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My self-summary
My college English teacher once told me that while I had a good command of the English language, I was often “needlessly wordy.” Which is to say, less is more. Despite this, I still find myself doing all sorts of needless things, like being needlessly polite or needlessly complimentary. Also being needlessly sarcastic, which is sometimes funny. Like 6 or 7 on the universal funny-o-meter. And is being needlessly awesome a thing? Because if it is, I’m totally doing that shit too.

Ha, but needless things aside, if you are interested in who I am and what I’m looking for, I have an idea of sorts. I’ll give you some my favorite snippets of my romantic life, and you can decide what they mean. Relationships, especially of the romantic variety, are made up of moments, and of all those moments, these are the ones I have loved the most:

- Reflexive, to the point where it has become automatic, I find myself preparing her dinner in a way I know she’ll love it.

- A day full of random adventures, from the museum and into an alcohol friendly skee-ball parlor, the uncontrollable laughs we share are confirmation that this is the most fun we've ever had.

- A store, off the beaten path and almost purposely hidden, found by accident. Lying on some dusty counter, tucked behind a few worn books and an ugly table lamp reduced down to five dollars, one piece stands out. Serendipity; it’s the perfect gift for her. A slow smile spreads across my face.

- Bleary, half-awake, the piercing light from the clock says 2 am, and then... peacefully, with the gentle reminder of her soft, radiating warmth, I am lulled back into a serene sleep.

- That kiss, passionate and drawn-out, steeped in deep longing and primal desire, that feels like it’s both the first and the last.

- A realization, punctuated in perfect silence, while I wash dishes and her nose is lost in a book, that simply “being” with her is more than enough.
What I’m doing with my life
Volunteering at a sexual assault crisis center, on my way to grad school to become psychiatric nurse practitioner, working for a non-profit, and, of course, chilling.

Continuing to find new and inventive ways to further my "trying to be the best version of myself" project. Results are ongoing.

I set my automatic email reply to "Sent from my dumb iPhone" and then forgot about it about a year ago and just noticed, like hundreds of emails later.
I’m really good at
Fixing stuff. Productivity increases with beer and pizza.
Putting my foot in my mouth in spectacular fashion.
Researching obscure topics. Like" war elephants" or how to make a air conditioner out of fans, a cooler, and ice.
Cooking (aka putting tasty stuff together to make it more tasty)
Being a space cadet.
Acting as source of cheap labor.
Taking the conversation to that next level.
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice and how I should be in radio. Or is it ON radio? I can never remember.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like all kinds of movies, from dumb entertaining action movies to subtle and deep art flicks. The only thing I think really matters in movies, or pretty much any art form, is that the film maker is authentic and tries. That does not necessarily make it good, but it does usually make it worth seeing. In particular, I have a weakness for horror movies, but not all kinds. I prefer the ones that deftly use horror as a means to explore the human psyche/condition, as opposed to slasher flicks or torture porn, which use shock and suspense like a wooden cudgel.

I have a problem constantly reading non-fiction books. It's not a big deal or anything; I just break out into hives and start sweating if I don't. And then wake up in forest, naked, covered in animal blood. Like I said, not a big deal.

In my opinion, the best kind of art is stand-alone, succinct, layered with depth and meaning, and contains vibrant color, either real or metaphorical.

Indie, Hip-hop, rock, classic rock, EDM, and alternative are all choice.
Currently digging Falling into Place by Home. The whole album is unbelievably sick.

I've never met a well-made meal I didn't like.
The six things I could never do without
snooze alarm,
swear words,
bag fries (aka bagglers),
other people
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What would happen if Pinocchio said, "My nose is about to grow."

Why Sandra Bullock seemingly never ages. My current theory is that she's a Highlander. There can be only ONE!

Nonsensical questions to ask small children.
On a typical Friday night I am
Rolling the fun dice. And then flipping the fun coin. Followed by a helping of fun raffle, finished off with a good ol' fashioned fun lottery.

So, ya know, having fun. Probably.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love The Princess Bride.

I blush like super easy. Sometimes cause I'm embarrassed, sometimes for like no reason, and then on weekends, holidays, and all throughout May.

When I was three I microwaved a snail. True story.
You should message me if
You have a "regular ability to express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements." (Flailing body movements are acceptable).

You can tell me some "needless" things that you do or have done.