I grew up in California: South Bay, Silicon Valley. So, I'm a geeky/uber-liberal Californian, not a surfing/aspiring actor Californian. This also means that DC weather makes me miserable 6 months out of the year.
I studied international peace and conflict resolution, the softer side of international relations, trying to help people hold hands and sing kumbaya. My specific area of interest is Turkey. At the moment, however, I find myself doing tech stuff for a financial company. C'est la vie.
-using hot glue
-remembering song lyrics
-making fruit smoothies
Favorite movie of all time: Casablanca, followed closely by Aladdin. Both horribly sexist and racist in their own ways... But admitting that is a good first step. Also Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Life is Beautiful, Shaun of the Dead, Cloud Atlas, Boyhood.
Favorite shows of all time: The Wire, Madmen, Battlestar Galactica, TNG, Arrested Development, Fargo.
Favorite music of all time: Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. I am a little enamored of Jonathan Richman, and Cake is my musical spirit animal. When writing papers I tend to go with Rage Against the Machine.
Favorite food of all time: The "Going Home for Thanksgiving" sandwich from Ike's. Perfect Dutch crunch bread, excessive toppings, sriracha mixed into the cranberry sauce.... Sorry, I'll need a minute here.
1. National Public Radio
2. Pho Noodle Soup
3. My computer
4. Airplanes- I like to travel, but I'm probably not patient enough for boats.
6. Someone to talk to
or pub trivia.
or, until recently, karaoke. But the local place has tried to clean up its act under new ownership, and is no fun anymore.
I'm not ashamed....
you own enough books to build a fort out of them
you consider IPAs to be the pinnacle of beer-technology
you have really strong opinions, but can argue while smiling