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My self-summary
Finished graduate school. About to venture on to Columbus, OH in August. Finishing off a crazy time here in Norfolk, trying to end on a good note.

How about this--I like to wax all existential and absurd and roll this little world around and around in my brain until it all seems like a beautiful, strange and subtle joke. I do that more often after a couple of drinks. It's an odd life, and not as cruel as you'd think.

I'm a dilettante, or I've had that tendency in the past. I dabble in whatever happens to capture my interest. Lately, I've been writing stories.

I'm a good and loyal friend, and good company, though a little hard to pin down. It's nothing personal.

I despise laughter.

I don't think I come across as pretentious.

I don't have many pictures of myself, for whatever that says about my personality.

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I don't really despise laughter. I'm pretty into it.
What I’m doing with my life
Working toward energy independence, by drilling for oil in the vacant lot behind my apartment building. If all goes well, I should have no use for Saudi Arabia within the next six months.

Working at this "being a writer" thing. I've had a little success at it. I've published a couple of stories, I've won a few prizes, and I'm here in Virginia on a creative writing fellowship at Old Dominion. Graduate school, because even successful writers don't make any money. You have to have a teaching job. I want to do all of that.
I’m really good at
Sounding like I really know what I'm talking about.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. I think I've got pretty eyes, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like the modernists. Joyce, Kafka, Camus, Virginia Woolf. Lately, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salmon Rushdie, and Thomas Pynchion. I discovered Bruno Schultz recently, and I've been enjoying the hell out of him.

Film: I've been on an old, silent movie kick. It was a different artform; a lot of good stuff. I like Fellini and Godard and Bergman and all those heavy-hitters. Woody Allen's great. And trashy stuff.
Trash is always fun.

Music: I'll always have a soft spot in my teenage heart for all those ninties inde-rock bands like Pavement, Sebadoh, GBV, Sonic Youth, etc. I like a lot of psychedelic, experamental music. I like noise. I like a lot of other stuff too.

I like punk rock and bourbon.

I like all kinds of food. Total trash or brilliant gourmet. I like dishes in between, too, but don't notice them as much.
Six things I could never do without
I've done without most things at one time or another. I don't think there is any particular thing I could never do without. I value supportive company more than I used to. Maybe I'm getting weak.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the world, politics, history, art, litterature. You know, all that.

I also think a lot about food and sex.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a drink with a couple of friends. Or a couple of friendly drinks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once designed a device that could destroy the world, then I ate the blueprints to keep it out of the hands of a self-destructive and nihilistic humanity.
You should message me if
You like dorky O.K. Cupid profiles and the men who write them?There is really no reason not to message me.

Also, if you want to show me your favorite things about Norfolk/Hampton Roads, you should especially message me.

You should definitely message me if you're a spam-bot who wants to collect my personal information so you can send me "pics that are too naughty to post here." I love giving my credit card number to sketchy websites, and god knows how hard it is to find "naughty pics" on the internet. Scammers, please hit me up!

Ohhh...I thought of something. Do not message me if your profile is nothing but a condescending list of things you don't want/don't need/are sick of hearing from men, without saying anything about what you do like, want or might have to offer in a relationship. Seriously, ladies--you've got a lot of profiles like that out in Cupidville. It's the equivalent of a man's profile that has nothing but a picture of abs. By all means, be clear about what you're looking for, but don't assume I want to get to know you just because you are a woman. We fellas aren't all that desperate. Most of us have choices. Tell me why I should be interested in you.

*And I don't really despise laughter.
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