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My self-summary
I'm DiJavante, hello!

First of all, yes that is me and Questlove. Your jealousy is definitely warranted.

Fun fact: I read the "You Should Message Me If" in profiles first.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working in benefits and reconnecting with the Bay Area after many years away.

Collecting and listening to vinyl.
I’m really good at
Drumming on everything.
Finishing an entire TV series on Netflix in less than two weeks.
Smashing the patriarchy.
Reading Harry Potter books over and over.
Drinking craft beer.
Not shaving my beard often enough.
Looking things up on Wikipedia.
Singing loudly while I drive.
Having strong opinions on politics, sports, and tv.
Caring too much about sports.
Talking in abundance about my favorite TV shows.
Setting at least 5 alarms to make sure I get up every day.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a smiley guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Giver, The Harry Potter Series, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, Gods and Generals, The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, etc.

Movies - The Pianist, Batman Begins, Pitch Perfect, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, almost all Pixar or Disney, Superbad, Shawshank Redemption, etc.

TV - Community, Scandal, Modern Family, New Girl, Sherlock, Parks and Rec, Doctor Who, Friday Night Lights, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Psych, LOST, The Closer, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Bob's Burgers, etc.

Music - The Roots, Alicia Keys, Queen, Prince, Michael Jackson, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Lupe Fiasco, NERD, Temptations, Black Keys, The Beatles, Adele, Janelle Monaé, Outkast, Dave Mathews Band, etc.
(Also, this playlist http://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/3IWEp81rnAsLo5Z4DferTi).

Food - I'll try anything, but I love some good homemade tacos, pho, In-N-Out, fresh salsa, and Sriracha on everything.
The six things I could never do without
A good book because I enjoy reading, and haven't been doing it as much as I wish I could.

My iPhone because although many people see the negatives in technology, I see my phone as my way to keep in touch with my friends and family, I love that.

Podcasts because that's how I stay informed rather than cable news.

A good pair of headphones because music is awesome and I want it sound as close to how artists want it to sound.

Naps because they feel so damn good.

My drum pad because I am a drummer and drumming at all times is what we do.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics - I'm a progressive, so poverty, feminism, the environment, LGBTQ rights and anti-racism are big topics for me.

Music - I'm listening to, playing, or singing music almost all of the time.

Sports - I'm a bit competitive and super loyal, so sports are a big part of my life.

What to do next.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not out with friends, then I'm probably at home watching Netflix, reading, or in bed early because sleep is awesome.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have seen Frozen and Pitch Perfect more than you (and loved them every single time).
You should message me if
You want to watch Netflix together while discussing the importance of intersectionality in feminism and racial politics.

You like Beyoncé.

You are looking to grab a beer, watch a movie, get a burrito, or do nothing.

David Tennant is your favorite Doctor.

You like that the sweatshirt I'm wearing with The Roots on it. It's actually my proudest purchase.

Or literally any other reason.