I am calm, quite and have been repeatedly told I'm a good listener.
I read widely and often. I got into medical school by being
arrested, and I once smuggled two flying squirrels on a domestic
flight. I hung out with a revolutionary army for nine months yet
still know nothing of firearms. I recently returned to my name. I
was an atheist until I lost my faith at age 14. I think that what
is jointly used and needed ought also to be jointly owned. I once
met Paul Farmer. I've got an armadillo tail of unknown use, I've
got a penchant for criticism, and I've got a flesh-colored Christ
that glows in the dark. I also have a self-sabotaging tendency
merely to make friends with girls I find attractive. I find
intelligence and idealism attractive. I still pity the Zulu girl
who told me she believed in God, but not in love. I speak Spanish,
I'd like to speak French and for now I'm done starting declarative
sentences with the word I.
I am serene, thoughtful, and altruistic
What I’m doing with my life
I'm starting medical school and cringing at the debt it will
entail. I plan to become a poor people's doctor in the Third World.
I spent most of the last year in the Mexican state of Chiapas as a
volunteer teacher in Zapatista schools.
I’m really good at
Remembering facts, listening, comforting, explaining, balancing
yardsticks and writing. Also it seems like whenever I meet someone
from some random country I know enough about their homeland to have
an intelligent conversation about it with them.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I have long hair, though I don't look quite so hippie
now as I did in college. Also I've been told I have pretty eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catch-22, Lord of the Rings, War and Peace, Gravity's
Rainbow, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, the Foundation trilogy, A
People's History of the United States, and Taylor Branch's trilogy
on America in the King Years. And I tend to like anything by Kurt
Vonnegut, John le Carre, Paul Farmer, Timothy Zahn, George Orwell
or Noam Chomsky. Currently I'm trying Gramsci but finding him kinda
totalitarian, and I'm enjoying Ulysses when I have time for
Movies: Harlan County USA, the Shawshank Redemption, Dr.
Strangelove, original Star Wars trilogy, the Return of the King, 12
Angry Men, the Big Lebowski, American Beauty, Labyrinth, the
Princess Bride and Children of Men.
Music: Flaming Lips, Bob Dylan, Tool, M.I.A., the Clash, Radiohead,
Slayer, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Beatles, the
Velvet Underground, Ani DiFranco, the Coup, Aesop Rock, the Dead
Kennedys, Rage Against the Machine, Beethoven, Patti Smith, Sweet
Honey in the Rock, Black Sabbath and Pete Seeger. And I'm rather
sentimental about the Zapatista anthem.
Food: pumpkin pie, pizza, enchiladas, omelets, pad thai, waffles,
tomatoes, spinach and steak.
The six things I could never do without
In the "name your favorite stuff" spirit of the question, I'll say
books, music, friends, dogs, cheese and books again. But there were
times in Mexico when I did without all that except for books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of the world, my place in it, gross anatomy and staying
somewhat in shape.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be fat.
You should message me if
***Update: You should message me if your ideal man is a guy who
lives 2,000 miles away, is not single and probably won't write you
back because he doesn't really check this account anymore.
You're unselfish, you didn't get all teared up over the Fourth of
July and you're literate enough not to write in chtspk.