Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
As it happens, writing miniature biographies in small onscreen
boxes is one of my personal specialties. Admittedly, in my youth,
this little skill didn't strike anyone as particularly useful but
now, with the advent of online dating and social media, it's proven
to be quite fortuitous.
I think of my life as a series of odd and unexpected adventures
loosely tied together by the questions "I wonder if...?" and
"Really, what is the worst that can happen?" (NOTE: I hear those
questions in the voice of that Sesame Street voiceover that says
"this episode brought to you by the letters O and P"). The answers
to those questions have fairly recently included finding myself
steering a Cessna over a small town in Colorado, dancing on stage
with the Flaming Lips, partying in an outfit made entirely of hard
candy in a temporary, recurring city in the deserts of Nevada,
trying and failing to sweet talk my way into a Paris nightclub at
5am but instead ending up at a mid-morning dinner party with a
bunch expat senior citizens, suffering a concussion at a
particularly aggressive metal show and making some very unfortunate
though incredibly enlightening decisions involving handsprings in
Let's just say I've got some good stories. Maybe I'm lucky or maybe
I just have an insanely shortly memory for all things unpleasant
but I suffer the persistent sense that the stars are aligning on my
behalf. Not that I'm complaining, I'd say if you have to suffer
delusions, at least suffer good ones.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm having as much fun as possible and stirring up a bit of trouble
whenever and wherever I can.
Even with a year under my belt, this city seems intent on
surprising me with new delights and I'm doing my part by endlessly
seeking out its secrets. This may be one of the healthiest
relationships I've ever had.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Going out on a limb. I usually believe that things are going to
work out so I see no harm in going for it.
In case this question wasn't meant to be answered in lofty, vague
terms, I'm a pretty good drummer, have an uncanny knack for
trapeze, am pretty sure I'm unbeatable when it comes to Scrabble or
the 50 yard dash, and am willing to put my dance skills up against
just about anyone.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I laugh...a lot.
My legs and my smile have garnered the lion's share of spontaneous
compliments I've received. I can deal with that...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: Amelie, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Annie Hall, The
Secretary, The September Issue
Books: Infinite Jest (DFW), Just Kids (Patti Smith), The Year of
Magical Thinking (Didion), Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke), Freedom
(Franzen), Point Omega (Delillo), A Single Man (Isherwood)
Music: to keep the list manageable, I'll stick to artists I've seen
live 4 or more times - Jack White, TV on the Radio, Beck, The
Roots, Interpol, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Spencer Krug, Talib
Kweli, The Dig and The Black Crowes (This new criteria forced me to
erase Beta Band and Led Zeppelin. This saddens me deeply. And yes,
I just cheated my own rule)
Shows: Wilfred, Deadwood, Luther, Battlestar Galactica, Top Gear,
Rachel Maddow, Cosby Show reruns and a somewhat odd obsession with
Food: half my family hails from Louisiana so anything involving
butter and cayenne pepper is likely to tickle my fancy, pastries
inspire all sorts of poor decisions on my part, I miss BBQ, adore
sushi and consider pie (sweet or savory) its own glorious food
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Since my bike was stolen and I seem to have survived largely
unscathed, I thought I'd revisit the whole lot of my survival
My ticketmaster password
My dictionary and thesaurus
High heels (I'm a girl. It is what it is)
Pie (the only holdover from the original list)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
a heck of a lot of things I won't admit to...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm doing my part to keep musicians and distillers in business.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I buy URLs for bands that I dream of one day launching and have had
a drum kit in my last three bedrooms. Apparently I share the same
dream as every socially awkward 14 year old boy I've ever known.
You should message me if
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