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Hey, I'm Mike. I'm in Aberystwyth from the US (I'm originally from
Pittsburgh but my family now lives near New York City) this year to
get my MA in international relations. I did creative writing for
undergrad and write everything from poetry to novels.
I love sports. I played both baseball and basketball in college,
and also played football and ran track and cross country in high
school. Soccer and hockey are my two favorite sports to watch,
though, so I'm into a wide range.
I play guitar and sing, but I'm not especially good at music. I do
love music, though - it got me interested in traveling and writing,
which are two of the most important things to me. I'm the type of
person who has a playlist or album for every situation, relates
everything to a lyric, etc.
Travel is what I really live for, though, aside from my family.
There's so much to learn out there. I've been to 34 countries so
far and there's definitely more to come. The goal is to go to each
- I figure that'll keep me busy for a while.
What I’m doing with my life
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"The future is unwritten." Joe Strummer said that, and it's a nice
way to sum up life when you're interested in everything.
Ideally, I'd like to be a diplomat and get paid to travel the
world. I'm hoping that the degree I'm after here, the fact that I'm
also taking Russian, that I've lived in three countries, been to
34, and have already worked for the State Department will be enough
to get there. But if for some reason it's not enough, there's
literally a world of possibilities.
I’m really good at
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listening, understanding, and solving problems.
The first things people usually notice about me
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No idea. I don't usually ask people this question.
I'd like to think it's that although I'm not exactly an expert on
any one topic, I can have a conversation about almost anything with
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I try not to watch much TV. If I do, I've usually got sports on. I
like most stuff on History, war documentaries, and generally
educational stuff. If I want something mindless, I love SpongeBob,
Pokémon, IT Crowd, Top Gear, and things like that.
Right now, I'm reading all about the Cold War for school. I
typically like anything about cultures, politics, and day-to-day
life elsewhere. I'm also fairly well-read in fiction since I was an
As far as music I like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Manic
Street Preachers, The Who, Guthrie Govan, Bert Jansch, Vivaldi, and
pretty much anything folk- or jazz-related.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
family, traveling, music, summer thunderstorms, sweet tea, a shower
after a long day
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Chances are I'm planning a trip. I also spend time thinking about
what I can do to make an impact, how I can help people more, and
what I can do in the present to positively affect my future and
make it turn out how I'd like.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
doing the same things I do any other night: reading, writing,
playing guitar, watching sports, learning about life and cultures,
and maybe occasionally sleeping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Most nights, I open and read every link on a Wikipedia article or
do crosswords until I fall asleep.
You should message me if
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- You want to
- You like to travel and learn about different cultures
- You love music or play any instruments
- You speak foreign languages and can teach me
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