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marsupiallegory
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My self-summary
Oh hi. I'm Dave.

When I was three I met another person with my name and I was deeply suspicious of him because that name is mine. Around that same age I confused my elbow with my butt. Not much has changed.

I also used to think that we were pledging allegiance to the republic for Richard Stanz. I did not know who he was.
What I’m doing with my life
While on the NYC subway, I met somebody who would turn out to be one of my best friends in the world (after we found each other on Missed Connections). That was cool.

I ran into someone I knew outside the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora. That was both cool and weird.

One time Harvey Keitel asked me how to get to the stage door of Lincoln Center and I managed to avoid saying practice practice practice.

Anyway, I work for OkCupid.
I’m really good at
A friend told me I use adverbs better than anyone he's ever met so how the hell about that, huh?
The first things people usually notice about me
"My, look at that clothed human."

People I have been mistaken for:
-the kid from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, but grown up
-Moby
-Someone named Mark
-Moby again

I went to Little Pine. They were not fooled.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Master and Margarita. Right now I'm reading Schlosser's Command & Conquer and marveling that we ever lived through the invention of nuclear weapons. HOW DID WE DO THAT? (I'm on Goodreads if you're like super interested).

Alfonso Cuaron ones. The first two thirds of Sunshine. And I mean Southland Tales which I understand doesn't like "work" as a "movie" but still. I just watched Swiss Army Man and it made me profoundly hopeful about what sort of thing can get made. Also The Lobster. Dag, yo, that might be a masterpiece.

I know more about the history of Westeros than I do of the USA. I am allowed to vote.

Weimar pastiche. Also, that Discover Weekly algorithm that Spotify has is shockingly good. It has me totally figured out. Which is to say that I am a sucker for hand claps.

Onigiri. String cheese. Never mixed, though. That would be weird.

Also board games. Would you like to play board games? That might be fun.
The six things I could never do without
Hugs
Brontosaurus (he's real, shut up)
Coffee on the fucking subway but that's not allowed in Los Angeles for some reason so
Coffee
And public transportation but separately I GUESS
Bubble tea
Loratadine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Jokes
Privilege
Dogs
The House on the Rock
How I can navigate in my mind the streets of cities I no longer live in
My cat I mean you guys she's SUPER cute
On a typical Friday night I am
A clothed human.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I may gradually be turning into an albino.

I read The Timeline of the Far Future to calm down.
You should message me if
You're a hoopy frood who knows where their towel's at.

Also if drinking beer while diving conversationally deep into thoughts about what it's like to be a fourth dimensional creature and maybe like trying to figure out what our names would be if we were whales or elephants or something. I think I'd still be Dave, but I'm interested in your thoughts.
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