I like to sit outside and ponder life's great questions: What should I be doing with my life? What is moral? Should I get a burrito for dinner tonight?
I am honest, gentle, and calm
What I’m doing with my life
I spend a lot of time sitting around and talking to my friends over long lunches and in random locations late at night (I've been booted out of various buildings by security guards....). I love sleeping, specifically naps, and even more specifically naps with a friend. I am also addicted to watching junk televsion on my laptop: everything from Weeds to Law and Order to Johnathan Creek (it's British and amazing--google it).
I am going to be teaching US history to 11th graders in the fall. Wish me luck!
I’m really good at
I used to think I was really good at history. Then I went to
Harvard. At least here I discovered I had a weird talent for
developmental psychology, case law, and applied ethics, a slightly
odd collection of things, but it seemed to work for me.
The first things people usually notice about me
So I surveyed my friends and they said the first things they
noticed about me were:
(1) I'm tall (one of of my nicknames is the gentle giant)
(2) My French is good (though I'm pretty sure my friend just said
that because I met this friend in French class)
(3) I'm friendly (*blush*)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really don't read enough fiction. I really liked "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Harry Potter' (I know, way to be original). I do watch a lot of movies, however, I think my all time favorite is Pretty Woman, but I also like the Devil wears Prada, Death at a Funeral, Atonement, and Terminator I. As far as music goes, my roommate says I like all the songs from the 70s that he's only heard as disco remixes (e.g. One night in Bangkok). I like Billy Joel, Elton John, REO Speedwagon, and John Howard. For food, I really like Americanized ethnic food (like General Tso's chicken invented in NYC and chicken tikka masala invented in Glasgow). I have recently discovered a love for gnocchi, but I'm pretty sure that's actually Italian.
The six things I could never do without
Wireless internet (I tend to forget it doesn't exist off
Seeing kids at least occasionally (they make me smile).
A near-by body of water (I love walking by rivers, lakes etc)
Access to the Harvard library (otherwise I dont know how I'd afford
to read such random cool academic books)
AC (though I didn't have any last summer :( )
Tissues (I try not to leave the house without some).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why there isn't a place to list your favorite radio programs.
Radiolab rocks my world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really embarrassed to admit that I used to think that Spike Lee
directed Rush Hour...