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My self-summary
Brian Cox groupie. Homeowner.

I no longer know how to explain myself, even though I'm the most fully-realized version of myself that I've ever been.

I'm academically interested in The Shield (the show, not the wrestler). I feel strongly about food, integrity and excellence, and I'm pretty ambivalent about the state of my car. I believe strongly that we like things we like, so I don't believe guilt and pleasure must be associated. I'm a little loud, a little crass, pretty smart, and probably want to hear about your day.

I don't take a lot of pictures of myself, so some of these are a few years old. I'm still pretty, though-- no horrible Batman-villain-genesis-type acid scarring or anything. I just look 30 now instead of 25.
What I’m doing with my life, reading, writing, painting, lifting heavy objects, thinking constantly about what a really good relationship might look like, taking walks, thinking critically, rewatching The Wire...
I’m really good at
Being honest. Just ask the question, I don't like to waste too much time.

(Run-on sentences.)

I'm good at over-thinking and allowing it to induce a kind of paralysis. And I appreciate a person that can hold my balloon ribbons and bring me back to earth when I can't get down by myself...

But, really, I'm not that effervescent.
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh a lot. And I can be kind of loud, even though I'm actually an introvert.

What no one first notices about me:

I don't judge the desires of others. I feel my feelings so deeply and intensely that, sometimes, I can be hard to be around. If you like me, you'll figure that shit out within yourself. I'd really like to be invited to some activity you care about. I like that you tell me too many details about something you love. You like that I'm cooking but also that I'm spending so much time explaining my enthusiasm that you have to bring me back to earth. You like banter that begins casual, remains witty, and circles in towards the truth and meaning.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Joy Division and other sad/cold/beautiful stuff from the 80s, avant-garde hip-hop (Busdriver, Dose One, etc), Balkan Beat Box, soul jams. Orgy, Nine Inch Nails, and lots and lots of industrial. The Lonely Island, Dethklok. I've recently come to terms with my reluctant love for Lady Gaga.

Literature stuff: Cookbooks, TS Eliot, Baudelaire. Neil Gaiman, Knut Hamsun, Jack Kerouac, Catch-22, Hunter Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis

Trailer Park Boys, Sherlock, Peep Show, House, True Blood, The Wire, Doctor Who, Archer, Boston Legal, Neverwhere, Rick and Morty, Torchwood, RuPaul's Drag Race, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Broad City, Mindy Project, The Blacklist. I get addicted to seasons of good shows and have to compulsively watch them in order.

I like food. I like to know what it's made of, and where it came from. I like steak tartare, pho, burgers, and lots of other things.

Secretary, 9 to 5, Velvet Goldmine, Control, The Rules of Attraction, Amelie, Interview with the Vampire, The Graduate, The Breakfast Club, Harold & Maude, Henry & June, everything Batman, The Crow, Rushmore.

I think it's awesome when you can articulate exactly why you like a thing. I think it's also awesome when, in the face of a thing you like, all you can do is grin and nod mutely, unable to explain why the thing touches you, makes you happy or thoughtful or feel deeply, but quietly and ecstatically acknowledge the thing's invaluable ability to make you feel overwhelmed.
The six things I could never do without
A balance of social and alone time.
My intellect
33% more than I am supposed to have.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to do with my new house and yard, cooking, whether my library books are overdue.
On a typical Friday night I am
Karaoke. Cocktailing. Pajamas. Working. Movie-staring. Cooking. Recuperating. Reading. Whatever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an introvert, but I'm not particularly shy or quiet.
I'm willing to admit a lot more, but not on the internet.
You should message me if
If you think that the Guns 'n Roses version of 'Sympathy for the Devil' is better than the Rolling Stones original, and/or you are interested in why I think it is.

If you like a little earnest rambling.

If you want to go to Transmission.

If you like the feeling of mythology.