28Mackinac Island, United States
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My self-summary
I've been told that I am very optimistic, though I certainly don't feel that way. I just think that things tend to work out, as far as the human race is concerned. Maybe things don't always work out for the best, but we're still here, aren't we? (Oh, god! Aren't we?) I think that pretty well describes my outlook on life: generally sunny humanism, interspersed with bouts of extreme existential terror. I'm a philosopher at heart; which means that I think far too much about abstract things, and think people care far more about my opinion than they actually do.

I have a very wry sense of humor, and I tend to play word games with the things I say, purely for my own amusement. Most people never notice, and I would hardly expect them to, but it keeps me entertained. I have a pretty wide vocabulary, and I tend to use it. I was essentially raised by books, and I don't really notice it. I think it causes a lot of people to find me ostentatious, and using words like 'ostentatious' probably doesn't help. I consider myself to be a pretty humble person at the core, though. But I suppose that's what most arrogant people would say, anyways. So, you'll just have to decide for yourself. Hopefully you'll like me.

So, I used to say in this part of my profile that I was trans. However, the road to identity is one that is winding and fraught. I can't honestly say if I have the answers to any of the big questions about self. So, I guess you may as well call me genderqueer, non-binary, whatever. I still like pretty dresses.

Why is it only 'has dogs.' Is it that unlikely to just have 1?
I have a single dog, and she is the best.

My Myers-Briggs type is NFP, with no strong preference towards introversion or extroversion. Seriously.
What I’m doing with my life
I while away the hours conversing with the flowers, and consulting with the rain.

I just finished up a season of driving horses in a circle and shouting at tourists on Mackinac Island for the summer. I will probably go back to do the same thing, sometime this spring. In the meantime, I am working on my writing and making ends meet. Well, I am also driving for Lyft in the meantime. I may actually end up doing that instead, depending on how it's going.
I’m really good at
not very many things. I'm a bit of a dilettante, to be perfectly frank. A bit of a Jack-of-all-Trades/Master-of-None sort of situation. I mean, I certainly have my areas of expertise. I'm rather good at considering other people's feelings. Acting is something I've had a bit of success with. Also, I've been told that I'm quite the er-- cunning linguist, if you know what I mean, and I'm sure you do.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, long hair, and scruffy beard. At least, that's what people, strangers even, are most likely to comment on. Actually, the first thing you'd probably notice is my voice. I project naturally, so you'll probably hear me coming before you see me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, Groundhog Day, Futurama, The Clash, and Trader Joe's Uncured Bacon Ends & Pieces, just off the top of my head. I have a very wide range of very eclectic tastes. I don't read nearly as much as I used to, but books may still be my favorite form of media. I'm a sucker for science-fiction and fantasy literature, often the trashier the better. I have dreams to write cheap genre paperbacks, one day.

Music: Kalayo, The Republic Tigers, Metric, The Go-Gos, Siouxsie and The Banshees, The Ramones, The White Stripes, Weird Al Yankovic, The Black Keys, Wall of Voodoo, Pink Floyd, Wax Tailor, Two-Door Cinema Club, Supertramp, America, Stevie Wonder, Skrillex (you know you still love it), The Bird and The Bee, Aesop Rock, MF Doom, Atmosphere, The Beastie Boys, Junk Science, Chrome Sparks, Hercules and Love Affair, and jeez... so many more, I'm sure.

Authors: (books would take too long, so here are some stand-outs. Only some omissions are intentional.) Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Stephen King, Rachel Aaron, Charles DeLint, Patricia Briggs, George Bernard Shaw, Jim Butcher, Plato, Herodotus, Grant Morrisson, Warren Ellis, Allen Moore, Robert A. Heinlein, Garth Ennis (I guess), Mike Costa, Chuck Palahniuk, Isaac Asimov , William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte Sisters.

TV: 30 Rock, NewsRadio, Will & Grace, Orange is the New Black, Arrested Development, Parks & Recreation, Daria, Community, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, Rick and Morty, The Venture Brothers, Archer, Battlestar Galactica, Utopia, Bob's Burgers, American Dad!, Workaholics, Ugly Americans, older episodes of The Office, Extras, Spaced, Derek, Utopia, LOST, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, like, so many of the TVs... All of the TVs...
Six things I could never do without
-Glasses, though they hardly need to be in any fit state of repair
-A TV, though I hate to admit it
-At least one friend
-Pizza, my ultimate comfort food
-A pen, though I frequently am without one
-and My arms. The thought of losing them terrifies me. My legs? Not so much.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
travelling. I wish that I was better with saving my money, because I long to see the world. My wanderlust is so great, in fact, that I often find myself contemplating picking up stakes with the resources I have now. Namely, none to really speak of. I want to see Japan. I want to see anyplace West of the Mississippi. I want to visit Australia. More than anything, though, I want to go to the British Isles.
On a typical Friday night I am
Well, there is no typical Friday night, anymore. For about 4 months there, while I was driving tours on Mackinac, it was a few bowls and straight to bed. Driving horses for ten-fifteen hours tends to take the piss out of you. Before Mackinac Island it was work at CVS. So, now that I am mildly unemployed (only mildly), the world is my oyster. Why don't you give me something to do on Fridays?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate The Breakfast Club. Like, I am seriously disdainful of that movie. I can stomach other Hughes films, but I fucking hate The Breakfast Club.
You should message me if
literally anything about me intrigues you. I am always up for a chat, and can be quite the loquacious interlocutor.
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