Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm from the DC area originally and back for grad school. I’ve
spent most of the last 12 months in Burundi/the DRC, so I'm slowly
adjusting to life back in the US.
I'm enjoying the hell out of having hot showers again, and
snuggling with my cat.
I love it when people are passionate about things. Even if it's not
my thing, I love responding to another person's genuine
Also, I'm a pretty big geek, and I'm proud of it.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have my last year of grad school to complete come fall, but a
fairly open summer before that.
Post grad school is a big unknown. I suppose it will all be about
whatever job opportunities emerge. I would like to continue to work
abroad at some point, although being abroad for the majority of the
last twelve months makes me a little eager to stay in DC for the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I really enjoy cooking, and 9 out of 10 housemates enthusiastically
enjoy the results.
I think I’m a strong writer, although I haven’t written much
outside of academic papers and professional reports in the last
year. I miss creative writing.
I like biking, although I don’t know what level I would have to be
in order to qualify as being ‘really good’ at it. The training
wheels came off a good two decades ago and I haven’t crashed or
fallen off in at least 8 years. That must earn me at least an
‘adequate’ skill level. I also bike commute through the winter, so
that has to count for something (insanity, maybe).
I must be good at other things...
Oh, I can marathon a TV show like none other, and I’m good at
taking naps with my cat.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not sure. I don't normally ask.
...I just polled my friends. "Your walk" was one, but I'm not sure
what that means. "Your smile." I'm so buying that friend a drink.
"Your terrible hair cut." Well, to be fair, we were only 8 years
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Little Prince, The Giver, Catch-22, anything by Tolkien,
Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Moral Imagination, and so many I
can't even think of right now. These days, though, I'm mostly
reading nonfiction. I somehow never read most of the scifi
classics, so I'm also slowly making my way through those.
Movies: Star Wars (the original trilogy), The Princess Bride, Robin
Hood: Men in Tights, Toy Story, Sometimes in April.
TV: I’m pretty behind on current TV at the moment, since I spent
most of the last year without a TV or decent internet. All-time
favorites: Doctor Who, Farscape, Firefly, and The West Wing
(seasons 1-4). I’m working through The Wire now, and I’m liking
that a whole lot.
Music: Right now, Rogue Valley, Radical Face, Of Monsters and Men,
and The Black Keys. I'm also a fan of older stuff (like Arlo
Gutherie, Simon and Garfunkle, and The Beatles) and I love finding
new things to listen to.
Food: Sushi is always a favorite; were cost and environmental
sustainability not a concern, I'd probably eat sushi several times
a week. I’m pretty enthusiastic about food in general, so there is
very little that I actively dislike.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
2. New socks
3. Green vegetables
4. A toothbrush
5. A good book
6. I was going to say my cat, but I've already mentioned her two
times and I don't want to seem like a crazy cat lady. So...tabletop
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A good bourbon.
And mass atrocity prevention.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm just as happy to go out to a bar as I am to stay in. It's all
about the people you're with -- and the food you're eating. I think
there is a time and place to make plans and a time and place to be
spontaneous. I enjoy getting to look forward to going to a baseball
game or a concert, but I also love deciding to go to an outdoor
summer movie an hour before it starts.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Well, judging by my profile, I seem to have a bit of a
preoccupation with food. That’s to be expected, I suppose; I come
from a foodie family.
Ok, that’s not particularly private. Let’s settle for something
slightly embarrassing. I’m a little mortified when I have to tell
any non-Whovians my cat’s name. I got her when she was barely 4
weeks old, abandoned and malnourished, and thought she needed a
super fierce name. It was uncertain at the time if she would
survive, although it was clear that she was a fighter, and she was
gaining strength every day. I also thought she was a male kitten.
So, I named her Stormageddon. Actually, I named her Stormageddon,
Dark Lord of All. I somewhat regret that. When I take her to the
vet, I tell them her name is ‘Stormy,’ but I actually find that
more shameful because that is a shit name.
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