29 Los Angeles, United States
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My self-summary
I'm originally from Illinois and moved out to Cali for school a few years back. So far, so good. With the spare time I can scrape together I attempt to play a few instruments and embark on random spurts of amateur photography. What can I say? I get excited about lenses.

I'm a film school graduate focused on screenwriting. Currently I work as a freelance set electrician.

I enjoy music, movies, literature, art, and just hanging around with good people. Good wine and beer doesn't hurt either.

I am a genuinely goofy person although it make take me a little while to warm up. Trust me, it's worth the wait.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a freelance set electrician for films, commercials, music videos, etc. When I'm not doing that I can usually be found playing a guitar and trying to build a better mousetrap.
I’m really good at
Problem solving/trouble shooting - I like figuring out interesting ways to accomplish things and new ways to fix old problems.

Information Collection - I've amassed an obscene amount of random bits of knowledge from a jumble of disciplines. The sort of thing for cocktail style conversation. I habitually look up anything that piques my interest in the slightest.

Giving Gifts - I enjoy seeing the look on someone's face when they get the thing they've always wanted, especially if they didn't know they wanted it until right then.

Blowing Smoke Rings - seriously, they're so thick you can almost put them in your pocket.

Reading Your Mind - Frankly, it's kind of a mess in there.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told I have pretty eyes but that's what they say to all the boys.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I can already tell this is going to be difficult.

Books - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, All's Quiet on the Western Front, As I Lay Dying, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Run, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison, not HG Wells), The Virgin Suicides, The Selfish Gene, Cosmos, Breakfast of Champions, Watchmen, A Long Way Gone, Your Brain: The Missing Manual, and many more I can't think of.

Movies - City of God, Kontroll, Ghostbusters 1 + 2 (I wanted to be a Ghostbuster so bad as a kid), Youth Without Youth, Away We Go, Road to Perdition, Into the Wild, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, There Will Be Blood, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Total sleeper film of 2007), Lars and the Real Girl, The Fall, Good Will Hunting... honestly I could go for days here. Someone asked me to do this once and I came up with a list of over seventy films in one sitting. Oh, I'm also a sucker for Godzilla films and 70's Kung Fu (if only they could be combined...hmm.)

TV - I haven't had cable in nearly three years so I'm fairly out of the loop. If The Soup hasn't made fun of a reality show, then I probably have never heard of it. I like old SNL (1975-80), The Mighty Boosh, The Office, Top Gear (I'm not really into cars, but the show is brilliant.) I used to watch Mythbusters and Entourage but I've fallen a bit behind. It's hard for me to get into most television shows but I promise I wont make fun of your favorites too much.

Music - I'm not even going to try. Take my word on it, I'm eclectic and I'll listen to anything once. I had to move my music collection onto an external hard drive after it grew over 100 gigs. Strangely enough though I've almost abandoned my ipod and started buying vinyl. The current prize of my collection is David Bowie's Sound and Vision box set on clear vinyl. I'm always down to check out live music and LA delivers (i.e. Dublab, Low End Theory, etc.)

Bonus Points if you've ever heard Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie.

Food - Food is good, maybe it would be better to just list what I'm not wild about:

Pineapples - Just the taste, I find them aesthetically pleasing and I will make exceptions. Hunger is the best sauce.

Anything cooked without love - I'm talking to you, Jack in the Box.
The six things I could never do without
1. My Family - You don't know what you've got until it's two thousand miles away.

2. Music - if you don't like music, you're a robot. Wait, even robots get down on techno.

3. Friends - Good ones, not the bad ones. I could do without those.

4. Movies - I don't think I need to explain this one.

5. Laughter - Things just wouldn't be the same.

6. Essentials - Food, water, air, shelter, and that sort of thing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social psychology - Especially variables in the day to day social norms, like how close does a stranger have to be for you to hold the door open for them and what other factors (e.g. attractiveness, age, sex) effect this?

Evolutionary biology - Where did we come from? How did we get here? Why are we different? How has our environment shaped us? What is the environment we've built for ourselves? When will the spider goats escape from the lab?

My next story, or more accurately the idea I've come up with to distract myself from writing my current story.
On a typical Friday night I am
Time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so.
You should message me if
you're a someone:

who can make me laugh and/or has an infectious laugh,

who's old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyways,