NikSiefke
29 Glendale, United States
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My self-summary
Hello! My name's Nik, and I just moved to Los Angeles by way of San Francisco. Before that was Portland, Oregon, by way of Portland, Maine, by way of Cincinnati, Ohio... you get the idea. I've moved a lot for work, but I think I'm finally ready to settle down a bit. I like Fig Newtons, back scratches, and having inebriated philosophical conversations that last for hours (that, or I just like trying to pronounce "the transvaluation of values" after I've had a few).

I'm very fond of going off on tangents. My favorite conversations always end with someone saying, "Wait, how did we get here?" and no one remembers.

And that's awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved into town, so I cut movie trailers during the day, and explore my new home at night! I've spent most of my adult life traveling for work, but now I'm looking to settle down some roots.

I'm currently cooking my way through "How to Cook Everything", by the end of which I should be able to, well, cook everything, which I must say, will be a pretty cool super power. I can't promise it'll taste great, but I do like cooking for more than just myself.

(whoever doesn't make the food has to do the dishes though ;)
I’m really good at
Playing the kazoo and ukulele while singing a song I'm making up on the spot.

Eating an entire row of Oreos (though I require a glass of milk: I'm not a barbarian).

And probably most importantly, back rubs.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm really good at being tall. Also, being far louder than I realize.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
I like books with unreliable narrators and lyrical prose, and I read far more science fiction than is recommended in the FDA's guidelines for a balanced breakfast.

Movies:
I work in the movie business, so the Oscars are my Super Bowl. I'm a big fan of animated films, and my movie collection is one of my most prized possessions. Note: I believe one's taste in cinema will tell you more about a person than any personality test will.

Shows:
What a wonderful time to be a TV fan, am I right? So much good stuff. I watched all of Better Call Saul in one weekend a while back.

Music:
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Mountain Goats
Radiohead
The Violent Femmes
Current obsession= Ezra Furman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDOenFQazrA

Food:
I'm really good at throwing seemingly discordant leftover ingredients together to make a dish that doesn't have a name, but is surprisingly delicious.

And Mozzarella sticks. Gawd, I love Mozzarella sticks.
The six things I could never do without
1) My guitar, Erin.
1) My ukulele, Janie.
3) My drum kit, Darth (he's an electric. I had to leave my acoustic back up in Portland when I moved. One of the saddest days of my life...)
4) "I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson.
5) My computer. I built mine from scratch. Her name is GLaDOS.
6) Bourbon, or hard cider, but preferably both. And a Moscow Mule.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can be more like Feminist Ryan Gosling.

Gravity waves. I'm determined to successfully wrap my head around it.

Are these characters I'm writing simply pastiches of my favorite tropes and not as genuinely original as I hope them to be?

Why do I spend 90% of my time thinking about the things I'm supposed to be writing about rather than actually writing them? Because they're just that awesome, but whatever.
On a typical Friday night I am
Still feeling out what I'd like a "typical" Friday to be, but so far I've had Fridays at the movies, or at a dinner party, or having drinks with friends at a bar, all of which tend to lead towards conversations that resemble this:

http://www.cracked.com/video_18477_why-indiana-jones-secretly-sucks-at-his-job.html
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sing Disney songs when I think no one is watching.
You should message me if
“Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne.”

If you'd like to eat and suffocate with me, I'd love to hear from you. If you're out-spoken about being a feminist, want to discuss the eventual heat-death of the universe, or know a place you'd recommend to this new transplant, send me a message!
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