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My self-summary
Always nice to meet new people, anytime, anywhere.
What I’m doing with my life
Creative arts and teaching. Aspiring / imagining / inspiring / producing, hoping it makes for a better world.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
no, really. please.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Though it can be just dandy, whether someone likes a film or song or something else I like isn't crucial. I am curious what they like. I sometimes surprise people with how disconnected I can be from certain parts of (even moreso from certain people in) popular culture. I can get pretty hopped up about Stanley Kubrick, Louie Bluie, Oliver Sacks, Loudon Wainwright III, coconut lime sorbet with strawberries and fresh mint, and homemade pumpkin pie. But I've got very few unequivocal favorites or 'bests.' A friend and I once tried to pick the 20 best melodies of the 20th century. After months we finally settled on (more like litigated) somewhere around 20, and whereas the discussions were lively, funny, and even revealed a lot about us, choosing number 1 became agonizing. I try not to get too hung up on favorites or bests. But I also like seeing someone light up and go off on theirs.
Six things I could never do without
A while back I moved from a 3-bedroom with full basement and full attic into a temporary place that had neither. 2 U-Haul truck trips to Goodwill, several Craigslist sales, a driveway full of items marked 'free', and a big pile of curbside trash later, I discovered I could do without a whole lot. Utterly liberating. I want to do it again. I suppose a toothbrush.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
lately, the things some people do and say in order to appear confident, and how it seems to fool so many.
On a typical Friday night I am
alligator wrestling, updating/refining map collection, skypeing with pope. it can vary though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
amazing to me how many people don't want to answer this question. oh well.
You should message me if
Your message is well-intentioned .. Your sense of humor tends toward dry, but can veer absurd to wild .. You're optimistic .. You sing / play / write / design / direct / paint / sculpt / animate / broadcast / sew or tailor / are otherwise creative, but don't overdo the ever-popular tortured artist vibe (I sometimes navigate okc for possible collaborators) .. You teach .. You don't do any of the aforementioned but are open-minded, non-judgmental, and enjoy getting to know people who are different from you .. You have more questions than answers .. You don't think the way to engage someone with a different political viewpoint is to try to condescend to, insult, or infantilize (I'm speaking generally — not hinting that I have some strange affiliation) .. You think the world is haywire but find much of it hilarious, and have stories about it .. You have a lot of patience, compassion, and empathy. so .. do you like .. stuff?

I can't see 'Likes' so unless you write I won't know you want to correspond. Lately okc doesn't tell me I have mail, so if you write, I apologize in advance that I might be a little slow to respond. I prefer e-mail to IM, at least at first.

It may appear I'm here when I'm not. I can forget to sign off, or my phone seems to keep me logged on even when I sign off. If you IM me and I don't respond, it's probably the same — either not at my computer or forgot to sign off or my IM is turned off or .. I am not a rude boy. If I see your IM but can't talk at that moment, I will respond to let you know. See? Not rude!

Please though.. Absolutely no 101-year-olds. OKCupid understands this, and I can't imagine you wouldn't too. Whoa, was that last sentence grammatically correct?
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