I read a lot. I try to better understand the world around me. I
don't travel half as much as I would wish. I really like learning
new languages. Climbing, swimming and running are some of my
favorites ways to kill time when I'm not working. Books, music and
tv help me think. I can never have enough friends, and people often
surprise me in their depth of knowledge and character. I try to be
a better person than I was yesterday. Especially, I want to cook
better, work smarter and be more understanding of other people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Tolkien, Salinger, Hemingway, Bellow, Faulkner, Vonnegut,
Frank Herbert, Nietzsche, Plato, Huxley, Le Guin, Sherwood
Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, other Kubrick, Robert Altman and Wes
Anderson. Star Wars.
TV: cartoons (Futurama, Venture Bros., Archer, Adventure Time,
Bob's Burgers, Simpsons), HBO shows (Rome, Game of Thrones, Curb
Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood etc.), Arrested Development, Community,
Blackadder, TNG, Jeeves and Wooster, Parks and Rec.
Music: At the Drive-In, Califone, Das Racist, Deltron 3030, Leonard
Cohen, Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nico, Radiohead, Stan
Rogers, Sufjan, T. Rex, The Unicorns, Wolf Parade, Woody
Food: Cooking with meat is easy, so my main project is pretending
I'm vegetarian during the week (I'm not).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to do good social science, what the future will be like, the
environment, how cool space is and how much I want to go to there,
what other people are thinking