But it has always been important to me to get outside my comfort zone and try to understand people with backgrounds and perspectives different from mine. I hate feeling like I’m stuck in a quarantined bubble, and I'd like to meet someone who feels the same.
Before I moved here a year ago for a graduate program in writing, I worked for three years in Washington, D.C., a city I truly love. I now live in the Whiteaker, a neighborhood that could not be more different from DC but which I also love with equal fervor.
I am an understanding, easy-going guy who has a love for literature, foreign films, art history, and MTV reality shows. I get along best with strong, intelligent women who have a sly sense of humor and have no problem pointing out when I'm being an idiot (which will happen with unreasonable frequency.)
I love to read and I'm in a constant state of entrenched curiosity - I stand strongly behind my opinions but I never stop questioning them. I love learning from and about people and just learning in general.
I might enjoy a conversation about new urbanism in Pakistan, but I am just as likely. . . well probably more likely. . . to partake in a fierce debate about whether Ghostbusters or Goonies was the better 80s movie (Ghostbusters, hands down) or if Darth Vader (as a purveyor of Jedi genocide) really deserved to go to Jedi heaven at the end of the first Star Wars trilogy (I say no way).
So, anyway, I know this is kind of disjointed, but feel free to drop me a line. I'm always looking for new friends who are wily enough to keep me on my toes.
I am adaptable, irreverent, and optimistic
Best movie I've seen recently - Drinking Buddies
Music - Haven't found anything new lately that excites me. M83 and Mother Falcon are the latest downloads.
Food - Pho Saigon, Guadalajara . . . ummm, are there any other decent places in Redding? Market St. Steakhouse, I guess, if I want to treat myself. They make good old fashioneds.
Coffee - Brew Craft
Beer - Wildcard Brewery