32 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a philosophy graduate student, so I spend most of my time either reading or writing. I usually spend a few hours each day hanging out in coffee shops. I have a lot of bonsai trees. I love to go for walks, both with people and by myself. I really enjoy baking, though I don't do it as much as I wish i would. My friends and I have a very casual band (no performances, just playing together for fun), and I love making and listening to music. When its time to take a break, i like to smoke a bit and watch movies or a good TV show. I'm a college football fan, and I'm mildly interested in other sports.
Good conversation, whether about books, movies, politics, or whatever else, is very important to me. An ideal evening for me is spent with a few drinks and enough people to have a nice stimulating back and forth.
What I’m doing with my life
I suppose this is already cleared up above. I'm studying for a Ph.D.; I want to be a professor when I'm done. Otherwise I'm just really enjoying living in San Francisco, trying to broaden my intellectual horizons beyond the stuff I work on, and pruning or watering my trees.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are way too many philosophy books to list, so I'll just give the few I really love: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic, and Wittgenstein's Tractatus.
My favorite other books (I do mostly read philosophy these days, though I wish that weren't true) are Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Sound and the Fury, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Metamorphosis, and Fraulein Else. I liked Tolkien a lot as a preteen, so I still enjoy reading him for nostalgia's sake from time to time.
For some reason I have a really hard time picking favorite movies, and I'd likely give a different list if you asked me a second time. I like all kinds of movies, both those that are really well done and those that are just thoughtless escapes.
Shows: Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm. (I also like watching really trashy TV every once in a while...)
A few of my favorite musical artists: Radiohead, John Prine, Gillian Welch, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Magnetic Fields, Pedro the Lion. I love when people introduce me to new music, and I'm pretty open to most genres.
Food: Sushi, sandwiches and pastries.
The six things I could never do without
Food, water, shelter, The Critique of Pure Reason, regular physical contact, stimulating conversation.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a bar with a few friends.