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My self-summary
I'm an unabashed nerd- I love politics, history, mythology, board games, video games, sci fi. Spending a lot of my time lately reading for law school, but would like to get to know new people and continue to explore the city.
What I’m doing with my life
In my first year of law school in DC. Hanging out with my case books and my cat.
I’m really good at
Duck calls, making eggs, getting lost, I'm sure there's something else...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Sandman series, anything else by Neil Gaiman, or Terry Pratchett. I love the Valdemar books by Mercedes Lackey. Welcome to the Monkey House, Slaughterhouse-Five, or anything else by Kurt Vonnegut. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Hitchhiker's Guide series by Douglas Adams. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis. Pride and Prejudice. The Harry Potter series, Prydain Chronicles, Redwall series and many of Tamora Pierce's books are among my old favorites, which are due for a revisit. I love sci-fi/fantasy, satire, history and politics, but I'll pretty much read whatever you put in front of me. I am a book worm.

TV: Doctor Who, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Futurama, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, BoJack Horseman, West Wing

Movies: Star Wars, Princess Bride, Hot Fuzz, Captain America: The First Avenger, Batman (Nolan movies), Catch Me If You Can, Juno, Blade Runner, the Incredibles, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dave, Mickey Blue Eyes, Small Time Crooks, Sleepover Bandits, French Kiss, Miss Congeniality, Guardians of the Galaxy, the list goes on.

Music: Guided by Voices, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Something Corporate, Joy Division, the National, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Against Me!, Everything Everything, Sons and Daughters, Carbon Leaf, the Shondes, Le Bucherettes, Yellowcard, Muse, the Raconteurs, the Clash, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Fugazi, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Truth be told, I love most music. I like to have music/background noise most of the time, except when I'm trying to sleep. I'll give anything a shot.
The six things I could never do without
I'm not particularly fond of this question, but I'm struggling to come up with a clever way to dodge it, so in no particular order:

1. Water (I'm not being sarcastic - I actually really LOVE water).

2. My family. I have a huge, lovely, warm family. They keep me balanced and sane. Thanksgiving and Passover are my favorite times of year.

3. Music. It keeps me focused when I'm working, calms me down when I'm stressed, cheers me up when I'm sad, etc.

4. Some sort of writing implement (pens, computers, pencils, highlighters, whatever, I'll make do).

5. Cooking. When I'm really stressed or overwhelmed, I usually end up in the kitchen throwing together a meal and looking for friends to come over and eat it.

6. Friends. The friends I have made over the years have so enriched and improved my life, and I do not know what I would do without them. Also, my cat.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, the -isms, recipes, words, grammar, Doctor Who. I have ADD, so my brain generally feels like a TV flipping channels.
On a typical Friday night I am
It varies quite a lot. Sometimes, I go out with my friends (bars, movies, concerts, etc.), or stay in and play Dominion or scrabble with friends and family. Other times, I'm unwinding by myself with a book, a movie or a video game. I love to cook, and often use Fridays to take the time to make a big meal and invite friends over.

Lately, I've been doing a lot of homework on Fridays (*cries*). But I brought it on myself.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I answer a lot of these match questions when I can't sleep at night. It irks me when OkCupid accuses me of being apathetic.

I'm a trans man. I was really psyched when I changed my name because my initials legally became "irk," which is just an awesome word.
You should message me if
If you love board games, trivia nights, movies, concerts, going out to eat, but also some mellow times, or just want to make new friends and explore DC. I love meeting new people, so if the spirit moves you, send me a message.