34Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm laid back but not lazy.
I like to think I'm just like Jack Kerouac, but I'm not.

Originally from the Chicago area, moved back to the bay after going to school and teaching for a couple of years in LA. Originally I moved to the city after going to school in Santa Cruz.

I've been told that when I talk, people aren't sure whether to hug me or punch me in the face. I'm not sure if that's a compliment, but figured I'd throw it out there.

It calls me "more aggressive" on the personality thing, but that's ridiculous. I'm passive if anything.

Skateboarding has been my favorite thing to do for about 20 years now. I'll quit when I no longer need exercise or an outlet for life's stress.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to figure out new ways to inspire and connect with my students as a social studies teacher in an alternative high school in Richmond.
I’m really good at
Coming up with strong words to replace phrases like "really good" in my writing. (Hey Okc, how about "I am outstanding at" or "I excel at" instead?)
I like pretending I know a lot about history.
I can change a tire, and have AAA for anything more serious than that.
One time I guessed the answer to final jeopardy with just the category. The category was "19th century Democrats" the answer was "Who is William Jennings Bryan." Edit: it's happened twice now. Category- "20th century political nicknames." My answer "The Iron Lady." I'm probably more proud of this than I should be.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm odd.
Lately- my beard. If you like beards you'll love it, if you don't you'll hate it. I guess that's how those things go though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: The Stranger, the catcher in the rye, dharma bums, Waiting for Godot, Of Mice and Men. I like nonfiction mostly. If I'm going to read it instead of see the movie, I want it to mess with my head a little bit. Its been pointed out sources of Non-fiction I enjoy are absent. Here's a nice list of cliche lefty authors I enjoy: Chomsky, Zinn, bell hooks, Robin D.G. Kelley, Paulo Friere, John Dewey, Myles Horton (though his written work is nearly impossible to come by), Paul Krugman, Zizek, Angela Davis, speeches of Fred Hampton, and I'll throw it out there, I enjoy Milton Friedman's writing, mostly because he actually has real points to argue back against. If my list seems lame and pedantic, give me suggestions!
Movies: Raising Arizona, American Beauty, American Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Thrashin', back to the future, Danger: Diabolik, anything with Bill Murray, documentaries, I don't know... a lot of movies are really good
TV: Curb your enthusiasm, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, The Office, It's always sunny in Philadelphia, bored to death (very upset it's been cancelled, I just got into it)

Music: anything from Otis Redding to Slayer, along with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Arab on Radar

Food: Pretty much anything from Asia is good
Six things I could never do without
I like to think that I can do without most stuff
1) food
2) clothing
3) a place to sleep, or at least a hammock
4) my skateboard
5) friends/family/all that cheesy stuff
6) a little uncertainty in life
I spend a lot of time thinking about
which hill I would sled down first if it ever snowed in San Francisco
Why is it that a lot of people who want casual sex on here are so proud of being dungeons and dragons free?
Politics/ social justice
running away and living in the woods somewhere that I can just survive off the land
Why everybody seems to be upset about your/you're, but not other usage errors. Let's face it, people screw up who/whom a lot more.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think avocados are gross. I know. I'm wrong. Usually opinions can't be wrong, but this time, there is a wrong opinion, and I have it.
You should message me if
-You are doing your own thing and don't care what I think about it.
-You don't list anything by Ayn Rand in the favorite books section.
-You have secret nature spots you can show me.
-You think the fact that I am 31 years old and still obsessed with playing with a useless wooden toy is a good thing
The two of us