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My self-summary
Communications major with a focus in journalism and creative nonfiction.
What I’m doing with my life
Imagine for a moment that ever since you were a little boy - that's who I'm addressing here, the menfolk - you wanted to be a captain on a boat. So you plastered your room with nautical symbols and built model ships, and when the time came to be out on the open sea, you realized that you were petrified of the water and started looking towards the sky instead, thinking that maybe instead you'd like to fly planes.

I've known my whole life that I want to write for a living, and now, in my 30th year, I am realizing exactly how limiting that dream has been. Now I am trying anything I can, throwing everything I've got against the wall to see what sticks and goes well with the rest of the decor in the room.

I choose to see this indecision as constant rediscovery rather than a dream deferred. My soul is a writer, as is my ideal partner. I find the more time I dedicate to self-anthropology, the more of my unique facets are unearthed.

Some of them even sparkle, in the right light.
I’m really good at
I make perfect hot toddies.

I can usually complete the daily crossword, the cryptograph on a good day, and the occasional sudoku.

I will burn you awesome CDs.

The most temperamental of cats and dogs love me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have been told that I am an open book and I wear my every emotion on my face. I literally can't hide excitement and sometimes I can't stop smiling. Unfortunately, this also holds true to moments I am deeply embarrassed or nervous. It's all just, bam, right there, like closed captioning for my face.

I'm also pretty busty. That is more likely the honest answer when asking someone of the opposite sex this question.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of comics and graphic novels: The Sandman, Watchmen, Fables, The Unwritten, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, Y: The Last Man, Transmetropolitan, Kingdom Come, The Astonishing X-Men, Rising Stars, House of Mystery.

My favorite authors are David Sedaris, Neil Gaiman, Augusten Burroughs, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kurt Vonnegut, but my breadth of reading stretches way beyond that.

Top 3 movies I will always watch: Rushmore (anything Wes Anderson, honestly), Love Actually (can't call it a guilty pleasure because it's a flawless rom-com in a genre full of mediocre ones) and Fight Club (brilliant writer, brilliant director, brilliant film).

The music I need to survive: Flaming Lips, Smashing Pumpkins, Lana Del Rey. If you're still curious, you can check out my
Six things I could never do without
1. Craft beer of varied kinds.
2. Sandals.
3. Living in a city with either mountains or shores.
4. Crossword puzzles.
5. Any and every kind of cheese you can imagine.
6. Social interaction. Believe me, I've tried.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Oh, I live in my head always. I am an introvert in that regard. Here's something: Buddhists believe that you are actively creating the universe with your thoughts. But they can't all be positive, so I spend a lot of time thinking about the infrastructure of the universe I am building with my completely random thoughts and how it's going to manifest itself in my everyday life.

Beyond that, I think about:

- the things people say and the true meaning behind them
- photographic moments in time that have become fond memories
- what a passing stranger's life story is, starting with that hour and moving backwards
- how much of design is art and how much is industry
- how when I was a child, I pretended my life was a movie, and when exactly I outgrew that
- the courses my life could have taken and the ways it might be different
- why the most pious of people are so often the most hateful and intolerant
- the ways in which everyone I know is beautiful
- flashbacks of intimacy
- the different lives used books have seen
- what happens when you give up control and let life or love happen
On a typical Friday night I am
I have either been coerced out of the house to do karaoke with girlfriends, snuggled up on a hypothetical couch with a completely hypothetical significant other taking turns on who picks the movie and the takeout, or I am holed up devouring information online (did you know a duck has a corkscrew penis? Now you do!) or playing online RPGs like World of Warcraft, Skyrim, or Neverwinter.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am not a graceful person in word or manner. If you are looking for a gazelle, graze onward.

I am also a terrible judge of character because I am so willing to see the good in people that it often eclipses the truth. For every fault someone has, I will find ten things I like about them instead.

Sometimes I cry at movies with happy endings.
You should message me if
You are as enchanted with the idea of written correspondence as flirtation and foreplay as I am, or you are looking to make new friends with shared interests.

You have a beard and a brain.
The two of us