simonbud
26 Montreal, Quebec, CA
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What I’m doing with my life
I write poetry, perpetually changing projects that I hope to turn into my first book. I'm taking French classes, I'm learning very slowly. In July I'm starting a Masters in Education and I'll be a highschool English lit teacher after that, if all goes to plan.

I get the bulk of my money planting trees in BC every summer.

Je veux pratiquer mon francais, mais je ne parle pas bien maintenant.
I’m really good at
writing, reading, discussing various thinky things, giving massages.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very out going. I talk to strangers a lot. So most people's first impression of me is probably either "that's a nice man" or "why is this guy talking to me?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mostly poetry. A fair amount of drama and short fiction, relatively few novels. William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Delmore Schwartz, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Creely, Eugene O'Neil, Tennessee Williams, Neil Simon. I'm also really attached to philosophy mostly ancient stuff. I live for books.

Music with good lyrics. Singer songwriters. Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Clem Snide, Van Morrison, Blaze Foley, Neil Young... I'm starting to get into jazz, but I really don't know much about it yet: if you have a recommendation I'd love to hear it.
The six things I could never do without
1) Books.
2) My dog Ritchie (he's a German Shepard/Border Collie)
3) My friends.
4) Music
5) A steady stream of new people
6) i'm sure there's one more
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Poetry. Language. Bruce Springsteen. Shakespeare.

I spend a sad amount of time thinking about hockey, for someone who wants to be an intellectual.
On a typical Friday night I am
Havin a time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to stammer when I was nervous or excited about a thought (often). Every once in a while I still do.
You should message me if
You like intellectual or creative exchange. Especially about literature or philosophy. Especially about poetry.

If you want to play backgammon (esp. if you want to do $1 points)

Tu veux aider moi pour pratiquer francais. (that's probably terrible but I'm trying)

Also if you'd like to walk with me and my dog.
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