Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm 27 and still silly enough to think that I'm going to have it
all figured out one day. Just you wait. The revelations that will
make life easy as pie are juuuuust around the corner! (OK, maybe
I'm a maniac for things of the highest quality. I'd rather listen
to a really, really good song 200 times than listen to 200 pretty
good songs once. Not that listening to 200 pretty good songs once
is bad. It's perfectly alright. It just doesn't light that
I am virtually incapable of deception. I never figured out how to
operate in the middle ground between candor and silence. This can
make it hard for me to open up to people initially. I'm a bit shy,
and it's scary to jump into full-on openness with new people. But I
find that it works out virtually every time. I'm working on
trusting that that's really how it is.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've done a bit of traveling. I taught English in Korea from 2009
to 2011. I had never left the country before moving to Seoul, but
it seemed like the right move, so I went for it. I got to visit
Japan and Thailand as well. Traveling is great because it's very
life-affirming. It starts with the premise that the world is full
of great things, worth making sacrifices to see and
I like (good) music festivals. Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,
up in Live Oak, is my favorite place on Earth.
I'm working at an office-y type office job doing office things. It
is OK. The people are nice, and it pays the bills. I will probably
be going back to school to become either a counselor/therapist or a
technical writer. Very different paths, but both based around
communication, which I think is what I'm best at.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
OK, but seriously. I try to be a good listener, and I usually think
that I am. I also think that I'm getting pretty good at knowing
when I should make decisions based on intuition and when I should
rely on reason. I've been working on that consciously for a while
now. Both are totally essential to a happy and healthy life, but
it's pretty tricky to get the balance right.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know. I don't think this question is very important.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Murakami, Vonnegut, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, Harry
Movies: Spirited Away, Children of Men
TV: Mad Men, The Wire
Music: Animal Collective, The Mountain Goats, Rilo Kiley, The
Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Portugal. The Man
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
friendship, music festivals, days so sunny that it's almost too
bright to see, sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones, trees that look
like green exploding fireworks, laundry hot out of the dryer, the
sound of wind howling in my ears when i ride my bike, bursts of
manic energy that sustain me for days, that beautiful sound in the
voices of friends that i call unexpectedly and they are so glad to
see that it's me that's calling them, the written word, that
feeling i get when i'm doing something improvisational like trying
to find the perfect words to comfort a friend and the answer is
just. right. there. and for a second everything,
everything in the universe is all aligned.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
1. The direction of civilization. Where are we going? What will the
future look like? I feel like the world is generally more just than
it was in the past. Is this based on some kind of law of human
nature, or is it basically happenstance?
2. When I find a really inspiring piece of art, regardless of
medium, I will study the hell out of it until I "get it."
3. I mentally rehearse things I'm going to say to people allll the
time. Like I said, I'm a little on the shy side, so this is how I
deal with that. Sometimes I think I do it too much, but... it
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I'm not too tired, I will usually want to go out and do
something. What it is doesn't matter all that much. As long as I
feel engaged with life. Dinner with friends? Sure. A movie? OK. But
if I feel like I'll get that feeling of living, really LIVING, by
reading a book on a Friday night, then I am perfectly happy reading
a book on a Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't know if this really goes here, but a lot of people seem to
be very private about this kind of thing. I have an autoimmune
disease called Sjogren's syndrome. It's not really too big a deal,
but I have live a really healthy lifestyle in order to feel
"normal" and sometimes I get tired for no real reason. Also, I will
never be able to eat a single cracker without a glass of water
EVER! (Look up Sjogren's, if that doesn't make sense)
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