I am a librarian, and, while all knowledge is useful, I figure that
knowing yourself is vital. I have been around the block a few
times, and that's given me a pretty good sense of who I am and what
I need out of life. I enjoy reading (comics
(lots of foreign stuff, but I'll try most
things), and finding new music. I like cooking, eating, and
discussing food. I walk most places, and I have gone to the gym
regularly, but I am not really athletic. I figure you have to try
everything on the plate a few times, because that's how you find
your favorite things.
I am smart, inquisitive, and fairly responsible
What I’m doing with my life
Like I said, I'm a librarian. An academic science librarian, should
you care for specifics. I came to the profession after working
in/running an independent bookstore for about a decade, and I like
the work a lot. It's a good blend of hard thinking, helping people,
messing with technology, and problem solving. I've been living in
Providence for a few years, but I am still looking for people to
help me explore the area. I am looking for a serious relationship,
but casual acquaintances and friends are also welcome.
I’m really good at
Thinking about things, finding stuff out, learning new things,
rembering odd things at odd moments.
The first things people usually notice about me
My sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) stuff by John Crowley, Haruki Murakami, and Jeffrey Steingarten
always please. Hellboy is a great comic, but the Amazing Screw-On
Head is better. I used to read a lot of science fiction but the
last five or so years I have been reading more non-fiction. I'm
apart of an on-line book club that has tackled Remembrance of
Things Past, The Tale of Genji, and The Belly of
Parisin the last couple years, and that's been fun, but my
tastes are all over the map.
b) way too many to list. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about
Trouble in Paradise. Only a couple of years after sound was
introduced, and the director is drunk with it! Versus is the
best Japanese zombie movie ever, Diva might be the best
thriller, and I've been astonished by a load of Korean films I have
seen in the last couple years. I've been watching a lot of
c) again, too many. But Arcade Fire, SION, Hedningarna, and,
lately, Wolf Parade are all on fairly heavy rotation.
d) Enough with the favorites! I like French, German, Ethiopian,
Chinese,Mexican, Japanese, and Indian food a lot. I cook a fair
amount of Indian, Mexican, and Japanese food, but also some Italian
and French dishes, but I like stretching my culinary limits, in
restaurants and my kitchen.Lately, I have been cooking a lot of
vegetarian and vegan food, just because I can. You have to try
everything, but you don't have to clear your plate.
The six things I could never do without
Friends, movies, a kitchen, books, a job that works for me, travel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever I have read or watched recently. My friends and their
lives. The organization of information. The nature of the self.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately? Sitting at home and spending time with my newish kitten,
who takes some looking after. Trying to get to sleep at a decent
hour. Saturdays are more for going out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been called a polymath twice in print; once more and it will
You should message me if
You live in the area and any of this looks interesting. You like
talking about books, movies, and cooking.