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My self-summary
My name is Chris. I'm a Div 3 (senior) at Hampshire College
What I’m doing with my life
I study history and political science, with an emphasis on themes of nationalism, colonialism, and international relations; geographically I focus on the Caucasus and the Middle East. My eventual goal is to go to grad school and maybe work in an archive or museum.

Outside of academic stuff, I'm really into music. I play sax, guitar, and bass.
I’m really good at
I like to pretend I'm a rock guitar god, but I'm way too lazy to actually want to live in a van and practice 8 hours a day.

Going on tangents. In addition to being a trivia junkie (when I was little I wanted to be on Jeopardy when I grew up), I've been lucky enough to have some pretty cool experiences, been to awesome places, and seen a lot of interesting stuff.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

Favorite bands: Coheed and Cambria, Cynic, Mono, Dave Brubek Quartet. If you desperately need to know what I'm listening to, my profile is linked above.

In general, I'll listen to damn near anything, but my favorites tend towards jazz and rock.

I read a lot of history books (and ones about historiography), and way too many journal articles. Usually they're about nationalism or (post)colonialism, and lately I've been reading a lot about subaltern studies.

Fiction: Favorites include Ender's Game, Cryptonomicon, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. I also have a crippling addiction to shitty Dan Brown/David Baldacci type of thrillers.

I really like documentaries. The last few I've really like are Last Days Here, Outrage, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Fictional favorites include 12 Monkeys, Pan's Labyrinth, Donnie Darko, Zoolander, Dial M for Murder, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shows: Archer, Game of Thrones, HIMYM, BSG, Chuck, Midsomer Murders, The Vicar of Dibley

Also, Shakespeare. My favorites are Macbeth (especially the Roman Polanski adaptation), Much Ado About Nothing, and the Tempest (I played Caliban in a stage production in middle school and have been irrationally attached to the play since). Honorable mentions to Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night for having the best puns involving slang about genitals in all of English literature. Seriously, Shakespeare had a filthy sense of humor.
The six things I could never do without
A towel
Interesting things to read.
Good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Schoolwork. So much schoolwork.

Better ways to produce intellectual sounding bullshit (see above).

Why the dryer keeps eating my socks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably having a few drinks with my friends, at someone's place, or at bar. If not that, there's a pretty good chance I'm doing homework.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I (not so) secretly enjoy watching reruns of Friends.
You should message me if
You want to grab a beer at the Moan and Dove, or the High Horse. Or have some coffee at Rao's.

You want to make music.

You have book recommendations. Seriously.

You're into esoteric bullshit and liberal arts degrees.