I love silly, unimportant things because they keep me sane, but I
pay enough attention to the important stuff to keep me insane. Or
is it the other way around?
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a teacher of sorts at a fruit company, teaching people to
use our products. I like teaching, though I find myself noticing
some interesting human regularities among my 'students', who vary
in age, personality and sanity.
I also call myself a writer (I'm not sure others would). I
currently write a webcomic, and love the hell out of it. I'm also
preparing to publish my first novel, out of which I'm sure I'll
sell 21 copies, as well as researching my next two projects. I
spent a decade doing sportswriting on my own, and getting to travel
around the country visiting the kind of small towns most people
never bother with, which I think can be as fascinating and
eye-opening as international travel at times.
I have a small, comfortable social circle. We get together
regularly at local bars, restaurants or at each others' houses. I
have a lot of acquaintances, or at least Facebook says so, but I
usually have only a few close people I spend most of my time with.
That's not to say I'm not a social butterfly when I need to be, but
I prefer it the other way.
I’m really good at
...making terrible jokes that maybe 1 in 3 people get the
references to. But that minority laughs hard enough to make up for
the those who don't. Usually.
Using my iPod to annoy people off while I'm designated
Breaking expectations. Keeping people on their toes.
The first things people usually notice about me
You tell me. If you've gotten four paragraphs into this profile, so
I hope you've noticed something by now.
Although I have been complimented about my eyebrows more than once.
I really don't know how to take that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I find the laundry lists some people put here repetitive so I'll
try something new: I'm going to list what I'm looking forward to
seeing/reading/eating next. (Updated October '11)
Movie: Anonymous. J. Edgar. Moneyball. 50/50.
Books: The Art of Racing in the Rain. A Rush of Dreamers. The
Food: Hibachi chicken fried rice. Tri-tip sandwiches from my
The six things I could never do without
• The Internet (It's important for both my job and my hobby, after
Banter (Always looking for more).
• People with whom I differ greatly (Life is boring without
• My Macintosh.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...how to stop thinking and start doing.
I also spend a little time thinking about how I could've improved
the Fantastic Four movies. I think it would take more thought than
I could put into it.
On a typical Friday night I am
me. Who else would you expect me to be? Unless you were talking
Halloween, but that's hardly a typical Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I lied on one of the "Improve Matches" questions. But only one.
You should message me if
...you want to laugh, find weird things to do or enjoy the small
things we do. If you're okay with someone who doesn't drink or do
drugs, and somehow is still smiling or joking around. If you want