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So good to be back in Boston! I've been living on the north shore
(where I grew up) for the past couple years, but just moved back to
the area. Having a driveway was great, but I love living in a city.
I went to graduate school in Philadelphia, and that's another city
I'll always have a soft spot for. Since then, I had been doing
research and teaching, but just started an industry job for the
first time. It's a pretty exciting new adventure - plus, a steady
paycheck, what a concept!
I love language, learning and teaching. I also love laughing, and
can't bring myself to take much too seriously. I'm deeply motivated
by food and drink (shopping, cooking, and consuming), but more so
by smart and stimulating conversation - I'm always looking for a
new perspective on things. I love to travel, when I can afford it
(best places I've been - Iceland, Peru, France). I recently went to
Bangladesh for a friend's wedding, that was a heck of a
I look great in a dress.
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What I’m doing with my life
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I got my PhD several years ago in psycholinguistics, and studied
language learning in kids. It's really a pretty neat trick they do,
learning to talk in the first couple years of life, without getting
too distracted by details like supporting the weight of their own
heads. Since then I've studied language in autism and taught
psychology courses all over the damn place. Now I'm working on
natural language processing. I told you I loved language. :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Getting people talking. Staying up too late. Baking cookies.
Karaoke. Pub trivia. Eating vegetables. Parallel parking.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I look taller than I am. I've got nice eyes. I'm a bit sarcastic. A
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite books: I don't read enough... I like graphic novels,
though. I loved Let the Right One In. And Wicked. And the Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. And Harry Potter.
Favorite movies: The Usual Suspects. Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind. Superbad. The Big Lebowski. Memento. A Fish Called
Favorite music: Metric. Beck. The Shins. Spoon. Franz Ferdinand.
Aimee Mann. Talking Heads. The New Pornographers. Vampire
Food: Beer! (What? That's a food...) Sushi. Veggies. Seafood.
Cheese. Peanut butter. Omelettes. Burgers off the grill.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Laughter (food, clothing, shelter, my family, etc.)
2) My phone - although I often neglect it, I dropped it in the
toilet and had to spend a couple days without it recently, and I
felt naked the whole time!
5) Netflix (sad, but true)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How things work, especially people. They really are endlessly
fascinating, and I love dissecting their thought processes. So, I
spend lots of time thinking about why I do what I do, why my cat
does what she does, and why my toaster does what it does.
I spend lots of time thinking about language - lately, I keep
thinking I want to make an app where you enter crazy shit that
people say to see if it's ever been said before, "Colorless green
ideas sleep furiously" style. I'm not sure if I'd be amazed at how
much we repeat ourselves or how much we don't!
I like to go out and play, for food and drinks or game nights or
movies or concerts or whatever, so I spend lots of time thinking
about plans. What's showing at the A.R.T.? Where should we go for
dinner tomorrow night? Anyone up for pub trivia this week? Maybe
it's a good night for bowling? What new board game should I get?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Getting dinner with friends? Watching my brother perform some
community theater? Heading to NYC to visit old friends? Cooking
some stir-fry for myself? Sitting on the couch watching a movie and
eating popcorn? Probably one of these (but probably not all of
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I enjoy the occasional smoke. I know, I know, that stuff'll kill
ya. But everything in moderation.
You should message me if
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You like to talk! I love both light-hearted chit-chat over a beer
(did you watch Stephen Colbert last night?) and intellectual
stimulation over a glass of shiraz (but how could we ever teach a
computer to truly understand human language?). Drop me a line if
you think we'll connect, on any level.
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