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My self-summary
Oh you know, I teach middle schoolers and read a lot of books.

Likes: Proper grammar, cover songs, This American Life, whiskey-based cocktails, Swedish crime fiction, jokes, Mexican food, the Pacific Ocean, Mike Birbiglia, narratives, experimental theatre, live music, the Los Angeles Lakers, puns, soccer, mash-ups, British ingenues, BBC programming, Korean BBQ

I am very funny. Trust me.
What I’m doing with my life
When I'm not trying to get someone to hire me to teach high school English, I coach middle school girl's basketball and soccer and direct musicals starring 80 teenagers
I’m really good at
karaoke. knowing about television. voicing my opinion.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard game is pretty good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mitchell, Murakami, Hornby, Eggers, Rushdie, Ishaguro, Klosterman, DFW, Simmons, and Scandinavian crime fiction

Movies: Kicking and Screaming (NOT the Will Ferrell one), The Royal Tennenbaums, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, High Fidelity, Wet Hot American Summer, Brick, Rushmore, The Philadelphia Story

Music: the Mountain Goats, Bear vs. Shark, Elliott Smith, the Dismemberment Plan, Smog/Bill Callahan, Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek, Shearwater, Jets to Brazil, the Beatles, the Get Up Kids, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Frank Turner, Modest Mouse, Midlake, the Decemberists, John Vanderslice, the National, Girl Talk, the Silver Jews

TV: Arrested Development, the Wire, Friday Night Lights, the West Wing, Parks and Rec, Green Wing, the X-Files, Sherlock, Joss Whedon

Food: I love food. I especially love pork, prepared in potsticker or al pastor form (though not, it should be noted, at the same time), Korean, and tacos.
The six things I could never do without
My Car
Wireless Internet
Hot Sauce
Large bodies of water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
next year's middle school musical.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes I rock and roll. Sometimes I stay at home and it's just fine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Freshman year of high school I would regularly write songs about girls I liked and then carry them around in my left cargo pants pocket, hoping I could somehow bring them up in conversation. I. was. awesome.
You should message me if
you like to laugh, you like to give or receive mixtapes, you think stories about lying to kids are funny.