hey-incendiary
26Austin, United States
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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.

"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, 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: Rereading One Hundred Years of Solitude

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: Get Out. Probably not the groundbreaking thriller or social commentary I was looking for, but a great movie nevertheless.

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
Recently: Halt and Catch Fire. Starts off as a second-rate Mad Men clone about the PC boom, ends up being a pretty good fempowerment drama about the PC boom.

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 War On Drugs

Kentucky Route Zero, 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, Total War: Attila, Civilization
Recently: Kentucky Route Zero: Act IV

I hear I make a mean salsa, if you want to be forced to drink a lot of milk and get hospitalized for internal bleeding.
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!!!

But, anyways, message me if you want to talk Infinite Jest, Mad Men, the Appalachians my sweet mountain home, the presidential tenure of Woodrow Wilson, Radiolab, or game theory. Just ending a long, long relationship, and I ain't damaged goods, but I also am not really serious about anything right now. I'll get there, but I'm not in a hurry. Come play boardgames with me and my friends or let's go sit in the muddy Greenbelt water and talk about the weaknesses of the Austrian school instead of making commitments.
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