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I wish I knew why things are the way they are. I find the world
around me both fascinating and yet rather puzzling. I don't know
quite what to make of it, and I'm not sure I'm making much progress
in grasping its workings. I'm not sure if this justifies my
existence as a Ph.D student, or provides a really good argument for
getting out of my Ph.D program.
I suppose to distract from the inanity of the world around me, I
like adventures. Running, biking, swimming (yes, I do triathlons),
and just seeing new places. By the way, if anyone who is reading
this knows how to kitesurf, please message me--I really want to
learn. Really really really want to learn.
I also have a strong sarcastic streak about me. I'm fairly good at
knowing when to butt in and provide some witty remark, although
this sometimes gets me into trouble if people don't know me too
well. I once suggested to someone who does health work in Kenya
that she should visit the hospital where President Obama was
born--it took her a little while to pick up on my intentions.
What I’m doing with my life
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Surviving graduate school (ie. studying a lot). And reading books
and baking cookies--both have their own delights.
I also try to get outside. I do actually get outside. That's a
great thing about North Carolina--there are still plenty of places
to hike, bike, and swim where I won't see too many people, and get
to reconnoiter with nature.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding cheap airline tickets--I wrote an ebook about this back in
the day. (You weren't expecting that, were you?)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm often quiet in social settings and I usually don't get noticed
until I make some pointed joke. So probably some bit of sarcastic
social commentary is what ends up getting noticed first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: White Teeth (it's not about dentistry, despite being asked
about this on an airplane once), Catch 22, Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy, and Twilight in the Desert are a few of my favorite books
TV shows: The Simpsons, Arrested Development, The Office
Food: Indian food. That's not to say there's anything wrong with
Thai food, Chinese food, or Mediterranean food, but Indian food is
really the best.
Music: Celtic music, for the most part. I'm trying to gather as
many versions of the tune Calliope House at the moment.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good book (a recent issue of The Economist might be an
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My research, unfortunately. But also where to hike or travel in the
future (I do have a life!) I always have plenty of good ideas for
trips floating around--just not the time nor the money to take all
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Watching a movie or baking something. I bake really good cookies,
according to other people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am one of the three people in America who actually has a Discover
Card. Yes, I am pretty sure that there are only three of us.
You should message me if
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