optimalrefund
26 Louisville, KY
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My self-summary
26 year old guy living in Louisville, Kentucky trying to make it. I'm into activism, being with friends, being silly and somewhat serious, always curious, craft beer and cocktails, old movies and leathery things. Don't be scared!
What I’m doing with my life
I volunteer with several non-profits around the city of Louisville. Giving back truly makes me happy and it's where I find most fulfillment. Also have a desk day job that pays the bills. Always ambitious and looking to improve myself professionally and creatively.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating, being on time, daydreaming. Listening to a lot of new music. I never turn it off! I'm always listening to something. Offering opinions...lending a listening ear. I guess? I think I'm an alright writer, video -gaymer-, chef/cook (I don't think I'm fancy enough to call myself a chef, but I make a damn good lasagna, a recipe passed down from my mama. The best cook in the world, obviously.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my ever changing facial hair...beard, whatever. Glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really do enjoy a lot of different things; I get really into them and enjoy sharing my interests with others.

Book/Writing wise...anything Flannery O'Connor, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Lord Byron, William Faulkner, David Sedaris, Dave Eggers, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, Judith Butler, Miranda July, Patricia Smith...the list goes on, which is pretty long. I'm really into American Transcendentalism, British Romanticism, and 20th/21st century philosophy. I also really enjoy comic books, manga, and superheroes; some of my favorites are Batman, Batgirl, the X-Men, and the Young [and old!] Avengers.

When it comes to movies, I didn't grow up in a movie watching family. A good friend is currently educating me on the fine art of film watching and classic movies, so that's going pretty well, actually. I ADORE Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, and Joseph Cotton. I also like your typical fast paced action movies, especially the superhero ones. Won't turn down a thoughtful documentary either.

TV is pretty simple. True Blood, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Girls, Justified, Star Trek [Commander Riker is soooooo dreamy.] Naruto, Sailormoon, any assorted anime series. I'm really into tennis as well, so I watch a lot of that too. BTW - ajde Aga, Novak, and JJ! If you get these references, we should just go ahead and get married.

Music. I'm just gonna throw down a short list. There's way too much to mention, but...The Smiths, Kate Bush, Camera Obscura, Taylor Swift, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Sigur Ros, Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, Annie, Chairlift, The Antlers, Joanna Newsom, Miguel, Portishead, Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor...I said short list, right?

Food. Everything. Really. Except mayo/miracle whip and lima beans. And guacamole. Gross.

Well, thinking about and writing all of that out was exhausting.
The six things I could never do without
Nerds candy, the internet, friends, family, tasty food, music.

There's a more logical list out there somewhere but...you get what I mean. I guess. :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
American studies, writing, poetry, friends, family, the normal stuff, I suppose. Cute boys. Folk studies. Furry butts, leather gear.
On a typical Friday night I am
Wondering why I'm in on a Friday night. At the occasional party, outing, or any other shenanigans. Having a nice beer or a glass of wine with some close friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You have to ask.
You should message me if
you want someone to talk to, need a partner in beer tasting, anime watching, geek outing, John Keats fawning...
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