Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm fairly outspoken and stubborn and opinionated.
But I'm also very goofy and witty and spontaneous. And obviously
I tend to like art a lot.
I play a few instruments.
I read a lot. And run a lot.
I have a strong need to be adjacent to a body of water.
I value deep and meaningful connections with friends.
I tend to be pretty 'British' with my humor, and very 'German' with
I firmly believe that there's no bland food that can't be fixed by
Valentina hot sauce.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
starting my PhD this fall, helping plan my best friend's wedding,
learning to speak German better, telling myself I'm going to run a
full marathon this year.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
grammar, making a good cocktail (especially bourbon cocktail),
writing about art, falling asleep through 14 hour flights, staying
on a horse, cooking German food, skipping the gym (whoops)
The first things people usually notice about me
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Lately it's been the hair thing. Or the new tattoo; everyone asks
about the tattoo.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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books: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, Black and
Blue by Carol Mavor, Reading Boyishly by Carol Mavor. I read a lot
of art history. Oh man, and Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar.
music: Well, I write about New Music, so that's Karlheinz
Stockhausen, Vinko Globokar, Steve Reich, John Cage, Laurie
Anderson, Pamela Z kind of stuff. Then again, I used to play in a
steel band (bass) that played anything from Soca to Tchaikovsky. I
am known to put one song on repeat for hours--hey I know what I
like. I am also a firm believer that your brain needs crap music
from time to time. cue Ke$ha.
tv: Downton Abbey is my favorite. arrested development and parks
and rec don't suck. Chicky chicky parm parm. Brooklyn 99 is my new
food: Chicago style pizza, ceviche tacos from San Diego, weisswurst
from Germany, Nutella Crepes from anywhere, but preferably made by
dudes with French accents- like at the lake Merritt farmers market
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
pens (paper implied), singing (daily and loudly), personal space,
close friends, family, Google Hangout.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The website that is going to destroy my life- thegradcafe.com, lots
of critical theory, conferences, CFP's, ways to trick myself into
running without feeling guilty about not writing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at some form of art event or watching my friends at Second City
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