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My self-summary
I fit tidily into this box. This is because I excel at summarizing things. Ok now I'm not sure what to say. I could brag about myself, but then I just sound like a bastard. Alternately I could be self-effacing and funny, and make a bunch of cute remarks about how I like fixing my car and looking after people when they need cheering up, how I stop and say hello to every dog I see whilst walking (unless the dog has visible slobber or an attitude problem), and how I will end hunger in the developing world. At least one of these is true.

I joined okc upon a friend's suggestion. He's now engaged to someone he met on here. So I think internet dating can work, it all depends on whether there is a spark...

I am divided, by, and commas.
What I’m doing with my life
traveling whenever possible, reading wikipedia articles, rollerblading, and being in NYC ...
I’m really good at
whatsoever has been deemed impossible.
The first things people usually notice about me
Was ist das? Ein Auslander??

it's all contextual, isn't it? When I visited Prague they noticed one thing about me, when I go to Boston they notice another, and when I present my work at conferences they notice yet another. Hopefully at least some of the things they notice are positive!

[note: I've never been to Prague, been to Prague. But I know that whole thing, where you stop shaving your armpits, read The Unbearable Lightness of Being and start talking about how bad American coffee is.]

Il est beau, il est beau, comme il est beau.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Knife, Ladytron, Elliott Smith, Fiona Apple, Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Aphex Twin, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

New Kids on the Block, Hanson, Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber

Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, Howl's Moving Castle, Ratatouille, Rocknrolla, Eyes Wide Shut, foreign films

Gigli, Bio-dome, Hard Candy, Porky's II

Food: Momofuku, Russ and Daughters, have to stop, getting hungry

Freaking Tom Sawyer, The Great Gatsby, Moby-Dick

[Note: I wrote "Freaking Tom Sawyer" in a fit of emotional brio. There is no book that I know of with that title, though it would be pretty cool if there was.]
Six things I could never do without
family and friends (bit of an extrovert)
some means of transit (like a Lotus!)
a big library (since I write books about books)
the great outdoors (I wish I spent 90% of the time outdoors)
a job that affords me creative expression
a hobby (music-related)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
state, status, statistics
On a typical Friday night I am
playing dodgeball
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm Gregory Dawson, filling in for Clifford Banes who is being hanged for high treason.

In other news, PLEASE DISREGARD THE "I'M LOOKING FOR" SECTION BELOW. Okc keeps changing it on me...
You should message me if
it's 2:45 in the morning,
and you're putting yourself on warning,
for waking up in an unknown place
with a recollection you half erased
The two of us