CarpeNihil
33Portland, United States
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My self-summary
After college I got a grown up day job that paid well, then decided it wasn't time for that yet so I gave away all my possessions and travelled and had adventures for a while. Then I grew roots again in New Orleans for several years, working as an exotic dancer and then a bartender and gradually settling down. Eventually got married, and just recently decided to move back to the north and maybe start thinking about another one of those day job things at some point.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment: mainly just trying to make some friends in a new place. And figuring out the future, and how to settle into adulting my own way without turning into a picket fence robot.
I’m really good at
I'm a little bit good at a lot of things. I've been a lot of places, had a lot of jobs, tried a lot of stuff, and I tend to remember what I pick up so it often comes in handy that I just happen to know a little conversational Polish or understand how to repair the wiring in an industrial fan or some other random thing that comes up. As far as being REALLY good at one thing, I don't know if I have something like that. Never had the single focus to be an expert at something when I could learn parts of six other things instead. I like meeting experts though, in just about anything. If you know something I don't I'll pick your brain like crazy whether you're a winemaker or a computer scientist.
The first things people usually notice about me
My resting bitch face. I like just about everyone and almost never get angry but I perpetually look like I want all you motherfuckers to burn.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Defining oneself is massively difficult, and I don't think media preferences are a great way to do it. I am a collection of virtues, sins, embarrassments, and achievements. The best way to describe ourselves is not by our choice of what things to like from a list of things others have created.

When I get the urge to buy a book half the time it isn't because I want to read it over and over, it is because some stupid animal part of me wants to make sure it is on my shelf so that people who come in my house will know that I am the type of person who likes this book, and thusly know whatever it is that this supposedly means about me. And whenever I realize this I want to hit myself in the balls.

Though I do like Indian food. There, I answered the question, sort of ;-)
Six things I could never do without
At various points I've given away everything I own to hitchhike around the country, spent time on a commune, been voluntarily homeless, etc. I'm back to having a fair bit of stuff and possessions now (by my standards) but I still think of it all as far from necessary and wouldn't really hesitate to get rid of everything again tomorrow if I had some moderately pressing reason.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1. abstract philosophical problems that will probably never actually matter

2. "hey, I'm hungry"

3. butts

in no particular order.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, since I'm in the bar industry.

Though the spirit of this question is just what do I do with a night off: that's a bit hard to say since I split the difference between extrovert and introvert pretty neatly. I guess I lean a little bit intro since I do love a night staying in reading and doing crosswords, and when I go to the bar more often it is to get a few beers and have a long conversation with one or two people . . . but under the right circumstances I'm not against doing shots and going dancing and shouting "woo".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
anything. I was born with no concept of privacy and I'll answer any question from anyone.

hmm . . . what is something I can say to prove that I have no sense of privacy . . . um . . . I know!

when I was 14 I stuck a banana up my butt to try and see if I was gay. turns out that I am, at the very least, not gay for bananas.
You should message me if
You are smart and also very non-traditional. otherwise we probably won't get along so well. Also I'm happily poly. I'm happy to explain that if you ask but if you don't already know what that means then you probably aren't into it.
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