time.
3. I hate to admit it, but my car.
4. Teh innerwebs.
6. Good company.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything! Only child = rich inner world. Below is a short/random
1. How to be better.
2. Existentialism as a means of empowerment and happiness (it's not
a paradox, trust me).
3. What it'll be like to not have student loans someday.
4. The sorry state of the country.
5. sex (who doesn't?)
7. Zen and existentialism.
8. History (mostly international lately).
9. How to promote healthy, affirming and positive sexuality.
10. How to help promote healthy and affirming body image.
11. Where gender roles meet biology, and how to negotiate
12. Understanding whether morality is an action or a state of
being, or both.
13. How to understand human dignity as an atheist.
14. How to be an atheist without proselytizing, but demanding
respect for my views.
15. Pretty girls.
16. What books I need to read.
17. What the next steps should be in my life.
18. How to be supportive of my clients and realistic at the same
19. The edges of tough love and meanness, and the usefulness of
20. Being a man and a feminist.
21. The war.
22. International relations.
23. The birth of the subject in a hegelian, nietszchean, freudian
24. The intersections of religion, politics, and ethics.
25. If I do enough good in the world.
26. Distinguishing between altruism and martyrdom.
27. How to make all my computer stuff open source.
28. Whether I'm too old to be considered a nerd at this
29. Civil liberties and the principles embodied in the
30. Money, and how to square idealism against legitimate financial
31. How my thoughts on all of the above can be as amusing as they
can be serious.
32. The intersections between neurology, biology, and the
etc, ad infinitum
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Taking refuge in my underground crypt; where I rejuvenate
Some Fridays, though, I just like to hang out with my friends
playing scrabble or something.
I really do pride myself on flexibility. . .
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have an enormous man crush on Ira Glass.
I'm not necessarily as vanilla as I look. . .
Despite being in a wheelchair I'm still capable of having sex. .
I probably care more than I let on.
You should message me if
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For the record, I tend to get a little weak in the knees for the
compassionate, unconventional, and eccentric types.
and. . .
You understand that there are plenty of different ways to have
or. . .
You feel as out of place in the 'burbs as I do.
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