BooksinSeattle
51 Seattle, United States
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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, 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. 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 in an online graduate program studying library science. I'm in a long standing writing group and sometimes work on fiction. I do some group therapy. 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. Recently made knishes, chicken pesto turnovers, and power bars.
I’m really good at
writing, copy editing, copy writing, 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 on the night stand: Hazaresingh's "How the French Think"; Svetlana Alexievich's "Secondhand Time"; Kaufman's "Guy Debord: Revolution in the Service of Poetry; and Cioffi's "The Imaginative Argument"

Still reading Pricilla Long's The Writer's Portable Mentor but temporarily put aside Alejandro de Acosta's 'How to Live Now or Never' for later.

Recently finished 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.

I short while ago I finished Adam Johnson's short story collection, "Fortune Smiles" (while on a plane to a wedding), "Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America" and James Hillman's "Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligent Uses".

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' and it was excellent.

I love sushi. I love going out to eat but usually cook food at home. Next restaurants to check out are Tsukushinbo, Ginza, Song Phang Kong, and Maru. I like going out for breakfast on the weekend. I like strong coffee or espresso.

Last stage show I saw was Bloodsquad improv.

Music- Earlier this year I was listening to a lot of Sleaford Mods. Currently obsessed with this band and specifically this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTqNbVfozqI
Last best show I saw was the Wimps at the Funhouse.
The 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. How to get my writing to sing. In general I'm trying to slow down my thinking and live more.
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
you want a long-term relationship and have the willingness to self-reflect on your half of making that relationship healthy and vibrant.
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