Cuttlebone
50East Orange, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a swell guy, dogs and cats like me right away. I offer this video of my cat and I as proof:

https://youtu.be/90BoOs1wQOM

-- but my favorite animal is the octopus. I live near the city in NJ and have basically for my whole life. I make no claim to being a native New Yorker, a New Yorker at heart etc. People I know from other parts of the country have introduced me as "being from New York," when I've visited. I guess this is because to someone from rural PA or the Northwest I seem more like a New Yorker than anything else.

Political activism is an important part of my life. Although just now I am minimally involved due to my job. I won't try and recruit you to it but you should at least respect it in principle
What I’m doing with my life
A few years back already, I read Hegel's Science of Logic, the year before that The Phenomenology of Spirit by G.W.F. Hegel. These were books I promised myself I would read before I die and I thought it was time. This is to say; not for school, at lunch, on the bus/train on the sofa, etc. I tried reading Foucault's A History of Madness more recently. If it were actually a history book I probably would have finished it but he tries to cram so much of his own philosophical agenda into it that I just had to put it down. As of recently I got started reading Hegel's shorter Logic for a study group but then the study group got cancelled, so I am back to reading The Economist and figuring out what to read next.

I work at a law firm in midtown. (I am not a lawyer). It was unstable for a while, really since I started, but has now leveled off and is a nice place to work.

For the last few years I've been selling books on the internet. My salary is kind of substellar so anything to cover my lunch expenses that does not involve a chemistry set and an RV is all to the good. Also I think encountering an unfiltered flow of used books is beneficial in ways that many people have denied to them.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuttlebone_books/

Unfortunately sales continue to fall and I don't know how long i am going to continue. (Actually since I wrote this it has picked up a little, so I'm still in it for now).

I don't drink much and I never smoke or use drugs.
I’m really good at
I'm thinking about how to answer this question and the thing that comes to mind is my job. I am good at my job, which sounds pathetic I know, but I'd be good at anything I spent so much time doing.
I am very intermittently good at bowling, I have a good relationship with my cat, I keep up on current events and try to have an analysis of and insight on what is going on in the world.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know, I guess my eyes. Like anyone else.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just now I am reading a memoir of someone who spent their career in publishing. I am trying to get ideas of what to read next in this way.

Some of my favorite movies are My Favorite Year, Pi, Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Battle of Algiers. I watched Battlestar Galactica on Netflix, I don't know how anyone is supposed to watch Star Trek again after that. (But I did anyway).

I made sure to watch all of The Sopranos before it got pulled from amazon. It's a fairly accurate depiction of New Jersey besides the mafia stuff. Really it could have been titled "Everybody's a Phoney But Tony." The viewer is expected to buy into the sociopath's worldview that everybody else is fake or weak. I kept looking for a sympathetic character, maybe the therapist? But really I could not detect any.

3 movies I walked out of: The Phantom Menace, Wild at Heart, (the Matthew Broderick) Godzilla.

I like music and file sharing has insured that I have a lot of music to choose from so I listen to a lot of different things, just now I am trying to figure out how or whether to download vaporwave music from youtube or find a place where it is available retail.
Six things I could never do without
Books, Computer, My Cat, Music, Political Activism, People
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social revolution, things I'd like to write, abstractions, work.
On a typical Friday night I am
Mostly at home. I am not much of a party animal. if I do go out on weekends it's often on Saturday night after I am unwound or daytime outings Saturday or Sunday.
You should message me if
1) You enjoy any of the things I do.

2) You're a little odd and not in the trendy sort of way; more in the "sometimes it can be troublesome not fitting in" way.

3) You won't mind if I can't afford to go to Machu Picchu with you.
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