Anyways, I've lived in the bay area all my life and went to Cal (Go bears! Finally not terrible at football anymore (UPDATE: nevermind, back to bad again) ) for a questionably useful degree in Political Science. My sense of humor is pretty dry and sarcastic. I love just about any kind of food and get irrationally excited at the prospect of trying a new restaurant. I'm an obsessive Giants fan, a fan of the Niners (getting harder and harder every day...), and a bandwagon Warriors fan when the playoffs come around.
I was tempted to just put "My life is dope, and I do dope shit", but that would probably look pretty dumb to anyone that didn't get the admittedly obscure reference.
Music - I go to a lot of concerts and like a variety of music, though most of what I listen to is your standard white guys and guitars indie rock stuff. Currently obsessing over Los Campesinos!, CHVRCHES, Tame Impala (Currents is my favorite album in years) , Daft Punk, Wavves, Ought, The National, Beach House and Japandroids. I avoided Pains of Being Pure at Heart for years because they have an awful name, but loved them once I started listening (even though they sound exactly how you would think a band with that name sounds). I also once loudly told a friend about how terrible of a singer one of the members was, without realizing the band was at the table next to us about 10 feet away... oops. Broken Social Scene's 'Anthem for a Seventeen Year Old Girl' totally speaks to me, and I don't know how I should feel about that. I love Neutral Milk Hotel and Pavement, have an undying man crush on Ted Leo, and I'm apparently one of the few people who loves Kanye but hated Yeezus. Beirut makes me want to purchase a ukulele. I think Letter from an Occupant is basically a perfect pop song. I also have a somewhat irrational dislike of Vampire Weekend, which is odd because I'm pretty sure that I'm their target demographic.
Also, this just amazes me every time I hear it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YFPqOCWOMU
TV - I love Parks & Rec and have really been getting into Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is essentially Parks & Rec with cops. I'm still getting over the fact that there won't be any more Breaking Bad or 30 Rock. Doctor Who and Orphan Black are both guilty pleasures. The Wire is still the best show ever and I end up rewatching it every few years (I skip season 2. The docks plot just wasn't interesting and you can't convince me otherwise.), and Arrested Development is by far my favorite comedy. Party Down was the best show nobody really watched. I tried to but was never able to enjoy Mad Men. Master of None was so good and you should binge the hell out of it immediately. I think I've also become that person that gets most of their news from The Daily Show, Colbert and now John Oliver's show. A friend said I look a bit like Joffrey from Game of Thrones and it was literally the meanest thing anyone has ever said to me.
Movies - I think everything Edgar Wright has ever made is amazing, and also really enjoy most of Wes Anderson's movies. If I had to pick just one favorite it'd probably be Hot Fuzz. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, City of God and The Pianist are both incredible.
Food - I like or will at least try just about everything, with the big exceptions of uni and raw red onions. Habitual over-orderer; basically this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwGEUGIHS3E
Books - I don't read nearly as much as I should, I'm never very good at finding the time for it. The last books I read/enjoyed were Kafka on the Shore and Nixonland.
So to summarize, I've mentioned indie rock, Wes Anderson, Arrested Development and Murakami. Clearly I'm a unique snowflake and nobody here has every listed any of those interests before.
- Why isn't there some sort of "The six things you absolutely can't stand" section here? I know they probably want to keep things positive, but you can learn just as much about a person by what they dislike as you can by what they like, and it is absolutely something you can connect over. I've met plenty of people like "Wait, you mean you hate ________too? I thought I was the only one! DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?"
- I'm convinced that color runs exist solely for the purpose of providing people with a profile picture for various social media networks.
- I don't trust morning joggers.
- I once checked my profile here to see who it listed as "similar users". Way off. No, okcupid, I don't think I'm very similar to that welder who loves motorcycles and has a daughter. His ponytail looked pretty sweet, though.