I take life seriously, but don't think that means it has to be serious. The only things I really enjoy doing are having long conversations, seeing live music, and hiking. Most everything else I can take or leave.
What I’m doing with my life
Just moved to New York to start a career in software development. My apartment is mostly empty (I moved here with a backpack), and I've never lived here before, so outside of work I'm looking for furniture and exploring the city.
I’m really good at
Conversation. I'm actually quite skilled at bar talk. That's why I make a good first date. I like going to movies or seeing live music, but I'm also just content spending all night talking.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I'm in a good mood the sly grin on my face before I say something devastatingly clever. When I'm in not as good of a mood my strong, silent demeanor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Catch 22, Zen Without Zen Masters, Illuminatus, Principia Discordia, Fight Club, Koyaanisqatsi, I don't know what you mean by shows (if it's tv then bleh), Amanda Palmer, Radiohead, Oasis, The New Pornographers, Ratatat, The Clash, NOFX, Gillian Welch, Indian, Thai.
The six things I could never do without
Whenever I leave anywhere I always check for my keys, wallet, and phone. Those plus my glasses are about the only things I'm consistenly concerned with losing. People can get by without much stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get to sleep. It's 12:04 now, and I started trying at 11. Not sure this is helping.
I also think that I should be meditating more which is like the opposite of what you should do since meditation is about clearing your mind, so that is pretty counterproductive.
I often wonder what I should do with my hair. I think I got my Mom's father's genes, because I have a nice full head of hair. I'll grow it long and think it looks nice, then buzz it down and think it looks nice. I guess it's good that I'm not going to go bald anytime soon, but I really don't know what I should do with it. I do the same thing with my beard (yes, I'm talking about my beard again), but I think I've decided it looks best fairly short. Maybe I should just go to a barber.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about the couch I want to buy. I'm going to Crate and Barrel this weekend, so hopefully that will be off my mind soon.
On a typical Friday night I am
Talking my friends ears off. I'm always the last one to get tired,
and am like super self-concious that I'm over staying my welcome.
Alternatively, sitting at home alone waiting for Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I didn't have a bed for three years and instead slept on the floor. It was actually nice, but peer pressure eventually got to me. I've also lived without a car in the suburbs for the last two and a half years, but had to give up on that because it was getting ridiculous. It's nice to be in New York where you don't need a car.
I'm also willing to admit just about anything about myself if you ask, but not on the Internet.
You should message me if
If you can take a joke, like spending the whole night out, don't mind seeing midnight movies, and are looking for something serious.