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My self-summary

loser/ spambot/ charlatan
At worst, I'm annoyingly enthusiastic.
Classy/ abject
I think I'm getting dumber with age.
What I’m doing with my life
Drinking delicious wine and convincing other people to do the same.
I’m really good at
Not remembering whose profile I've looked at on here.
smiling at inappropriate times.
Not recognizing faces.
Having the wide range and vast depth of knowledges that only an obsessive former library clerk turned art student turned fine dining worker turned booze scholar can.
The first things people usually notice about me
Full of strange information.
I know more about alcohol than you do (Prove me wrong, though).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
David Markson, Borges, Anne Carson, Lydia Davis, Joyce, If On a Winter's Night a Traveller, Sappho, Alberto Manguel, Eileen Myles, Wayne Koestenbaum, Proust, Helene Cixous, Joe Brainard, Georges Perec. Lots of "experimental" blah blah.

Food and booze-related: Oxford companions to Beer/Wine/Food, MFK Fisher, The Drunken Botanist, Prune cookbook, And a Bottle of Rum, The Brewmaster's Table, The Big Oyster, Liquid Intelligence.

Cabinet, Lucky Peach (RIP), Bon Appetit

Death Proof, The Red Shoes (anything Powell & Pressburger), Kurosawa's Dreams, Raider's of the Lost Ark, Rules of the Game, Suspiria, Ugetsu, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Etaix's Yoyo, Yojimbo, Tampopo, Ratatouille.

30 Rock, The Mind of a Chef, Bob's Burgers, Warehouse 13, Poirot, Bletchley Circle, Broad City, WWE, Korean dramas, weird old anime (gegege no kitaro) and weird food-related anime (drops of god, yakitate!! Japan, Moyashimon), the Newsroom, Rick & Morty, most Netflix shows rolling out these days.

Laraaji, Henry Flynt, Victor Jara, Animal Collective, Mahmoud Ahmed, John Fahey, Opera, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou, St. Vincent, Ducktails, Sunn O))), Ecstatic Sunshine, Moondog, Miley, the Carter Family and all old-time American music I can get my hands on, Zydeco, WFMU &/or KALX all day & the list goes on and on and on.

Lately a lot of Broadcast, The Dwarfs of East Agouza, Mamman Sani, Raymond Scott, Link Wray, Television, Funkadelic.
Six things I could never do without
Spontaneous fermentation. Eggs & pans in which to cook them. Good stemware, teapot, & things to put in them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Apples and their "extreme heterozygosity."

If I can find a perfume that allows me to smell like tomato leaves.

One day having an all-yellow wardrobe.

I really want to take a trip to Monticello. UPDATE: MADE THE TRIP, IT WAS AMAZING. YOU SHOULD GO TOO! Take the garden tour, it's awesome.

Melomel / rhodomel.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing whatever I feel like doing. Fridays are my Sunday so it usually involves staying home and watching a movie and going to sleep not too late.
You should message me if
You make rhodomel and will give (or sell) me a bottle.

You want to be friends and go on adventures!

You know some good spots for morel hunting or foraging for anything else delicious.

You like people who talk a lot and love a lot of things.

You can get down with eating oysters and champagne followed by frozen pizza and bad beer.

You recognize your goddamn privilege.

You're an argumentative, queerish, pinky out, chartreuse-sipping, tamale-eating, always curious food and drink obsessive who likes to read too.

Ask me anything
The two of us