I joined on a whim to spite whoever does those e-Harmony ads and
because I was almost in danger of actually keeping up with my
social network profiles. One day, perhaps, I will pull myself away
from either the usual work or the usual distractions to put up
something 'meaningful' and 'intriguing,' but for now I'm looking
for new people to meet. I'm finally done with school and ready (and
excited) to start my "real" life. More to come later, for all of
these, as I feel moved.
But I really am bad when it comes to writing about myself.
I am vaguely geeky, highly social, and President Bartlett
What I’m doing with my life
Working ten hour days, procrastinating, spending too much time and
money out with friends, and repeating the whole process. It's a
grand life that I do try to appreciate.
I’m really good at
Tying a tie, playing with regression coefficients, explaining
German philosophy, pretending I'm less busy than I actually am, and
listening. And proofreading. I am the word killer.
The first things people usually notice about me
My exotic appeal (English teeth and the remains of my Aussie accent
when drinking), boyish good looks (I still get carded for anything
you can get carded for), wealth of knowledge (mostly the kind of
thing you can learn from the trivia section at the bookstore), and
how easy I am to chat with (actually, I'm told that one at least is
pretty spot on).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh boy, where to begin? In no particular order, Moulin Rouge,
Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean, Love Actually,
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kill Bill, Don Juan DeMarco, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Titus, Serenity, Troy, Punch Drunk
Love . . . among others.
Books are a longer list. The highlights: Dante, Catch-22, Greek
Tragedy, Heinlein, Herodotus, Thucydides, and bunches of stuff on
Hegel, with the occasional science fiction/fantasy pulp thrown in
(if it can make me think--Terry Pratchett, for example).
I love all kinds of music done well, and pretty much the same can
be said for food. But I do have a weakness for Indian.
The six things I could never do without
5. A challenge
6. The weekend
On a typical Friday night I am
Either furiously finishing the latest assignment for work, or (now
less likely) making plans to spend time with my friends somewhere
or another. With a few exceptions, avoiding the pretentiousness
(and the pretentious anti-pretentiousness) of DC.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Pretty much anything you're willing to ask here. But you have to
You should message me if
You think we could have fun talking. Or if there's something I've
left out that you want to know. Please have at least one bad habit.