I try not to draw attention to myself, and I take manners and
politeness pretty seriously. What I'm saying is, your mom would
love me. I like fresh food (and all food), and I pretend I'm an
expert chef because I catch an episode of Chopped here and there.
I'm so optimistic that some people find it frustrating, and a few
have told me so—I smiled and told them to cheer up. I'm all about
all activities, though I'm hesitant to learn new skills that put me
at risk of embarrassing myself (rock climbing, you taunt me). If
you think you can beat me at ping pong, well, that's cute. Karma is
What I’m doing with my life
Real talk? Peace Corps. I leave in May for China.
I’m really good at
people. Reading them, talking to them, leading them, following
them, understanding them, you name it. Also, sarcastic irony... to
the point where people actually think I'm stupid.
The first things people usually notice about me
my height? Or maybe that I unapologetically shatter a fashion-don't
from time to time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really, really want to read more of the classics. That said, I'm
unashamed to have enjoyed all the crowd-pleasers like Harry Potter,
His Dark Materials, and The Hunger Games. Brave New World and
Animal Farm are my favorite classics (so far).
Kill Bill I-II is one of my favorites, along with any Pixar movies,
Argo, The Blair Witch Project, Inception, The Dark Knight, V for
Vendetta, Little Miss Sunshine, How to Train Your Dragon, and many
Television—BSG (if you have to ask, nevermind), Breaking Bad, The
Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny, Game of Thrones, Jeopardy,
Adventure Time, American Horror Story, Modern Family. I started
Pretty Little Liars with a roommate as a joke once... by the end of
the second season, we had to admit we were watching for keeps. We
I can listen to tons of different music genres, but I'm into really
annoying Synth Pop lately (I resent missing the 80s). My favorite
band of all time is called The Seedy Seeds, check 'em out. My
playlist lately features CHVRCHES, The Naked and Famous, The
Association, and Caught a Ghost.
I describe my current diet as "welfare nursing home" cuisine...
Lots of steamed greens, oatmeal every morning, and I eat more beets
than anybody I've ever met. Seriously, it's weird. But they're
totally delicious. Foods I dislike? That's a short list. I'll try
anything once (including street tripe in Ecuador). Sauerkraut is
stupid. My comfort food hearkens the "beef is what's for dinner"
mentality I was raised with... steak, burgers, mashed potatoes,
meatloaf, green bean casserole. Oh my.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The weirdness of the human race, and how petty a lot of our
problems are. Also, when my life will turn that corner where I'll
look back and laugh at the years of roommates, Folger's, empty
fridges, and underpaid labor.
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends or hosting them at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That won't be necessary. I'm a champion of embarrassing stories and
self deprecating humor.
You should message me if
you want to? Pretty sure none of us have anything to lose on
okcupid. I reply selectively, okay, I'm really just too nonchalant
for my own good (I'm sometimes known to respond to friends' text
messages days after receipt) and to be honest, I feel weird being
overly proactive about dating. We're allowed to be picky and we're
allowed to be patient. Youth culture forever.