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My self-summary
Lately I've been comparing myself and people I know to characters from Rockos Modern Life. I'm not sure why, but I remember that show being incredible.

But seriously, folks.

I'm a social worker currently working on a mental health crisis phone line. Aside from work I like developing story ideas and business plans for mental health nonprofits in my head then forgetting them and playing with my two dogs, Pedro and Malcolm. Full disclosure, I don't drink- my drinking problem became too much of a drinking solution for me- but I like hanging out with people who do and will probably try to find a way to pay for your drink. Basically I'm going for a Sam Malone thing without the baseball skills or business savvy.
What I’m doing with my life
Christ, if you figure it out, message me.
I’m really good at
Psychotherapy. Adapting and dealing. Funny, funny jokes. Writing OK Cupid profiles? Can I get some feedback on that?
The first things people usually notice about me
Blue eyes, why is he so tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Man's Search for Meaning, stuff by Brendan Behan, John Steinbeck novels (East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, The Winter of Our Discontent, Of Mice and Men), Baldwin, the Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Laughing and Forgetting, stuff having to do with mental health (An Unquiet Mind, A First Rate Madness), sometimes comic books.

Movies: Blues Brothers, Stripes, Apocalypse Now, The Seventh Seal (which I originally watched in order to be pretentious but genuinely enjoyed), horror movies (both good and bad).

Shows: House of Cards, Wilfred, The West Wing, The Simpsons, The Marriage Ref, Better Off Ted, The Wire, Cheers, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Colombo.

Music: Tom Waits, The Black Keys, K'naan, Howlin Wolf, The National, Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen, The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, Parliament Funkadelic, Ismael Lo, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Iggy Pop, Lumineers.

Food: Anything.
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, cigarettes, strange encounters, street cart food, my notebook, my dogs Malcolm and Pablo.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The weird, ugly and desperate beauty of everything. Whether there's a rational argument for optimism. Whether it's better to experience the world intellectually or emotionally. But mostly either deeply appreciating or deeply hating subway ads. ("It's a chalice, not a glass"? Fuck you, Stella Artois.)

How mental health services are really the key to solving so many problems but they're also used as a means of social control and that sucks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends- working, unwinding at home or going out if I can.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ice cream trucks cruising the streets of Brooklyn don't fill me with childish joy and nostalgia, but deep unease.

Referencing Cheers earlier made me really want to watch all of Cheers on Netflix. Please message me if you want to do that.
You should message me if
You think sitting on a fire escape listening to music is a good way to spend a night. 'Cause I'm doing that now and I gotta tell you, it's pretty sweet.