sublimporcupine
34 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I am a straight cut thoughtful guy with a playful streak a mile wide. I originally hail from a subtropical bit of South Africa (having bailed in 2006, age 25) and hence continually catch people expecting an American/familiar perspective off guard.
What I’m doing with my life
Flowing: Durban -> Lillehammer -> Grahamstown -> Oslo -> New York -> San Francisco

I have dropped anchor here and am quite thoroughly taken with San Francisco. I acquired 2 (second hand) cats in New York and have every intent of making myself part of the furniture.

I enjoy travel and have been to many many places not articulated above for short stints/trips/business.

I run, boulder, traipse, bike, snow board and use a motorbike as my primary means of transportation.
I’m really good at
butchering the Queens tongue
non sequiturs
calling bullshit
spouting bullshit (like a teapot)
tearing the seams out of my pants (kinetic maelstrom)
seducing animals (Like a ballsy snow white)
The first things people usually notice about me
My wonky accent (what other languages do you speak again?)
My roiling undercurrent of physical energy
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
food: larb ped, lamb stew, squid ink risotto, pork chops, Dolsot bibimbap

books: Just So Stories, The Little Prince, What I talk about when I talk about running, Dune series (latter books), The Devils Dictionary, A Fire Upon the Deep, Jitterbug perfume, Sprout Mask Replica, Kalki, Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation

movies: Wild Tales, Birdman, Synecdoche, Being John Malkovich, Big Fish, 12 Monkeys, The Princess Bride

music: Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Bjork, Springbok Nude Girls, Beirut, Portishead, Broken Social Scene, Daft Punk, The Flaming Lips, Paul Simon, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Rodriguez, Pink Floyd

music clips:

This is South African and rocks my world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAGskbHI2Ws

The Flaming Lips' "Do you realize" hits me more than it probably should:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zYOKFjpm9s

This displaces me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVVmsxR67ZE
The six things I could never do without
good reading material
natural beauty
time to reflect
animal companionship
deep off-kilter conversation
exercise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the universe at large; we have so much information at our disposal now that no question has to go unanswered, no assertion untested.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends
Exploring the city
Relaxing inside with someone stimulating
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I harbour the firm conviction that when we bred the small dog breeds, we were not breeding for intelligence. Maybe I just need to meet the right petite pooch.
You should message me if
Curiosity, uber alles, consumes you. I don't much care about the particulars, but there is a lot to know/understand and I love sharing space with people who are pervasively curious.
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