hey-incendiary
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My self-summary
I say "thank you", "bless you", and "drive safe" whenever I can. My soulmate would be somebody who is nice to waiters and deeply enjoys me telling them facts about whales. Not that I'm looking for those.

By which I mean soulmates. Not whales.

EDIT: Scotland for a bit in August, if that explains why I'm perusing your profile, Caledonian friends.

"Lifetime learner" - sans irony. Obsessive listener of Radiolab. I SOAK UP data and I think the kinship of curiosity is the best of kinships. Audiophile, cinephile, bibliophile. I'm pretty ruthless at Risk Munchkin Cosmic Encounter. The cinnamon on top of a cappuccino is my favourite part. I'm Canadian - so when I spell, I put "u" in a lot of interesting positions. Whenever I read the previous sentence I think it oughta be a pick-up line.

I wish somebody would give me a tarot reading.
What I’m doing with my life
Working my way through a karaoke bucket list and offering soft criticism of people's ecommerce UX and marketing.
I’m really good at
"I do things like get in taxis and say, 'The library, and step on it.'"

I invented a surprisingly popular drinking game involving capguns, moseying, and Ennio Morricone. Ask me about it.

I have this poetry thing I do.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have nice teeth, and I rarely show them when I smile. My usual smile is just kind of like a facial tic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
First indicates favourite. After that it gets a little scattershot.

Infinite Jest, Gravity's Rainbow, The White Tiger, A People's History of the United States, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Year of Magical Thinking, Beloved, Gilead, The Sot-Weed Factor, I, Claudius, American Gods, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Lord of the Rings
Recently: A lot a lot. Way more than I used to. Just in the last month, Death Comes for the Archbishop, Midnight's Children, Demons, and now Americanah. Ask me about any of them; many were fun.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Serious Man, Up in the Air, Rocky Horror, All the Real Girls, Waking Life, Royal Tenenbaums, Moon, Pulp Fiction, King's Speech, Princess Mononoke, There Will Be Blood, The Square, The Act of Killing
Recently: Wonder Woman. I'm feminist as hell, but am I the only one who was mad disappointed by that movie?

Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Louie, BoJack Horseman, Black Mirror, Vikings, Better Off Ted, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Firefly, Deadwood, American Gods, The Americans, Fargo
Recently: GLOW. It's really fun, actually.

Wolf Parade, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Crystal Castles, Guided by Voices, Built to Spill, Beirut, Arcade Fire, Das Racist, the Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, Thao Nguyen, the Velvet Underground, Wu-Tang Clan, Big Boi, Pixies, Songs: Ohia, Wilco, Neutral Milk Hotel, Purity Ring, My Morning Jacket, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, Mickey Mouse Operation, Yo La Tengo, Okkervil River
Recently: The Roots' Undun has some great grooves on it. I backpedalled from new Kendrick to To Pimp a Butterfly, which I didn't listen to properly when it came out.

Kentucky Route Zero, The Witcher 3, Game of Thrones: The Board Game, Settlers of Catan, Arkham Horror, Pandemic: Legacy, Towerfall: Ascension, Munchkin, The Jackbox Party Pack, Rainbow 6: Siege, Red Orchestra 2, 80 Days, Paperback, Fallout: New Vegas, the Total War series, the Civilization series
Recently: Owlboy. Charming is the only word for it.

My traditional "impress you when you come over for dinner" food is coq au vin, which allows me to make the pun "Would you like to come over and try my coq?"
Six things I could never do without
I have really good relationships with my friends and family, and if I didn't have those I'd be crestfallen. My computer and my Moleskine are my closest friends besides. I make southern-as-fuck food every weekend morning. Rum and IPAs would round that out to six, right?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What important personal and legal document I'm likely to misplace next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Conscious and inhabiting physical space. If I am not the former, please give me a glass of water. I assure you, everything will be fine. If I am not the latter, call CERN for a hefty reward.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got a thing for Arianna Huffington. ; )
You should message me if
If you know how to pilot this thing! We've lost an engine!!!

Wrapped things up with my ex of four years in January, and I've told myself that I'm not getting into anything monogamous or long-term until, at a minimum, this coming January. God, that's now fast approaching, and I'm enjoying myself too much. So we'll just see, I guess. OKC forced me to opt into "hookup" but I'm way more into genuine friendships-with-benefits. I'll make you dinner and we can drink wine and watch shows or go out and play pub trivia. And maybe sprinkle in other activities, if you're down - I'm very GGG, for what it's worth. Just non-exclusively.
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