28 Santiago, Chile
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My self-summary
A real man has the courage to shit in a urinal, but the sense not to. I'm not sure there is or even should be a 'real man' definition, but I like this one, since it's all inclusive. Women can be 'real men' too. I hope you're one. I hope I'm one.

Lots of people say they like the way that I laugh. I also laugh at lots of things no one else does, for better or for worse. I'm known within my group of friends for having the keenest sense of observation, and therefore the strangest stories, because I place emphasis on setting and surrounding rather than plot when I'm narrating an event, and they take a lot longer than they need to. Some people like it that way, everyone else comes around eventually. It's possible that I'm trying to emulate some of my favorite writers when I tell stories, and that leads to me leaving a lot of indirect endings (some people call them "cliffhangers" I suppose, but there's nothing else coming next.)

The best magazine article I've ever read was in GQ (I'm as surprised as you are). It was about a man who lives near a major bridge across the Yangtze river that has an extremely high number of annual attempted suicides from people jumping off of it. He bought a moped, and decided to spend all day, every day, riding up and down the bridge (it's over a mile long) and stopping people from killing themselves. It was a real turning point in the way I think about - everything, I suppose.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm teaching English classes in Santiago, and working on my Spanish (not every day, I still work in English, but a lot).

I'm very big on self improvement/learning/etc. One time I had a mouse in my apartment, and it scurried over me one night and I woke up and we were both scared. But the mouse never ran on my bed again. It learned from its mistakes, and I admire that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I used to have a big list of authors and movies and stuff, but we can talk about that in person. A dear friend of mine once told me I "only like books about the secret nothingness at the heart of everything." Only is a strong word, but it's a better summary than I could give. Take a look here if you're interested:

I basically don't watch movies most of the year, then watch 16-18 movies in 3 days at the Maryland Film Festival, and then stop watching movies again for a year. If I had to name a few off the top, my favorites might be Hiroshima Mon Amour, The Life Aquatic, and Post Tenebras Lux. Tons more. Let's talk about it.

I cook for myself. I like the things I make. I'll cook (and/or bake) for you too.

Elvis Depressedly, Ricky Eat Acid, Dirty Three, Crywank, Art Blakey, etc
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was 10 years old, I was really into basketball. My favorite player was Dennis Rodman. He was my Halloween costume that year. I have absolutely no clue why my parents allowed me to masquerade around in something not *that* far removed from blackface for an evening, but... there you have it.
You should message me if
You want to gush about poetry, do some sort of language exchange thing, or show me around the city!