Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a Wisconsin transplant who relocated to Chicago a couple years
ago. Moving away has made me realize I love Milwaukee. No offense,
Chi! I cope by importing beer and other fine Wisconsin goods back
to the urban desert. (Seriously.)
What I’m doing with my life
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Alternating stints of working with stints of extended travel. I
spent a good chunk of this past winter in Indonesia and Myanmar,
and hope to make it Mongolia soon. In the city, I like doing the
usual stuff-- going to shows or out dancing, hanging with my
friends over an extended brunch or simply strolling around if the
weather is halfway decent.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Mixing foreign languages, taking standardized tests, growing
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hmmm... I have a largeish nose? I look Eastern European? Around
Chicagoland, that means I am judged swiftly and surely for my
terrible Polish pronunciation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm a big fiction reader; trying to branch out into non-fiction
(but not succeeding terribly well, unless the New Yorker counts).
Some favorite authors are Jose Saramago, Zadie Smith and Haruki
I loved Breaking Bad, enjoy Mad Men and was wowed by the acting in
United States of Tara. I follow but am endlessly frustrated by Game
I listen to a lot of indie music (and definitely enjoy Chicago's
music festivals and live shows) but am not on the bleeding edge by
a long shot. I have a soft spot for top 40 that's danceable. Lately
I like Tune Yards, K'naan, TV on the Radio and Sigur Ros among many
As a Wisconsin native, I love good beer (no IPAs, please!) and the
occasional deep fried cheese curds. My favorite cuisines are Thai,
Indian, Mexican and Georgian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Caffeine, books, a valid passport, sunshine, good beer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where the coffee/tea is. Travel plans. Why my attention span is
shrinking. What I would change about Chicago if I was urban planner
in chief and had some serious money and power. (This is partly due
to the fact that I have recently become gutsy enough to bike in the
city but am still pretty freaked out about it).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I usually have Fridays mostly off, so Thursdays are the start to my
weekend. Going out three days in a row is proving to be more of a
challenge than it used to be, so sometimes I just curl up with a
book or some Netflix and a drink. But often there's just too much
fun going on to not at least sample some of it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was teaching English in Spain a few years ago, one of my
first graders drew a picture of me with the caption "I am the
tallest man". I'm still not sure what to make of that.
You should message me if
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Any of this jived with you and you can say more than a "hey, how's
it going". Bonus points if you can't imagine a life without travel
(or at least don't want to), enjoy hookah, know where I can find
legitimately good cheese curds in Chicago or have a book club I can
join (seriously, where have all the readers gone?)
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