BeQuietBluebird
34 Gaithersburg, MD
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My self-summary
I was born and raised in the DC-metro area and spent most of my formative years as a musician. I drifted off to college and realized that music was not my passion, just more of a hobby. I'm an only-slightly-abashed culture nerd who consumes books, music, moving pictures...you name it...voraciously. I am fair-minded, loyal and love meeting new people.

ENFP for those who care about the Myer's-Briggs.

Most of all, I'm looking for adventure and some amazing people with whom to share it.
What I’m doing with my life
By day? Making that cash money indiscriminately.

By night, I indulge in my passion to create.
I’m really good at
Qbert

I'm also pretty good at cooking, making music, singing high tenor notes like an angel, producing plays on a shoe-string budget, writing, waging the war on Christmas, finding a healthy balance between taking myself too seriously and not seriously enough, being the best best man.

But mostly Qbert.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told on many occasions that I have an irrepressible ebullience and an indomitable joie de vivre.

But I think it's my ass. For sure it's my ass.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Norman Mailer, Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Junot Diaz, Dan Simmons, Flannery O'Connor, Charles Bukowski, Elizabeth Stroud, Anne Fadiman, Sloane Crosley, Chuck Klosterman, William Styron, Nikolai Gogol

Movies: Rosemary's Baby, Hannah And Her Sisters, Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust, Doctor Zhivago, The Artist, City Lights, Army of Shadows, In the Mood for Love, The Silence of the Lambs, Hot Rod, Cries and Whispers, Chinatown, The Godfather, In Bruges, Brief Encounter, Fargo, My Neighbor Totoro, Bringing Up Baby, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Michael Clayton, I love LONG movies

Shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Workaholics, Homeland, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Parks and Recreation, Key and Peele, Eastbound & Down, Peep Show, Spaced, Girls, MI:5, Law & Order: SVU, The New Girl, True Detective, Girls, Trophy Wife, Brooklyn 99, Broad City, Archer, Togetherness, Mr. Robot, Rick and Morty

Music: of Montreal, Belle and Sebastian, Scandinavian pop of all shapes and sizes, Al Green, Sturgill Simpson, The Turtles, 70s soul covers of songs originally performed by The Beatles, Run the Jewels, anything and everything else

Food: Vietnamese, sushi, I'm a sucker for a great pizza, Thai, anything that came from the ocean, mangos, walnuts, greek yogurt

Opinions: I think Nabokov probably woke up in cold sweats knowing he'd never be as good as Gogol or Tolsty. I love little moments in film where you can tell an actor is going to win an Oscar someday. Like the scene in Cold Mountain with Natalie Portman. Or Jessica Chastain in Tree of Life. I love both musicians, but if I had to choose one, I'd pick Prince over Michael Jackson every time...no contest. I can't imagine a world in which Kurt Cobain lived past the mid-90s. I think drugs destroyed Mitch Hedburg; he could have been way funnier if he wasn't stoned all the time. No show should ever last longer than 6 seasons. If Homicide was on now, it'd be every bit as popular and acclaimed as The Wire or Breaking Bad. After reading the first 180 pages of The Great Gatsby, I'm convinced that someone other than Scott Fitzgerald wrote those gorgeous final 25-30 pages. I'm absolutely ripped to shreds by the melancholy and beauty of the music from Fun Home.
The six things I could never do without
Obviously, friends/family, water, shelter, self-actualization. I think we can all live without most other things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Puns. It's mostly just horrible puns. All day long.
-Whether I should abandon the search for a Career and live my dreams without remorse or regret.
-What it really IS all about, Alfie.
-Why people is the way they is.
On a typical Friday night I am
There are no typical Fridays. Sometimes out with one of my pods of friends ("pods" because I only befriend dolphins, L.D.O.) Sometimes I like going home and watching Big Trouble in Little China for the thousandth time. I dunno. Let's make next Friday unique.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never played Qbert once in my entire life.

I was made on equipment shared with wheat, milk, eggs, soy and tree nuts. So...beware.

I was mistakenly sprayed with pepper spray outside of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam when I was 15. I don't wish that one anybody, but I'll be damned if seeing The Night Watch wasn't worth every agonizing second.

Also...and this is the real embarrassing one...I love snapchat. It has made my friendships so much more silly and fun. Sorry not sorry.
You should message me if
Message me if you promise never to spray me with pepper spray if we're in Amsterdam.

Or if you're Pam Poovey. If you're Pam...then you're my ideal woman.
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