Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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New England native, Tennessee educated, now a Ph.D. student at
UW. I’m an active rugby player when I’m not reading and
translating ancient texts. I love language, words, and
I like sharing.
I also have a golden retriever who will melt your heart. He'll also
try to impress you with either his platypus or his moose. Or
perhaps just his goofy smile and floppy tongue. **N.B.: he's still
a puppy and does puppy things. Please have patience and
understanding if you meet him.**
What I’m doing with my life
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I specialize in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Put me in
a classroom and I just might blow your mind. I might also go dig in
the dirt and find the Ark of the Covenant. I'm Indiana Jones.
Except real. And better at defeating Nazis. I'm also writing a book
(read: dissertation)...which is proving to be a rather daunting
task and I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Rugby. And music. Definitely music. I'm like Mozart but less dead.
And less genius.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm outgoing at times while often reserved as well. I enjoy being
with groups of friends, but will often prefer time spent alone or
with a single close friend. I deeply enjoy learning about the
people around me, hearing about the things they're interested in,
etc. People's stories intrigue me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: S. If you haven't heard of it--go get a copy! Right
Tolkien, the poetry of Wordsworth, I prefer more classic
literature. Reading is more than decoding a semiotic system having
been previously mastered--truly, even in one's own, native tongue,
reading is an act of translation. Of converting words to thoughts,
images, ideas, etc. It is this endeavor that I find quite
Movies: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dead Poets Society, The Shawshank
Redemption, 500 Days of Summer, basically anything Marvel puts out,
Blackfish, How to Train Your Dragon [1 & 2]
Music: Largely depends on my mood. I love acoustic stuff--Damien
Rice, Coldplay, Mayer, DMB, Mumford, etc.
I have a sweet tooth and wish I didn't.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Boston Sports (read: identity)
Coffee should probably be on here. And my french press...but those
things go together. Oh, and my goofy, goofy dog.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I don't ever have enough shelf space for my books. Every time I
get a new bookshelf, I'm out of shelf space again. It's a nice
problem to have, but makes it difficult to keep my apartment
How I become increasingly convinced that I was born either a few
years too early or a few years too late.
Also how I can come to enjoy scotch.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Often with rugby teammates. I don't mind staying in, either. Gotta
recharge the batteries some time!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I got paid $100 by a gay guy to streak 100 meters. I have no shame.
You should message me if
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If you love dogs and would like to have a puppy play date...or,
more simply, if you'd just like to meet Odin, The Alföðr.
Or if you can introduce me to a sloth. I'd like to meet a sloth.
And I'd like to road trip to Mount Rushmore. This is a new goal and
having a friend along would make it all the better.
Definitely if you're into honesty. And if you want to have all
kinds of awesome adventures and good conversation.
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