liv_cook2005
31 Minneapolis, United States
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My self-summary
Brian Cox (the physicist, not the actor) groupie. Homeowner. Focused on self-improvement. Amateur deadlifter.

I'm academically interested in The Shield (the show, not the wrestler). I feel strongly about food, integrity and excellence, and I'm pretty ambivalent about the state of my car. I believe strongly that we like things we like, so I don't believe guilt and pleasure must be associated. I'm a little loud, a little crass, pretty smart, and probably want to hear about your day. Maybe over beer and hotdogs.

I work a lot, and I work on my days off. I'm focused on learning to build the non-working part of my life, which now involves my adorable house and anticipated garden. I need some lawn chairs.
What I’m doing with my life
....cooking, reading, lifting heavy objects, taking walks, thinking critically, laughing at myself...
I’m really good at
Being honest. Just ask the question, I don't like to waste too much time.

(Run-on sentences.)

I'm good at over-thinking and allowing it to induce a kind of paralysis.

Rewatching an interesting show or movie.

Cooking intuitively and spontaneously.
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh a lot. And I can be kind of loud, even though I'm actually an introvert.

What no one first notices about me:

I don't judge the desires of others. I feel my feelings so deeply and intensely that, sometimes, I can be hard to be around. If you like me, you'll figure that shit out within yourself. I'd really like to be invited to some activity you care about. I like that you tell me too many details about something you love. You like that I'm cooking but also that I'm spending so much time explaining my enthusiasm that you have to bring me back to earth. You like banter that begins casual, remains witty, and circles in towards the truth and meaning.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Joy Division and other sad/cold/beautiful stuff from the 80s, avant-garde hip-hop (Busdriver, Dose One, etc), Balkan Beat Box, soul jams. Orgy, Nine Inch Nails, and lots and lots of industrial. The Lonely Island, Dethklok. I've recently come to terms with my reluctant love for Lady Gaga.

Literature stuff: Cookbooks, TS Eliot, Baudelaire. Neil Gaiman, Knut Hamsun, Jack Kerouac, Catch-22, Hunter Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis

Trailer Park Boys, Sherlock, Peep Show, House, True Blood, The Wire, Doctor Who, Archer, Boston Legal, Neverwhere, Rick and Morty, Torchwood, RuPaul's Drag Race, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Broad City, Mindy Project, The Blacklist. I get addicted to seasons of good shows and have to compulsively watch them in order.

I like food. I like to know what it's made of, and where it came from. 75% Paleo/primal, except when my job requires me to taste noncompliant food (which is often), or there's an urgent need for pizza or Chinese takeout (which is less often, but it's important to be realistic). Bulletproof coffee is killer breakfast.

Secretary, 9 to 5, Velvet Goldmine, Control, The Rules of Attraction, Amelie, Interview with the Vampire, The Graduate, The Breakfast Club, Harold & Maude, Henry & June, everything Batman, The Crow, Rushmore.

Dan Savage, Marc Maron, Joe Rogan, Iliza Schlesinger, Margaret Cho.

I think it's awesome when you can articulate exactly why you like a thing. I think it's also awesome when, in the face of a thing you like, all you can do is grin and nod mutely, unable to explain why the thing touches you, makes you happy or thoughtful or feel deeply, but quietly and ecstatically acknowledge the thing's invaluable ability to make you feel overwhelmed.
The six things I could never do without
Music
Humor
Cooking
A balance of social and alone time.
My intellect
Hyperbole
Sex
33% more than I am supposed to have.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to do with my new house and yard, cooking, whether my library books are overdue, ways to make myself better at everything that matters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Karaoke. Cocktailing. Pajamas. Working. Movie-staring. Cooking. Recuperating. Reading. Whatever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an introvert, but I'm not particularly shy or quiet.
I'm willing to admit a lot more, but not on the internet.
You should message me if
If you think that the Guns 'n Roses version of 'Sympathy for the Devil' is better than the Rolling Stones original, and/or you are interested in why I think it is.

If you like a little earnest rambling.

If you're generally happy with your life and yourself, but care about making both even better.

If you saw 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology' and you understood and/or enjoyed it.
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