Been on this site for a while and have almost always found those
I've met, including a number of now very good friends, very
enjoyable. I would prefer to avoid "the crazies" if at all
I am originally from Alabama but, according to everyone I've met,
do not at all seem like it (no accent). Lived there until heading
to college in the Northeast, which started a stint there and in NYC
for some years. I have been here in Madison five years now and
really like it!
What I’m doing with my life
One year into writing a dissertation on Russian cultural history,
late-Imperial/early Soviet period. Defending it in 2017 on the
centennial would suit it nicely. I'm excited to have a fellowship
next year which will give me the opportunity to research in
Angling to be a university professor -- risky, but good reasons to
think I'm on the right track. I basically am attempting to make a
career out of learning a ton about things I find interesting and
then telling others about them. So far, so good.
I’m really good at
bad jokes and learning foreign languages
The first things people usually notice about me
My dashing good looks, probably. Every once in a while my winning
personality overshadows them. Hey, I heard self-confidence was good
on these things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am a movie "buff." Work and life have kept me from following
recent movies as closely as I used to, though I will see a dozen or
so when the film festival comes around. I will watch anything, no
matter how weird or, alternately, how dumb. All the better if it's
old. Some of my recent favorites are The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida,
The Color Wheel, Leviathan, Drive. The all-time favorites question
is too difficult to answer. I like "quality" TV too, but my
favorites gravitate to the irreverent such as Archer and Bob's
I used to follow contemporary music closely, too (my brother was in
the Athens indie rock scene many years ago), but that has really
fallen by the wayside. Now I just listen to WFMU all day. In a
pinch, my favorite music at home is by John Fahey or gypsies and
"out" is by Prince or Hall & Oates.
Books: Moby Dick, Petersburg by Andrei Bely.
Just as very beautiful people tend to be a little unusual looking
in a way that leaves a striking impression, so too are the most
delicious foods a little on the gross side. Some of my favorites
this applies to: sardines, escargots, any kind of sausage, caviar,
fried sprats, anchovies, anything fermented, really stinky cheese,
The six things I could never do without
Sodastream (seltzer plus key lime or ginger juice is
smartphone flashcards app
eh, that's enough.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whether or not the brain is the best organ. It is unfairly
represented in these internal debates, for obvious reasons.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out of the apartment and happy to be there. Probably cultivating
some interest and/or drinking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I find this question, coming from the internet, a tad
(That is my answer to this question, not a non-answer.)
You should message me if
You would like to meet up! I am a face to face person.