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My self-summary
My ex-roommate claims that I’d make an amazing spy because I can make friends in varying social circles without having to act like anyone other than myself. Of course, my roommate also subsists on meals of Pringles and croutons and only watches zombie movies, so his opinion should be taken with a grain of salt.

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
What I’m doing with my life
The ultimate goal is to become a professional writer of books. Currently, I pay bills doing community education related to mental illness. I am also a freelance writer and photographer.
I’m really good at
Writing (I hope), reality show trivia, running, soccer, offensive jokes, cursing, seeing the good in people, accepting where people are at, educating people without them knowing it (heh heh)
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm weird, I know a little about many things and I'm awkward but in an endearing way
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Best book I read recently - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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
Six things I could never do without
My laptop, the Internet, books, running shoes, coffee, I dunno. There's not much I couldn't live without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whether I am actually talented enough to accomplish my goals
On a typical Friday night I am
Maxwell's, hanging with friends or (most sadly and frequently) working.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I bite my nails. Eek!
You should message me if
you want to trade yarns, barbs
The two of us