36 Tulsa, United States
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My self-summary
i am an advocate of the underappreciated & a lover of most things & most people. i have high hopes for everything. this is good, in theory, but sometimes gets me into trouble.
What I’m doing with my life
remembering all the words to all the best songs, accumulating a lot of miles in my car in search of the perfect place, being awed by birds in flight, walking other people's dogs, making heroes of the mountains & the seas, taking everything apart just so i can put it back together again, being fascinated by trains, & making sure not to forget anything or anyone.
I’m really good at
sitting on porches.

making little things which are of no significance to anyone but me & the people to whom i give them.

being an animal magnet.

photographic memory.

drinking beer. sometimes the fancy kind, but i mostly like lone star.

somehow being equally as incredible at bocce ball as i am awful at bocce ball.

The first things people usually notice about me
that i'm probably pretending not to notice them noticing me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: raymond carver. donald barthelme. j.d. salinger. dc berman. richard brautigan. flannery o'connor. denis johnson. mcsweeney's. spoon river anthology. the story of ferdinand. the giving tree. watership down.

movies: the graduate. ratcatcher. all the real girls. la jette/sans soleil. ponette. the year my voice broke. don't tell mom the babysitter's dead. spirit of the beehive. valerie & her week of wonders. pat garrett & billy the kid. secret of nimh. vernon, florida. the red balloon. off the charts: the song poem story. juliet of the spirits. band of outsiders. better off dead. 400 blows. all terrence malick & hal ashby. turtles can fly. jurassic park! so many. so, so many.

tv: freaks & geeks. anything narrated by david attenborough. the wire. the adventures of pete & pete.

music: jason molina. bill callahan. will oldham. david bazan. low. anything phil elverum touches. slint. galaxie 500. wu-tang. the fucking champs. fugazi. bedhead. townes van zandt. shangri-las. epmd. silver apples. karen dalton. people under the stairs. unwound. spiritualized. bill withers. pentagram. shellac. godspeed you black emperor. richard buckner. russian circles. gang starr. the sonics. otis redding. old modest mouse. botanist. eluvium. stars of the lid. jacques dutronc. grouper. forever & ever & ever & on & on & on....

food: strawberries.
The six things I could never do without
(1) ice water (2) a pen (3) music (4) my driver's license (5) a camera (6) trust

also: hamilton & oliver (my cats).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
not tripping over that last step or bumping my knee on that table.

also: bill callahan, atticus finch, holden, ira glass, snowfall, that dog over there, everyone i've ever known, aquariums, music that makes me shiver, how people might look awesome if they had paws instead of hands & feet, what jason molina would say, & people i want to touch.
On a typical Friday night I am
not sleeping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i'll tell you pretty much anything, really.
You should message me if
you like to do any of the following:
(a) watch trains.
(b) go swimming & get your head wet.
(c) hug dogs.
(d) hug cats.
(e) hug mostly anything.
(f) make stuff.
(g) drive forever & ever without fear of getting lost - music loud & windows down.
(h) sit on warm pavement or curbs or porches or grass on hot summer nights drinking & talking about EVERYTHING.
(i) just be simple.