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My self-summary
I keep trying to write a good profile, but it never goes well. I'm not going to post anything else here: anything I could say is either too dull or far too open. I guess the best way to learn about me is to talk to me.
What I’m doing with my life
- I write. Mostly poetry, which I occasionally get published.
- Watching way too much NetFlix
- Playing board games
- Working with children with special needs
- Using dashes as bullet points
I’m really good at
- Kissing
- Empathy
- Working and dealing with children
- Honesty as often as I am able
- Puzzles and word games
- Swimming
- Co-op board and card games
- Failing pretty hard at imitating accents
- I'm a damn good writer
- I'm a good listener
- I am a karaoke rock god
- I rock the semicolon ;-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I have presence. People can't help but notice me. This is especially true when I have a chance to perform.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(c)Music: I have and will ever love They Might Be Giants. I'm more interested in learning about what others are into.

(d)Foods: I love Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese food, and I'm quite fond of grandma's matzah ball soup (it's a secret recipe) but I'm always up for something new.

(a)Books: Currently reading the George R.R. Martin series "A Song of Ice and Fire." He's a good fantasy writer, probably due to the "RR Effect." Case in point: J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit books. Speaking of fantasy series, I got caught up in Brandon Sanderson's "The Stormlight Archive." I have a weakness for sci-fi/fantasy books, but I read all kinds. Lately, I have been laying off the genre fiction and am reading non-fiction and less pigeonholed types of fiction. Got my library card working overtime.

(b)I go out fairly frequently, but I don't get around to the cinema as often as I'd like. I usually like comedies over anything else. I have a fondness for old movies, sometimes really old. Have you ever seen Duck Soup (seminal Marx Brothers masterpiece) on the screen?
Six things I could never do without
You'd be surprised what the average person can do without, and since I'm selling myself here, it's implied that I believe myself to be above average, so here are some things I can't do without, but neither can most people. Note: forgoing obvious necessities: food, water, etc.

The printing press, or any invention that helps facilitate the proliferation of information; the telephone (and, as an extension of this, the internet), which allows instant transmission of a message to almost anyone on Earth; space exploration, because we're doing a heck of a job keeping this planet alive; all mathematics, because we would still be in the Dark Ages without what math has allowed us to learn about our universe; the spoken and written word, because it's staggering to think of how primitive we would be without the manmade gift of language, and, as social creatures, is vital for communication.

As for me personally? I can't live without writing; I would need writing utensils, or some other form of recording what I write. I need good books. I need friends and family. I need sleep, but I also need to stay awake. (It's complicated.)

Oh, and I need laughter. Some of the other choices can help with that, or I can go see a professional.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My writing career.
How I can be better at being myself.
Driving cross-country to see what this nation is made of.
New karaoke songs to sing.
Designs for board games.
How my family is doing.
Whether or not I'll be losing my coverage.
Why this section lacks bullet points.
On a typical Friday night I am
With you: isn't that the best answer?
But if I'm not, I could be over a friend's house for board games, going out, or staying in and watching some show I wanted to catch up on, but never got around to.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open person.
You should message me if
You want to. I'm always open to new adventures with new people.
The two of us