alfredthefourth
32 Manhattan Beach, CA
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My self-summary
(The short)
Bylines. Lecterns. Microphones. Passports. Cleats. My nieces.

(The long)
First: South Bay local
Then: Eastern climes/higher learning
And: Big Apple/higherer learning
After: homecoming
Pit stop: ABA therapy for kids with ASD
Now: a PhD in literature at USC
Future: about the author, grading papers, a house, travel
Mostly: vegan.
But: I've run with the bulls in Iruña.
I make: loud music.
Around: the world.
Though: tend more often to listen to Neko Case.

Fingers crossed: She's passionate about something. Tells me when I'm wrong, and proves it. Random acts of midnight donuts. More fluent with a compass than a remote control. Car ride karaokes. She likes to run. Or not. And has a crush on Bill Murray. Leaves voicemails. Sex. And is brave enough to spend her last dimes on a one way ticket to an unknown land.
What I’m doing with my life
a) PhD candidate / (prose) write(r)
b) yell and play guitar in a band
c) making photographs/furniture
d) coaching/playing soccer
e) being an uncle
f) Scrabble
I’m really good at
Pearl Jam karaoke sessions. Changing diapers. Building furniture. Transcontinental drives. Continent hopping.
The first things people usually notice about me
Square jaw, laughing, sense of direction.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) Donald Barthelme, Amy Hempel, W.G. Sebald
aa) Joel Sternfeld, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston
aaa) Dali, Bosch, Estes
b) The Black Stallion, Edward Scissorhands, Malkovich
bb) Louie
c) Minor Threat and/or Nirvana and/or Neko Case
d) chips, salsa, and guacamole
The six things I could never do without
1) passport
2) Sharpie pens (fine point)
3) Big Sur, CA
4) Mamiya 6
5) Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap
I spend a lot of time thinking about
John Stewart Mill. Jeremy Bentham. Which book to read next. Hems. The troubling plurality of the word "scissors." The estuary between fact and fiction.
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing. Babysitting my nieces. Going to a show. Headed to parts unknown.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I made my bed (literally). I lie in it.
You should message me if
You don't use umbrellas.
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