bbender2
32 Perry, IA
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My self-summary
Portland, OR-->Iowa. Moved in October, and still trying to find my way around.
How does one encapsulate nuances and subtleties in such a limited, word-based space? I like meeting people in person. There's so much more in one glance than words can ever describe.
I'm a voice actor, and passionate about what I do.
I strive to live as happy and healthy as I can, which, I'm realizing, requires a steady and artful balance of all one finds significant.
What I’m doing with my life
Voice actor.
Podcaster.
Zen practitioner.
Creative writer.
I’m really good at
Ping Pong. Although now that there's ping pong recess time at Pips and Bounce, I'm discovering some incredibly talented players
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice. It was an incessant year's worth of people urging me on, that finally got me thinking about voice acting.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are too many books to list, but here are a few top favs:
Trust Me, John Updike
Lord of the Rings
Anything by Vladimir Nabokov
Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway
The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Really Are, Alan Watts

Music: Phantogram, Simon and Garfunkel, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Massive Attack, Black Keys, Blind Pilot, Muse

Movies: Moon, The Pianist, Lost in Translation

Podcasts: This American Life, Radiolab, On Being, Startup, Reply All, Invisibilia.
Food: Thai and most Asian cuisine, though i love many types of food. I'm not too picky.
The six things I could never do without
-Family and close friends
-Books
-Pen and paper
-Tent
-Music
-Mountains
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The vastness of nature and the universe, and how humbling it is.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sadly, working. Or, if I happen to be so lucky...
Out with friends having lively and insightful conversations over good food and good drinks.

Although staying in sometimes seems more fitting--a good film accompanied by a glass of red wine or a Jubilale.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I warm up on the way to auditions/recording by singing in the car (also good karaoke practice).
You should message me if
I'm a sucker for wit, honesty, and genuine kindness.
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