INFP who enjoys unconventional souls, zaniness, and learning of an
obscure interest or occurrence. Swimming enthusiast. Gregarious
hermit. Total audiophile. Considers day-dreaming and staring out
windows to be time well spent. Gadgets, musical instruments,
tinkering, good talkers, and the written word are my bag. Values
persistence, a sharp mind, honesty, wit, and the self-taught.
What I’m doing with my life
Advancing my personhood.
I’m really good at
moments of flight, being crushed out by people who are good at
explaining things, trusting my instincts, soldering an am/fm radio
that only receives am christian broadcasting networks, listening to
people who exist on the margins of society, maintaining a
consistent level of mediocrity on the piano and bass guitar,
cooking vietnamese food, being suckered into sappy hbo dramas,
caring what happens to people, thinking about how a completely lame
situation would be illustrated in a comic strip.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look like Carrie Brownstein.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies / Directors / Genre: Tootsie, Broadcast News, The Wrestler,
Ma Vie En Rose, Spike Lee, Werner Herzog, not the Coen Brothers or
Wes Anderson or Quintin Tarrantino (sorry, guys!), the
Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Kevin Drew, Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett,
The Replacements, Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Waylon
Jennings, Cass McCombs, Deerhunter, Atlas Sound, Lotus Plaza,
Arcade Fire, Built to Spill, Neko Case, Destroyer, New
Pornographers, Rolling Stones, Will Oldham, Big Star, Richard
Thompson, Ryan Adams, two songs by Steve Winwood, early Elton John,
other pretentious hipster dribble not mentioned above.
Books / Writers / Public Figures / Written Media / Genres:
Philip Roth, Primo Levi, Vaclav Havel, Mordechai Kaplan, Joyce
Carol Oates, feminist tomes, Arthur Kleinman, Julie Doucet and
Craig Thompson, Sandra Tsing-Loh, Andrew Sullivan, Myers-Briggs
guides, Theodore Herzl, Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles Darwin,
Terri Gross, Alison Bechdel, Art Spiegelman, Sunday NY Times
especially the "Modern Love" and "Lives" sections, and while we're
on that - Gawker's "altercations" NY Times wedding rating system,
the Atlantic Monthly, sometimes The New Republic, memoirs /
travelogues / historical non-fiction.
TV: not so much, but Showtime and HBO are generally my jedi force
in this department.
The six things I could never do without
3. mexican food / coffee ice cream / turkey bacon
4. great home stereo system
5. moments when a brilliant observation changes everything
6. warm relationships
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the fact that most people have an almost unimaginably more
difficult life than I do, what I'm going to cook for dinner, peace
in the Middle East, salad dressings, how much I'm reading/not
reading, balancing consumption with production, my family and
friends, Springsteen, a project, the value a marketable skill would
add to my life, my next turn in Scrabble, culture bound syndromes,
how remarkably well Philip Roth captures human nature, the
relationship between "Paul" and "Laura" on Season 1 of "In
Treatment", New York City, getting kittens, my next vacation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Deflating my inflatable weekday rubber ducky.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes carpet is not so bad. I really love the US Postal Service
but this is not private. Also, I've never seen an episode of
Also-I had a baby by myself. There's no looming ex-boyfriend /
ex-husband on the scene if that makes a difference to people scared
off by adorable babies.
You should message me if
you are prone to making incisive observations about people or
events, uninhibited about acting against conventional wisdom, you
are good at explaining complicated or nuanced things, musical, are
compulsive about your hobbies, curious, self-confident, you can
beat box or are named mark ruffalo, buy into platitudes about the
importance of a positive attitude, picky but not a terribly picky
eater, funny, you love going to the movies. Vegetarians will be