LGBTQ friendly, feminist, and follow the general "don't be a dick" principle in life. It's like Buddhism, but more grounded. Sometimes I use semicolons correctly to turn people on; I'll even throw in the occasional Oxford Comma.
I am excited to make new friends, go on a few dates, and be rude in ways only an ignorant American can.
- When attending Karaoke, have at least one good Karaoke song at your beck and call as it is general etiquette that all attendees contribute at least one smashing performance for the evening, even if the others should suffer. (I generally have 3-5, ranging from the late 80's/early 90's to now)
- Be wary of the following songs: "Ghostbusters", "Love Shack", and "The Final Countdown". Although they may seem like good ideas at the time, they are actually traps and time sinks that harbor tedium in the center of their rotten, evil hearts.
- An inexperienced individual in the group will always queue up "Billy Jean" with no real idea what they are getting into. Be sure that when it comes on, you are ready to pick up the mic and recover the song when 30 seconds in that moment arrives.
- The 90's are the new 80's: Third Eye Blind should not be shameful but celebratory. Limp Bizket though, not so much.
Currently reading 100 Years of Solitude again. Also bought Howard Zinn's books on American History because that seems like the patriotic thing to do in these dark times.
Books with Big Pictures so they are easier to understand:
Saga is brilliant. Neil Gaiman's work, from Sandman to Books of Magic. Hellblazer, Y: The Last Man, and Lucifer. Blankets, Adrian Tomine, Fun Home, Berserk (pretty much the only Manga I'll read now), Asterios Polyp, Maus, Preacher, and a whole slew of other things. If you like graphic novels, ask me about it and lets talk!
My favorite directors are Park Chan Wook, Michel Gondry, and Richard Linklater. Thirst is perhaps the best Vampire Romance Movie I've seen.
I should be watching Westworld, shouldn't I?
Neko Case, The National, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, Asobi Seksu, Beirut, The Ditty Bops, YMCK, DnTel, Rufus Wainwright, Neon Indian, Futurecop!, Mother Falcon, Blood Orange, Anamanaguchi, and Efterklang.
Hearthstone, Dark Souls, Super Smash Brothers, Pokemon, HOTLINE MIAMI, Starcraft 2, The Void, Katamari Damacy series, Shadow of the Colossus, Fallout 1 & 2 & New Vegas, Planescape: Torment.
Started playing Overwatch
This list was all of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. That's no longer applicable. There's a bit of sadness and excitement about having to come up with a brand new list.
(2) Something Clever
(3) Something Cheesy
(4) Something Non-sequitur
(5) Something Mundane
(6) Something Nerdy
If you have adorable short hair.
If you've got one of those really charming accents and you think Americans have really charming accents.