CameraObscura_
27 Philadelphia, United States
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My self-summary
I moved here from my little suburban hometown in Georgia about two years ago for tech jobs, currently doing -website stuff- in Manayunk. My parents were Yankees, so I don't have a southern drawl, but I can fake it well enough.

This will tell you some things about me:
www.fawkeslife.tumblr.com
(It's like, 90% pictures of dogs)

I'm pretty consistently an INTP, for whatever that means to you.

I am occasionally bad at messaging people back, please feel free to yell at me if that happens, I'm awful.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend the day working harder than I really have to, then come home and watch a few episodes of Netflix or whatever I'm into, screw around on the internet, followed by reading and maybe listening to some podcasts until I fall asleep.

Weekly board game night with some cool Philly friends.

Long and aimless bike rides across Philly on the weekends. Or hanging out with my dog. Or a little hike through Wissahickon park.

Also, constantly trying to make my apartment a little cozier. Hit me up if you know things about plants???
I’m really good at
Fixing broken things, explaining and teaching concepts to people, petting dogs. And I have a wealth of mostly useless history knowledge. I'm a -decent- trivia teammate.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes are "really really blue".

You tell me, though?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Lots of sci-fi with a bit of fantasy in. Terry Pratchett stuff (Discworld), Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, The Phantom Tollbooth, Cloud Atlas, House of Leaves... many, many more.

Movies: most Wes Anderson and Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki stuff, Lost in Translation, Paprika, and every nature documentary. Trade recommendations with me~

TV: Always Sunny, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Bob's Burgers, the old Twilight Zone Series, Good Eats, Iron Chef, Rick & Morty. Got into Better Call Saul lately.

Music: Variety of moody pop/indie stuff... Mountain Goats, Bright Eyes/, Belle and Sebastian, CocoRosie, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Rilo Kiley, Grimes, Starfucker, Smashing Pumpkins, occasionally (okay, often) Kanye, many many more.

Food: Indian food is the best; I could eat naan for days. Frozen yogurt is also amazing every time. For libations I like lagers (mmm Yuengling), Bailey's, and often bourbon, but who am I kidding, there's nothing so tasty as a fresh blood orange margarita.
The six things I could never do without
1) Dogs
2) Hope
3) The Internet
4) Animals. Especially dogs.
5) Jokes. Laughing is a good starting reaction to most problems.
6) People to talk to. I like to confess my personal struggles and successes to a few close friends who in turn do the same back to me. It's a good system for staying sane.

Nachos are also very important to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cute people. Dogs. Maps, I really love maps. That intersection of art and information is really interesting to me.

What kind of tattoo I might want (probably map-related), although I'm really indecisive about what to carve into my skin, so I don't have any yet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with a few close friends for board games and conversation (join us!), out with coworkers for drinks, watching a movie, cooking something up for dinner or being lazy and finding a pizza to eat in front of Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My last Google searches are:

- largest buddha statue
- pebble shore lake
- pizza hut flavors

I would be pretty comfortable being a stay-at-home dad, at some point.
You should message me if
Just do it, I'm pretty friendly. And meeting in real life is generally > awkwardly messaging over the internet.

You want to hang out in Ikea for a few hours, days, months, whatever.

Hiking, camping? I feel a desire to do more outdoorsy stuff.

I also really like people who make art, or create things, so cooking or knitting or any activity like that is very cool to me.

You want to get milkshakes and tell me about your life.

Also looking for day-trip/travel buddies, I haven't done that in a while and I like seeing new places.

Anyway, I'd like to meet a bunch of nice people and make friends in the not-online space, so let me know if you'd like to meet up sometime~
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