33Portland, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I'm a creative writing student who just started a new job. Right now I'm trying to enjoy the start of summer and to relax as much as possible. I like bars, restaurants or coffee shops, the only requirement being good conversation. Politically speaking I'm liberal, but I like to have my views and beliefs challenged. As I mentioned above, I like conversation, so why not a bit of debate?
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to figure out my personal philosophy and enjoying the Republican primary. I may be a democrat, but I love listening to impassioned counter arguments, especially when they're pointed and false. Hence my small crush on Michele Bachmann (Sara Palin is soooo 2008).
I’m really good at
Writing, listening, and catching a good vibe and letting it take me as far as it will.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm hispanic, or a pacific islander, or native american, or God knows what. Every day I thank my dad (white) and mom (black) for my racial ambiguity (actually I'm pretty pissed I can't grow a beard or shaggy afro).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Like a lot of people my favorite show is Arrested Development, though lately I've been getting a kick out of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I hope it doesn't deduct too many points from my profile, but I watched every episode of the ill-conceived show 'The Even', which if nothing else proves I'm persistent, even in the face of bad sci-fi writing.
I like old school rap, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and The Roots. While music is important, my loves and hates are all over the map. And not in a conceited way, I just can't make up my mind.
I enjoy most types of fiction as long as its well written. My fav's would be 'Jesus' Sun', 'The Things They Carried' and 'The Sun Also Rises'. I was lucky enough to be mentored by a writer named Jeff Talarigo, and thankfully his writing is good enough that I can say whatever he writes I'll read. Also, I went to school with two writers, Amye Archer and William Prystauk. They might not be greats yet, but their names are unique enough that eventually they'll be known (and are currently googleble (is that something can be done)).
I've recently come across a site called which is a great aggregate site of long non-fiction pieces. I just read a profile on Dan Savage and his view of monogamy, and while I don't subscribe to it wholeheartedly, I have to say it was interesting.
Also, I'm a sucker for a good graphic novel or collected set of comic books. Batman is my favorite, not because of the movies, which are great, but because 'The Long Halloween' and 'Dark Rising' are some of the best mystery writing I've been privileged to read.
I drive a lot for work, so a good podcast is a must. I enjoy the playful pretension contained in all podcasts. Above all, including my strange love of Pink Floyd, the PRI produced This American Life is a reason in and of itself to wake up in the morning.
Six things I could never do without
Ipod, a book, pictures of my girls, memories of good times, the thought of sunshine to come, and the general stirrings I have that things are going to be good.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My place in life, both in an existential since, but also my role as a father. I make sure never to come to a conclusion, because I think the journey of thought is as exciting as any.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably doing something low-key because I work on Saturday's, though a good cider is always a reason to stay up too late.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That cheesy, club oriented pop-music makes the day seem brighter and more optimistic. Can't say 'Tik Tok' or 'Party in the USA' doesn't make me think everything is going to be all good.
You should message me if
If you like to talk and now how to get a point across with out being patronizing. I'm not closed minded towards people who are different from me (hell, its almost a turn on), but I can't stand it when people treat how I was raised as though its stupid or pig headed.
The two of us