NabloPeruda
43 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
Originally from New Orleans, I moved to DC after an unfortunate chain of tropical events on the Gulf Coast. That was 8+ years now. I've set down some roots, but I'm not stationary.

I'm a frequent concert- & indie movie-goer, occasional music blogger and photographer. I'm pretty handy around the house or over a stove. I'm fond of bow ties when I dress up, but my everyday wear is of the shorts & sandals variety.

I'm a former management & technology consultant charting a new course as a digital strategist, acquiring new skills and dusting off old ones.

I noodle around with piano and a ukulele, think about my next great travel adventure. Highlights include ziplining in Costa Rica in 2009, taking the train from Vienna to Zurich to Geneva in 2010, and viewing the Northern Lights in Iceland in 2011. Then the Great Ligamental Crisis of 2012 disrupted those plans for a bit.

In summary, a spritz of sobriety, a dash of anarchic wit, and a jigger of whimsy.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it...partially by design, but I roll with the punches when life, a tropical storm, or an ACL tear interferes with the best-laid plans.

If you ask that prototypically DC question about what I do, the chances are good that I will engage in a bit of gentle chain-yanking. Recent answers to the question have included gun runner, alligator wrestler, hitman, gonzo pornographer, freelance exorcist, time traveler, and snake-handling preacher.
I’m really good at
listening, walking with crutches, navigating in places where I don't speak the language, cooking, driving in inclement conditions (snow, torrential rain, catastrophic flooding, the zombie apocalypse, the first day back to school), writing parenthetically and talking to people about random topics, changing my OKCupid username (ask me why & I'll tell you). I guess I should add canning to that list, after buying all the crap to make plum jam.
The first things people usually notice about me
The beard? The hair? To borrow from Christopher Moore, I am a "broad-shouldered bull of a fellow" who is "as stealthy as a church bell rolling down stairs". I wasn't blessed with an over-abundance of grace, as anyone who's seen me do yoga or Focus T25 can testify.

I do tend to make people feel at ease. One friend said I could talk to anybody at anytime. Perhaps I just have a friendly face?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Omnivore's Dilemma, So Damn Much Money, Wolf Hall, The Journey to the East, Fool, The Night of the Gun, Good Omens, and Last Chance to See

Movies - Let's talk filmmakers: Wes Anderson, Lynn Shelton, Michel Gondry, Mel Brooks, the Coen Brothers, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Robert Redford, & the McDonagh brothers. I'm not sure if Martin (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) or John Michael (The Guard, Calvary) is the better filmmaker.

TV - Wallander (British, but Swedish will do in a pinch), Luther, Broadchurch (seeing a pattern here?), Fringe, Dr. Who

Radio - Public radio (of the NPR, PRI & APM varieties). The Splendid Table, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, the list goes on

Music - Sufjan Stevens, Bombadil, San Fermin, The National, Stars, Vampire Weekend, The Magnetic Fields, Blind Pilot, AC Newman & the New Pornographers, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Dodos & The Walkmen (sigh). I like music that's pretty and punky and even poppy, but never pedestrian. Also partial to Cole Porter, the older musicals of Andrew Lloyd Weber, and that punk-inflected Midwestern sound from Hüsker Dü to the Replacements and the Hold Steady.

Food - I love vibrant fresh flavors, spicy foods, good Southern greens, most Asian cuisines, and the wonderful savories of the Mediterranean regions.
The six things I could never do without
music, books , comfortable yet smart shoes, alternative modes of transportation (such as my time machine), and the occasional windmill against which to tilt
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- the principles and elements of design and how they correspond to our everyday lives.
- war, huh, what is it good for?
- ma po tofu.
- the cost/benefit analysis of intergalactic globalization, and how best to save Earth from being dozed to make way for an interstellar freeway.
- heinous f*@%ery most foul, to borrow another phrase from Moore.
On a typical Friday night I am
running guns, wrestling alligators, plotting my next hit, shooting gonzo porn, trying hard not to inadvertently rewrite history by time traveling, or wrangling rattlesnakes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you've looked at my pictures, I don't really have to admit that I perform karaoke in costume occasionally.

A teddy bear that an ex gave me is named Beary White. He has his own Facebook page (BearyMFWhite).

I'm an ordained minister and have performed 3 weddings to date.

I may or may not be a time traveling alien with a fondness for anachronistic clothing.

Anything else you want to know, feel free to ask.
You should message me if
you're progressive, socially conscious, interested in meeting new people, and/or you don't give a f*@% about the Oxford comma.

Also, you should watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_i1xk07o4g) prior to telling me how wrong I am about the Oxford comma.
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