zach59102
31 Billings, United States
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My self-summary
"It is commonplace among writers to need extreme arousal. For instance, Martin Buber. . ."
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching a freshman college writing course and playing with kids at an afterschool program. Searching out a permanent high school English/History teaching gig.
I’m really good at
I can juggle, but only basic, mostly round stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
I can seem rather aloof by first impressions, so probably that I seem quiet. I open up as I gain my bearings with new folk though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Mostly classics. Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, Stanislaw Lem, David Foster Wallace, assorted poetry, etc.

Movies:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove
City of God
nature documentaries
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Amelie
Groundhog Day

Music: Andrew Bird, Beck, Beirut, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Deerhoof, etc. I like bluesy folk as well as experimental. I don't do hip hop often, but I can dig it once in a while. I recently purchased a turntable, so I'm working on building up a collection of records.
The six things I could never do without
Books and folks with whom to discuss them. My computer/phone for my daily tech indulgences.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"All beauty, resonance, integrity,
Exist by deprivation or logic
Of strange position." -- John Ashbery

"And the tranquil hills, & gin, look like a drag 
and somehow a dog 
has taken itself & its tail considerably away 
into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving 
behind: me, wag." -- John Berryman

"Think of what you feel
Secretly, and how music has imitated that.
Make a moue." -- Kenneth Koch
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about in the glistening Billings social scene or relaxing at home or with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I eat adult gummy vitamins because I can't stomach the ordinary kind. (Ridiculous masculinity isn't my game)
You should message me if
Just do it!
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