31 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
I love this city. It's a realization I didn't come to easily. But there's something really inspiring about the crash of cultures that compose it.

I grew up in the South Pacific. (Seriously.) I moved to LA for college and ditched town as soon as I graduated to live in Scotland. Since I was an English major, there was something far-too-tempting about visiting the haunts of my favorite writers.

But like an eternal return, I moved back, and I've lived in LA on-again, off-again for about 12 years.

My most recent break was three years ago. After I got my master's in public policy, I moved to DC, which showed me that I'm more of a West Coast personality at heart. I like things that are arty and quirky more than serious and important.

Right now, I'm looking for a sidekick (a friend or a date or something in between) who wants to explore this city with me.
What I’m doing with my life
I worked in entertainment in LA for a half dozen years, then went to grad school in public policy. Now I work in a strange mix of the two, using Twitter but for social justice.
I’m really good at
Keeping my fingers on the pulse of this city. If there's a street festival or an obscure indie flick in town, chances are I know about it. Wanna go with me?
The first things people usually notice about me
I shave my head.

Supposedly, early male-pattern baldness is a sign of high testosterone. *ahem*
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have way too many favorite books to list them all. I'm kind of a book nerd. I love David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs. My favorite author is probably James Baldwin. Here's a short long list: Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Joan Didion, Don DeLillo, Fyoder Dostoyevsky, Lorrie Moore, and A.M. Homes. I also love pop economics books, like Freakonomics, and actual economics books, like Crisis Economics. (Let's hang out some time and talk about books. Seriously.)

Shows: South Park on TV and This American Life on, uh, radio? Lately I've also become obsessed with Girls.

According to my iTunes play count, my favorite artists are The Magnetic Fields, Sufjan Stevens, The Hidden Cameras, Interpol and Arcade Fire. I also love Freelance Whales, Fun., Beirut, Interpol, Of Monsters and Men, Iron & Wine, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, Fleet Foxes, Jens Lekman and Clem Snide. Basically, if you're a melancholy boy with a guitar and a good metaphor, I probably listen to you. I also like early Radiohead but that probably goes without saying. And I will always have a soft spot for Alanis, Tori, and Liz Phair. I like trashy pop when I'm drunk and dancing, but I rarely listen to it on my own.

I like Thai food and whatever weird fusion that trucks are serving these days. But, honestly - I know this makes me so unhip - I could eat pasta and pizza for days and days and days.
The six things I could never do without
As long as I have

good coffee,
rich pasta,
comfy blankets,
sunny days,
good music,
and hot sex,

I'm a happy camper.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
technology, government and impending environmental catastrophe. There's so much promise in smartphones, virtual reality, and other emerging technology in how it empowers us to engage with each other in new ways. Can technology be harnessed to reimagine government and political engagement in liberating ways? Or has climate change progressed to the point that not even technology can save us from ourselves?

In twenty years, will we live in a techno-utopia or a post-industrial stone age?
On a typical Friday night I am
watching a movie? My Friday nights tend to be not-so-typical these days. Not quite as into the bar/club scene lately. Instead, a chill dinner with friends. Watching a movie - either in or out. Sometimes an actual theater. Sometimes nerding out at home and reading or learning how to code.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I hate people who write "If I told you, it wouldn't be private!" - or some variation thereof. It's a question of gradation not absolutes. That's a lot like being asked, "Who's your shortest friend?" and responding with, "All my friends are tall!" If you are one of those people, I roll my eyes at you.
You should message me if
you want to grab dinner, or lunch, or coffee, or whatever. (Basically, I'd like to meet in person and preferably consume something.) Friends are cool, dates are better, or we can leave it ambiguous if you like uncertainty.