kpxm
27 Raleigh, United States
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My self-summary
Traveling since '14, 20+ countries, mostly the Middle East, Europe, & the Caribbean.

In Raleigh for a volunteer job campaigning for the Dems through November, looking for a politics buddy, a partner to motivate each other. Just for funsies.

I'm living with a host family in a suburb of Wake Forest, though I set my profile to Raleigh. My car is shit and I can't risk driving it very far out of the triangle area, sorry.

Where to next? Wanna join me?
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/ceramicfiver

My hobbies include hiking to mountaintop sunsets, eating too many blueberries, couchsurfing, hitchhiking, busking with a ukulele and smashing the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.

Polyamorous, sex-positive, intersectional feminist, and curious about kink.
https://fetlife.com/users/3196233

The last semester I was in uni I camped in the woods instead of living in a dorm
https://www.reddit.com/r/casualiama/comments/1l39su/instead_of_living_in_a_dorm_i_camped_in_the_woods/

I love astronomy, paleontology, oceanography -- ANY science! It's amazing! Anthropology, culture, and social constructs supply endless fascination. And maps and globes are an obsession of mine, I can stare at them for hours (If this is you at all, message me now).

The sapiosexual label on okcupid seems so arrogant to me but I have it anyway. Who the fuck doesn't like smart people?

Each of the three times I've taken the MBT I got different results. Consider me an extrovert trapped in an introvert body. I prefer spending my time one-on-one with meaningful people.

Oh, you should know that I find texting very distracting. I don't text often. Please don't take it personally if I don't text you conversationally.
What I’m doing with my life
Climbing trees -- there are squirrels up there!
http://xkcd.com/167/
I’m really good at
Cloud gazing, star gazing, swimming and coaching swimming, working with kids of all ages, being patient and tolerant, improvising on the piano, doodling and writing in my journal, and appreciating silence and solitude. Plus, I'm fluent in sarcasm, though my dialect is often uninterpretable: you'll never know if I'm being sarcastic or not.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm barefoot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Noam Chomsky is at the top of my bookshelf. And Franz Kafka! Metamorphosis pales in comparison to his novels, you've gotta read The Trial for a real heavy dose of existence. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, everything Douglas Adams, Calvin and Hobbes, Animorphs, Watership Down, The Giving Tree, A Wrinkle in Time, The Little Prince, Dracula, Skippy Dies, The Book Thief, Holes, Stargirl, Amusing Ourselves to Death, A Brief History of Time, and The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures... I don't like listing favorite books because there's soooo many more books out there that I will probably love more than the ones I've read before, thousands of titles yet to be discovered, so why should I think these are my favorite?

There's too many movies I haven't seen, I'm quite deprived. Anyways, I've enjoyed Harold and Maude, Wes Anderson's works, Love Actually, Brothers Quay films are über trippy, Safety Not Guaranteed, Dragon Heart, August Rush, Pan's Labyrinth, Kinsey, The Princess Bride, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club, Short Bus (I *need* to find someone else who's seen this), Almost Famous, and way more that I'm forgetting. I gushed over Toy Story 3 -- I cried several times. Lately I'm more into indie flicks.

Bill Nye the Science Guy? Ok, look, I don't really watch tv. Not out of arrogance as if I think books are better (which is kinda truuuee) but mostly since electronic media is rediculously addictive and I already waste away my life on reddit, which is more than enough. Oh yeah, not having a tv or a computer for two years also makes it difficult.

I love all kinds of music yet it doesn't mean as much to me as it does for most other people: I prefer silence more often than not. Music is too distracting for my ADHD/LD brain to focus. When I do get my groove on I prefer variety -- indie to celtic to punk to a cappella to alt-rock to ska to acoustic to the most avant-garde sounds you can think of. Some names I like: Regina Spektor, The Jezabels, Amanda Palmer, Björk, and The XX, and I've recently come to terms with myself that I'm a fan of pop-Indie. Oh and though I almost never go see live music I can still appreciate even the most shitty musicians -- it's the people that matter.

Parsnips, pecans, persimmons, pimento stuffed green olives, and anything pumpkin flavored particularly appease my palate. Food I don't like doesn't exist. Given the opportunity to try something new I will seize it, even if it's svið (boiled sheep's head, an Icelandic delicacy). -- and after having that in my profile for many years I finally went to Iceland and tried it!
The six things I could never do without
Deleting the poem I once had here was tough but I've realized I've grown old enough that friends, community and close companions are all I want, so multiply that times two.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The sand between my toes, the night sky in the winter, the grass under my head, the thoughts in my mind.

Consider that a poetic way of responding with "everything."

Need me to be more specific? The interactions between cognition and culture, how perspectives are mediated by our environment, and the psychologies that come out of this. I'm increasingly interested in post-modernism. Oh, right. Specificity. Umm... alienation and community, anarchism, critical pedagogy, digital anthropology, and how the internet and new technologies change the way we think, interact, empathize, communicate -- everything. Formerly I was all about the STEM fields, especially astrophysics, but college thankfully pried open my mind to what else is out there.

Other than that my life is a constant daydream, weaving stories together whenever I'm bored.
On a typical Friday night I am
Making plans at the last minute and getting lost with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Depression plagues me but it's not as bad as it once was. This comic roughly sums up the experience:
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html
You should message me if
You have an insatiable passion for science. You're goofy and easily amused. If you want to travel the world, backpacking on the road less traveled. If you're not content with the status quo, if you want to incite revolution.

In short, message me if pigs fly.
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