Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am currently trying to act like a grown up. As a graduate student
I am caught in that peculiar place between being a "student,"
"teacher" and "professional academic."
'Tis my self-summary as of this moment.
More accurately I'd say that I am a reader, writer, and student of
history and culture. I am teaching two literature classes, writing
my dissertation and other misc. essays, and reading voraciously.
Not to mention making the most of a very flexible schedule my
adventuring throughout this wonderful (although still alien)
Jazz after 5 at the art museum anyone?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
This is no different than my self-summary. Am I expected to give
the history of how I got to this point? I find my current pursuits
more interesting than the story of how I came to them. But if this
piques your interest I am an open book.
According to my friends, when I go on dates I should be less George
and more Jerry... through Woody Allen into the mix and the picture
of my life reveals itself.
Rather, I have a favorite quote (by William Hazlitt) that I think
accurately captures every facet of my personality (minus the Woody
Allen cynicism): "So have I loitered my life away, reading books,
looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on
what pleased me best."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
directions, cooking, writing, laughing
The first things people usually notice about me
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is my loquaciousness. Or you could just say I am a blabbermouth,
but that puts it in a negative light.
I have a boisterous rambunctious personality.
Reticence is a skill I am learning to cultivate.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have quite eclectic tastes when it comes to these things. Lots of
high brow stuff but also all the pop culture that anyone else might
My favorite authors are Keats, Henry James, DH Lawrence, and
Wallace Stevens. Jane Austen as well, of course. No seriously. I am
teaching a class on her right now.
My two favorite movies are either Dr. Strangelove or The Graduate.
Swingers, Harold and Maude, Ghostbusters, and others would round
out the list. Not to brag - but bragging nonetheless - I've seen
all AFI Top 100 movies! This was an important life-event that got
me going on the path I am on now.
Currently I've been listening to Patti Smith (she's stuck in my
head). The top played song on my itunes is She Drives Me Crazy by
the Fine Young Cannibals. Blink 182, Gin Blossoms, and Wagner are
up there too. I'd probably say Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson are
two of my true favorites. Lots of classical music as well; an
For food... everything. Italian, French, Thai, and Indonesian are
top choices. I've yet to find authentic Indonesian food anywhere
other than Holland. Ralph's is my favorite restaurant in
Are shows TV or theater? I don't own a TV so I prefer the latter.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee (and coffee flavored things; esp milkshakes)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to inspire my students. Major topic on my mind. And of course
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
there is no typical Friday night!! Worst cliche ever. If I don't
have plans with friends and the like, or traveling (I've been away
the last several weekends), I am probably during work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have Savage Garden's greatest hits cd: Truly Madly
More importantly, I still listen to it.
You should message me if
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you are devoid of cliches, have wit, imagination, and are not
lacking in compassion.
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