Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What it is, everyone. My name is Ian, and thank you for taking the
time to check out my profile. (Wait! Wait! Don't hit the "Back"
button! It'll be fun, I promise!)
I'm a Northern California native who was born and raised in Redding
(*sigh...* look it up on a map if you don't know where it is),
though I also spent a couple years in Chico. I came to the Bay Area
in 2009 (first to SF for school, then Oakland a year after I
graduated), though I still make the trek up north on occasion and
still have great friends and know a lot of amazing people up
I'm a one-time college radio DJ (KCSC, to be precise) and dropout
from Chico State. A sometime student activist against budget cuts
to higher education and graduate of SF State [BA, 2011, Sociology
(oh, and there was that whole Occupy thing. Yeah, I was part of
that, too)]. And I currently earn my keep as a clerk at a grocery
store in San Francisco while my nights are dedicated to drinking
coffee and venturing down YouTube rabbit holes.
On my days off, you can find me at a record shop, a show, at home
cooking dinner for myself, or on a road trip somewhere.
For what it's worth, and it's probably not worth a whole hell of a
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to move on to the next chapter by looking for a new job and
place of my own in a new city. I don't know about you, but doesn't
29 seem a little too old to be living with roommates and working at
a grocery store? It works in the meantime, I guess...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Why don't you tell me, chief?
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm short, pale, and not much to look at.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Favorite band of all time is The Beatles, with Bad Religion
a close second. I'm mostly into punk, hardcore, jazz, country
(think Wayne Hancock), metal, hip-hop, folk, and ska. I don't
listen to the radio, so I'm not necessarily down with (or even
aware of) what all the kids are into. (But seriously, y'all;
there's nothing quite like playing Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin'" LP on
a rainy afternoon to take you to a different place).
Books: I read almost entirely non-fiction and I'm totally fine with
that. Politics, history, sociology and popular culture to be more
Movies: I'm trying to watch actual movies again, instead of relying
on documentaries for my visual entertainment. And it's more
motivation for me to get through my long Netflix queue. In any
event, though, my favorite movies of all time would be The
Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather, Part II.
Television: I'll watch it for the occasional sporting event or when
I'm visiting family but I tend to stay away from it.
Food: Meat and potatoes. No avocados, though. Or mushrooms. FUCK NO
NOT MUSHROOMS. UGH.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My record collection.
Family and friends.
Time alone to recharge.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Past experiences and lessons learned. Making plans. The politics of
music and the sociology of pop culture. Adding to my record
collection. The origins and ultimate fate of the universe. Sports
and the fortunes of my favorite teams (Raiders, Giants, Kings) in
the coming season.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends on what's going on, but you can usually find me at a show
(in Oakland, Sacramento or occasionally Chico), or sitting at home
listening to records and making dinner for myself.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you wanna be friends with the possibility of being more. If you
lean left. If you wanna see a show. If you live in Sacramento and
wanna show me around. If you'd just love to get together sometime,
get coffee or a drink, and get to know each other.
PS: I have zero interest in venturing down the Peninsula, so if
that's where you post up, don't even bother.
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