Life is full of changes. If you'd asked me 6 years ago where I'd be
today, I would've told you "off somewhere in the middle
east/mediterranean basin digging up an ancient city." Sadly that
future did not come to pass, but it still sounds interesting,
right? Let's just say that's a second "love" now. Life has made me
question, think, question some more, go through some pain, and come
out more whole. I've been led back home to St. Louis and now I am
trying to "save the world." I write, I laugh, I think about what's
to come. I've realized I need more people in my life, be they
friends or more. Life should be enjoyed, and you need good people
around you to celebrate with you.
Michael Pollan has said "Eat with other people whenever you can."
So? Will you come eat with me?
What I’m doing with my life
Going to grad school full time at UMSL, MSW program. Trying to make
a difference, y'know?
I’m really good at
Obscure trivia, usually history related. Spelling is a second, I've
always been good at spelling, I think it's from reading so much.
Listening is a top skill of which I am very proud.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm nice and nerdly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are many, many of these for me but for the sake of the site I
will say my favorite books are the Dinotopia series, the DUNE
series, The Kite Runner, Eat-Pray-Love, The Audacity of Hope, and
many more. Movies: Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones series, The
Matrix trilogy, Star Trek series, Jurassic Park, X-Men trilogy,
Bicentennial Man, Blade Runner, Children of Men, Pirates trilogy,
the works of Kevin Smith, Knocked Up, Moulin Rouge, Stargate, etc.
Music: 90s alternative, disco, The Beatles, Krishna Das, Freezepop,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Orgy, etc. Food: Mexican, Japanese, Chinese,
Indian, Thai, Afghani, anything from water, Italian, Turkish,
The six things I could never do without
My family, belief in things greater than me, cell phone, books, my
constantly buzzing mind, friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, how to inspire others and do my best to improve things,
where to travel next, what should I do tomorrow?
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying myself no matter where or what I end up doing. I could be
at Temple or be out and about, eating great food with awesome
people and possibly catching a movie or going to a cultural event.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My middle name is Padraic, and I'm not a fan of mac n' cheese (but
I won't begrudge your love for it).
You should message me if
You want a good, loyal friend. You want someone to have a
meaningful connection with. You enjoy quirkiness and being around a
character. I have even been called weird at times but what you see
is what you get, I don't wear "masks" with people.