I had typed up a new self-summary, realized it sounded really well prepared, really well thought out, too well rehearsed. So I'm going to start typing without really thinking here and see what happens. I think that better fits my blood.
I want to do as much as possible. I like wine, philosophy, writing music, writing words, reading words, combat sports, camping, beer. I like to step out on a Sunday afternoon, and walk or bike around town looking for something interesting. If I'm at home I feel cooped up. I'm always trying to create action.
My hobbies are judo, weightlifting, and attempting to get into PhD programs. I've seldom met a karaoke bar I didn't like.
Lazy river tubing with plenty of Leinenkugel's. Drive-in movie theaters.
I'm a feminist and a progressive. I'm without religion. I think going through life treating people with basic dignity because you've constructed your own code of ethics through experience is beautiful. Though I certainly don't look down on the religious, I come from a religious family. There are things about it that I appreciate.
I play in bands. I've done some touring around the country a bit, sleeping on floors, getting kicked out of truck-stops, getting paid in beer, having equipment stolen, the works. It was awesome. I'm terrified that I'll never do it again. My current band sticks to the local bars. I spend a lot of my time in dark bars listening to very loud music.
I tend to be impulsive. I will get myself into weird situations without an exit strategy. I want stories, man. There's nothing more important to me than stories.
I'm a major sports fan. I've found that the more I've gotten into philosophy and social/political/critical theory, the more I appreciate sports. I can count my sports fan friends on a single hand probably, and it makes me sad.
I try to be well dressed, sometimes I fail.
I try to stay well rounded.
Some weekends I host karaoke at a bar near my apartment.
To quote Camus: "The point is to live."
I'm a few months away from testing for a black belt in Judo. I train often and compete in tournaments regularly. The easiest way to explain what Judo is: Japanese wrestling.
I'm working on getting into PhD programs. English and Political Science... blended together, into a delicious stew, which I serve up to anyone who will listen.
Movies... Patton, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Network, Rambo, No Country For Old Men, Waterworld, Braveheart, The Thing, Ridicule, The Godfather, Wayne's World, Koyaanisqatsi. Lots more.
Music... A melange of mostly guitar based rock music. I'll just say, "The Melvins", and then plug a bunch of my favorite local bands: Fort Wilson Riot, With a Gun For a Face, The Funeral and the Twilight, Self Evident, Hardcore Crayons, etc. etc. I don't really look at musical taste as an indicator of a good match. I will say, though, that my time as a karaoke host has made me hate the following things: Journey, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond.
TV... Can't say I watch a whole lot of television. I haven't had cable for five years and aim to keep it that way. But there are a few obsessions: Party Down is the greatest television show ever made. Watch it (only 20 episodes). Parks and Rec, Cheers, Arrested Development, 30 Rock. I think my least favorite thing on television is the serial drama.
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