You've made the unfortunate mistake of clicking on my profile. Oh, I pity you for what will follow. My name is Daniel and I'll be your tour guide as we explore the verbosity and the never ending downward spiral of this sad, sad fellow. You may call me Daniel or Captain Fuck-Up. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please don't hesitate to go fuck yourself at your earliest convenience. Buckle up for safety, motherfuckers, this is Mister Toad's Wild Ride.
*Stop 1: The Charm*
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
I'm a freak of nature, but it's all good. I don't expect you to be perfect either. To be honest, I'm very empathetic and caring almost to the point of being annoying (almost being the operative word). As it turns out, I'm a perfect goddamn angel. Socialism is something I flirt with.
I just want a person whose craziness is compatible with mine.
We are defined by what we are not. Put that little tidbit in your backpocket.
I'm skeptical of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment. I've read a few articles, blogs, etc., that point out a lot of interesting findings regarding its reliability and validity. I'm not going to use it until I've read more studies on the subject.
Don't accept a test as fact just because it is mass produced and widely distributed.
Me to a tee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpRfpk311NU
*Stop 2: The Ascent*
"May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you're dead."
I aspire to do work related to social work, but I also aspire to be Queen Bee so the line between reality and the absurd does not exist for me. It's one in the same.
I really, really love to travel. I've been to Europe five times and I have seen 8 Euro countries.
Somewhere during this crazy journey we call life, I fell in love with Hannibal Lecter.
"Money and more money is the only shit I'm after, you can cut the fake shit, I'm not a ma'fuckin' actor, I'm on top of my green like a ma'fuckin' tractor, you niggas about to be bitches, you bitches about to be Casper."
*Stop 3: The Mediocrity*
"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in."
Fact: You can't have everything in life, not even a good "about me". This is no exception. My self-summary is a good representation of what I am all about: disjointed and neurotic.
Everybody is interesting until you get to know them.
I'm a stereotype on high volume.
*Stop 4: The Existential Crisis*
“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
I wake up every morning with an existential crisis.
As fate would have it, I'm pumping the brakes on my graduate degree program (for Counseling). I am going to figure out what I truly want out of life. In the meantime, I'm working as a delivery driver for Pizza Hut aka "The Hut". My mama said I was born to deliver pizzas along with bits of my soul. For the love of all things decent and wholesome, tip your delivery driver. The delivery fee does not go to us and $2-3 is a joke. You only paid for our gas..
I meditate through walking. I've been known to pace tremendously, too.
Read between the lines and see the empty space.
"The beauty of her, under an electric light, tears my heart out, every time."
*Stop 5: The Fall From Heaven (The Downward Spiral)*
“It doesn’t matter how many years go by, how much therapy I embark on, how much I try to achieve that elusive thing known as perspective, which is supposed to put all past wrongs into their rightful and diminished place, that happy place where all the talk is of lessons learned and inner peace. No one will ever understand the potency of my memories, which are so solid and vivid that I don’t need a psychiatrist to tell me they are driving me crazy. My subconscious has not buried them, my superego has not restrained them. They are front and center, they are going on right now.”
I'm not a nerd; I am weird. There's a difference. A nerd is someone who has something going for them. A weirdo is someone who will probably live alone forever listening to moody music, writing sad poetry, cutting their wrists and defecating and pissing their pants whilst crying uncontrollably in some dank, dark corner where souls go to feast on the weird.
I'm the designated masochist.
*Stop 6: Post-Abortion (The Rebirth)*
"Herr God, Herr Lucifer
Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air."
As a sidebar, based on our culture's definition of gender, I would be considered genderqueer, pangender, etc., however, I consider myself agender. I opt out of the gender binary as well as anything to do with it. I think it would've been great if social constructions related to humans, whether it be race, sex, gender, etc., hadn't existed to begin with. Nonetheless, they do exist, and all minority groups and women's history need to be recognized, not ignored or be treated as a minimal aspect of our social history. Do not say you're colorblind. We aren't, but it's not necessarily a bad thing because it brings to light history of oppression for the individual as well as the entire community as a whole. Privilege needs to be addressed and recognized. However you identify, I will respect. Let's talk about the psychodynamic theory, intersectionalities, and social constructions.
Morgan Freeman doesn't narrate my life, but Bridget Jones surely does.
