I am currently a grad student at Midwestern State University, and I
really enjoying my time there thus far. I have profound weaknesses
for good books, foreign languages (especially Slavic ones), and
really smooth music. I am a sucker for a nice bass line, what can I
say? I am not an overly-cheery sort of person, but I do have a good
time in my own way. Although I have never been one with a great
number of friends, my friends mean a great deal to me. I will do
everything that I can to be there if a friend needs me. I am a
rather quiet person, and I generally prefer listening to talking,
especially in situations with new people. Once I get to know
someone, however, it can often be difficult to get me to stop
talking (especially if I get the chance to speak Russian with
someone). I try my best everyday to be a better person. Although
most of my college education has focused on history, I am actually
quite fond of all things science as well. That being said, I'm not
one of those who treat the terms history and science
interchangeably. Yes, I am a nerd.
I am back in the Dallas area (Rowlett specifically) for the larger
part of the summer time (Hence the location change on my profile
from Wichita Falls to Rowlett). While I go to school in Wichita
Falls, Rowlett is still home to me.
I also think dinosaurs are really neat.
Привет! Меня зовут Хантер. Я учился в университете Оклахомы пол год
назад, но теперь я аспирант в Средо-западном Государством
Университете в Техасе. Мой главный придмет- история. В Оклахоме, Я
также изучал русский язык (конечно!). Я родился в Далласе, Техасе,
а моя семья ещё живёт там. Значит, что я часто там в гостях когда у
меня есть каникули. Я просто люблю группу КИНО. Цой жив! Я часто
читаю русские книги и смотрю русские фильмы. (Чебурашка- мой друг!)
Я люблю хоккей, а мой любимый русский хоккейный клуб- ЦСКА. Меня
интересует история России, Югославии, а восточной Европы в обще.
По-моему, я простой человек и хороший друг.
I am smooth, classy, and reliable
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working on my masters in History, and hopefully I
will eventually complete my doctorate in the same field. With that
I will either teach History in college or teach at the high school
level. As of right now, I am investigating the possibility of
focusing on Eastern European immigrants
recently began research on Czech communities in Texas. I am
planning on combining my work on the Czechs with what I did on
Polish communities in Texas last semester for my masters thesis. I
now have a year of masters work under my belt, and I am thoroughly
enjoying the entire process. I also teach a discussion section of a
freshman US History class. I am love teaching and feel very
fortunate to get such great hands-on teaching experience.
I’m really good at
I've got the whole reading thing down. I also like to spend time
improving my writing skills. I am often asked to edit friends'
papers, and, since they keep asking me to do so, I suppose I can do
a rather good impression of an editor.
I also believe that I am good at listening to friends and helping
them resolve their problems and/or just feel better about
themselves in general.
I am also quite adept at saying random things in random
The other day a friend told me I have a good singing voice. I most
certainly have no qualms with singing along to a song I really dig.
The first things people usually notice about me
They usually notice that I am pretty tall and that I am a rather
low-key person, but other than that I am not really sure. I do have
really dark eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As far as books are concerned, I love The Good Soldier Svejk
still think it is pretty much the best book ever), The Bridge on
, The Inspector General
, The Captain's Daughter
The Bronze Horseman
, Crime and Punishment
The Brothers Karamazov
, and War and Peace
, House Made of
, The Oklahoma Basic Intelligence Test
As far as music goes, I can't get enough Steely Dan
, Weezer Dwight Yoakam
, The Cars
, The Eagles
, and 70s music
in general. Oh yeah, Dethklok
pretty cool stuff, too.
My taste in movies is a bit unorthodox. I have watched so many
Russian movies in my various Russian classes, that really many of
them are my favorites. I have also probably watched more movies in
Russian over the past few years then movies in English. Русский
), Джентльмены удачи
), Осенний марафон
судьбы, или С лёгким паром!
(Irony of Fate
), Летят журавли
(The Cranes are Flying
) are some of my favorite Russian movies.
My favorite movies in English are Monty Python and the Holy
, Redneck Zombies
(I have a soft spot for ridiculous
horror movies), UHF
, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
, Short Circuit
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious
Nation of Kazakhstan
If I have some good Tex-Mex food, I am a happy fellow. Italian,
Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese are also quite tasty.
The six things I could never do without
1. My family 2. My friends 3. Literacy 4. Hockey 5. Sleep 6. Really
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever history paper I am currently writing. I also always have
song or other playing in my head. Said song is usually either in
English or Russian, but there are no guarantees.
I also think about where I am going to be in the future. I am
hoping to possibly work my way to a doctorate in history and
eventually get married and have a family of my own. I am just
hoping I can continue to make the cut as far as school goes and
that someday I can finally find that special someone.
I also like to imagine what it will be like when the Rangers
finally win the World Series.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends and doing whatever it is that we do. It is
almost always something completely random. If not, I could be
reading, kicking back and listening to music, or even getting some
work done. If there is a hockey game in town or on tv (especially
if it is the Stars), you can bet that I will be there.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
People tend to think that I am quiet or more than a bit detached at
first, and I can understand why they would think that. As a result,
I have been consciously working on handling my shyness as best I
can. I do believe that I am improving, but it hasn't always been
You should message me if
If you want to for whatever reason. I am still fairly new to the
area, and I am most certainly up for meeting new friends.
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