I try hard not to take myself seriously...apart from my apparent
resemblance to a young George C. Scott and my occasional use of
English swear words.
Also, I think it's really hilarious that my personality might be
"less kind" than average. Get bent, okcupid.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach in a prison.
I’m really good at
Cooking. Definitely cooking. I'm a pretty good writer (though you
wouldn't know it from reading this crap, right?) I'm a pretty good
basketball player, but I don't know that that's really a selling
point...and I'm really good at being modest. I play a decent
harmonica. I'm probably equally good at making people comfortable
and intensely comfortable depending on the situation. And I'm
endlessly adaptable. Also, I'm pretty good at painting walls.
Seriously. If you need me to paint your walls, I'll do it (although
I would hope you'd look to a professional first).
The first things people usually notice about me
If you ask the majority of my female friends, I'd imagine the
answer would be "his giant ass." I'd probably say that I'm pretty
much unfailingly polite.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books by Cormac McCarthy (esp. Blood Meridian and No Country For
Old Men,) Richard Powers, and a collection of nonfiction
Annie Hall, The Limey, LA Confidential, O Brother, Kiss Kiss Bang
Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Slings and
REM. Fountains of Wayne. Otherwise, I'm openly interested...
Indian food's never agreed with me, otherwise, let's do it!
The six things I could never do without
A hat...not a specific hat, just a hat.
A few of my closest friends. (Cop Out?)
200 or so pocket copies of the US Constitution
My wok (seriously, I don't mean to oversell this cooking thing, but
A great variety of shoes (I have somewhere between 30-40 pair)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Film. Sports. Politics. Episodic TV. The comic value of horses.
Food/Cooking. Sex. Small animals.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know that I do anything "typical." With friends, sure, but
I like to keep things shaken up...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are some Coldplay songs that I really enjoy...
You should message me if
...you like good beer.
...you want to meet new people, but you see the absurdity in
walking to someone and saying "hi, let's be friends."
...you like to argue (civilly).
...you are Irin Carmon or Adelaide Clemens.
...you want to.