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My self-summary
I moved to Madison from arid climes about a year and a half ago. I love it so far and am on the look-out for new things. I know very few people here so far, so I'm hankering for a spot of adventure.

I like old things, particular tacky, old 70s junk.

The greatest compliment I have ever received was someone telling me I reminded them of Ferris Bueller back in high school. I may or may not have dorked out upon hearing that.

I have Opinions, and I enjoy hearing other people's perspectives.

I can be pretty shy at first, but once I feel comfortable, I'm quite the goof. I make faces at no one, do little dances, sing about what I am doing, et cetera. I managed to avoid developing many of the inhibitions people get from growing up. I believe you can be child-like without being childish. I also value that quality in others.
What I’m doing with my life
I am jobbing it all the way to Bill Town. In my downtime I read, write, watch documentaries, and scheme schemes.

I am working out what I'd like to do career-wise. Twentysomething nonsense. I am considering just showing at a small bookstore and just organizing books until they start paying me to do it. I see no flaws in this plan.

In an effort to get out in front of a slowing metabolism, I have become more health conscious. Things like running and eating vegetable now feature in my life.
I’m really good at
I'm great at being mildly socially awkward. Also, I have a mastery of lots of very useless information that I find fascinating, in an almost unhealthy way. I have a theory that it crowds out my autobiographical memory. Self-deprecation aside, I am good at puns which I persevere in telling in the face of the groaning masses.
The first things people usually notice about me
My shoes. I have awesome grandpa shoes.

And lately, the beard. Though I believe it is mostly other dudes with facial hair that notice. There is apparently this kindred spirit of brotherhood that is extended to all other guys with facial hair that I did not notice when I shaved regularly. It is a beautiful, beautiful, scruffy thing. Community.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, Hitchhiker Trilogy, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Secret History. Also anything Sarah Vowell, China Mieville, or Neil Gaiman.

Movies: Empire Records, High Fidelity, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Grosse Pointe Blank, Clue, Saved!, Juno, The Princess Bride, What Dreams May Come.

TeeVee: Firefly, Doctor Who, Black Books, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, Californication, Community.

Music: Paramore, Kate Nash, The Cure, Hello Saferide, Herman Düne, Nellie McKay, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie, Cake, Brandi Carlile, Weezer. I also have problem of listening to pop music I know is not good, but dang if it is not catchy. I am simultaneously ashamed and unapologetic about this.
Six things I could never do without
-Ongoing education
-Thrift stores
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life. The Universe. Everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm naturally a bit of a homebody, so I am happy staying in and reading or watching something or other. I consider marauding around a bookstore looking for new books to read a night well spent as well. However, I am primed for adventure and shenanigans at any time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have what might be classified as an unhealthy excitement about the new Pokémon game. I like the things I like. Project Runway, Deadliest Catch, cartoons, et cetera.
You should message me if
You also have a weird fixation with very specific topics, like British naval history or maps. My small talk can be a little awkward, but I enjoy talking about just about anything.
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