I used to make space telescopes for NASA, but then I found out salespeople are way funnier so I changed careers.
I get along great with verbose introverts. A good joke--or a bad joke told well--is a quick way to my heart.
I also co-host Appetite Obscure, an experimental dining potluck. A prototypical dish:
Windy Sea Storm
1. Stand in two buckets of water, one warm and one cold
2. Put on goggles
3. Eat whitefish with mangos while a powerful fan blows arugula into your face
Every few months I dive into a new pursuit really hard. I really like the steep part of a learning curve. Current obsessions are intersecting art and business culture and designing playground games.
I will notice and appreciate how your hands move and your mouth quirks.
I present as "culturally normal." I like the transparency.
Graphic novels: Blankets, Habibi, Bone, Zot!, and all things Chris Ware.
Movies: Her, Stranger Than Fiction, The Science of Sleep
Music: Indie longhair sad bands that tell elaborate stories (Okkerville River, Arcade Fire, Mountain Goats). Extremely into San Fermin. Also into bassy electronic a la Purity Ring or Grimes.
Visually I dig on clean lines, high contrast monochrome, and calligraphy, especially Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. Rothko and Motherwell. I love the tension between symbol, shape, and representation.
I eat all the stuff
Most Friday nights are pretty quiet though. I'm pretty happy just sitting and having interesting conversations.
I also help design and produce interactive art events. I usually have more fun facilitating parties than attending them.
You're good with words, both the serious and the joking kind.