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.
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTqNbVfozqI
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