Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Call me an applied computational sociolinguist.
In my experience, most problems in day-to-day life can be solved by
looking up the etymology of words.
Those that remain probably aren't worth getting upset over.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
When I was in grad school, I occasionally thought wistfully about
the idea of getting a well-structured, linear job like stocking
Then I left my Ph.D. program, and since then I've occasionally
looked back wistfully at the well-structured, linear career path of
a tenure track academic.
I've been doing lots of interesting things in and around Pittsburgh
this year, but none of them have been well-structured or linear.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Staying at 5-star hotels, but spending my time there wandering
around the back alleys, exploring the service entrances.
Wearing blazers over t-shirts.
Writing down good ideas on post-it notes.
Appreciating poorly-lit cafés.
Putting on conversational hats.
The first things people usually notice about me
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We're talking about awfully serious, quantitative topics, and being
startlingly whimsical about it all. Are consulting documents
supposed to have this much... well, this header just says
"Gobbledegook." You got paid for this?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I spent a lot of the last year woefully behind on pop culture, but
I'm working my way back. I recently finished Mad Men and am now
finding out what happened on House after I went to college and gave
up on cable.
I've been surprised to discover that tablets now function as
e-readers. My 2009-era Kindle, which was last seen hurtling through
a living room window, was woefully inadequate compared to this new
iPad Air, which I may attach to myself at the wrist.
I read Isaac Asimov for ideas and John Green for feelings.
Currently reading: Welcome to the Monkey House.
I attended the last two years' worth of Firefly Music Festivals and
am proud to claim that I knew about it before it was cool.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
It turns out none of these six are "forms of photo ID." After my
last trip abroad I went through several weeks having lost both my
driver's license and passport and the only harm it did me was being
barred from a bar once.
UPDATE: I applied for a new passport. Will probably escape the
country by nightfall once it arrives.
UPDATE 2: Passport arrived! If you have ideas, propose a country
and we'll leave within the fortnight.
Similarly, I used to think I couldn't do without USB chargers and
particularly the standardization of charging ports across devices.
This was disproven when I simply stopped charging my phone for
days, and nothing bad happened.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I don't think grammatical errors are that big of a deal, and I'd
like to convince other people of the same.
I rearrange the furniture in my house a lot; recently I installed
700 Christmas lights, mostly in icicle format, and rendered the
ceiling light entirely obsolete.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Disagreeing with roommate icon0clast
about the contents of this
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm quietly the CEO of a multi-million dollar technology company.
You should message me if
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