Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A real man has the courage to shit in a urinal, but the sense not
to. I'm not sure there is or even should be a 'real man'
definition, but I like this one, since it's all inclusive. Women
can be 'real men' too. I hope you're one. I hope I'm one.
Lots of people say they like the way that I laugh. I also
laugh at lots of things no one else does, for better or for worse.
I'm known within my group of friends for having the keenest sense
of observation, and therefore the strangest stories, because I
place emphasis on setting and surrounding rather than plot when I'm
narrating an event, and they take a lot longer than they need to.
Some people like it that way, everyone else comes around
eventually. It's possible that I'm trying to emulate some of my
favorite writers when I tell stories, and that leads to me leaving
a lot of indirect endings (some people call them "cliffhangers" I
suppose, but there's nothing else coming next.)
The best magazine article I've ever read was in GQ (I'm as
surprised as you are). It was about a man who lives near a major
bridge across the Yangtze river that has an extremely high number
of annual attempted suicides from people jumping off of it. He
bought a moped, and decided to spend all day, every day, riding up
and down the bridge (it's over a mile long) and stopping people
from killing themselves. It was a real turning point in the way I
think about - everything, I suppose.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a manager at a local cafe. I like the work, I like who I work
with, and the flexibility in my schedule is mind-boggling. I took 3
months off two summers ago to go to Mexico and WWOOF/live in the
DF, and came back into the fold without a hitch. I dabble in
tennis, chess, and I'd love to go spend a long time in another
country sometime soon again. Chile, Morocco, Azerbaijan and
Montenegro top the list currently, with Chile looking likely this
year, maybe even teaching there for a while.
I'm very big on self improvement/learning/etc. One time I had a
mouse in my apartment, and it scurried over me one night and I woke
up and we were both scared. But the mouse never ran on my bed
again. It learned from its mistakes, and I admire that.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dreading how much of tool I'm going to feel like when I actually
buy an E-reader for travel purposes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I used to have a big list of authors and movies and stuff, but we
can talk about that in person. A dear friend of mine once told me I
"only like books about the secret nothingness at the heart of
everything." Only is a strong word, but it's a better summary than
I could give. Take a look here if you're interested:
I basically don't watch movies most of the year, then watch 16-18
movies in 3 days at the Maryland Film Festival, and then stop
watching movies again for a year. If I had to name a few off the
top, my favorites might be Hiroshima Mon Amour, The Life Aquatic,
and Post Tenebras Lux. Tons more. Let's talk about it.
I cook for myself. I like the things I make. I'll cook (and/or
bake) for you too.
Elvis Depressedly, Ricky Eat Acid, Starry Cat, Crywank, Art Blakey,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was 10 years old, I was really into basketball. My favorite
player was Dennis Rodman. He was my Halloween costume that year. I
have absolutely no clue why my parents allowed me to masquerade
around in something not *that* far removed from blackface for an
evening, but... there you have it.
You should message me if
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You think this collection is as wonderful as I do
Or if you've read 'Capitalism: A Ghost Story' before I've gotten
around to it and want to share opinions, or if you know any good
performance poetry online/IRL that you want to share.
Or if you want to meet in the real world ykno
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