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My self-summary
Sweet, serious, thoughtful, soft-spoken.
What I’m doing with my life
Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
I’m really good at
Improvisational cooking & recipe inventing. Throwing dinner parties & old-fashioned salons. Swing dancing. Hearing you out, translating poetry & being a penpal.
The first things people usually notice about me
Big chocolate-brown eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books: Anna Karenina, Ada or Ardor, The Sound and The Fury, The Great Gatsby, The Satanic Verses, Don Quixote, the short stories of Herman Melville, the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges, Franny & Zooey, Crime & Punishment, The Phantom Tollbooth, Lolita, Death in Venice, the short stories of Flannery O'Connor, Leaves of Grass, The Magic Mountain, Les Fleurs du Mal, Wind Sand and Stars, Paradise Lost, Skin & other short stories of Roald Dahl, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Suttree, the short stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, Demons, the short stories of Ernest Hemingway, the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe, The Master and Margarita, A Confederacy of Dunces.

Favorite movies: Anything by Ingmar Bergman but especially Fanny and Alexander and The Seventh Seal; The Fall; Amelie; anything by Peter Greenaway but especially The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover; the short films of Jan Svankmajer; Dogtooth; Waking Life; Tekkon Kinkreet; anything by Wes Anderson but especially The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore; El Topo; Melancholia; most of Woody Allen's movies but especially Annie Hall and Love and Death; Paris, Texas; anything by David Lynch but especially Lost Highway and Wild at Heart; Withnail and I; The Shining; most everything by Werner Herzog but especially My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.

Favorite shows: I don't watch much television. However, I have a special place in my heart for Twin Peaks, devoured House of Cards, Carnivale, and Boardwalk Empire, and watched a lot of Whose Line is It Anyway? as a child.

Favorite music: Tame by the Pixies.
Six things I could never do without
1. The unbridled sweetness of Sebastian Royal Knight, my border collie
2. My family (remarkably similar to Wes Anderson's Tenenbaums) & their charming, infuriating idiosyncrasies
3. My friends & my various forms of correspondence with them
4. Great literature & intelligent conversation
5. Great music & great film
6. Bourbon
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Language and etymology, the influence of nostalgia on memory, the significance of dreams, nascent recipes, practical alchemy, my far-away friends, what the future holds.
You should message me if
you're intrigued!
The two of us