29 Middletown, United States
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My self-summary
Logophile and music junkie with an outdoors bent. I try to take the stairs and drive with the windows down. "Whatever" is a phrase I think should generally be replaced with "Hell, yeah!" and the question "What are you reading?" should always have an answer.

On a quest to find the best waterfalls, dumplings, cocoa, and brunch (not necessarily in one location...)

I'm very much into enjoying what I do, when I can't do what I enjoy.
What I’m doing with my life
Spent most of the last 6 years abroad as a Naval officer, but Newport is my last stop. Trying to jam pack as many live shows, runs, hikes, streaking sessions, great books, eschaton matches, treasure hunts, G.R.O.S.S. meetings, musings, and lazy sundays into the offtime as I can.
I’m really good at
-"Yes, and..."
-Looking up words I frequently use, every time I use them, to make sure they still mean what I think they mean (childhood hero turned cautionary tale #1: Vizzini.)
-Licking my elbow (I was a champion before the phantom limb juicers took over the sport)

I also recently learned how to make ice cubes the right way. I used to dump the extra water out so they wouldn't freeze together, but that's the part that makes them easier to grab! My cold-drink making efficiency has increased threefold.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes when I bike around the city I narrate the journey to myself. According to the looks I get, that's crazy talk. Maybe I need more fun facts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
1) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2) As I Lay Dying 3) A Song of Ice and Fire 4) Never Let Me Go 5) Sometimes a Great Notion
Last 4 out: Tolstoy, Beattie, The God of Small Things, Thucydides
Honorable Mention: The Phantom Tollbooth, Infinite Jest, Masters of Rome (Series)
Last Book Read: Here I Am
Currently: Interpreter of Maladies

1) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2) American Beauty 3) Spirited Away 4) The Squid and the Whale 5) 28 Days Later
Last 4 out: Up, Snatch, The Wrong Guy, Garden State

1)The National 2) Josh Ritter 3) Anais Mitchell 4) Modest Mouse 5) The Decemberists
Last 4 out: Wilco, Blind Pilot, Yes, Sigur Ros
Last Show: The Oh Hellos
In My Head: Hamilton
The six things I could never do without
-add9 Chords (Closely followed by major 7ths)
-Irony (Situational, that is)
-Ice Cream (Pretty sure I have a second stomach. No you can't dissect me for your thesis, unless maybe Phish Food is involved. Maybe.)
-Pockets (2nd greatest invention of all time.)
-A strawberry-banana-blueberry-kale-maple smoothie after a hard run.

And those runs where your shuffle picks all the perfect songs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why don't they have superpowers that don't involve fighting? I want to read a comic book about the superheroes who were born to cook, drive an Uber, or teach preschoolers.

If anything will mean anything soon now that we've crossed the line and "literally" is literally its own antonym.
On a typical Friday night I am
If one of my favorite bands is playing within a 4 hour drive, I'm there.
In a vacuum, I prefer a nightspot where I can make eye contact and listen at the same time without having to out-trumpet an elephant herd, or one where swing dancing (poorly, for now) is encouraged.
I'm even happier to gather an intimate group on a collection of couches, perhaps settling Catan or building seven wonders, nurturing a fire, or passing pictionary-telephone scrawlings around, laughing and creating new touchstones.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I lived in Bahrain, I often left the A/C on low enough that it was a little chilly without a blanket. I love the ability to curl up with a blanket. I'm so sorry, Earth.

You should message me if
You're excited about, well, everything.