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stuff i like: black tights. slow jamz. hugs. high fives. sweater
weather. thunderstorms. mexican candy. phở. nag champa.
catchphrases. chicago (my hometown). paris (my second home).
vintage bicycles. my wyatt earp hat. malted milkshakes. old books.
good beer. shitty beer. gin gimlets. bourbon. rock. roll. twist.
i sort-of-recently moved back to chicago from paris.
paris me manque.
What I’m doing with my life
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trying to be adorable, but failing and being creepy instead. buying
groceries. watching movies. going through the "this american life"
archives. making lists.
i hate exercising on purpose, but i walk everywhere.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
parallel parking. cutting my own hair. wearing dresses. drinking
tea. avoiding cameras. jokes. laughing too loudly.
self-deprecation. speaking english with a french accent. giving
myself pep-talks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9U78NbX9ro
The first things people usually notice about me
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a friend told me i am "the most consistently good-smelling person"
i change my hair a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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e.e. cummings. anaïs nin. the book of laughter and forgetting.
danny the champion of the world. franny and zooey. harry potter.
just kids. this side of paradise. a heartbreaking work of
staggering genius. valley of the dolls. a moveable feast. godard on
arrested development. 30 rock. broad city. the wire. party down.
louie. tim & eric. portlandia. community. parks and rec. peep
show. game of thrones. the adventures of pete & pete. the
office (uk). breaking bad. walking dead. lots of bbc/channel 4... i
am a big fan of the teevee.
i gravitate toward stylish, auteur-y stuff and cult-films, but
here's a random list of movies i really love.... baisers volés. a
woman is a woman. pierrot le fou. le mepris. the royal tenenbaums.
sweet movie. sedmikrásky. keoma. bird with the crystal plumage.
phantom of the paradise. harold and maude. mommy dearest. dressed
to kill. persona. the enigma of kaspar hauser. the bad seed. in the
mood for love. chungking express. beyond the valley of the dolls.
the vengeance trilogy. battle royale. what time is it there? the
beaver trilogy. withnail & i. the birds. his girl friday.
kicking & screaming. stuart saves his family. groundhog day.
what about bob? scrooged. lost in translation. elf. national
lampoon's christmas vacation. grey gardens. bigger than life.
dolls. from beyond. rom coms. dude-movies. bill murray movies.
frances ha. forever-love for godard, wes anderson, scorsese,
truffaut, herzog, chantal akerman, stan brakhage, straub-huillet,
howard hawks, almodóvar, hitchcock, kurosawa, bergman, michel
gondry, coen bros, sofia coppola, early hal ashby, jim
jarmusch..... i could do this all day...
the kinks. the rolling stones. magnetic fields. david bowie. joy
division. new order. eno. talking heads. the beach boys.
television. nick drake. bob dylan. patti smith. harry nilsson. the
zombies. the left banke. love. donovan. fleetwood mac. the jesus
and mary chain. the shagri-las. velvet underground. nico. lou reed.
galaxie 500. my bloody valentine. slowdive. spacemen 3. simon &
garfunkle/paul simon. the white stripes. yé-yé/60s french pop.
sparks. beirut. jens lekman. bon iver. joanna newsom. wooden
shjips. little teeth. devendra banhart. fuck buttons. yeah yeah
yeahs. king khan & the shrines/bbq show. ariel pink.
tune-yards. waxahatchee. angel olsen. mutual benefit. ponytail.
lightning bolt. pattern is movement. daniel francis doyle. grizzly
bear. jay reatard. fucked up. folklore. van dyke parks. grimes.
zola jesus. ssion. spank rock. jay-z. kanye. mos def. das racist.
kendrik lamar. frank ocean. ofwgkta. nicki minaj. ludacris. really
raunchy, nasty rap/hip-hop. rilo kiley. deathcab for cutie. saves
the day. wilco. the new pornographers. yo la tengo. guided by
voices. owen. joan of arc. bikini kill. sleater-kinney. most riot
grrrl bands. the get-up kids. dismemberment plan. hermit thrushes.
power animal. i really like outlaw country, but i dislike popular
country. the 'beverly hills cop' soundtrack is pretty sweet....
this list is longer than "movies"....
phở. crêpes sucrés et salés. good cheese. croissants. breakfast.
burritos. (surprisingly, though, not a huge fan of
breakfast-burritos.) tamales. pizza. baguettes from aki boulanger
or eric kayser. also, everything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
epic lolzzz. "this must be the place (naive melody)" by the talking
heads. bubbly water. black tights. netflix. flask.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
watching the internet, probably... but shit gets real on saturday
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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unlikely crushes include: louis ck, vincent d'onofrio, anthony
perkins, john hodgman, tom haverford, dwayne wayne, peter dinklage,
zac efron, zach galifianakis, trent lane, buddy the elf, district
attorney jack mccoy, alan rickman, neil degrasse tyson, arthur
rimbaud, detective john munch, stephen merchant, the geico gecko,
richard dreyfuss, endless mike hellstrom.
i sang on a record once. i'm not a great singer, but that was
pretty neat... it exists on vinyl and probably on the internets
there's a romantic buried deep underneath all those layers of
sarcasm and irony.
You should message me if
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