whimsmichael
29 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Seattle (policy, development, etc.), sports, design, deconstructing empire/oppressive systems, social justice, community development, art, music, spirituality, and people are strong interests of mine. I identify with the Catholic tradition, but I've also encountered meaning (and non-meaning and everything in-between) in many other ways in the world. I would expect that your (and everyone else's) life experience might reveal some things I've encountered and a whole lot of what I haven't (that I would love to learn more about).
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a graphic/web designer for most of the week. Like most other designers/creative types, I am always in the middle of a freelance job or personal project (or seven). I can be found at Porchlight Coffee, Cherry Street Coffee, or the Eastern Cafe drinking too much coffee and making these things.

I sing in a choir while harboring a secret ambition to start a rock and/or roll band. I "slappa deeyah bass" and have the voice of an angel.

I play coed rec league soccer a couple nights a week and have recently tried my hand(s) at boxing. I supplement that with some gym visits a few more times a week, so yeah, I like to stay active.

When I'm at the bar, I'm drinking an IPA or whiskey ginger (ale or beer). Or water. But everyone drinks that.
I’m really good at
keeping eye contact, smiling, telling dad jokes, drawing things, using sports analogies to explain complex life problems, karaoke, falling asleep on the bus, constructing portmanteau, boogying, staying up late, pressing the "snooze" button, seeing the bigger picture, and having a good time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm brown.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Art of Loving, The BFG, The Divine Milieu, East of Eden, Lonesome Dove, The New Jim Crow, The Pilgrimage, The Prophet, The Sickness Unto Death, Silence, The Sun Also Rises, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Movies: Coming to America, Forrest Gump, Happy Gilmore, Hook, I Love You, Man, and The Shawshank Redemption

Shows: Bob's Burgers, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Master of None, Twin Peaks

Music: Andrew Bird, The Beatles, Blue Scholars, Cat Stevens, Chromeo, CHVRCHES, Dr. Dog, First Aid Kit, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens, Vampire Weekend, and Van Morrison. Spotify's Discover Weekly feature is creepily affirming. When driving, I listen to KEXP, oldies, or sports radio. But that's not music, so I'm not sure why I included that here.

Food: I'm allergic to fish and nuts (except almonds), so I'll eat anything that aren't those things. Selling organic fruit at farmers markets for a couple summers introduced me to the wonder of pluots. I really like hot/spicy/salty food. Filipino food is dope, too. But I just call that "food".
I spend a lot of time thinking about
upaya, Suscipe, "thou mayest", "practice makes permanent/habit", and what I'm thankful for.
On a typical Friday night I am
Pike/Pine-ing, enjoying a pitcher with friends, or watching Bob's Burgers from my couch.
You should message me if
you're cooler in-person than you are online, you're not perfect and aren't expecting me to be, and you don't want me to send you any dickpics.
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