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My self-summary
I moved to DC to be a hill rat. Sorry about that. That was years ago, and while I still do politics, it is for a nonprofit, and I'd like to think I'm not that self-important.

DC is home, although I originally moved here as a transient and the idea to move elsewhere is never far. But! I've been here for a long time and appreciate it. I also can't handle the Boston cold anymore, which makes me feel disturbingly disconnected from my New England roots. DC has great beer, great places, and great people.

I am optimistic, pessimistic, and contradictory. And that is totally canned.
What I’m doing with my life
Drinking lots of coffee; doing crosswords; working; biking a lot (commute, hang out with friends, whatever); hanging out; contemplating going to shows and occasionally going to them
I’m really good at
Finding humor in everyday life, even when I'm in a crappy mood.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very open and honest about myself, and everything. It's a fault. Seriously. My sense of discretion is ashamed of me.

Also, the length of my hair, both on top of my head and on my face, changes with some regularity.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've given terribly short thrift to books. My dad instilled in me a love of crime fiction, and I still read it for whatever reason. Until recently I avoided classics, thinking they'd been covered by others and I'd find my own way. I'm slowly trying to cover those (and I love The Great Gatsby, which I actually read for school). Shortcomings aside, Neil Gaiman introduced me to a lot of things with The Sandman graphic novels, and I continue to follow his writings. Not unrelated, after a bunch of Sarah Vowell and other nonfiction, I've been on a magic kick lately - The Night Circus and now I'm finishing up The Magicians. One of the few things I consistently re-read is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

TV. I dunno. Buffy was one of the greatest things ever on TV. I used to be really into Doctor Who, and I'll totally still watch it, though I sometimes wish I didn't. I watch some of the big shows, including Game of Thrones (despite its horrible faults) and Westworld (which I'm maybe a little obsessed with).

Music. More important than TV. But I hate listing individual bands or artists. I'm glad my parents instilled a love for Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, among others. TV On the Radio and REM might be my go-to bands. Or maybe New Pornographers and Mountain Goats. My current playlist (I have seasonal ones on Spotify) covers The Weeknd and The Shins and Bonobo and Jens Lekman and probably only works for me.
Six things I could never do without
A music listening device; Friends; A pen and paper; Pointless learning; Some sort of camera to capture the unexpected.

The fact that the camera and music thingamajigger are currently the same telephonic device is giving me some trouble here. Trouble not only in the listing, but in my judgement of the worthiness of my items.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Too much and too little at the same time.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a happy hour with my friends from work. After that maybe a BBQ or house party, if I don't go home to catch up on sleep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Dunkin' Donuts coffee.
You should message me if
I mean, why not?
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