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My self-summary
I'm a writer and all-around book guy. I'm intelligent and funny. My ancestors were French and German, coming to America by way of the Mayflower. Both my parents were directly descended from Roger Williams of Rhode Island fame.
I'm pretty social and fun but am also pretty grounded (with a wee bit of anxiety now and then) and I like my domesticity. I get along well with my family, my friends are brilliant, and most of my ex-girlfriends think I'm a swell guy (I'm still working on my half of it). I love cats, do okay with dogs, and do well with kids (though I'm deeply skeptical of my ability to be a parent). I'm funny(already said that, duh), am aware of myself and my surroundings, and am able to converse over a wide range of subjects. In general I am a very positive person. I am conscious of my limitations but don't let that stop me. I have ambitions. I am a city boy but have a deep love of the natural world. Somehow I still seem to have a lot of energy and am often mistaken for being younger than I am. I'm creative, playful, and can be spontaneous at times. I'm thoughtful and kind but I grew up on the East Coast and I've been around the block. Punk rock changed my life.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a large public library as a public service assistant (like a reference librarian). I am presently attending an online graduate program studying library science (paid for by my employer—yes!) I'm in a long standing writing group and sometimes work on fiction. I do some group therapy. I'm considering taking a shot at doing stand-up comedy. I'm a board game geek. I work out to let go of stress and keep my self relatively fit (just updated that from "average build" because I think I've finally done the work). I'm focusing more on my home cooking. I like to make soups and stews in the fall. Also made knishes, chicken pesto turnovers, power bars, brownies, cornbread, and biscuits. For Thanksgiving I made 3 pies and my first graham cracker crust. Christmas breakfast was shrimp and grits. First foray into 2017 was frying up some leek fritters. Aim for spring: make my own pasta and my own meatballs. So far: made my own cod fish sticks for fish burritos. Gearing up to buy a bike rack for some get away fun
I’m really good at
writing, copy editing, copy writing, advanced reading, and much that involves books (buying, selling, scouting, cleaning, determining value, etcetera). I'm a really good conversationalist, a decent socializer, and a pretty good mixologist. I know how to host a fun party. I'm a fledgling cook and I can use a fairly wide range of tools. I'm adept at housecleaning. I have a decent eye for design and fashion. I actually enjoy shopping for clothes and housewares.
The first things people usually notice about me
Often my glasses but also that I am a big guy. At the library patrons often are surprised that I am male.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The most favored book is always the one you are presently reading.

Currently reading: Building Great Sentences by Brooks Landon; Kory Stamper's Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries; Ben Blatt's Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve; and George Hurchalla's Going Underground: American Punk 1979-1989.

Finished this year: Mark Edmundson's 'Why Write?'; Alice Mattison's 'The Kite and the String'; Abby Smith Rumsey's When We Are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future. Zizek's 'Trouble in Paradise and Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country'. The first was pretty good, the latter had great ideas but a little meh on the follow through. Loved Adam Johnson's short story collection, "Fortune Smiles" (read it while on a plane to a wedding), and thought "Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America" was informative if dry reading.

I love film and miss double features, especially if seen at a drive-in. I love "The Room"— best "worst" movie ever IMHO. Been watching a lot of documentaries recently including "The Revenge of the Mekons" & 'Eames: The Architect and the Painter'. Recently viewed: 'Straight Outta Compton' —excellent. the new Ghostbusters— fun!

Cannot wait for the Rick & Morty episodes to resume. Also have been watching 'Over the Garden Wall'

I love sushi. I love going out to eat but usually cook food at home. Recently ate green onion pancakes and dumplings in the ID then had moon cakes afterwards. I like going out for breakfast on the weekend. I like strong coffee or espresso.

Last stage show I saw was Bloodsquad improv.

Music- Favorite place to watch music— the Funhouse.

Last three shows I saw: The Proletariat, Generacion Suicida, and Arctic Flowers at the Black Lodge.
James Chance and the Contortions at Lo-fi
Sleaford Mods at Neumos

Last summer I was obsessed about this band/song:
Six things I could never do without
1) Books and writing
2) Family, friends, and comrades
3) Humor and story-telling
4) Gadgets- my computer, (realistically) my car and phone, and (honestly) my bicycle
5) The natural world, even if I rarely get to be outside the city any more
6) Good coffee
I spend a lot of time thinking about
envisioning a life living together with someone else and how to get to that place. Or how to get to homeownership. How to get my writing to sing. In general I'm trying to slow down my thinking, communicate more clearly, and rethink the stories I tell myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
at home studying, occasionally out on the town with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate to wear boring underwear.
You should message me if
this profile resonates with you and

you can begin to say why in written words and

you want a long-term relationship and

you have the willingness to self-reflect on your half of making that relationship healthy and vibrant and

you are imperfect but awesome
The two of us