**Grew up in Salt Lake City; back for 4 months to work on academic job applications, before I go on to New Orleans for 3 months, and then back home to Oakland to file my dissertation. But since I don't know too many people here anymore, I'm open to meeting new folks and seeing what SLC has to offer (it didn't offer much when I lived here as a kid).
I've also lived in NYC (where i got my master's), upstate NY (where I got my bachelor's), Seoul (where I graduated from an international high school), Washington, D.C. for a summer, and have traveled to various parts of the world, from Switzerland to Cuba to Turkey to North Korea.
These are probably the most accurate summaries of myself, given in Friendster testimonial-like form by a couple of friends (I've deleted my name):
*Me and _____ used to be in a musical group called BTMD - Bao and ____ Making Dollars. This was prior to the extraterrestrial invasion and subsequent colonialization of Los Angeles, wherein both of us were forced to retire from the entertainment business and stand on corners handing out propaganda for our new alien overlords. _____ always did hand out flyers with panache though - nothing could dampen this spirit!
*When I first met ____, he was living in a hollowed-out refrigerator. We all thought he was homeless, but it was actually a performance art piece in which ____ disproved the claims put forth by special sitcom epsiodes of the 1980s. This was a specific rebuttal of the Punky Brewster episode where Cheri got locked inside an old discarded icebox and almost died.
This backfired when ____ almost died.