Well, I really don't like to summarize myself, but I've put this
off for too long! I'm a student of linguistics in Utrecht, almost
done, only have to do that damned Master thesis! In Utrecht I have
an improv group named Alter Ego. We play theatersport. That's kind
of a big thing, there are tournaments and everything, really. I've
always lived in Arnhem, but I recently moved to Velp, which is
really close to my beloved city. I like to go out, I like to visit
the Barron, and the Move, and sometimes Dollars. My part time job
is the schouwburg theater of Arnhem, and café Mahler.
I play guitar and sing in the Barron in Arnhem on Wednesday nights.
Jam sessions, really nice.
I love the movies. If you like it, I've probably seen it. I really
want to see everything! It's hard work, but you get so much in
return. I'm also a huge youtube fan. I like Vsauce, Scishow,
Minutephysics, Numberphile, etc. I also like to watch a lot of
Christopher Hitchens debates. What a guy! He was the best. I want
to be him. Well, except for the being dead part.
I also like to go bike riding. I have twice biked from Arnhem to
Utrecht. It's quite an experience, everyone should do it. It makes
you realize how small our country really is.
I make background music for poems for a duo named Kila&Babsie.
They make very cool poetry about everyday stuff. We have had a
couple of shows in Utrecht, like on stukafest and de Culturele
What I’m doing with my life
Finishing my linguistics master, working in de Schouwburg,
impovising theatersport, going out, playing guitar, singing in a
I’m really good at
Improv, naming movies and actors, debating the non-existence of
God, thinking of math problems that are to difficult for me to
solve (I do this all the time, example: my room has the same
circumference as the number of square meters. So I've spent alot of
time figuring out how that's possible. Eventually I figured out the
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm quite tall, and I change my hair often, from long to short,
beard, sideburns, clean shaven, ring beard, goatee, beard, repeat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Blade Runner, Dark City, the Matrix (all 3 parts!),
Reservoir Dogs, Alien, Mr. and Mrs Smith, Eternal sunshine of a
spotless mind, 300, Watchmen, The Dark Knight (Rises), Heat,
Irreversible, 2001 space odyssey, etc. Mostly Sci-fi, Action, with
a philosophical side. I used to be into art house, but it's such a
hit-and-miss genre, and I was disappointed too often. Also, Broken
Circle Breakdown, Avatar, Irreversible, trainspotting, 21 grams,
Books: Almost no fiction, unless it's a must read (so I did read
Harry Potter, LOTR, a Song of Ice and Fire, the Godfather). I
prefer informative books, like books by Bill Bryson, Richard
Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens. I just finished shakespeare by Bill
Bryson and The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans de Waal, now I'm
reading A History of Christianity; the first 3000 years, by
Music: Anything with guitars, Fink, Radiohead, Bloc Party, System
of a Down, Tool, a Perfect Circle, Fleet Foxes, Alt-J, JJ Cale, Ane
Brun, Lamb, Steeleye Span, Interpol, Brown Bird, Johnny
Shows: Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, ER, Sopranos,
X-Files, Homeland, Girls, Seinfeld.
The six things I could never do without
My Guitar, my bed, that's it, I guess. Unless we're also talking
body parts, then I could name some more.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The non-existence of god, the objectivity of morality, the fluidity
On a typical Friday night I am
Working in the Schouwburg, watching a movie, or going out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I can make people laugh by dancing, even though I think I
dance very well...
You should message me if
you like a good discussion, you want to meet me in person for no
serious reason, you want to give me some unsolicited advice, make
an intelligent remark, tell a dirty joke.