In a nutshell, I have pursued a great deal of interests in my life
thus far: I jumped from pursuing either a Theater, Computer Science
or Music major in college to ending up with German and Political
Science. Generally, I attempt in conversation to maintain a balance
between more serious topics and ludicrous spontaneity.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working as the on-site IT support for a small DC-area
nonprofit. Living in Arlington. I play some recreational sports
like soccer and basketball and sit on my deck playing guitar to
keep the damn birds away from my vegetable garden.
I’m really good at
Computers/general technology, Singing, Reading the newspaper,
Writing persuasive essays, Discussing current events
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall. I laugh really loudly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have to admit that I tend to read mostly nonfiction. I like
reading fiction, but I never really can decide what to read, so by
the time I'm about to make a decision I realize I've already walked
out of the library with a pile of nonfiction that I probably don't
have time to read.
I like movies that are written well and not worthless drivel. I
might go to a movie such as Transformers, but if I do I'm usually
treating the experience ironically and I'm probably toting a flask
along so I can be the one destroying my brain cells rather than
Michael Bay. At least I get a choice that way.
Arrested Development. 'Nuff said.
I like listening to Indie Rock music, but you'll also find that I
know quite a lot of pop music. Guilty pleasure.
If I had steak and mashed potatoes with A-1 steak sauce and fresh
steamed string beans for the rest of my life, I would probably die
of happiness. Maybe that would defeat the point.
The six things I could never do without
My friends, my bike, my books, coffeeshops, music, and ...
Minnesota sports teams. They still break my heart every year
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Admittedly, a lot of my braintime is spent thinking up ways to try
to coax civic engagement out of as many people as possible. Often I
just end up coming up with "open up a bar" and then realize that I
have no idea how to run a business and probably should figure out
how to do that first. Ahh, to be young.
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking beer or scotch. Trying to find out where my friends went.
Finding friends. Demanding some sort of place with raunchy dancing.
Getting mad at the DJ for playing music that isn't the latest pop
hits and is instead some sort of odd derivative with a goofy,
off-kilter beat. Going and getting another beer because I got upset
about that. Feeling better. Calling up my friends from college and
singing them broadway show tunes loudly. Biking home.
I lead a charmed life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was homeschooled growing up, so I still have bouts of social
anxiety that haunt me from time to time. Still working on that.
You should message me if
If you like public radio, we're basically already friends. You just
don't know it yet.