dasalterego
26 Seattle, WA
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My self-summary
The name's Kevin - I'm just your friendly, non-local, oft-bearded* monstrosity.

[*Currently beardless; it feels weird]

Although I've lived in Seattle/the Seattle area for over half my life at this point, to quote the old QANTAS ad, "I still call Australia hoooooooooooome."
What I’m doing with my life
Evaluating, and re-evaluating, my opportunities and plans for the future.

Starting to get back into working out after a considerable layoff (due to laziness).

At some point in the next two years I need to decide whether I want to stay in the US as my green card expires at the end of 2017 (current answer: definitely maybe).
I’m really good at
...approximating competence.

I'm a little like the old English all-rounder - passable at many things, excellent at nothing.

Except I suppose I am excellent at failing to practice guitar and bass.
The first things people usually notice about me
Facial hair. Be it the beard (most often), or for shits and giggles one time, the 'stache.

If you mustache me a question about facial hair...my eyes will probably start to glaze over, so please no.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I own way too many books. I haven't read as much as I'd like lately, but some favourites (recent or otherwise) include: 'A Naked Singularity' by Sergio de la Pava, almost anything by Jessica Hagedorn or James Baldwin...

The Cornetto trilogy, Pan's Labyrinth, Monty Python (Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life, etc)...still have a soft spot for the old Beverly Hills Cop movies...

Community, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, etc

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Living End, Cold Chisel, Steve Earle and Midnight Oil probably round out the top five playlist staples, but I'll listen to almost anything.
Bonus points go to bluesy/rockin' guitar, identifiable lyrics and/or sweet bass lines.
Mates' bands - Po' Brothers, Blood Drugs, Kingswood Estate, Dogstrum.

Dinuguan FTW. I'll eat most things, but prefer savory over sweet. Also don't mind vegetarian food, but I'm not about to be vegetarian myself - pretty much all my favourite dishes involve meat.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out at a show, grabbing a few beers with decent people or kicking back with some unfocused combination of books, my laptop and Netflix/Hulu streaming through ye olde 360.
You should message me if
- You know of, and/or are down to go to, any decent shows in the Seattle area.
- You're open to rambling conversations about books, TV, random ephemera, etc.
- You can show me places or teach me things I mightn't have thought of.
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