I'm immersed in a life of quiet, happy debauchery. I've long since stopped writing poetry, but even though my pen has been replaced by the sterile keyboard, I still feel like a poet in my heart. I laugh at people who think "queer" is an insult, and I am probably too in love with ellipses...
Only a partly recovered academic, I dropped out young, and then dropped back in and ended up in a PhD program. After a few years it became clear to me that happiness lay elsewhere, and I escaped academia's iron grip. Now, I travel often, to places both exotic and mundane (mostly mundane).
Despite my best intentions, in small ways I've succumbed to neoliberalism, making myself a product. Luck, hard work, privilege, and a little talent all came together to make it happen, but I'm ever so grateful that it did, despite my reservations; now I am making a life out of my joys instead of grinding it out at a shitty day job.
This means I travel a lot. I love living in Madison, WI, and the more I travel, honestly, the more I love coming back home.
Upcoming travels, below!
June: Anaheim, Kansas City, Cleveland, Baltimore
August: Minneapolis, Denver, Indianapolis
September: Washington, D.C., Providence
November: Atlanta, Portland
December: Oklahoma City, New York City
Good lord. Why not just ask me about which organs are my favorites? (Though, to be fair, Shortbus manages to embody parts of my version of utopia...)
Last.fm tells me that my most listened to music of this year is, in order:
Nine Inch Nails
Screamin' Cyn Cyn and the Pons
A Tribe Called Quest
(... probably subject to change frequently)
See movies, above.
Other random thoughts:
I travel a lot. Sometimes when I'm traveling I find myself wondering what the hell I'd do if a zombie apocalypse broke out at that very moment. I think if it happened when I was home I might survive that first wave, but out in the unknown, could I make it without really knowing the lay of the land?
Which states are a part of 'the Midwest'?
What does "Short-term dating" mean to people?
What is the nature of demi-fame?
Why isn't there enough time for everything I wish I could do?
- I met my dear friend wildenights on OkC, so I have high expectations of just how good a connection is possible here.
- I use the profile name 'HedonistPoet' on things like FL and other internet places.
* You view yourself as a stand-out
* You are queer-identified (or understand what that framing means)
* You have an excellent grasp of social rules so that when you break them, it is with a purpose
* You are smart and can be challenging without being obstinate
* You like to reward yourself with little treats
* You rock
Be bold and write me.