Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a loud karaoke singer, a poor accordion player, and an
enthusiastic photographer. I also like parallel structure in my
For a few years, I was a world traveler. I lived in Korea for about
a year and a half teaching English, and tried very hard to fill up
my passport with stamps all across Asia. Recently, I've been
rediscovering Europe, visiting friends in Wiesbaden and Toulouse.
I'd like to head to Eastern Europe in the next few years, and I
still think about Korea. If I could lead a trip to help take my
students to Thailand and Laos, that would be amazing. You could
probably find photos from my travels on flickr if you used some
ingenuity (or not; ask if you're interested).
Things I love: good mechanical pencils, Sharpies, extra sticky
post-it notes, dark chocolate, French Roast coffee, snoozing my
alarm to listen to MPR, good Korean BBQ, multilinguals, brass bands
playing in the streets, photo booths, and the Minnesota State
Things I hate: IM-ing, cold toes, gum disease, dogmatic types,
waiting for the number 5 bus, sleep deprivation, tree pollen, and
cigarette smoke (I secretly love that last one, but it doesn't love
me so much).
I am sometimes romantic, frequently fantastic, and often pedantic
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm teaching English as a Second (or third, or fourth) Language to
middle school students.
I'm starting a Reading Licensure program while trying to fit in
some lazy summer days.
I'm trying to recover from the heartbreak of the US/Belgium game
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
picking out swear words in foreign languages.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know--my glasses? Possibly my tendency to make awful faces
when I'm concentrating on something (see "bitchy resting face".)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The last book I really loved was The Absolutely True Diary of a
Part-Time Indian, but I read too many books to play favorites.
Except when I am crushing out on Pico Iyer, Raymond Chandler,
William Dalrymple, Greil Marcus, Lester Bangs, and Lisa Delpit. I'
working on The Atoms of Language by Mark Baker, and there
are several teaching books in my queue. I am currently reading
travel books about Sicily and Rome.
I love old movies of all stripes, and used to spend a lot of time
at the Oak Street. Favorites: Pierrot le Fou, or anything by
Godard; Black Cat, White Cat; Beat Girl. I also am partial to Judd
Music: Yep, music is good. I am partial to records. I like too many
things to list here, but tickets I've bought for the next few
months include Macklemore, Har Mar Superstar, and Neutral Milk
Food: Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, and Indian are at the top of my
list. I love sushi, but not in the winter. I'll try just about
anything, although I don't think I'll ever eat Korean
silkworms--they just stink too much. Oh, and Brasa and Broder's are
two of my all-time favorites. Lately, I've been eating a lot of
picnic meals. Clubhouse Jäger and Eat Street Social have some very
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and articles.
Sometimes my iPhone tries to make it on the list, fighting with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to use my tent more often.
Fitting meditation back into my schedule.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Fridays are usually chill during the school year, unless I'm at
happy hour with coworkers. Vietnamese food, art, and live bands
appeal. I enjoy baseball games, but I think I like being outside
more than the game itself.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've been known to sing along to Beyonce in the car.
You should message me if
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you know of any good shows coming up, or if you are in the mood to
dress up for dinner.
You might also want to message me if you'd like to geek out about
fonts, poster artists, twee vs. indie, digital vs. film, or
sociolinguistics. Or if you think we might get on. Or if you want
to play some cribbage or watch some soccer.
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