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My self-summary
I study Russian history and I loves me some standup comedy and the Austin music scene. Adventures are my life blood.
What I’m doing with my life
Moved back to Austin about a year ago after living in Turkey. Now I'm going back to school after a hiatus that developed a life of its own.
I’m really good at
Telling travel stories, people watching, hitch-hiking, pop culture reference making, listening to records for extended periods, old school gaming, Taco eating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am accosted about my moustache daily.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been going through a bit of classic sci-fi and fantasy phase recently, reading a lot of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. They help pass the decade it will take for G.R.R. Martin to write the next Asoiaf book. Besides that I read a lot of history. In fact, I'd say I mainly read about Russian cultural history. And space madness.

When it comes to cinema I love transcendent works of cinematic genius almost as much as I love films that revel in or are oblivious to their own camp. They are the delightful converging ends of opposite sides of the film spectrum. Its the boring junk in the middle I don't like.

Here's a list: Moon, 2001, Solaris, Wrath o' Khan, Outland, Road Warrior, Four Loins, Ridicule, Queen Margot, The Return of Martin Guerre, Logan's Run, ZPG, Keoma, Freebie and the Bean, Old Ealing Studio flicks like Kind Hearts and Coronets, Alien, (and anything early Ridley Scott), every Nick Cage film where he completely loses his shit, anything by Werner Herzog, most films by Linklater, Cobra, Roadhouse...

TV: Party Down, Buffy, Arrested Development, Parks & Rec, Spaced, Star Trek (original series), Black's Books, Downton Abbey, Madmen, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, did I mention Stark Trek the Original Series? It's the best.

Music: Old 97's, Leo Rondeau, Mike and the Moonpies, Obscured by Echoes, The Boxing Lesson, Shakey Graves, The Black Angels, Hello Wheels, Midlake, Kay Leotard, Oh No! Oh My! Okkervil River, Magnolia Electric Company/Songs: Ohia, Grizzly Bear, Beirut, Tim Buckley, Lee Moses, Flogging Molly, O'Death, Those Darlins, Ume, Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Lord Huron, Black Sabbath, Zep, CCR.

Comedians: Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, Jamie Kilstein, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, David Cross, Arj Barker, Blaine Capatch, Kyle Kinane, Tod Barry, Myq Kaplan, Dan Telfer

In the 1982 version of Conan the Barbarian, someone asks Conan "what is best in life?". My answer to that question would be discovering new records and new foods (though seeing my enemies driven before me is a close third). Levantine cuisine and its variants are the greatest food around. Moroccan, Turkish, Indo-Persian, Indonesian, Ethiopean and Sichuan Chinese are also favorites. Also Mexican street food. I like pretty much everything but Korean (just to hard for a vegetarian to find options, unless you're fond of barbecued turnips).
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

Cowboy boots

Good Food

Casual Snark

Good Books

Live Music

Beautiful Records
I spend a lot of time thinking about
All of it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out east, watching a show or two stepping. Or hanging around the house listening to records and reading. Depends how Wednesday went, really.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One time in middle school I was sent to the principal's office for writing my science notes in Quenya (props if you know what that is, nerd). The teacher thought I was writing in a satanic script. So much for freedom of religion in the public school system.
You should message me if
I don't often send messages on here, because I figure it's bound to be lost in the sea of aggressive male perversion y'all have the pleasure of dealing with. So, if I strike your fancy shoot me a message. We'll have adventures. I'm sure we'll get along famously.
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