Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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* Natural Activity! I love spending time outdoors. Running, rock
climbing, frisbee, hiking, you name it.
* Persistent Optimism! When I fall off a horse, or ski face-first
into a tree, I laugh, get back on the horse, skis, or other
experimental transport and keep on going.
* Liberal Worldview! I'm interested in equality of opportunity, in
rational government and intelligent dialog. I'm open to new ideas
and love to find out I was wrong about something. I like
politicking and have spent quite a lot of time volunteering for
campaigns over the past few years.
* Musical Machinations! Loud drum solos, and enthusiastic piano
playing! Skill not guaranteed.
* Winter Hardiness! Biking in January may be dangerous but it's
hard to feel more badass than when skidding through an ice patch on
the 10th Avenue Bridge.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm really interested in economic policy and "the rules of the
game" -- how marketplaces form, function and fail. To that end, I'm
in the Economics Ph.D. program at the U. It's a good mix of
activities for me; I teach introductory level courses to
undergraduates and read huge numbers of research papers.
In the long run, I hope to have a pretty hands-on policy role.
Whether that means academia, non-profits, or the private sector is
still up in the air.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
love hearing stories. The subject doesn't always matter much to me
-- I like the turn of phrase, the details different people choose
to emphasize. Do you have some interesting or controversial
opinions? Let's her it! I'll let you talk my ear off and enjoy
every minute of it.
groups I like to entertain and improvise -- the concept of "yes,
and..." is one of my favorite ideas. I like to throw in the sly
quips, the quick callbacks, and the occasional trip down the
crooked road of absurdity.
. Intense drama with larger-than-life characters, absurd
situation, narrow escapes, vigorous hand gestures, and a guarantee
(with only the slightest hint of a wink) that everything I'm
telling you actually happened.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Definitely my voice. Pretty deep, pretty loud. OK, maybe more loud
than deep. Not to mention a couple of ridiculous laughs that come
out from time to time when a joke really gets to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I read a lot -- mostly from the library. But, if I'm looking
for something to enjoy on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I'll look for
, Chuck Palahniuk
, Tom Friedman
, Neal Stephenson
, and, to be
. Two movies that make you think
hard about the nature of reality and how we alter our perception to
match what we desire. Otherwise, give me an action movie or a good
drama any day.
Music: I enjoy quite a wide variety of music. I was brought up on a
diet of classical music and oldies, and my love for those styles
has hung around through the years. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy
ridiculous pop (especially when out dancing) too. I suppose as long
as there is something interesting about the music -- whether
instrumentation, lyrics, melodic structure, or otherwise, I'm up
Here are some bands I think are pretty good: Spoon
, Vampire Weekend
, OK Go
, Grizzly Bear
, Fleet Foxes
, The Killers
, Ben Folds
, Reel Big Fish
, They Might Be
, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Food: I love cooking for people -- I make pretty mean lasanga,
fried chicken, and banana bread. I'll try anything twice, and my
copy of The Joy of Cooking is delightfully worn.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Healthy food to eat -- preferably home cooked.
Something interesting to read.
My bike, to go exploring.
A frisbee, for a little fun.
Some green space.
A decent camera to capture the experience.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The art of storytelling -- what makes good characters, what
features in a story grab different audiences, what makes a good
ending. Any story, if told well, can be entertaining.
I like to take my time when making large personal decisions -- get
the facts, see what my gut feel is, consider consequences, that
sort of thing.
I love moral conundrums and I've spent a lot of time wondering
about moral grey areas. I sometimes find it difficult to deal in
absolutes, so I find myself frustrated with a lot of the questions
OKCupid likes to ask me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Some mixture of:
* bike rides
* card games (particularly Tichu)
* gin and tonic
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I beatbox in the shower. Every day.
You should message me if
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If you're excited by the thought of an intense Bananagrams
If you like long bike rides with no particular destination except a
nice spot for a picnic.
If you have a story to tell.
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