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topingtime

29 M Portland, OR

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My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:24am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Yes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Politics / Government
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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I'm not great at self-summary. I always want to push back on the premise of the question.

I spend much of my non-sleeping/eating/working for rent money time on activism and organizing (flaming Socialist, but not constantly preachy), reading about said things (and fiction too sometimes), and getting ready for grad school in the fall. I also go drinking and binge watch more TV on Netflix than I want to calculate.

Getting it out of the way, I transplanted out from North Jersey a bit over 5 years ago. My dad's side of the family has been in Portland for four generations though, and my parents met at Reed, so in an abstract kinda way PDX is responsible for me being on this planet. I love this town still, but I'm fairly jaded and irritated about the excessively chipper "Portlandia" shit at this point, and I say that with a pretty good understanding of the problems underneath it. I also like to think I'm living proof that you can enjoy Portland living without biking or camping.

I've got a kind of low filter sense of humor so I tend to like people who don't have too many sacred cows, or much traditional, restrictive morality. The main exception to this is bigoted/misogynist "jokes," and if you dig on that, then fuck right off and save us both some time.

If it's not clear by now, I curse a lot, but usually in a highly good-natured way!

My favorite animal is the platypus. It's just so delightfully improbable.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working in the nonprofit trenches, ordering fundraisers about and such, and keeping the look out for something different, which as it turns out can be a pretty difficult these days. Come September, I'm starting the Masters of Social Work program at PSU (otherwise known as "more practical than my English degrees") and am trying to figure/plan out just how much of my life it's going to devour. I'm usually involved in some way in hatching plans to fight City Hall and getting out to dissent from the usual politics of fucked up and bullshit. I really love me some protest and street politics. I like to write, mostly about politics, though I've dabbled in fiction and usually have several ideas waiting for a nice block of time to open up. Apart from all that I go where the wind takes me or some such.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing
Arguing politics
Coming up with absurd ideas for pranks, but somehow not following through. Like going to the opera dressed as Darth Vader and hobnobbing with the 1%.
Getting people to over-share without really trying to and occasionally playing therapist when I really just wanted a damn beer in a dive bar.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Depends on context and depends on them. My tattoos if I'm wearing short sleeves, the fact that my hair gets wavier/curlier the more it grows and the fact that I think shoes achieved perfection with the Chelsea boot tend to pop up pretty often.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Handmaid's Tale is my most recent favorite. George Orwell is pretty damn great, more I think for stuff like Homage to Catalonia than the usual suspects. Haruki Murakami is pretty damn great too, especially Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood. I am embarrassingly familiar with The Game of Thrones books. Apart from that, Spring Snow, The Shock Doctrine, The Sparrow, Great Expectations, The Things They Carried, The Dispossessed, The People's History of the US, Invisible Man, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autobiography of Malcolm X and some comics such as Sandman and Trans-Metropolitan. These are some things that come to mind.

Movies: Adaptation, 12 Angry Men, Seven Samurai and other Kurosawa, Pulp Fiction, The History Boys, Almost Famous, The Big Lebowski, City of God, pretty much any Scorsese I've seen, Rear Window, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fight Club, This is Spinal Tap, Princess Mononoke, Dazed and Confused.

TV (dammit): The Wire, The Simpsons, Mad Men, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, South Park, Sons of Anarchy. I also liked what I saw of that thing where Elijah Wood smokes a ton of weed with a burly Australian in a dog suit.

Music: Alice In Chains, Joseph Arthur, Lowkey, System of a Down, Leonard Cohen, The Coup, At the Drive-in, The Clash, The Pogues, Rise Against, 16 Horsepower/Wovenhand, Immortal Technique, and in Portlanders: Speaker Minds and Bad Habitat.

Food: Thai, Sushi, proper New York pizza and bagels.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Some kind of artistic stimulation...books, movies, music, etc.
2. Nicotine, apparently...
3. Good people around me.
4. The usual money, food, water, oxygen, etc. answer
5. Something to look forward to.
6. Chances to cause a ruckus for the powers-that-be.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When it comes up, terrible writing, grammar, and abuse of homonyms and homophones.

Writing ideas that have yet to come together.

What corporations are doing wrong, what the government is doing wrong.

Books I haven't read, books I have read, books I'm reading, books I want to read again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No such thing really. Could be at a show. Could be at a meeting/demonstration. Could be at a bar playing pool or getting twisted enough to do karaoke. Could be at home watching The Sopranos and laughing at how Jersey everything is or something similar. Could just be learning, reading, thinking, or writing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've watched a lot of True Blood.
You should message me if
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...you think we could hang! Those looking for new friends and those looking to do date-like stuff are equally welcome.