Before that, I was in the world of progressive politics and advocacy, where I did everything from field campaigns to speech writing.
Other than that, you'll find me out in my neighborhood (Short North, duh), drinking, laughing, loving all the wonderful, artistic, talented people in this city. If you don't know what I'm talking about, come over sometime, and I'll clue you in.
And sometimes I shut myself in for the night and have a self-date. (No, not like that, perv) Usually that means treating myself to something nerdy, like a new band I've been meaning to check out, learning something new, reading a graphic novel (or of the non-graphic variety), drawing, illustrating, and on and onandon.
Oh and sometimes I'll go on a self-date to the movies. If you've never tried it, give it a go. It's strangely liberating.
Movies: Closer, West Side Story, Dr. Strangelove, Network, Love Actually (no judgments!), The Royal Tenenbaums, Juno, The Big Lebowski, Ex Machina. E.T. never fails to make me cry (again, no judgments!)
Shows: Parks and Rec, Community, 30 Rock, Venture Brothers, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Buffy, Firefly, Doctor Who, Broad City, Portlandia, Girls, Daredevil, Steven Universe
Music: The Pixies, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, The Clash, Sonic Youth, The Black Keys, The Joy Formidable, Sleigh Bells, BRMC, The Velvet Underground, Radiohead, The Kills, The Libertines, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Dresden Dolls (Amanda Palmer is my future wife; sorry Neil Gaiman). Locally, I likes me some The Town Monster (RIP), The Wet Darlings, The Girls(!), Damn the Witch Siren.
Love getting new music recs. Let me know what you're listening to.
2. Constant learning. I get super antsy when my brain has nothing to absorb. I'm curious like a cat. That's probably why they call me whiskers.
3. Human contact. I love people. I crave give and take, stimulating conversation, laughing, making people laugh, etc. People fascinate me.
4. Privacy. Kinda weird after number 3, I know. I need alone time. There are times that I want to just be my own company.
5. My computer. It's pretty much how all information makes it to my brain (see also: aforementioned phone)
6. Oxygen is also important.
End of list.
I mean... out with friends.
Sometimes I eat string cheese like a candy bar.
I have lost track of the number of times women have asked to put eye make up on me because of my long, blond eyelashes, but the number of times I've complied is around 10-ish.
I sometimes have nightmares about being hunted by velociraptors (damn, that movie really did a number on me...)
I consider the B-52s to be an extremely underrated band.
I only sing in falsetto.
I use unscented anti-perspirant and gender neutral-smelling shower stuff. Apparently, Procter & Gamble thinks that because I'm a guy, I should smell like a gigolo with a daytime job at an industrial chemical plant. No thanks.
Sometimes when I'm stressed out or not sleeping enough, my face twitches a little when I blink.
I wish I had put more thought into my username.
I get pretty excited when Idris Elba uses his real accent.
This list is getting pretty long. If you're still reading, we could probably be best friends. Or, you know, more.
What else would someone write here??
Oh! If you think I look like Wash from Firefly. Oh! If you think that's a good thing. Obviously.