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My self-summary
I hate clichés and platitudes, but love aphorisms and maxims. Proverbs are also nice unless overused, and then they’re clichés, which I obviously hate. Witticisms are also pretty groovy, and I can always go for a nice mantra or koan. I’ve been known to enjoy the occasional adage. I really love satire, particularly burlesque.

I appreciate the obscene, but enjoy the commonplace. When the obscene becomes commonplace, it’s high time to split town, so I usually exit stage left. I always forgive my enemies, but never forget their names. Opposites usually attract, so it’s usually only a matter of time before I see the writing on the wall after I've fallen head over heels. I try to remember that it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. I generally prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Above all, when dealing with the insane, it’s best to pretend to be sane.

If the above gibberish made your head explode, it’s ok, because you’re probably in good company. I even confuse myself at times. I think it’s a mark of good character.


Yeah. That.
What I’m doing with my life
I often ask myself this in the form of a question.

For awhile my answer to this was the boring truth, but then I realized it's silly to tell people what they don't care to hear. If you REALLY want to know what I’m doing with my life, the obvious answer would be “living it”, but I know that wouldn't suffice. I also know the morbid description of the day-to-day events wouldn't answer this question either.

Maybe the answer to this question, for many of us, is hidden in the question itself? Socrates said “the unexamined life isn't worth living”, and that’s an aphorism I've taken to heart.

When you put all this together, I would venture to say I’m living my life while examining every moment, and watching how its trajectory takes me to new and exciting places and realizations.

Like everyone, I’m a work in progress, and I don’t intend on finishing the job.
I’m really good at
Making mistakes.

Making a ton of mistakes.

Picking up the pieces after making mistakes.

Recognizing when others are making mistakes, but not recognizing when I'm making the same ones.


Punching bags of beans on the wall.

Hitting little balls into holes with leather-tipped sticks.

Making people ask questions.

Asking people the same kinds of questions.



Placing ellipses at the end of complete thoughts...

Seeing patterns and changing them. Are people really the best judge of their own strengths? I could tell you what I'm good at, but the answer I give would probably reflect what I enjoy instead.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose I could take a scientific survey of a sizable sampling of people I've met, and then I could give you an answer worthy of this question.

In the interim, I only suggest most people would speculate that others notice their most favorable qualities, even if those qualities only exist in their own imagination.

Looking at my photos, I would like to believe you're observant enough to make your own decision about what you notice. My pictures are more descriptive than anything I could say here, and whatever YOU notice is probably what everyone ELSE notices.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy all of the above, and asking me to play favorites seems wrong. If it's delicious, nutritious, substantive, experiential, and intelligent, I'm probably going to like it, no matter what the format. Since life is seemingly so short, I prefer bite sizes in most things (not necessarily in people).

I love experience. I love sharing it. I love having it shared with me.

If you're looking for some kind of list, I gave them up last week.
Six things I could never do without
I had a list here, but like I said, I gave them up. I refuse to encapsulate necessities into small lists, except for two:

1. The BIG list.

2. The SHORT list.

The BIG list is an ongoing work of non-fiction I'm putting together consisting of personal rules to guide my everyday experience towards a happier and healthier me. Currently in the mid teens, this list is essential to prevent spontaneous human combustion.

The SHORT list is the few people I would call, and in which order, had I only minutes to live.

Come to think of it, I think there's six people on that short list. I guess that would be my final answer.

Oh, and of course this:

Yeah... that. If that doesn't move you, I'm not sure you have a soul.
I spend a lot of time thinking about

How stupid smart people can be.

How smart stupid people can be.

How hard it is sometimes to tell the difference.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical? How quaint.

I'm usually trying to be atypical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There's something rather satisfying about getting a splinter stuck in my finger. I sometimes wait a while before pulling it out.
You should message me if
You like talking to strange men with a glimmer of intelligence in their eyes.

You want to tell me why any woman would ever subject themselves to this website.

You enjoy a good game of pool over drinks.

You have a geek streak, a pleasant smile, confidence, and aren't afraid to take a chance.

You like talking about world events and actually give a shit.
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