I would very much like to meet concert buddies, coffee partners, and brunch dates. I'm academic and I like academics.
I have just relocated from metropolitan Detroit to Princeton. I don't know too many people in Princeton, so...
What I’m doing with my life
I care a lot about my career. I ride my bike when I can. I'm a librarian.
I’m really good at
...pub trivia and Scrabble. Let's not play Scrabble, though.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually people don't notice me until they've known me for a year or
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I expect to spend the rest of my life reading Henry James novels, and I would be very happy to meet anyone who has a second-favorite Henry James novel. For nonfiction, I like M.F.K. Fisher, A.J. Liebling, Louis Menand, Elif Batuman... I like essays.
I like the recordings of Scott Walker and Dave Brubeck.
The six things I could never do without
Wouldn't you rather read a list of things I could always do
without? Harry Potter is on that list. And I don't like it when
people say "apotheosis" where they really mean "pinnacle" or
On a typical Friday night I am
They ask a lot of personal questions here, don't they?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I like to shoplift at IKEA.
You should message me if
According to the New York Times, there are certain ways you can tell if someone's lying on an online profile: "Liars tend to use fewer first-person pronouns. [...] Liars use more negative words like 'not' and 'never,' [...] use fewer negative emotion words like 'sad' and 'upset,' and they write shorter online personal essays." Clearly there's a strong correlation between lying and being charismatic and mysterious, so if you're a liar, please message me immediately.
Also, I would like to meet Margaret Atwood -- you should message me if you are Margaret Atwood.
I'm interested in meeting people with obscure motives.