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We should probably get to know each other before getting to second base, don't you think? I mean, I can tell you right now that my favorite color is white and I don't like fish and even if you tell me that the reason I don't like fish is because “I haven't had it prepared like ________,” I STILL won't like your fish and then I will judge you for peer-pressuring me. So there's that.

There's also lots of other things you should know, like about the time I was young and lost and didn't understand why my career wasn't lighting rocket ships under my ass (which is how I ended up starting an online empire called “The Middle Finger Project” in the first place). Fortunately I've learned a lot since then. (Like how to create a creative career that *did*.)

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