the_empty_letter
31 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
Un-self-serious. Wonder-prone. Incurably dance-y.

I read like a demon; I love politics but won't ever run for office; on a scale of one to ten I'm basically The Magnetic Fields. Hope that helps!

Pretty settled here, but moved to Chicago from elsewhere. So...um...keep that in mind? Does my status as a "transplant" make me more dateable? I'm an exotic flower so message me already!
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated from a Master's Program at UChicago in December, and right now I'm applying to PhD programs and working in the loop as a procurement analyst.

My strong friend-group keeps me pleasantly busy outside of work, and the rest of my time is spent savoring the simple enjoyments of being a being.

Other than that, I'm reflective? (introspective, not shiny). Some of my time goes into examining why I feel what I feel, think what I think, etc. Mental hygiene FTW!
I’m really good at
karaoke, halloween, my strong suit
The first things people usually notice about me
Intense in my enthusiasms.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Disclaimer/shameful confession: I like a book or movie less when everybody else starts liking it. It's terrible. So sue me.

Books: Didion, Dickens, Austen, Bellow, Wittgenstein, Cavell, A Visit from the Goon Squad, Saul and Patsy, Little, Big, The Ask, Wolf Hall, The Age of Wonder

Movies: The Babadook, Dark City, Don't Look Now, In the Loop, Burma VJ. Apparently I need to spend more time in mainstream land.

Shows: 30 Rock (duh), Parks and Rec (the early seasons), The Shield

Music: The Magnetic Fields

Food: I'm an adventurous eater! It's hard to find a cuisine that I don't like. All vegetables (especially beets, eggplant and zucchini). Most fruits (especially strawberries and mangos). Team taco over team pizza.
The six things I could never do without
1)a quiet place to live and
2)read my books;
3)knowledge of spring and
4)the possibility of walks;
5)my lucky chair,
6)my fancy, pin-striped pants
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The filibuster. The metaphysical implausibility of the everyday. My own beliefs and what causes them. Other people's beliefs and what causes them. Paradox. Paradox. Paradox.
On a typical Friday night I am
Haunted by the memory of a typical Thursday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Voted "most shy" in high school. Now I'm a social butterfly! Who woulda thunk?
You should message me if
I'm a kind, sensitive, upbeat guy. I'm settled and stable but not boring. I love getting to know people, and I genuinely like in-person meet-ups, so message away.
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