Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
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
But like an eternal return, I moved back, and I've lived in LA
on-again, off-again for about 10 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
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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
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I shave my head.
Supposedly, early male-pattern baldness is a sign of high
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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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
favorite author is probably James Baldwin
. Here's a short long
list: Jonathan Franzen
, Michael Chabon
, 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.)
on TV and This American Life
radio? Lately I've also become obsessed with Girls
According to my iTunes play count, my favorite artists are
, Sufjan Stevens
, The Hidden Cameras
also love Freelance Whales
, Of Monsters and Men
, Suburban Kids with
, Fleet Foxes
, Jens Lekman
and Clem Snide
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
, 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
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
As long as I have
and hot sex,
I'm a happy camper.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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
In twenty years, will we live in a techno-utopia or a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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
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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
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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.
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