spotsandstripes
31 Holyoke, United States
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My self-summary
Likes: documentaries, mockumentaries, a good pun, the woods, your dog, funny people who care about things

Dislikes: people who are more pretentious than me, traditional American condiments, men's rights activists
What I’m doing with my life
Figuring it out.

Currently working my dream job as a Behavioral Instructor at a very special education program for autistic kids with severe behavioral challenges. It is NEVER BORING. I come home black and blue a lot. o.O

Born-again gym rat, day tripper, globetrotter wannabe/sometimesam
I’m really good at
Finding something to laugh at, even when it's looking grim.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. There is a lot of it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In Cold Blood, The Executioner's Song, anything Vonnegut, Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy, the McCourt brothers, Trinity, A Tale of Two Cities

Movies: Harold and Maude, Withnail and I, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Paris is Burning, Grizzly Man, anything Wes Anderson, Judd Apatow, Christopher Guest, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, Street Fight, The War Room, The Aristocrats, Waking Life, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Being John Malcovich, Dead Poets Society, Wet Hot American Summer, I don't know, a trillion others

Music:
the classics: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, George Harrison, Kimya Dawson, Amy Ray, Conor Oberst, Chris Pureka, Erin McKeown, Nicole Reynolds
Jenny Lewis, Manu Chao, Fiona Apple, Cat Stevens, The Flaming Lips, The Tallest Man on Earth, MEN, Beck

TV: The West Wing, Northern Exposure, Freaks and Geeks, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock, Key and Peele, Louie, Lucky Louie, Girls, The Mindy Project, BROAD CITY, Inside Amy Schumer, No Reservations

Favorite comics: Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Janeane Garofalo, Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Chris Rock, Hannibal Burress, Dave Chappelle
The six things I could never do without
Laughing, good company, my pets, adventures great and small, optimism via sheer dint of will, a sense of purpose
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of the world, pet nutrition, other people's woes, the trash island in the Pacific, where I want to be in 5 years, the inanity of the human condition, smashing the state
On a typical Friday night I am
Oh, who am I kidding; Friday nights are spent recovering from a week of kiddo-wrangling. Come Saturday, though - look out, world.
You should message me if
You're not only good but good for something. You've got something to say. You're going places, both literal and metaphorical. You know black lives matter.
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