I give people the benefit of the doubt when they are seemingly asshole-ish in the off-chance that they're having a truly shitty day. This isn't some righteous altruistic thing so much as a way for me to limit the impact of the world's negativity on my life.
I'd like to think that I am a persistently happy person. Sadness makes me pensive and reflective, but it rarely lingers. It takes a hell of a lot to make me angry, but then there are certain things like traffic and commercials and systemic poverty and corruption that make me rage momentarily. Nothing cures anxiety quite like getting shit done, although I do love me some procrastinating.
Oh and someone once told me that I have great awkward game, which made me feel pretty good and a little uncomfortable at the same time. Makes sense.
As far as hobbies, I arrange music for and sing in an A Cappella group (feel free to creep anonymously at ATBphilly.com). I love to travel whenever I can carve out a chunk of time; I've hosted a bunch of couchsurfers so far, but I have yet to surf on somebody else's!
1) I am Jewish.
2) I am analyzing all their thoughts and judging them hardcore.
Neither of these statements is true, but I do love the intricacies of human thought and a good potato latke.
Movies: The Avengers & Marvel Cinema movies in general, A Beautiful Mind, The Departed, The Lego Movie and Birdman are a bunch off the top of my head.
Shows: Archer, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, The Wire, Breaking Bad, True Detective S1, Jessica Jones, Daredevil. Rick & Morty might just be a perfect explanation of how I interact with my universe. It's so good.
Music: The Faint, Lady Danville, Post Modern Jukebox, Arctic Monkeys, Ben Folds, Daft Punk, RX Bandits, Two Door Cinema Club, Animal Collective, Caravan Palace, Fitz and The Tantrums, Mae, most things acoustic or A Cappella.
Food: Pretty much anything other than grapefruit... and I keep trying it like magically one day I'll find the right one and it won't taste like pennies. Actually, I consider myself a Freegan. I only purchase and choose to cook vegan foods, but if I'm hungry and there's non-vegan food made available to me for free, then 95% of the time I will eat it. There are conflicting principles at work here.. I'm slowly working through the dissonance.
How to convince a society based on individualism and absolute personal responsibility that we are all part of systems and institutions that have far more control over us than we would like to admit. Not in a dystopian or nihilistic sense, but in a sense that our environment and social circumstances actually matter. Like, a lot.
Also, the nature of consciousness and the human condition. I'd rather hang out in existential rabbit holes for a while than endure small talk. Life is a strange, amazing, statistically improbable event and I love thinking about the absurdity of it all. It's pretty great.
I've re-written this thing way too many times, but it's kind of therapeutic. Totally impossible to capture all of someone's dimensions online, but damnit I'm gonna try.
I've never seen Groundhog Day. There, I said it. Or Ghost Busters.. or Caddyshack. Nothing against Bill Murray (loved him in Zombieland), but people always yell at me when I admit these things. I'm trying help us both out, okay? If this is deal breaker type stuff, at least it's out there. I'll get around to watching them eventually... geez, get off my back.
You wanna meet up at some point.
You're feeling the Bern!
You're an open-minded woman who likes to laugh at your own follies, and alternate between intellectual conversation and life stories just for fun.