I believe in living simply, in loving everyone, and in knowing yourself. I believe in living in the present and not getting too worried about the future. I appreciate the value of doing the right thing at the right time. It's said a wise man learns from the mistakes of others, an average man learns from his own mistakes, and a fool never learns. I can't claim to be that wise, but I at least learn from my own mistakes.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently moved to Bellingham after living in Albany, New York for more than 10 years. I miss my friends and housemates a lot, but I had the opportunity to live on the west coast for a while and I heard the west coast is the best coast so I decided to go for it.
Right now I live with my cousin, her husband, and their baby. I take care of the baby while they are at work. Being a baby, she can be very challenging, but on the other hand she's very cute so it's a tradeoff.
I’m really good at
Cooking, singing, crossword puzzles. I've done enough bike repair and gardening over the years to be semi-proficient. I practice yoga as often as I can and I'm good enough to know how bad I am at it. I've done all sorts of things in my spare time, from writing a fake newspaper to game programming, but I'm always up to try something new.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not very tall, so probably that. I'm pretty quiet when I first get to know people, but I'm very silly most of the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: National Geographic magazine is beautiful. I like books by Kurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami, Neal Stephenson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but my favorite thing to read is probably anthologies of sci-fi short stories. I read a lot of graphic novels as well. Also, lucky me I get to say that I was reading Game of Thrones before it was cool.
Movies: I don't watch too many movies anymore, but I like almost everything by Wes Anderson. My favorite director is Hayao Miyazaki, because his artwork is gorgeous and at times I just want to live in the societies portrayed in his movies.
Shows:Broad City, Archer, other funny stuff. I don't really like sitcoms or dramas, I mostly watch TV to get a good laugh.
Music: I don't know, I like all kinds of music. Kendrick Lamar, Azaelia Banks, Pete Yorn, Fiona Apple, Santigold, The Coup, Robyn are all on my current playlist.
Food: I really like macaroni and cheese, though I don't eat it very often. I'm not picky about food, I'll eat anything as long as it is tasty and made with love.
The six things I could never do without
friends, family, food, a good night's sleep, meditation, something interesting to read.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to stop spending so much time thinking.
Also the usual what am I doing with my life, am I making the right decisions, how did we get here, should I be doing something else right now, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
I just moved here so probably eating dinner with my family and maybe planning out a hike for the next day.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Though I try not to be much of a consumer, I still enjoy playing Magic: the Gathering.
You should message me if
You are down-to-earth, like to do fun things, like to talk about life and the universe, like beards.