ihatewhatilove
39Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Eight years in SF before getting displaced because I don't make brogrammer money. Three years in Oakland, still trying to figure out the best ways to spend my time.

I say "spend my time" like I'm not a graduate student.

I really don't actually have much time that isn't accounted for on a syllabus somewhere.

The older I get, the less energy I have for trying to hide the fact that I'm nowhere near figuring out this "life" thing.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading, then writing papers on the readings. Talking to my dog. Listening to podcasts. Drinking scotch. Wishing I could spend more time with my TV.

I mean, over the summer, I *guess* I'm working at a tech company. But I think what it's underlined is that I really don't wanna work at a tech company once I have that sheepskin.
I’m really good at
Being mildly weird. But not, like, in a cool way?
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't really look my age.

I also have no interest in acting my age, frankly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My second favorite movie genre, after "Stuff with Explosions" is female-lead high school dark comedies.

Though, honestly, I find high school/teen movies to just be another genre of sci-fi/fantasy.

I didn't used to be obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda. These days, tho, I'm helpless.
Six things I could never do without
YouTube and my dog Rudy.

Four other things? Internet. Dogs on the internet. Toys that I can fidget with. I didn't used to think I couldn't do without a car, then I discovered the joy of driving backroads miles from anywhere.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over."

Does... does everyone like hiking as much as they say they do? Are the trails at Tilden just a never-ending traffic jam?

As much as I like stuff (sorry!), capitalism is destined to eat itself, and the oligarchs might do well to think of universal basic income as less of an enormous entitlement and more like, say, guillotine insurance.

AI middle-managers.
On a typical Friday night I am
Homework and beer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Look: I have high-functioning anxiety. What this generally means is that I'm constantly running myself ragged (getting a lot done, but somehow it's never enough) trying to live up to some kind of imaginary standard in my own head.

You want realness? Boom. There you go. Realness.
You should message me if
You want to drink and talk politically plausible policy levers that Blue states like California can use to resist the Trump Administration.

Alternately, you want to drink and play a board game.

Alternately, alternately, you want to drink.
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