Seriously though, I'm joking. If you couldn't weed through this mess of an 'about me' by distinguishing between what I am and what is a bad attempt at humor, well, like, whatever then.
I have a predilection for ending these things abruptly.
I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts from Indiana University Bloomington. My major was Psychology with a minor in Sociology.
I'm not putting my work history on here. For one thing, my care is nil and secondly, if you would like my résumé, I'll pretend to send it to you.
This said, I'm part of four volunteer groups. A fan of activism, I am. They are as follows:
Backline. We provide a judgement-free and unbiased environment for those who wish to talk about anything related to pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting. I should note: we do NOT give advice or push people into a particular decision. We are not like those groups who push people into religion or not getting an abortion, etc. We are the anti of those groups.
We also recently opened the first ever All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center (AOPRC). We provide baby clothes, diapers, free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, and resources i.e., we refer people to other organizations if they need information on abortion, doula, and so forth. In addition, we're working on an abortion fund for Indiana and a diaper drive for southern Indiana.
I'm also a volunteer at Planned Parenthood of Bloomington as a patient escort. It's a once a week gig that pays by giving me high satisfaction. Also, ♡ abortions.
And I work on volunteer projects with the Community AIDS Action Group of Southern Indiana (in conjunction with Positive Link). Free walk-in HIV testings on Mondays at Positive Link: 333 E. Miller Dr. from 2-6 p.m. Just an eff why eye.
I'm great at listening, being sarcastic and shit, and seeing things from a different perspective. *cue jack-off hand motion*
Making you feel uncomfortable to forever alienate you.
Favorite movies include: The Hours, Girl Interrupted, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Gia, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, American Psycho, American Beauty, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Broken Flowers, Obvious Child, Blair Witch Project, 13 Sins, Adaptation, Urok (The Lesson in Bulgarian), Death Becomes Her, Heathers, Dead End, In Fear, The Artist is Present, Contraction, any Sophia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, and Coen Brothers films, Les Amours Imaginaires (Heartbeats), Zwartboek (Black book), Sophie Scholl, Lola rennt (Run Lola Run), Dumplings, foreign films especially French and German ones, and I love documentaries and independent films, and many others. I'm a big fan of dark and satirical films, too. At the same time, I'm not extremely hoity toity. I do enjoy silly rom-coms and comedies like Super Troopers, Dumb and Dumber, Duplex, and so forth.
I don't really watch television, but the few shows I have enjoyed are: Roseanne, anything French & Saunders, Parks and Recreation, Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, any Investigative Discovery show.. Oh, Candice DeLong is a god.
Favorite music includes: mostly techno/electronica, industrial, indie, dream pop/shoegaze, trip hop, and some hip hop/rap music, but I will venture out into other types of music. I'm always looking for something amazing to listen to. My favorite musician is PJ Harvey. She gets me in ways that you never will, sorry. Other artists I adore are (not in any particular order): Wir sind Helden, Garbage, Pzychobitch, Björk, The Knife, Vanity 6, Fiona Apple, Sinead O'Connor, Ladytron, Dido, Annie Lennox, Marilyn Manson, Alanis Morissette, P!nk, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Cranberries, David Bowie, Die Antwoord, Hole, Madonna, Patti Smith, Portishead, Robyn, Sneaker Pimps, Curve, Moby, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, The Breeders, Slipknot, Peter Fox, Angelspit, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Nicki Minaj, Liz Phair, Lana Del Rey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Jamiroquai, Deadmau5, Crystal Castles, Blondie, Ani DiFranco, Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim, Peaches, No Doubt, The Cocteau Twins, Beach House, Tricky and Macy Gray.
I'm currently a lacto-ovo vegetarian. Hopefully, I'll transition to a stricter vegetarian diet like veganism, but that's another one of my future goals. I also refer to myself as a "junk food" veggie since I'm not one to say no to unhealthy foods. Although, I do walk a lot to keep in shape.
B. A great book or film
C. Sexy sex time
D. Growing as person with people
E. The endless quest for knowledge or some shit
F. And cheat sheets
Philosophy or the social issues out there. I think of hypothetical questions on different subjects and try to answer them or figure out my stance on them. I'm always thinking and one thought always leads to another so I'm never bored.
In other news, I'm neurotic.
Just shoot me a message or just shoot me. *wink*