29 Oak Park, United States
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My self-summary
I'm from the Chicago suburbs. Two years ago I moved to Guam to take a job, and I've just returned. I'm typically rather polite, but sometimes I become a bit more more playfully pointed. I can be reserved, and I can also be overly talkative when I'm engaged in interesting conversation. I'm something of a dilettante rather than an actual Renaissance Man.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently returned home after working as a law clerk for a judge.
I’m really good at
I'm a pretty good cook and an occasional poet. I fenced (the sword-fighting sport, not selling stolen goods) in college, but I'm out of practice now. I'm also a decent skier. I recently learned how to scuba dive. I can converse well, as long as the subject is interesting. I like to think I'm rather good at writing and thinking. I excel at taking standardized tests, for whatever that's worth. I would have been a good scholar-official in Ming China.
The first things people usually notice about me
My orange hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Sound and the Fury, The Brothers Karamazov, The Silmarillion, Macbeth, Leviathan, Discourses on Livy, On Liberty
Movies: Tokyo Story, Lawrence of Arabia, Fargo, Princess Mononoke, Ikiru, Chungking Express, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Music: Radiohead, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine, Explosions in the Sky, Broken Social Scene, Fleet Foxes, The Knife and Fever Ray
Food: Spice is generally good, Thai, Mexican, Mediterranean, the standouts of American cuisine, Irish soda bread, cheese
The six things I could never do without
Information (particularly news, I get antsy on vacations if I don't have internet access or decent newspapers)
My iTunes library
Ice water
Either a running internal monologue, or
Internal background music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, law, history, philosophy, strategy, business and economics, art and aesthetics, social conflict, culture, fashion, sport, and the books of various long dead thinkers. Also lots of rather less worthy things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Now that I'm back in the big city, I intend to spend more time than I have been seeing plays and art house movies. I also like getting drinks with friends and going to nightclubs. If I'm not going out I often play videogames or read.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was about six or seven I got my hand caught in an elevator door. Fortunately my father pulled it open before it could injure me. But I was still terrified of elevators for the next few years.
You should message me if
You think you'd catch my interest.