I graduated from Reed College in 2011, returned to my hometown for
a couple of years, and now back in Portland for law school. Past
that, I'm a bit of a nerd. I love movies (Missoula's bad movie
culture had more to do with my move than I should admit), I usually
spend my weekends playing board or card games, I read comics, and I
take a lot of pride in throwing myself fully at any topic that
interests me. When I'm passionate about some new interest, people
can tell. I'm told it can be charming, but expect geeking out on
What I’m doing with my life
Law school definitely keeps me busy. I don't know what kind of law
I'm doing yet, but I have a background in disability law and am
probably starting there.
I’m really good at
I love to throw my intellect into silly or off-beat pursuits. I am
good at getting people together who would never have gotten
together for games or other activities. I know who I am and stand
by my principles even when it's difficult. I like to think I'm a
good friend who's especially good at nudging the people around me
to want something more for themselves.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I'm in the middle of talking about something that excites me,
people notice my passion for silly topics. If I'm not geeking out,
people usually notice my hair, the fact that I look a bit young for
my age, and my somewhat Hobbit-y appearance.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: While I read a lot of classy things, my taste is a bit
middle-brow. Bruce Campbell's autobiography, "If Chins Could Kill,"
is essential reading for off-beat movie buffs. "Dante's Inferno" is
an old favorite. I only discovered it recently, but "Never Let Me
Go" is fantastic, if depressing. I really like comics, although my
favorite are the "Scott Pilgrim" books for not-at-all-rational
Movies: "Star Wars!" I've loved those movies since I've first seen
them, and I make sure I watch the original trilogy once a year. I
watch a lot of movies, though, so this is a long list.
Shows: "Parks and Recreation" just makes me happy. I love "The
Venture Bros." at the comedy equivalent of "The Wire," which is
also amazing. "Cowboy Bebop" is another favorite.
Music: I'm not great at music. I just can't defend my preferences
on music like I can with the others. I tend to like classic music,
but truth be told most of my music knowledge comes from
Food: I generally like Sushi or interesting vegetarian food. I'm
pretty willing to try anything, although I don't eat a lot of red
The six things I could never do without
1) Some sort of goal or direction to keep me doing something beyond
the bare minimum.
2) Access to a wide variety of movies.
3) Board/card games of any sort, but particularly Magic.
4) Something to read.
5) Political activity for me to observe, comment on, and sometimes
6) A reasonable level of privacy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm just getting started, but I can already tell that I'm going to
be thinking about school most of the time. When I watch or read
something, I think about it a lot unless it's really, really
mediocre. Even then, I'll try to think of something that would make
it worthwhile. Past that, it's kind of nonspecific- I just like to
think a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing board or card games, probably, usually followed by a late
showing of some movie or some Netflix discovery. Kind of lame, but
hey, I know what I like!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can never figure out how to say this in a way that is honest but
that doesn't just immediately make me unappealing, but I identify
as a romantic asexual. This isn't completely right, but it's an
easy enough title for me to just go with it. The simpler version is
that I don't really enjoy sex, and my ideal relationship is notably
less sexual than an average relationship.
You should message me if
I'm looking for a dedicated, long term relationship. If that's what
you're looking for, message away! Alternatively, I'm always looking
for new friends for movies or gaming adventures.