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Hey, I live in Oakland and I think you people seem interesting and cool and smart and tolerant (not racist or sexist or anything). If anyone would like to meet sometime, send me a pm or message me here. I do things and I like things, and sometimes I don't do anything (and sometimes I dislike things). I'm just a regular person.
 
We could get dinner, play video games, talk about video games, or go see a movie. I go to the pfa a lot. I go to oddball and the castro theatre sometimes. You can be socially awkward and anxious or a really cool-headed person.
 
I like to talk about:
 
- education (I believe strongly in rights for autistics, I think ABA is a pseudoscience, I hate phonics, and I have decentralist politics, just to give you an idea of how a conversation about this topic might go)
- video games (esp. b-games and games in that realm)
- movies (esp. 30s-40s movies and chamber pieces with an Agnes Godard look)
- pop music (but I don't have a radio currently)
- music in general (I like country and rap and jazz)
- friends/gossip
- other things
 
I am
 
- a pragmatist (Rorty-style)
- kind of a diletante
- not a vegetarian
- a decentralist, as I mentioned
- an "Intervention Specialist" (I work with autistic kids)
- a poor person
- moving much farther east soon (if you know of any rooms opening up in the twamps, let me know)
- moderately athletic, if you like to hike or bike or play basketball or something (four square?)
- starting school in a couple of weeks (Holy Names)
- a staunch descriptivist (have used COCA to solve semantic disputes privately (within myself))
- a lover of detective and suspense novels
 
I hope this isn't too long or against the rules or something.
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Hell yea, Oakland rules. I don't know what most of that stuff means but I like hiking and biking and exploring and I could be headed out there very soon. Do you have an opinion on Lafayette square park.
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I've never been to Lafayette Square Park, but I've been by there many times, so I don't know why I haven't seen it. I got to the Bookmark and to Ratto's and to Breads of India often enough, I probably should've seen it. My favorite small park is Snow Park. There's a guy who chips golfballs there with uncanny accuracy. There's an ok record store near it. The portapotty smells. I like the big tree with the really low hanging branch, and the derelict maintenance/bathroom building. I like to walk through Snow Park at night. Once I saw a woman climbing a tree there, looking like a walking praying mantis, like when the mantis wobbles back and forth trying to look like a leaf blowing in the wind. I'm into Dimond Park and Joaquin Miller, too. Oakland is good for parks. Why do you ask? Is Lafayette Square Park famous for something?
 
Let me know when you get out here. I'll give you my phone number when you do.
 
I wonder what the my-asshole-is-wide person is really like.
Last Edit: August 20, 2013, 06:32:28 am by bamcquern
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I don't think it's famous, I was just studying it recently. You know Walter Hood? I think he's a kinda big public figure in Oakland. It's his firm's work http://www.asla.org/lamag/lam03/june/feature1.html http://wjhooddesign.com/

I'm applying somewhere in Oakland so I might be headed there for that. there's also a potential trip to berkeley and the bay area. I'll let you know if anything happens with either of those!
Last Edit: August 21, 2013, 12:19:46 am by barret's esophagus