34 Dallas, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a cholo intellectual. I don't try to be anything except human, decent and original.

My favorite food is spicy.

I was born and raised in Dallas, but spent 7 years living in Monterrey, Mexico.

I am an ambicultural person, so I tend to get annoyed by people who only see the world through one cultural spectrum.

When I drive down the street in my Hyundai listening to NPR, I am still more gangsta than you.
What I’m doing with my life
Crushing it.

Working, writing, playing basketball, exploring the city, making music.

I like collecting rare old vinyl, and I am in search of vintage furniture that will help me make my living room look like a Maurico Garces movie.

Actually, I'm somewhat dull and arguably mediocre, but I'm OK with that.
I’m really good at
Speaking Spanish, surprising people, making you laugh, cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
My accent.

That I am "really white for a Mexican".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

Guns Germs and Steel (really amazing)
The Alquimist (I know Coelho isn't a great writer, but I enjoy this book.)
El Laberinto de la Soledad
Homage to Catalunya, everything by Orwell
All Kerouac, Ginsberg and most other beat stuff, Rumi, Carl Jung's memoirs, Langston Hughes' poetry
Joe Sacco, Marjane Satrapi and others who use the comic medium in interesting ways
Sherman Alexie
Nelson Algren

Amores Perros
City of God
Pulp Fiction
Next Friday
The King's Speech
SLC Punk
Matando a Cabos, El Infierno,
Wes Anderson's stuff, especially Bottle Rocket

The Clash
Johnny Cash
Tom Waits
Calle 13
Jorge Ben
Fela Kuti
Old 97s
70s rock
Texas Country
Carla Morrison
World Music
Global Bass
HipHop in general.
Cumbias de las sabrosas.
Arabic music

Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black

Real Mexican Food (tortas al pastor, chilaquiles etc.)
TexMex (Meat + Tortillas + Cheese sauce)
BBQ (I smoke a mean brisket)
Hummus, Shawarma, Lebanese Rice
Caribbean food, Indian food
Hot Wings
Fruit (except papaya)
The six things I could never do without
hot water
My peeps
I spend a lot of time thinking about
EVERYTHING! How to prove nationalism is an illusion. Remixing Huapango with Drum n Bass. Why Europe will be strong economically in the 21st Century.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am not that predictable. I could be sitting here on the computer. I could be in an exclusive party. Maybe I am playing basketball at the gym.
You should message me if
If you think I could make you think, smile, laugh, or scream.