dave_jos
23 Portola Valley, CA
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My self-summary
born in Hong Kong to American parents, grew up in the SF Bay Area, been living in WA, The UK and CO for the past several years, going to be staying in the Bay for the next several months before going to Nepal in February to teach English

I have spent about 30% of the last 5 years traveling. I've passed through dozens of countries in my various jaunts to random edges of the earth. I've also crossed the US and Canada by road a few times, managing to go through through 46 states and 7 Canadian Provinces.

Off living life on my own terms and more or less winging it, I basically have no detailed life plans beyond "don't die", "finish bachelors at some point", and "keep on the move"
What I’m doing with my life
Taking a break from college to work and travel
I’m really good at
writing, directions, finding weird hidden places, making a point, asking questions, working under lunatic deadlines

the thing I'm better at than anyone I know is plopping down in places I've never been before, know nobody in and do not speak the language, then figuring out how to navigate the entire city, managing to purchase cannabis and finding live music within the first day
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm as pale as death's horse, kinda tall and really thin
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
The Dispossessed, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, The Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy, The Man in the High Castle, Dune, The Alteration, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, LOTR, Foundation, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Trial, Gravity's Rainbow, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Homage to Catalonia, 1984, Brave New World, Ender's Game, Snowcrash, Neuromancer, A Fire in the Deep, Geek Love

Movies:
Fritz The Cat, John Dies at the End, Eraserhead, Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Big Lebowski, Seven Psychopaths, Baader-Meinhof Complex, Wild In The Streets, Fight Club, The Lives of Others, THX 1138, Buckaroo Bonzai: Across the Eighth Dimension, Repo Man, Fight Club, Soylent Green, Motorcycle Diaries, Terminal City Ricochet, Dr Strangelove

TV:
Don't watch much beside Game of Thrones

Music:
Punk Rock, Psychedelic, 60s and 70s Garage Rock/Proto-Punk, Thrash
I like distorted guitars and I like them played hard, fast, and loud with crude production quality
my tastes are simple in this area

Food:
Louisiana Hot Links
The six things I could never do without
good beer, good bud, weird books, good people, good music, and trips selected via a process of dart, map and blindfold
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether I'm just a protagonist in a Thomas Pynchon novel and the world I know is being written in front of me
On a typical Friday night I am
Aimless drunken wandering (sometimes across entire continents), trying to find something worth doing or laying in bed streaming crap with a massive joint in my hand
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a half-crippled left arm, can still use it for a lot of things but will never be the same, was broken in 12 places while mountain biking several years ago
You should message me if
you want to do some aimless drunken wandering
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