I try to live a stable lifestyle with all the perks of throwing
oneself into complete chaos. That's impossible, of course, but in
seeking the balance lies some shred of... something too cheesy and
new-agey for me to be comfortable writing here. Basically it's
gonna get a whole lot weirder before it starts making sense.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to live an exciting life with highly creative people,
while still allowing for the slight possibility of a stable late
adulthood. I built a yurt out of bamboo and hope to find a way to
insulate it over the summer so I can live in it with a wood burning
stove this winter. If I can adapt to that it ought minimize my
living expenses so I can eventually save up enough money to build a
larger more permanant structure. I'd rather spend less money and
work directly on my house rather than get a higher paying job and
buy something someone else built, even though I have a math degree.
Meanwhile I play trombone and bass in a band called Echomaker.
There's a bandcamp site if you'd care to listen.
I’m really good at
Music, tiling showers, building things, wandering into the right
situations as if drawn by some invisible force, helping people who
think they disagree realize that they often aren't even speaking
the same language
The first things people usually notice about me
Crazy eyes? Sane eyes? I don't know... What I show people probably
depends on what I'm feeling when I meet them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jazz, hip-hop, rock, traffic noise, funky-ass song-birds! I don't
read much fiction but one time I broke my collarbone and read Cat's
Cradle. It was pretty cool. I really like to read about how various
people create their spiritual identity.... Whether it's yoga,
gnomes, or pole barn churches.
The six things I could never do without
A few tools
A few people with"the fire"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not I believe in anything supernatural, and how even if
I don't, the people who do always seem to come closer to speaking
the real important truths than I can, so that's gotta count for
On a typical Friday night I am
At an art or music show, playing or watching, talking about how to
solve the worlds problems, or perhaps how to accept that I can't
really solve very many of the world's problems
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel jealous of many people who might be described as less
intelligent than me, for that very reason. They're usually way
smarter in some subtle but very important ways. Being good at
logical systematic thinking is a great skill but can often be a
You should message me if
You could accidentally get into a half hour conversation with
someone who dialed a wrong number. In fact, I don't yet know how I
feel about online dating so if you wanted to pretend that's how the
conversation started I might just be a little bit more open about