41 Buena Park, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a fairly uncomplicated guy with a good head on my shoulders. I have a sharp sense of humor, am mildly intelligent, and good at not taking myself too seriously. I'm passionate about ideas, and love applying my imagination to every facet of my life.

I find happiness in irreverence, making art, meaningful conversation, watching my friends grow into their lives, watching conservatives lose their shit over progressive reforms, problem solving, staying off the beaten path, quiet workspaces, beautiful prose, working outdoors, the Huntington Library, the Getty, LACMA, brown bagging it with friends every now and again, being present to it all.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved here from Oakland a few years back after my Grandmother became symptomatic for dementia to help care for her. She's currently under hospice care, so I spend a lot of my time with her. While I miss my friends in the East Bay, moving here was the best life decision I have ever made. The time I've spent with her has helped me become a better person, as well as soften a lot of hard corners in my life. It hasn't been easy, but anything worthwhile rarely is.

As far as the job thing goes, I've worked in public service for pretty much my entire life. The thought of working in the private sector makes my head hurt. They expect results.
I’m really good at
Being somebody people can count on, making people laugh, being comfortable in my own skin, saying the right thing, listening without judgment, being GGG

I have excellent long-term memory, and can recall brief glimpses from before my first birthday. My short-term memory, however appears to have contracted polio at some point along the way, and has since made for some interesting moments; one time I pulled into a gas station, paid for my gas, and then happily drove off having forgotten to pump it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose my height, and overall stature. Perhaps the numerous swastika tattoos on my body. Not really, they're only birthmarks. Be nice to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books - Borges' Ficciones, Austerlitz, Anna Karenina, Sorrows of Young Werther, The Passion According to GH, Black Water, Invisible Cities, Blood Meridian, White Album, Salvador, Painted Cities, Maltese Falcon, Thin Red Line, James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet, A Scanner Darkly, House at Pooh Corner, Assassination Vacation, Lords of Chaos, Rat Girl, Big Day Coming, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, Best American Short Stories.

Spending an entire day going through archived Vanity Fair articles is a guilty pleasure of mine, although I never feel guilty about it when I do. I'm just really into hyperbole.

I'm a sucker for poetry, especially from him, him, and her.

Some of my favorite webcomics are Subnormality, PBF, and Zen Pencils. Love & Rockets is an old favorite as well. In case you were wondering.

Radio On: the Velvet Underground, Stereolab, MBV, Explosions in the Sky, Sonic Youth, Pavement, The Magnetic Fields, Yo La Tengo, PJ Harvey, Times New Viking, Scratch Acid, Jonathan Richman, Boredoms, Pussy Galore, Beat Happening, Wipers, The Fall, Mike Watt and his various permutations, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Joanna Newsom, Daniel Johnston, Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Regina Spektor, Band of Horses, Kurt Vile, Neko Case, The Band, Yes, Steely Dan, and Johnny Cash. Also, the new Beach House album is awesome.

I grew up listening to old punk rock, so that'll always hold a place in my heart as well as my playlists.

Favorite films include Pulp Fiction, Do the Right Thing, Touch of Evil, This is England, Waltz with Bashir, Sicario, Incendies, Ratcatcher, Breaking the Waves, Sweet and Lowdown, Sideways, There Will Be Blood, Last Tango in Paris, No Country For Old Men, the Elephant Man, Blazing Saddles, as well as countless documentaries.

My favorite show is The Wire, of course. I mean, what else would it be? Other shows I dig: Strangers With Candy, Drunk History, King of the Hill, Spaced, Extras, Tim & Eric, Mr. Show, Portlandia, Home Movies, Todd Margaret. I still haven't watched the final seasons of the Office, and Parks and Rec for no reason other than I'm really, really bad at goodbyes. But, yeah. Kill Your TV and all things of that sort.
The six things I could never do without
The love of my family and friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things such as this.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably out seeing a band, or having a drink or two.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I looked at the trap, Ray.
You should message me if
You think there's a chance we just might hit it off. I'll meet you half-way by saying I think we could as well.