Now I am engaged in a great war to see whether any person so conceived and dedicated can endure without becoming a completely pretentious douche. It is towards this end that I seek the companionship of those who want to suck the marrow of life, fight the good fight, engage in silliness, and call bullshit on each other.
I like to understand how things work. I am very interested in how the brain works and how it works against our best interests. I like to build things. I like to talk about big ideas and the nitty gritty that stands in the way of implementing them. I like to dance. I like to flirt. I like to learn about people and what they're passionate about.
Before you proceed: I am polyamorous (see related: ethical nonmonogamy). I'm currently seeing a wonderful woman who is also on this site. If you're not open to this, then we're probably not a good match, but best of luck to you!
Movies: Used to be a fan of everything under the sun, but I've gotten pickier with age. Faves include Die Hard, Shawshank, Swingers, Office Space, Fight Club, American Beauty, Children of Men, The Princess Bride, Bullworth, Ace Ventura, Tropic Thunder, The Dark Night.
Music: Too many to list, but I like all music (and art generally) more if it expresses the artist's personal experience and connects to change the artist wants to see in society. And if it has a good beat to dance around to. For the past several months, I've been going gaga for the Hamilton cast recording. Also, while I really enjoy live music and dancing, I am not an audiophile or whatever the word is for people who know the cool bands and are going to shows constantly. I love having friends like that and tagging along with them and learning about these new bands, but I'm just not the person who discovers them.
Food: All of it. Give it to me. I do love a good burrito. I'm still waiting for an Indian burrito that uses a naan-like tortilla. If you know of one, please share. And I love beer. I marvel that we're living in a golden age for beer. Seriously, in all of human history, there has never been better beer. And each year it gets better.
Intimate connections (friendship, love, lust)
Learning and other forms of discovery (e.g. lectures, documentaries, travel, discussion, debate). I'm super-curious about the how's and why's of the world.
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