I've lived in England, Hungary, Japan and a handful of US states.
Been in Boston for several years now. Not much for image
management. I'd rather look silly having fun than look cool being
bored. People tell me I march to the beat of a different drummer,
etc., which is something I never really set out to do, as I am
certainly not the confrontational outlaw rebel. (In fact, I usually
find those people reeeally boring at their core.) I mostly like
feeling like I'm connecting with people rather than playing at
human interaction like it's a game to determine social standing.
Also, I'm crazy about stories... from the Epic of Gilgamesh onwards
to the modern TV serial.
What I’m doing with my life
Been working in a typical office job for a few years (textbook
publishing) and let the corporate mindset creep in a little too
much. Trying now to jumpstart my creative projects which is where
my real passion lies. I have finished the first draft of a first
novel. I am trying to edit now. Yikes!
I have recently joined a gym. I have absolutely no idea what Im
doing but I'm doing it.
I’m really good at
Making conversation that will be remembered at the end of the day.
(But it takes a willing conversational partner to go on these
flights of fancy.)
The first things people usually notice about me
The lively and goofy sense of humor. Unless they first meet me in a
library or something because you're kind of supposed to be quiet
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Enjoy serialized cable dramas like Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Game
of Thrones. My favorite comedies are usually too clever their own
good and get canceled after a couple seasons, e.g. Arrested
Development, Community. I'm amazed How I Met Your Mother escaped
this curse. Also, I love Adventure Time. I can't imagine not loving
it. In general I still love animation in my 30s and will never
Movies is too big a topic to really dig into here so I'll just say
favorite directors include the Coen brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin
Tarantino, Joss Whedon, and Jeanne-Pierre Jeunet.
For reading I prefer all sorts of genre stuff (but hopefully with a
brain.) I particularly enjoy Phillip K Dick and Terry
Musical taste runs towards critics' darlings of all genres. All
time favorites include Nick Cave, The Clash, and The Cure. (And I
love dancing to cheeseball 80s music.)
The six things I could never do without
Working with my hands.
Movie night get togethers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Big picture, daydream type questions. When I was four and didn't
really know what a brain was how did I already think of my mind (or
"me") as being located in my head? (I think it's because that's
where all the visual and auditory input is received.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinks with friends, catch a play, or see a show at my local rock
club. If I'm at home I'm probably mainlining narrative in some form
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I daydream about destroying the moon.
You should message me if
I dunno, figure it out. The stakes are pretty low at this point, so
talk to a stranger; it might be fun.