Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My ex-roommate claims that I’d make an amazing spy because I can
make friends in varying social circles without having to act like
anyone other than myself. Of course, my roommate also subsists on
meals of Pringles and croutons and only watches zombie movies, so
his opinion should be taken with a grain of salt.
But it has always been important to me to get outside my comfort
zone and try to understand people with backgrounds and perspectives
different from mine. I hate feeling like I’m stuck in a quarantined
bubble, and I'd like to meet someone who feels the same.
Before I moved here a year ago for a graduate program in writing, I
worked for three years in Washington, D.C., a city I truly love. I
now live in the Whiteaker, a neighborhood that could not be more
different from DC but which I also love with equal fervor.
I am an understanding, easy-going guy who has a love for
literature, foreign films, art history, and MTV reality shows. I
get along best with strong, intelligent women who have a sly sense
of humor and have no problem pointing out when I'm being an idiot
(which will happen with unreasonable frequency.)
I love to read and I'm in a constant state of entrenched curiosity
- I stand strongly behind my opinions but I never stop questioning
them. I love learning from and about people and just learning in
I might enjoy a conversation about new urbanism in Pakistan, but I
am just as likely. . . well probably more likely. . . to partake in
a fierce debate about whether Ghostbusters or Goonies was the
better 80s movie (Ghostbusters, hands down) or if Darth Vader (as a
purveyor of Jedi genocide) really deserved to go to Jedi heaven at
the end of the first Star Wars trilogy (I say no way).
So, anyway, I know this is kind of disjointed, but feel free to
drop me a line. I'm always looking for new friends who are wily
enough to keep me on my toes.
I am adaptable, irreverent, and optimistic
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
The ultimate goal is to become a professional writer of books.
Currently, I pay bills doing community education related to mental
illness. I am also a freelance writer and photographer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing (I hope), reality show trivia, running, soccer, offensive
jokes, cursing, seeing the good in people, accepting where people
are at, educating people without them knowing it (heh heh)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I'm weird, I know a little about many things and I'm awkward
but in an endearing way
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Best book I read recently - The Immortal Life of Henrietta
Best movie I've seen recently - Drinking Buddies
Music - Haven't found anything new lately that excites me. M83 and
Mother Falcon are the latest downloads.
Food - Pho Saigon, Guadalajara . . . ummm, are there any other
decent places in Redding? Market St. Steakhouse, I guess, if I want
to treat myself. They make good old fashioneds.
Coffee - Brew Craft
Beer - Wildcard Brewery
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My laptop, the Internet, books, running shoes, coffee, I dunno.
There's not much I couldn't live without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
whether I am actually talented enough to accomplish my goals
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Maxwell's, hanging with friends or (most sadly and frequently)
You should message me if
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you want to trade yarns, barbs
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