I love when people mention in their opening line that they are more than any of the words they can use to describe themselves. Somewhere in Tennessee Williams' collection of journals is a passage that I have interpreted to mean that the people who have substantial substance are those who acknowledge the various selves they have developed-- whether past selves, the current self or the self we want to be-- and mournfully/joyfully accepts this as a part of being.
Wow, that was a horrible way to summarize myself. Okay, starting over:
I studied English, History & Creative Writing as undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill. It was okay, if you're into that kind of thing. I love learning & studying, and I find myself STILL staying up late to work on essays and prose pieces for one thing or another. But the structure of schools/education is deeply deeply flawed (which is probably why I enjoy learning more outside of institutions). I'm dreadfully applying to graduate schools in the bay area (MFA Prose or Ph.D Ethnic Studies). Tbh, I just want their money so that I can get paid for doing the EXACT same thing I'm doing now…and unfortunately academia helps with networking blah blah blah blah...
I've been in Chapel Thrill/Carrboro for a while, and it's one of those places people go to lose touch with reality as a whole. I've drank the kool-aid here & there, (you know, bike culture, potlucks, writing collectives, free markets after farmers markets, liberals who think their radicals, white feminists, beer-fests or music-fests or fest-fests…), but hell… as nice as that can be, it seems like people forget what life can be like for those who do not have those privileges.
it's been a great place for me to argue that intellectualization of our passions can destroy our passions (as I enjoy some completely theoretical text, perhaps written with a monotone voice). I love the place, but I'm ready for more.
This is me starting the self summary over:
I'm sarcastic and funny. And I don't take myself too seriously. And, you know, I'm more than what I could put in a summary box.
perhaps I proved my sarcasm there...