Have you seen the film 'a single man' where the young kid asks the old guy 'do you like doing random things?' and the old guy says 'yes' and the kid says 'want to go skinny dip in the ocean?' and the old guy says 'yes'. and the young kid says, 'good i was testing if you were real'. that's kind of how i am generally.
I throw random things on here and other things.
I'm working on editing the memoir of my best friend in prison and his appeal and I'm recruiting folks to overlook his appeal and edit his novel or write him (pen-pal) so if you know of folks that like that stuff holla.
One time I snuck into a Grimes concert and she invited me on-stage as she liked my pink jeggings and polka-dotted romper and then I fell off.
I was part of a writing collective that Andrew Bird and Win Butler (the Arcade Fire songwriter/singer) were in so if you want some short stories, poems, novellas, whatever let me know.
In terms of my background, I was born in Germany, got hit by nuns in pre-school and kindergarten in Italy, and grew up on the mean streets of Milwaukee/Ill-wau-kee, and am based in Berkeley/Oakland/SF (San Francisco).
As Teddy Riley says, Rollin' with the fatness You don't even know what the half is
I went to Northwestern U in Chicago (I realized it was cheaper to study abroad so I lived/worked/studied in Mexico, Guatemala, Uganda, Jordan, France, China and India), and I like laughing, trying new things and I'm flexible (why there are some blank things to the right) and open to many things. I am settled in CA but I have been lucky to have been to a lot of places so I can share ways to do that cheaply and funly and dumbly and crazily and interestingly.
I mostly like random things including shenanigans, tomfoolery, bafoonery, madeupwordsery, weird haircuts, catching weird objects, playing with friends, most everything
Things I can do: send you my weird poems/stories/novellas (folks generally like some chunk of them), make random foods, find random foods especially free food at random art gallery shows, bike you around on my seat, know many stories and good films and books and a little about everything and a lot about a lot of random things, trivia, life, cry laugh cheer stuff.
Generally try to avoid folks who are racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, ableist, xenophobic. so sorry bigots but not :(
I generally share stories and things I find interesting:
-This is beautiful (watch the whole thing, big screen lights off if possible): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_bx8bnCoiU&feature=related
-This video/song is beautiful and I want this haircut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHfWY0is3rE
-I can do all these dances: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-cT6SwFIHA
-This is lovely (entire vid is lebanese gender-bending greatness): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HqHdBlQEe8
-This is inspiring (especially the end, a lot of the videos on there): http://wearemany.org/v/trayvon-martin-fight-against-new-jim-crow
and these two songs shiver my soul:
I make buttons and when someone goes nice buttons, they get a button if they want.
These things are like 'hey say how awesome interesting smart confident and/or vulnerable you are while being humble'
and now quotes:
We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.
(I like the quote but I actually give all my books to books4prisoners programs or friends as i don't like having too much stuff but i think general exploration is a good mindset if possible but once again, im hella flexible as i keep meeting people i dont think ill like then i do yada yada)
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
-Neil deGrasse Tyson
(I like this guy as he's a superdork and makes learning, especially science, fun, and I especially like the end of this quote. I do think talking to others and working collectively is a big contributor to love/meaning/motivation and have good friends/partners in the past and like the idea of more love/sensuality/compassion/passion/etc in my life)
Potential has a shelf life.
-Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
(this world is a mess, we got work to do (obviously we need to learn/sleep/chill/be human, but part of that is organizing and challenging together)