Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
More often than not I've been defined by random circumstance than
by planned effort - I'm making a concerted effort to change this. I
have strong opinions and I'm not afraid to share them, whether
audiences like it or not. Of course, sometimes this gets me into
The search for identity a big theme in my life because I have moved
every four years like clockwork. I don't really have a home or
anything that can tie me down to a specific place. This is both a
blessing and a curse, but I intend on taking full advantage of not
having set roots.
I love photography and the visual arts. One of my favorite
photographers is Pari Dukovich, you should definitely check out his
work. He shoots on 35mm film and his sense of light is just nuts. I
also have a soft spot for American modernism.
I also listen to a lot of Podcasts because I have deep affections
towards the medium. Just a few of my favorites include This
American Life (duh), The Moth, Freakonomics and Dan Carlin's
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
A lot of things, honestly. I work as a suit and at a bicycle shop,
volunteer regularly, and am working towards achieving my
ambitions/true self actualization.
2015 is going to be about great things. So far I have:
- been to Coachella
- spoken at a wedding for the first time
- gotten into medium format photography
- moved into my first one bedroom apartment
- made a big move on quitting smoking, but I still capitulate
whenever I drink. It's the last hurdle, I swear
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Whiskey .. but also dancing, listening, dispensing advice,
observing, working the room, analyzing, playing devil's advocate,
and solving problems.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
WELL, I am not sure if I have "favorites." There's been a lot of
stuff that has moved me over the years.
For authors, I think F. Scott Fitzgerald has the most beautiful
prose and I am always in total awe of Hunter S. Thompson's
narrative style. I get giddy for magical realism and The
Fountainhead, unfortunately, is one of my favorite books. I read a
lot of periodicals (some favorites: The New Yorker, aeon.co,
Foreign Affairs, Granta, and LensCulture).
I like old Japanese films, indie comedies and Satyajit Ray movies.
Some of my contemporary favorites include anything by Wes Anderson
and Frances Ha. For some reason, even though I didn't particularly
care for Drinking Buddies I think it might just have been the most
honest movie ever made.
One of my favorite things in the world is to go to small, packed
shows. There's too much music to list, but let's just say I believe
in Kanye West.
I regularly watch Louie, Mad Men, True Detective, Girls, Bob's
Burgers (!) and Shameless - good TV is so satisfying to watch!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My life goals/ambitions to live around the world.
2. Friends who dance!
3. A camera and, regrettably, a computer.
4. An indulgent pleasure item, such as a dense book or the perfect
5. A quality, dependable set of headphones.
6. A bicycle! I emote so hard on them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've accepted an invitation to serve in the Peace Corps this
September (Senegal for Urban Agriculture).
So, yeah, what am I doing here then, huh? Well, I believe in living
a passionate life and filling it full of wonderful people/good
memories. You don't want to look back on your deathbed and regret
the chances you never took, right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Chilling out. I work at my bike shop on Friday nights and I like to
come home and unwind after an ass-kicking week.
Plus I like being up early on Saturdays so I can really get my
carpe diem on, nah mean?
You should message me if
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You read The Hairpin or want to wander the nooks of the city.
Feminists are friends, people with strong personal styles are sexy,
and a willingness to experiment is critical.
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