I'm a recent grad, still learning and exploring and staying curious
about the world!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm still searching for my place and my path. I'm exploring at the
moment, working part time at a gallery as a Preparator, which spell
check tells me isn't a word. I'll insist otherwise for the moment,
because I promise it's my official job title. Regardless, I love my
job, and I love visual art, but I'm looking to pursue physical
anthropology professionally, and also forensic art as somewhat of a
hobby. I like reconstructing and reconstituting facial features
from skulls, and if I could maintain a reasonably comfortable
lifestyle doing so, I would.
I spend a lot of time in Princeton, but am also known to frequent
NYC or sometimes Philadelphia on the weekends.
I’m really good at
Being verbose. If a story can be told in three words, I can stretch
that into hundreds. I would like to think that I'm funny, but I
suspect I am primarily entertaining because I am good at
embarrassing myself. I like to talk and tell stories, and I love to
hear stories; I'm a pretty decent listener. I'm also pretty good at
engaging on a number of subjects, and am willing to try even when I
don't know anything about said subject!
I'm a fairly quick learner and am pretty good with my hands. I can
change a tire, I can throw a bowl, I can sculpt faces and heads. I
can drive a manual transmission car, even prefer it, though I don't
currently have one. I can spackle holes and can cut dry-wall. I can
mix glaze, and have operated both gas and electric kilns.
I like to make things, and I like to use clay. I used to write, and
(as most aspiring "writers," especially of the angst-laden-teen
variety, often do) I thought myself possibly good, though I'm not
sure that's objectively true. Regardless I'd like to start
I also like to sing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told a few times that I strike some as intimidating or
serious. That is entirely not the case; I don't take myself very
seriously, and am very quick to laugh.
I also have a loud laugh, and generally speak somewhat loudly, so
that's another first impression I sometimes give.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love RuPaul's Drag Race, most crime procedurals, The Amazing
World of Gumball, and soba noodles. I really enjoy reading
anthologies (short stories, articles, poems, etc., but especially
all of the above), Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Carey, David Foster
Wallace (I know, I know), and Henry Rollins among many others. I
like finding things that move me (touching stories, hilarious
articles, beautiful or clever photoshops) on various forums and
social websites, and a long time favorite is Reddit. I like music
that moves me, but to give an idea of my taste I enjoy Okkervil
River, The Antlers, Menomena, The Microphones, and Perfume Genius
just to name a few. I like Louis CK, Reggie Watts, Mitch Hedberg,
Maria Bamford, and Kathy Griffin. I really love Whose Line is it
Anyway. I like Gawker (usually) and used to read Cracked
The six things I could never do without
I'm rather fond of my friends and family, though I'm not sure they
qualify as "things."
Otherwise I'm not sure, but one of those (or perhaps multiple
items) would probably be dedicated in some way to social
interaction. I like contact. I don't mean that I necessarily "need"
my cell phone, for example, but I like to explore and meet new
people and to be exposed to different views and subjects that I
might not find on my own. Maybe Reddit? Or something similar, I'm
not particularly attached to Reddit specifically. One out of the
six might be Reddit. Or more simply, perhaps just an internet
connection, and a device with which to connect.
You should message me if
You're looking for a fun date, a buddy for a fun night out, a pen
pal to practice your English with (especially if you natively speak
any of the languages I listed and are willing to put up with my
efforts in your respective language!!), a buddy to explore that new
place in the Village with... I'm friendly and open to many options
and conversations, but I'm inclined to take things slowly.