bluejay345
24 Astoria, NY
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My self-summary
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, moved around quite a bit. I'm interested in sociology, learning languages, journalism, and a whole mess of other things. I'm pretty goofy and sarcastic. I love singing along to music (badly), curling up with a book, camping (although I don't get outside nearly enough here) and exploring new things. I hate filling this out. And apparently I really like putting things in parentheses.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in development for an educational nonprofit. Grad school.
I’m really good at
Making a fool of myself (but usually in a good way), cooking lasagna, taking naps, memorizing song lyrics and forgetting things I should actually know. I've been teaching myself how to can things, so I can make a pretty mean peach BBQ sauce, various jams, pickles, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
Beyond my glasses and my tendency to say "yes, sir" and "no, ma'am" an awful lot, I'm really not sure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
I read a ton. Suggestions welcome!
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Flowers for Algernon, Alice in Wonderland, Pillars of the Earth, Fall of Giants, Long Past Stopping, In Cold Blood, She's Come Undone, King Rat, We Need New Names, The Devil In the White City.

Roxane Gay, Zadie Smith, Hunter Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck, David Sedaris, Chuck Palahniuk, Jonathan Tropper, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Khaled Hosseini, Rob Sheffield, Jeannette Walls, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mary Roach, Mary Karr.

Movies
Pretty much anything John Hughes touched (hey, even Flubber has its merits?), Little Miss Sunshine, Snatch, Almost Famous, Fight Club, Amelie, Best In Show, Office Space, Crazy Stupid Love, Drop Dead Gorgeous, In The Loop, Away We Go, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Disney and Pixar movies.

Shows
30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Rec, Community, Mad Men, Friends, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, Chopped, Jeopardy!, Freaks and Geeks, Modern Family, Parenthood, Orange is the New Black, Bob's Burgers, Bojack Horseman, You're the Worst, Jane the Virgin, Fresh Off the Boat, Jessica Jones.

Music
A little bit of everything (other than country, for the most part). Paul Simon, Dispatch, Jukebox the Ghost, Matt & Kim, Weezer, Butch Walker, MGMT, Mumford & Sons, The Format, Michael Jackson, Kings of Leon (more Aha Shake, less Only By the Night), Geographer, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Sylvan Esso.

A whole bunch of really embarrassing pop punk I should've stopped loving about 7 years ago but just can't.

Food
I'll try anything at least once. I'm pretty much constantly craving Moroccan food. Breakfast is my favorite meal, but I'll always go for a good sandwich or burger, anything with bacon and/ or avocado in it, or anything that involves massive amounts of cheese. And beer, I like beer.
The six things I could never do without
Books
Laptop
GPS
Blankets
Rice cooker
Glasses
I spend a lot of time thinking about
summer, beer, psychology, spelling mistakes, my next Seamless order
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing what everyone else apparently does on a Friday night: TV and/or beer and/or books and/or hanging out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have seen every episode of the Jersey Shore.
You should message me if
I don't understand the question and I won't respond to it.
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