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Last online
Aug 13
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Chinese (Poorly)
My self-summary
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Laughter is my job, awesomeness is my game, teaching is my profession.

I am ambitious, optimistic, and challenging. While I will forever be a Minnesotan at heart, I'm also now abroad in Taipei, Taiwan. Also, do not be fooled by me being a teacher in Asia - I teach history and public speaking, not English. I'm really excited to be back in the US this summer, and am looking for cool people to share some patio time with!
What I’m doing with my life
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I teach political science, philosophy, history, and argumentation. Before I went back to teaching, I ran my own political communication consultancy. I came to discover that while I was a pretty good consultant, I was a much better teacher. I really try to be more than just work. Too many people are defined exclusively by what they do.

I try to do something new every day, which has lead me to a lot of interesting hobbies, including, but not limited to lifting, salsa dancing, Pan-Asian/American fusion cooking, and learning the ukulele (among a number of more legitimate instruments). While I love doing new things, I also love the familiar (movies, TV, books, power napping, etc).
I’m really good at
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Communication. Cooking. Random trivia. Awesomeness, generally.
The first things people usually notice about me
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You may hopelessly fall for my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I mostly read non-fiction, and I tend to read a lot for work. My favorites in that regard are philosophy, both ethical and political, public policy, psychology, and international relations. I am working on expanding my horizons to non-fiction, too. I always still love re-reading The Great Gatsby and The Importance of Being Earnest, and I compulsively read Tom Clancy. My brother and I have a ton of inside jokes concerning Dan Brown novels, not because they are good, but because we all love a good conspiracy theory. I have been reading a lot of short stories for work lately. I've come to enjoy Neil Gaiman, Ben Loory, and Simon Rich as of late.

Specific nonfiction work I like: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Words that Work, Art of War, Ezra Klein, and Paul Krugman.

TV: Mostly, I watch a lot of news shows. Every day, I will watch Rachel Maddow, All In with Chris Hayes, The Daily Show, and Up with Steve Kornacki on the weekends. Sadly, most of the TV I really loved is gone now (The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, HIMYM, Breaking Bad, Alton Brown, Sam Waterston Law and Order, Burn Notice). Luckily, there is still Robert Irvine, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Arrow, The Flash, Supernatural, American Horror Story, and even another season left of Mad Men. Also, reality shows involving hillbillies, but not ducks.

Movies: Ones that tell good stories. Casablanca, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, As Good as it Gets, Almost Famous, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, In a Lonely Place, Tin Cup. I could probably list a couple dozen more because movies have become a great escape for me since I have moved to a place that uses relatively little English.

Music: I have an eclectic taste, and can appreciate just about anything in the right context. I relax to the music from when I was a kid (90's alt-rock and pop). I play instruments, so I have an affinity for legitimate music, but especially singers, like Frank Sinatra. I love driving to classic rock. I like experimental stuff that pushes boundaries, like the Deltron 3030 album or most Radiohead stuff when it comes out as something surprising (one of my favorite songs of theirs is Life in a Glass House). I work to trashy techno and mash-up music.

Food: I am open to anything, ranging from fine dining stuff to interesting local/street food. Especially if it is an interesting food experience, I will go for it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to make my work/life balance a little better.

What it means/how to ethically live a good life.

Where to find the best dumplings on the planet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I live every week like it's Shark Week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My brother and I are working on a TV pilot. The premise is so incredible, it will likely be stolen.

Also, Din Tai Fung's dumpling head is my favorite corporate mascot. Extra points if you draw me a picture of him!
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I'm interested in people that are intelligent, witty, and most importantly, challenging.