Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
When we read a "self-summary," I think we're looking for a story.
We look for personality traits, statuses, and red-flags; in other
words, a person's emotional heart-beat. And, whether we're
conscious of it or not, I think we analyze that story to figure out
what kinds of logic the person used to tie those heart-beats all
Though, in story-telling, it's generally better to show rather than
When I'm driving and I'm alone, you better believe there's an
emphatic sing-a-long to whatever I'm listening to.
Every time I hear a buzzword I smile, nod, affirm that the person
I'm talking to does know the field their talking about, but
internally pound my head against a wall.
When I was in grad school I worked at a coffee shop, and whenever
we got an order that had a small, medium, and large coffee, I'd say
they ordered a family. Yes it's stupid. It also made everyone there
smile. Twas the point.
Still reading? Spiffy. On to the next section.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Grad school, in large part, working in the space in between
politics, anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, and
international relations, in particular working on the concept of
ethnicity, ethnogenesis, and non-western approaches to
international relations and political theory.
I can also make latte art. Like those little fern things you see
fancy people sipping in the movies? Yup. I can make 'em. It's
But I do other things too, like kickboxing and weight lifting.
There's also some painting, writing, video-gaming, reading, and
music appreciation mixed in there. Basically, if something exists,
I can find a way to get excited about it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking Bacon Beignets
Taking names in Left4Dead
Getting stuck in Spanish when drunk
Sleeping. Except when there's an earthquake. Then I'm the only one
in the family who wakes up, it turns out.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes, or my abs. Or maybe that I'm approaching them like a
friend instead of a stranger.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Book: More Than This (Patrick Ness)
Movie: Cloud Atlas
Show: Ghost in Shell - S.A.C./ Bee and Puppycat
Music: Mystery Skulls, Ayako Tanaguchi
Food: Poached eggs on buttermilk biscuits with spinach, and
hollandaise + paprika. Om nom noms galore.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Hot water (a lesson from living in Chile)
2. Intense exercise
4. Things to learn
5. Meaningful friendships
6. Those moments where you realize you're being an idiot and,
thereafter, stop being one
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the little stories we tell ourselves, and what that reveals about
our backgrounds and perceptions of reality.
And why Chex Mix is so tasty.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, doing homework, or hanging out with friends after doing
one of the two former things. Or working out. You never know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a bottom/vers. Hey, it's useful information.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
being a bad-ass and goof-ball simultaneously doesn't sound
impossible to you. If that's so, go ahead and drop me a line. I
can't promise I'll bite, but what's life without a bit of risk?
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