decafgiraffe
38 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I spend a large part of my time reading, writing, playing the piano and guitar, and socializing. I build lampshades. I plan to travel just about everywhere that my time/money will allow. I've lived in Boston, Vermont, LA, New Orleans, and have settled in New York for the past 11 years. I like to run and swim and spend time with friends. I don't enjoy cutesy new age people who spend money on expensive candles. I like scars that reflect travel. I like tattoos but they don't convince me that you've lived. They just convince me you're not afraid of a tiny needle.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a professor/writer/performer.
I’m really good at
adapting.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm looking at them quizzically, sometimes plaintively.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay," Richard Powers, "Generosity," "The Echo Maker," "Operation Wandering Soul (hate the title, love the book)." Jess Walter, "The Financial Lives of the Poets," DFW, "Infinite Jest, "Brief Interviews..." Junot Diaz, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." George Elliot, "The Mill on the Floss." Edward Abbey, "The Fool's Progress," Geoffrey Chaucer, Beckett, Marquez, Eugenides, Pynchon, Albee, Brecht, Chekhov, H.P. Lovecraft, Camus, O'Connor, Poe, Shakespeare, Roth, K. Dick, Cervantes, Borges, Bukowski...

The Time That Remains, Five Broken Cameras, Withnail and I, Husbands and Wives, MicMacs, Amelie, Delicatessen, Turtles Can Fly, City of Lost Children, Children of Men, Annie Hall, City of God (in a dark way), High Fidelity, Once Upon a Time in the West, Persepolis...

Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Nick Drake, old R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Jeff Buckley, Iron and Wine, Annie Lenox, Beck, The Children's Hour, Paul Simon, The Mamas and the Papas, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone

It's embarrassing to watch someone take a picture of their meal in a restaurant before they eat it. I do enjoy food but it being such a potent newborn fetish is baffling. Simple sustenance is not the same as Shakespeare. I'm not going to study cheddar. I understand observing the cultural difference in various dishes and restaurants but eggs are to be eaten not sculpted.
The six things I could never do without
Lakes, woods, music, Halloween, night, day.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
going places
On a typical Friday night I am
Out drinking with friends or driving north to go hiking, swimming, running. I also now bike to my heart's content nearly every night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a child I used to insist I eat pickles in a bowl of milk, often.
You should message me if
You're not chicken.
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