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My self-summary
I moved here from Orlando on a whim after a three month road trip. Over five years here and I now can't imagine being anywhere else. I'm still in awe of the views and the constant state of celebration in this city.

I've workes in finance at various media companies, somehow all which are based in the UK (effectively making me Lane Pryce without all the Season 4 stuff), and being such I try to keep as active as possible in order to avoid becoming a stereotype. I love art museums, dive bars, seeing if I can bike that terrible incline immediately past the Golden Gate Bridge, and would love to find a sunny beach to sit and nurse a beer on (Misery Beach at the end of Geary doesn't qualify as the sun never comes out there.)

I'm joyful mayhem.
What I’m doing with my life
In two years I went from living in my car to being fully gainfully employed and living by myself. Now that those hurdles are over, this is a good question.

Outside of my job I'm pretty active. I'm constantly exploring the city. I'm currently taking elective courses at CCSF because I missed learning. I love rock climbing and tennis. I love houseplants and herb gardens, but am having to start over since I moved in to a smaller place and had to give up on having a patio. Pretty handy as a cook, which was somewhat forced on me while I as a vegan for three years. Joining Meetups I occasionally get the chance to get to. I read voraciously on the bus.

More recently I've been taking boxing classes and teaching myself Russian at a snails pace. It may not be of significant use, but it's entertaining nonetheless.
I’m really good at
Learning, yelling, guiding people to new music, elaboration, hyperbole.

Also someone once told me "there's no one I enjoy not enjoying things with more than with you." Thought that was rather nice.
The first things people usually notice about me
It's not EXACTLY the first thing, but I emote (read:swear) elaborately. Additionally I've been told I have a way with words. I'm earnestly curious. I'm also rather shy about smiling for pictures because I have a grin like a super-villain. Something in the cheeks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Milan Kundera, Jorge Louis Borges, The Wasteland by T. S. Elliot, Master and Margarita, House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski. I wish there were more books like Blood Meridian and The Road. I will now say that Waiting for Godot makes this list. Currently working through Nights at the Circus and You Can't Win.

Movies: The Royal Tenebaums, In The Loop, Apocalypse Now, Wild Zero, There Will Be Blood. Was happy to see Moonrise Kingdom in the theaters!

TV: Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and It's Always Sunny. The Thick of It and Peep Show are brilliant from the British. And I'll always have a soft spot for Dr. Katz.

Music: Man Man, Beirut, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Balkan Beat Box, Eagles of Death Metal, The Dodos, Lovage, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Tom Waits, Serge Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Mondo Boys mixes. I have a soft spot for 50's and 60's pop (The Zombies, The Hollies, etc). Some of Anna Calvi makes me swoon. Been liking Magentic Fields the more I listen to them. And I just came across The Pharcyde for the second time, which I couldn't believe I had forgotten about. Am currently on a 70's kick, so T Rex, The Buzzcocks, and The New York Dolls have been played often.

Food: Crunchy peanut butter and crispy chocolate bars. Clementines are nature's perfect fruit, they come in their own disposable easy-to-open packaging. True fact.
Six things I could never do without
Fancy board games and good conversation comes to mind, but never is a bit of a stretch. But you can typically find me with my decade old messenger bag, some variety of book(s), Pellegrino, and zebra pens.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I'm going now that I'm here in San Francisco. What gems will come in the next SF Weekly. If there really is anything more you can do with a bahn mi, but not giving up trying. If I'll ever get the stencil I want finished so I can spray paint my bike.
On a typical Friday night I am
1. Meeting with friends for drinks and allowing the evening to take me where it will.
2. Taking part in some activity or another, depending on what strikes my mood. Ranging from beach bon fires to cafe visiting.

I try to keep out as much as possible.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I use the word "fancy" often.

Or the number of times I've watched this laughing with tears in my eyes:!

Oh, and I know all the lyrics to "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations, and am not afraid to belt it out on occasion.
You should message me if
If you like rock climbing or tennis. If you can enjoy both the seedy and fancy aspects of life. If you are going out, cause we'll run riot.
The two of us