You might like me.
What I’m doing with my life
Thinking; cracking grins; in broad strokes, aiming for what
everyone else is (even if all our means differ). (Also, being an
I’m really good at
answering e-mail within 2 weeks; fashioning arcane
sheet/pillow/mattress arrangements (get at me, girlz); dickin'
around on the internet; obfuscating my true talents out of
Midwestern-pattern discomfort with overt self-promotion.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably some misleading stuff, save for the fact that I am
EXTREMELY HANDSOME. (I haven't mentioned that yet? The fact that
I'm DISTRACTINGLY ATTRACTIVE?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Infinite Jest; The Pale King; David Foster Wallace essay
collections; stapled piles of David Foster Wallace's signed
restaurant receipts; Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story; In The Lake
of the Woods; American Pharaoh; American Pastoral; Portnoy's
Complaint (sexxxxxxy fer shur); When She Was Good; Friday Night
Lights (the original book); most of Irvine Welsh's stuff; To Hate
Like This Is to Love Forever; I'll cut this short, so see also
"bunch of pedantic crap you shouldn't be too concerned with unless
you're weirdly daring."
Movies (nothing ridiculously arthouse): There Will Be Blood; The
Big Lebowski; Barry Lyndon; Fargo; Apocalypse Now; Goodfellas; the
two Godfathers of repute; No Country for Old Men; Pulp Fiction;
2001; Boogie Nights; The Social Network; Snatch; Step Brothers
(I'll rush to the defense of this choice); Blades of Glory (this,
too); The Messenger; Rushmore; Mulholland Drive (need to see more
Lynch); Inside Llewyn Davis; A Serious Man; Dr. Strangelove.
TV: The Wire ("He really went with that first?" Yes. Some cliches
are cliches because they are true and deserve to be
uttered/expressed often.); Game of Thrones; Mad Men; Treme; Twin
Peaks; stand-up specials; very random Food Network; College
Football telecasts; I mean, this probably already pegs my taste,
so, yeah, now you know.
Special Entry: Harris' Phone Corner; Harris' Foam Corner.
Music: Not too exclusive. The Hold Steady and Lucero stand out.
Usually more interested in other people's musical interests. (Also,
Food: "I eat your Vindaloo. I EAT IT UP." (Alright, no more oblique
half-evasions, I get it.)
The six things I could never do without
my computer ("How interesting."); a set of 35 or so books from my
library; self-respect; IPA; my pea coat; something I don't have yet
but which will be essential.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
hifalutin crap; what it takes to be satisfied; football; MS Word
functions; what's up with this "Detroit" and "cars" thing.
On a typical Friday night I am
[CLASSIFIED -- PLEASE INQUIRE AT LOCAL NSA BRANCH]
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Once, on a lonely Sunday, I decided to fill out an OKCupid
You should message me if
you are interested, and want to show a person new to Detroit
you want a +1 to an interesting comedy show.