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My self-summary
I'm a writer and a teacher.
I write fiction (short stories and novels, hopefully somewhat funny ones) and I teach creative writing as well as various levels of composition.
I really like humor, art, and music (kind of vague, I know) and I like making new friends.
What I’m doing with my life
I write stories, draw comics, and play music. I've just finished the first draft of a novel and I'll be revising that for at least a year.

I teach, tutor and babysit.

I'm trying to write a pop (punk) song a week.

Currently fascinated by the founders of America and the nation's original ideals. I follow the wisdom of John Adams as much as possible.

I also watch a lot of animation and am embarking on a critical work about narrative and characterization in the cartoon medium.

This all sounds really stuffy, but I'm only stuffy thirty-four percent of the time.
I’m really good at
I'm getting better at writing lyrics! It only took me eight and a half years!

Also, I draw and write something every day -- I don't know if that constitutes as "good" but it means I'm getting better!

This year I've been teaching myself to sketch on the subway with mixed results.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS I read constantly. My favorite authors are JD Salinger, Tove Jansson, Virginia Woolf, and Shakespeare.
I like that Haruki Murakami quite a bit.
A Confederacy of Dunces
NELL ZINK (I read all of her books this year. Talk to me about Nell Zink)
I'm currently reading Moby Dick, The Tenth of December, The Two Towers, and The Ice Storm, among others. Clair Vaye Watkins' Battleborn was incredible. Book recommendations are always welcome.

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Dr. Strangelove

The Simpsons
Arrested Development
Twin Peaks
Slings and Arrows

I'm open-minded to any genre. There's a time and a place for everything.
I've been on a big Elvis Costello kick this year. And 1950s/60s pop.
A lot of punk and jazz.
Jonathan Richman, They Might Be Giants, MTX, or The Clash are essentials.
I've been collecting classical and musical theater records recently. I like Pinkerton by Weezer and anything by Jeff Rosenstock. And golden age rock & roll. Like the Oneders.

All food, pretty much. Coconut curry and falafel is a decent start. Beer and coffee are important, too.
The six things I could never do without
This one always stumps me, so: 6+5:

Vernon Dursley
The Magic Conch Shell
The underground tunnels running below Chinatown
Dracula's Castle
An eight-bit version of Dracula's castle
The Owl-Eyed Man from Gatsby's library
Voice Actors
A sound soul
Everybody Loves Raymond the Musical
An extensive library of books and records
About a million billion pens and pencils (I'm trying really hard to get better at drawing)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fictional characters
The American Revolution
What should we expect from our commercial franchises these days?

A brief, rarely-updated, overview of aesthetic, interests, and humor can be found here:
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeking out live music.
Playing some type of moderately obnoxious esoteric game with friends.
Or at home with a movie or a book.
You should message me if
"You've been to Saturn... Hey, I've been to Saturn!"

You know lots about Virginia Woolf.

You want to talk about artistic endeavors.

You can tell me, flat out, the fictional character you relate to the most in this world and why.

This online-meeting concept is new to me. I'm happy to have a conversation about almost anything. Books, music, theater, or absurd humor are good places to start.

You want to visit some art museums.

If we hit it off, I'd love company for coffee or drinks.