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31 • Portland, OR • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 27–40
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last Online
- Dec 19
- 5′ 6″ (1.68m)
- Body Type
- Not at all
- Working on university
- Relationship Status
- Relationship Type
- English, Japanese (Poorly)
I previously worked at Powell's for five years, and decided to cut ties with my bookclerk career, as it was going absolutely nowhere (I mean, big fucking surprise, right?). I was able to do a few interesting things for them outside of sections work, such as working in the publicity department (I interviewed William T. Vollmann one time!), but it was becoming a dead-end and I wasn't learning any new skills there.
So now I work part-time as a groundsman for a certified arborist. We mostly do tree pruning and removals when necessary; when the tree is dead and a hazard to nearby structures. I love working outdoors, in a demanding job that requires me to be alert at all times. It's a nice break from the rest of my life, which is mostly buried in books.
I've been obsessed with Swans lately, and their live performance was basically revelatory. They're an amazing rare breed of band.
Hitchcock, Bunuel, Carol Reed, the Archers, Howard Hawks, Jacques Tati, Ozu Yasujiro, John Huston, Lynch, Bunuel, Resnais, Claire Denis, Bergman, Altman, Demme, etc, you get the idea. I'm a huge Japanese cinephile. It's my specialty. One of my loftier career ambitions is to translate Japanese films into English subtitles.
Books ... I don't even know where to begin. Lately, I've been reading Steve Milhauser, Frederick Exley, and Ann Beattie. I'm loving all three of them. Yeah, that's just a conversation that we'd need to have, but I'm not a snob about it.
Also, if you're a fun mix between the sort of person who likes listening to shit-kicking country music one second, watching sports the next, and being a nerd after all of that; Neko Case would be the ideal example of the sort of woman that I'd enjoy hanging out with.
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