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My self-summary
"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. " -Kurt Vonnegut

If you don't like reading...It would probably serve you to click away or, at least, just skim...not only do I love to swoon over books, but also, I admit to having gotten way out of control in writing this thing.

Quote: solid.
Disclaimer for the reading impaired/uninterested: check.
Random observations and perspective that represent a portion of my entity: Begin.

During summer I travel however and wherever I can, and I've just moved to Durango in January from Lawrence,KS. My family is spread like dandelion seeds, I visit my mother and sister in Missouri pretty frequently. We are the kind of family that is weird, understands one another, and even if we don't speak for a while, never miss a beat. It's a good ship in which to sail.

I feel as though most people want to possess kind of idea, rather than share space and time with the complex, beautiful, and inherently flawed machine that is another human being. I'm very flawed, I'm often amazed and perplexed, full of change, and I don't know just how everything is supposed to go. I laugh and smile more often than not, I study and learn, I dream and desire, of course, and I do care enough to help those that I can, not for some heroic ideal, but I feel that every man is guilty of the good he does not do, if not guilty per se, then certainly a douche. I'm not trying to save the world single-handedly, but I think I can give more and einmal ist keinmal. It's worth it, to me anyway, to live and entertain and be entertained.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm delving deeper into higher education, specifically mathematics and neuroscience (but I have heavy English undergrad roots), and adventuring around the US for research, recreation, and lifelong education. I'm working on my connection to my optimum self, the greatness and charm in every earthling and the invaluable mysteries in this world, I want to experience it all; without regret. I also write and love to talk about things that people love, especially books, music, games, nature/humans.
I’m really good at
Making a fool of myself, understanding what you mean when you just can't find the words; hoping beyond hope(options are slim or similar, but I love grinning through the shit of life.) believing that things are more than what they seem; telling a good story; looking at things differently; poking fun at most serious things; carrying my own baggage; recognizing there's a time and a place for most things;
The first things people usually notice about me
A confused look under a feathery mop of hair and usually a hat and a Kurt Halsey crown in the middle of my chest...or other silly semblances of tattoos that light shirts fail to conceal. Friendly confusion, questions, laughing and more questions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read everything I can get my hands on, love satire and dark humor, those that deliver the truth in interesting ways, like Kurt Vonnegut, Bukowski, Julian Barnes, Jack, Allen, Neal, Tom Wolfe, Sartre, Borges, Garth Ennis, Roberto Bolano, Marquez, Alexie, Marcel Proust, Flaubert, Rimbaud, Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, Philip K. Dick, Kesey, Chekov, Baudelaire, Warren Ellis, Brian K. Vaughan, Neil Gaiman, Moliere, Oscar Wilde, Milan Kundera and specific others as well as good old or new text books and math/science supplements. Most things I enjoy are unexpected things or perspectives, the way the world shapes things into uniqueness, the jokes that only some people can deliver because they've seen what it looks like and can still laugh.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...possibilities, that the greatest barrier to truth is often the belief that you've already found it...how fantastic and absurd it is to be alive. If Kurt (Vonnegut Jr) would think I'm a twerp.
On a typical Friday night I am
not a big believer in "typical."
There's really no telling, I try not to set too many presumptions on each day, I may be in bed with book, ignoring a heavily knocked door, or on a road trip to the grand canyon because nostalgia is contagious, or just at the local pub, scouting for good characters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel ridiculous about this...and most things...Es muss sein.
You should message me if
...you have a thirst for knowledge that just isn't sated by the labels on shirts and the sharp edges of the closest magazine, if you've got better things to do than ever talk about the weather unless you're making up an excuse to do something different, if you're not satisfied just wondering...

....you want to trade/workshop

....you want to write a book/graphic novel/essay/epic/screenplay/cartoon/have a good suggestion or perspective, be it must-see film, book, or just provoking idiom, let's network knowledge, at least.

...you prefer to look outside the standard gender-sexuality dichotomies and mores.

...you read my whole profile...feel free to message me so I can congratulate, appreciate, and apologize.
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