Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a graduate student in the History program at (The) Ohio State
University. I'm originally from Washington state, but in the last
three years I've managed to make Columbus my home. I like doing
most things, and experiencing new things, but I often spend my time
reading and writing, and then talking about reading and
I've worked retail jobs I've hated, but now I'm in a Ph.d program
and love my life. It's the best. In my free time, I try to read
fiction, bike ride as much as I can, and play all sorts of board
games. But nowadays a lot of time turns into seeing friends.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm an American History Grad Student. Which means I am often
reading American History. Or other history. Or writing about it.
It's a great fit for me, because I really love teaching history to
people because I get really excited about it. I also am really
happy about the fact that I have a job that lets me do what I want
to do and think about interesting things all the time.
I’m really good at
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Well, at this point I've been doing American history for longer
than I can think about comfortably. So I'm really good at talking
about that, or politics, or about the ideas of thinkers from the
past. I like to think I'm a good conversationalist, which is
essential nowadays since I spend so much of my time teaching.
I'm also really good at telling stories, or so people tell me. I'm
proud if my ability to keep stories interesting and know how to
tell them. I also am proud of my jokes, but they're often
incredibly long and borderline trolling, so be warned.
Oh, and I also like to think I'm a good writer. I have to be, since
I spend a lot of time writing nowadays.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've recently started wearing coats and ties a lot, as my look. I
also have a yoyo that I often twirl as I walk from place to place.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Doctor Who and Sherlock are my favourite shows, although I adore
Babylon Five, Dollhouse, and Star Trek. I don't watch a ton of TV,
except when I'm watching with another person-to me TV is an
activity to do without someone else and talk about.
Books: The short stories of Jorge Borges, Infinite Jest,
Neuromancer, House of Leaves, This Town Will Never Let Us Go,
Doctor Who books, lots of Sci-Fi, especially cyberpunk.
Music: Electric Light Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Yes, Supertramp, King
Crimson, Patti Smith, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, Plastic Ono
I like food. Pizza, Chinese, Mexican, burgers. I miss teriyaki, and
have yet to find a place in Columbus that makes it like they do on
the west coast.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Internet (though I wish I could)
People to talk to
Teriyaki (although Columbus seems not have this!)
Friends to share things with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I like making connections between disparate things: Star Trek and
the Frontier Thesis, The doubledown and American society. I also
think a lot about plotting for stories, and how people communicate
ideas, and of course, history, because I read a lot of it.
My philosophy is to only do what you are interested in, and be
interested in everything you do. As a result, I try to over analyze
things in order to see them from many different angles.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading! Although recently it has turned into pizza and possibly
karaoke with my friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't know. Ask me what you're curious about?
You should message me if
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If you want to know about the utter terribleness of the Whig
If you need a Doctor Who fact explained on short notice.
If you sometimes have bizarre ideas and have no one to tell them
If you need a partner in crime.
If you want to learn how to write uſing the long s.
If you are awesome (or even if you aren't)
You want to!
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