Jongosi
29 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
Decided to rewrite this recently because I was bored and felt like procrastinating on urgent work. Nu...

I am very easy to draw into a conversation about just about anything, particularly if it's of a contemplative or philosophical bent.

I'm a social scientist and I'm writing a PhD dissertation on the topic of spooky buzzzzzz boom right now, so I might be a bit distracted with work. I tend to make a lot of lame puns. Really lame. In large volumes.

What else? Oh, I am addicted to coffee, I lift weights every second day, I enjoy spicy food, I play guitar badly but often, and I should get back to work.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a PhD student. I read and write a lot. I over-analyse everything. Basically I go around being pedantic. Think of it as a calling. I'm called to the priesthood of the Enlightenment. I'm a secular clergyman of the scientific. Etc. Pity my students.
I’m really good at
I'm good at thinking. I'm good at finding something worthwhile to contribute in a wide range of conversations. I'm good at learning, too. I'm good at poking people to think and learn more, I like to think.
The first things people usually notice about me
Conjecture: that I'm blonde, blue-eyed, not very tall, and fairly muscular. Unless they're blind or not looking at me, in which case they'd notice that I have an unplacable accent to my speech, and that I like to overanalyse and intellectualise everything. Oh and puns. Sometimes they're even good...

I'd be tempted to talk here about gender performance and presentation, but I'll leave you to wonder whether I levitate gai/[y]ly in the fey manner or march stompily with militaresque gravity. I'll cop to being really dorky though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In terms of non-fiction, my 'favourites' change constantly as I encounter new ideas and begin new projects. If you're quite curious, ask me for the current list of things that excite and engage me! However, I find myself continually returning to pragmatism, mainly Dewey and Hans Joas. Wittgenstein gets a special mention as my gateway drug into a very different (and, I think, much better) understanding of meaning and language.

Fiction-wise, I think I'll merely mention that Terry Pratchett was a genius, and I really liked His Dark Materials. William Gibson writes stuff that amuses and provokes me in engaging ways. To be honest, I don't read much fiction anymore. Maybe when I am done dissertating.

Music: I could hardly list everything, but these days I mainly listen to a range of traditional and contemporary folk (the former of which I also play), classical music tilted towards baroque, and a smattering of other more bass-droppish and livelier things.

Food: all the food. Ethiopian food, sushi, and a few assorted Chinese and Indian dishes especially.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order: coffee, my singing voice, the internet, laughter, discourse, and something to study.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Miaow!
On a typical Friday night I am
presenting my self in everyday life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think Foucault was a crypto-liberal whose politics are indefensible on the basis of his own philosophical thought. Despite this, I also think he is one of the most important and intriguing thinkers of the 20th century.
You should message me if
Talk with me if you think I'm saying interesting things. Then we can say interesting things to each-other.
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