Sodapocket
31 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Bucket list excerpt:
~Go to space
~Hop a Train
~Sail the Atlantic on a tall ship
~Backpack Europe
~See Bagger 293 in person
~Spend the night on a billboard

Favorite quotes:
~"I make myself rich by making my wants few." --Thoreau
~"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." --Longfellow
~"God damn it, you've got to be kind." --Vonnegut

Fuck wealth.
I don't want to be rich.
I don't want nice things.
I've lived in a van for over three years, and have no immediate plans to change that.
I like using things in ways they're not meant to be used.
I'd rather learn how to do something than have someone else do it for me.
My favorite clothes are in tatters—that's why they're my favorites.
I like climbing things.
I like movement.
I like karaoke.
I love exploring.
I love adventures.
I love the intersection of artifice and nature. Overgrown concrete. Weed-choked train tracks. Shelled out buildings. The undersides of bridges. Urban ruins. That sort of thing.
I want to travel more than just about anything.

I ride the line between INTP and ENTP. The NTP, however, is undisputed (unlike the validity of Meyers-Briggs typology).
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working as a freelance sound guy and occasionally DJing downtempo/chill-out music ( http://www.mixcloud.com/DaytripPDX/ ), as well as, on rare occasions, reveling in turn-of-the-millennium alt-rock anthems ( https://www.mixcloud.com/CaptainSodapocket/ ).

The dream is to travel the world on as little money as possible, and to write about it. Trying to figure out a way to make that a reality.

Then there's the sci-fi novel I want to write.

I'm thinking I'd like to move onward to 4-year university at some point in my life, but I don't know in what yet. And I'm not willing to throw myself into university debt until I've got a better idea of what I'd want to do with the education.

In general, doing what I can to live a life that's true to me while striving to make the world—myself included—a better place than it was yesterday.
I’m really good at
Surviving.
(So far.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Almost certainly my bare feet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC:
I listen to mostly chill electronic music, from any of many genres. I'm a sucker for sawtooths, syncopation, psychedelic squigglies, and space. Currently into atmospheric IDM. I will always love trip-hop.

Some of my favorites, past and present, are (in no real order) Emancipator, Portishead, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Floex, Shpongle, Télépopmusik (at least the tracks featuring Angela McClusky), and many, many more...

My not-quite-guilty pleasure music is late '90s/early '00s "alternative" radio singles. (Think Barenaked Ladies, Train, earlier Coldplay, Third Eye Blind, Oasis, etc.) I know it's terrible. That's part of it's charm.

BOOKS!
My heroes are Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Hunter S. Thompson.
In general, I mostly read sci-fi. I really appreciate quality world-building (William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Hannu Rajaniemi), and cutting insight into being human (Douglas Adams, Good Omens (so good on so many levels), PKD, Ender's Game).

MOVIES
I don't watch many movies anymore, but here are some favorites:
Kikujiro, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Drive, anything Miyazaki, Run Lola Run, Monty Python...

TV
I don't watch much TV anymore either. (This tends to happen when you don't own one.) Favorites:
FLCL, Battlestar Galactica, Rick and Morty, Firefly, Flying Circus, Cowboy Bebop...

FOOD
Delicious food.
The six things I could never do without
"Never" is a strong word. How about "Six things I very much enjoy and would prefer not to do without."

1) Music
2) Hands (mine, preferably).
3) Adventures!
4) Sunlight
5) Intelligent conversation
6) Smartassery
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe, everything.
My impact on the above.
The brain, the mind, behavior, the impact of technology on the human condition, the evolution of human society, and a plethora of other ostensibly interesting topics.
Anything that piques my interest enough, really.
I think a lot.
Like, a lot a lot.
I like to think.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have no typical Friday night. I have no typical week.
You should message me if
~You want a travel buddy.
~You'd rather fix a thing than replace it.
~You art and/or craft. (Music included, of course.)
~You're honest and trustworthy.
~You're at least a little counter-culture.
~You're scientifically-minded and emotionally-connected.
~You like to party to electronic music. (Big bonus points for chill!)
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