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
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
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
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 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.