silly_adventure
32 Edmonton, Canada
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My self-summary
I enjoy long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners...

Actually, I prefer dinners that involve tasty burgers and short, brisk walks, preferably accompanied by witty, Sorkin-esque rapid fire banter.

I'm a big feminist, a little funny and not altogether unintelligent.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved to Edmonton in July of 2015 and my line of work allows me to get paid while fighting for a fairer and more equitable world.

That, and watching a lot of documentaries on Netflix and trying to figure out how they get the caramel in the Caramilk bar.
I’m really good at
-Thinking and improvising on my feet.

-Obscure trivia (did you know the term bootlegging comes from Prohibition when whiskey sellers would ride into town on horseback and let the locals drink from the whiskey in his boot?)

-Telling long stories that don't go anywhere, like the time I went to Shelbyville with an onion on my belt

-Feigning an interest in sports when a team from the general geographic region I live in scores more points than teams from other regions and, as a result, ends up in a tournament. GO LOCAL SPORTS TEAM!
The first things people usually notice about me
"Why is that crazy brown man ranting about transit deserts and the need for better public transit?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
-"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander
-"Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party" by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin
-"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
-"Storming the Pink Palace" by Patrick Monahan
-""The Financial Lives of the Poets" by Jess Walters
-"Rae Days" by Thomas Walkhom

TV:
"The West Wing"
"Last Week Tonight"
"Daily Show"
"Breaking Bad"
"Power and Politics"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"Better Call Saul"
"The Simpsons"
"Bob's Burger"
"Arrested Development"
"Homeland" (although, I admit that's a guilty pleasure that requires me turn off my critical thinking and overlook the blatant racism and jingosim)

Music:
The Coup
Dead Kennedys
The Clash
Dead Prez
Bob Dylan
Neil Young
A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Red

As for movies, I love anything by Wes Anderson (especially The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Life Aquatic) and documentaries on pretty much anything.
The six things I could never do without
1. Feminism
2. My phone (so that I can tell where I'm going, and so I can look up completely random bits of information when the compulsion arises, as it often does)
3. E Street Radio when I have to rent a car with satellite radio for a long road trip.
4. The "Fight The Power" playlist on Google Music
5. Running water, electricity, indoor heating (seriously, civilization is pretty sweet.)
6. Really awful puns
7. Itemized lists

One thing I can totally do without: OK Cupid's attempts to fit me into their numerical conformity, man.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Intersectionality
-Wealth inequality
-Why does the National Post continue to publish Barbara Kay's idiotic drivel?
-How irritated I am by the lack of the jetpacks my childhood promised me I'd have by now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually, I'm out bombing atomically, because Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses can't define how I be dropping these.

Either that, or not letting the vodka go bad.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really like cheesy dad jokes. Like, the more groan worthy, the better. You've been warned.

It's been an obsession of mine since I got fired from the calendar factory for taking a few days off.
You should message me if
You have the humour and wit of Tina Fey, the acerbic brilliance of Jessica Williams and the grace and charm of Tina Belger.

You've been referred to as a feminist killjoy or a feminazi at least once.

Or, you're intelligent, care about politics and/or the world around you and you would like to show me around the city.
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