svejksanabasis
31 Watertown, United States
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My self-summary
I'm someone who likes stories. Preferably twisty ones with lots of interesting characters and strange vistas and visions of how things are (or were or can be). Sometimes I tell a few, but I've learned that listening gets a higher return a lot of the time.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm nearing the end of a PhD program in history, so, teaching, reading, writing, looking for jobs, keeping the anxiety at bay, etc. I've also been getting more involved in political organizing lately- figure it's time, you know?
I’m really good at
- Listening
- Respectable bachelor cooking
- Book recommendations
The first things people usually notice about me
Resting gravitas face. I think much sillier than my face usually lets on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Borges, Doris Lessing, Melville, a shit ton of others, including a lot of scifi (PKD, Octavia Butler, Gene Wolfe, etc) and history.

I like punchy, unpretentious action movies and comedies. Cadillac Man has been on my mind lately.

I like cartoon shows that are pretty good scifi serials masquerading as shoes for kids and/or stoned adults. You know what I'm talking about.

Music wise, I'm pretty eclectic and open to suggestion. My favorites lately have been Townes Van Zandt, The Pack A.D., Black Mountain, some other stuff.

Food: I like all kinds, but am especially partial to Indian and Cuban.
The six things I could never do without
Besides obvious survival necessities? Reading material, somewhere to walk around, my spice cabinet, people to talk to, pens, slack-time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why this, why that, the usual. Also, the logistics of transporting groceries.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like a good, cheap, unpretentious bar... I know a few but if you know more, let me know. I also like board games, though I'll admit, I get more into kind of depressing games about war than into fun games about trading sheep or whatever... but I can do either.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a child I was a disgracefully poor loser. Really poor!
You should message me if
You want someone to cook you something, or read aloud to you (you can choose what it is, I'm not picky), or both. Or neither, I guess!
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