I am always courteous to waitstaff. I have more than TWO HUNDRED
bones! I enjoy things that strike me as funny. People often speak
in hushed tones of my talent for boardgames.
I am seated, typing, and literal.
My friends are all leaving town. I just would like the pleasure of
company. Your company? Is it good? How good? My company is
award-winning. It is not polite to ask which awards or whether you
may see them.
What I’m doing with my life
Stumbled in the direction of a PhD in Literature. Got PhD in
literature. Now stumbling toward the world naked, with just a
diploma to hide my nakedness, asking for work. Teaching, writing,
learning about the many histories of popular music.
I’m really good at
Talking, Listening, Drinking, Fantasy Baseball, Building Model
Ships Inside Bottles, Lying, Telling the Truth, Do I Contradict
Myself - Very Well Then I Contradict Myself I am Large I Contain
Multitudes, Making Out, Lists.
But, seriously: Mix CDs. My mix cds will raze your brain, then they
will allow the dust to settle and rebuild your brain from scratch,
improving upon it. Not that it was a bad brain in the first place
... it just didn't know what my mix had in store for it is all.
The first things people usually notice about me
The front things
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Nabokov, DF Wallace, Lethem, Faulkner, Joyce, Woolf, The New
Yorker, The Believer, and on and on ....
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Harold and Maude, Noir, Wes/PT
Anderson, Documentaries, Altman, Kubrick, You Can Count on Me,
Charlie Kaufman, Pixar, TV is as Good as Movies These Days (The
Wire, Mad Men, Deadwood) and on and on ...
Vinyl Records and Digital Downloads, Built to Spill, Tom Waits,
Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, Elvis Costello, MF Doom, Big Star,
Will Oldham, Modern Lovers, Neutral Milk Hotel, Van Morrison's
Astral Weeks, Smog, X-Ray Spex, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The
Pixies, Phil Spector's GirlPop, GaragePunkSoul, The Riverbottom
Nightmare Band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Wyld Stallyns
and on and on ...
The six things I could never do without
Books, Records, Movies, Conversation, Justice, A False Sense of
Superiority (FOR INSTANCE: eyeroll for anyone whose answer to this
question includes "air," "food," "water," or "shelter.")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The potential intersections between cleverness and internet dating
On a typical Friday night I am
Upright but dazed, amidst a whirlwind of broken hearts and broken
bottles. That or doing a crossword and watching Netflix Instant.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I admit no private thing.
You should message me if
You bite ice cream
You have a rocknroll heart
You are ridiculous
You are oh so clever
You need help solving a mystery
You think maybe your world needs a firm but gentle rocking and you
are open to the idea that it might be rocked by what a phrase's
turn, a deep well of opinons, an impeccable curatorial taste, and a
voracious ear can do to a conversation in a bar
You are Carrie Brownstein