38 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
Former / eternal east coaster. Cultural Jew. Sorta. I just like to say "ferblonjet". I open doors for people. I don't trust people who seem to have it all figured or don't deeply geek out about their interests when given half a chance.
What I’m doing with my life
Working at a non-profit, making the computers go. Programming a website for a different non-profit. Occasionally I play guitar for money.
I’m really good at
Making music. I play classical guitar and uh, non-classical guitar and other things, but just between you me and the Internet I once toured the country as the drummer in a heavy metal band.
Taking pitchers. I was a photo obsessive in high school and dusted off the old cameras (and some new ones...) in the last couple of years.
Making friends with cats (but then having to break it off because I am sadly allergic) and asking dogs about how things are going, and whether or not they are having a good day.Dogs are basically almost always having a good day. They are also all named "Buddy".
I can eat infinity strawberries.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: I only listen to the last two Talk Talk albums and death metal. Really, I like to think there's value in everything. Not The Doors, though.
Movies: I like the movies fine but I don't go so often.
Books: Philip K Dick. WG Sebald. Biographies of people who sat quietly by themselves for most of their lives, and some who didn't. Apparently I enjoy the first 10% of technical books.
The six things I could never do without
I don't need anything. Except this. And that's the only thing I need is *this*. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray... And this paddle game. The ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control, and the paddle ball... and this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that's all *I* need. And that's *all* I need too. I don't need One. Other. Thing, not On-I need this. The paddle game and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches for *sure*. Well what are you looking at? What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something? - And this. That's all I need.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The way things change while you're not paying attention. Wristwatches are a weird novelty, which is a relief as I used to be great at losing wristwatches. I don't have a 'record collection' anymore. The way we no longer accept not knowing some bit of minutiae. As further proof of this, wristwatches are going to be a thing again? I don't want one.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally hanging with some close friends. And we're playing pool. And I'm winning. My friends are all mad at me for winning, but they're just joking around, we're cool.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a child I assigned each member of my family a character from Star Wars. Due to what I now recognize as a lack of strong female characters my mother was Chewbacca.
You should message me if
Why don't you write me,
A letter would brighten
My loneliest evening.
Mail it today
If it's only to say
That you're leaving me.
(La, la, la)

To be truthy: I'm looking for a Real Thing and a family before too terribly long, but fun is also fun.