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My self-summary
DC by way of Iowa. New law student and former English teacher. I own way too many tweed jackets and could spend all day in a used bookstore (and do on a regular basis).
I’m really good at
Defending Tom Cruise's career.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: East of Eden, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Lost in the City, Native Son, 100 Years of Solitude, Pictures at a Revolution, American Rust, Jesus' Son, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Norwegian Wood, The Sportswriter, All the Pretty Horses, The Bluest Eye, The Executioner's Song, Housekeeping, Intruder in the Dust, anything by James Agee, Hunter S. Thompson, Roberto Bolano, and Tom Wolfe. Poetry by Neruda, G. Brooks, Yeats, Tennyson, Rilke, Whitman, Hayden and Hafez

Music: Anthing with too much soul. Sam Cooke, Motown, STAX, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, The War on Drugs, Public Enemy, The Clash, Dylan, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac

Films: Fargo, Do the Right Thing, Annie Hall, The Conversation, American Graffiti, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Wild Strawberries, Saturday Night Fever, Double Indemnity, Wild at Heart, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Out of the Past, The Lives of Others

The Sopranos, Seinfeld
The six things I could never do without
-Morning coffee
-Oversized flannel shirts
-Great writing
-My twin brother
-Crossword puzzles
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what song to cue up in karaoke (and how bad it will sound to listeners); what my favorite movies of the year are; what movies are coming out next week; how much money I spend going to see movies.
On a typical Friday night I am
dancing - always poorly - to Motown.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was named Class Clown in high school. The antics continue today.