Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a graduate from A&M twice over. For now I’m working as a
tutor while I pursue my primary interest which is Ballroom Dance. I
almost always wear a tie.
I'm a proponent of simple living in the tradition of Thoreau (sans
the lakeside cabin). Fortunately it is still possible to do without
most consumer products, although I do have a weakness for
technology. I think the important thing is to make deliberate
choices with regard to need and want. There is a little hint of
Buddhist philosophy in there too, with the detachment and whatnot.
(this paragraph is teh sexy, right?)
So, I spend a considerable amount of time driving between College
Station and Houston. I live in College Station, but my dance
partner and coach are in Houston, and I use the excuse to spend
time with my nieces and nephew (is there a gender neutral word for
a siblings' offspring? There should be.) in Richmond.
(I like making parenthetical statements, even in speech.)
What I’m doing with my life
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I can’t seem to stop being a student, right now I’m studying
in the hopes of teaching and dancing professionally down
the line. To support myself I tutor for Dynamics, Vibrations, and
Controls (more generally: Mechanical Engineering) courses at
I’ve ramped up my training in the last year. I have been teaching a
few lessons here-and-there, but mainly I'm preparing for upcoming
competitions with my lovely partner, Leah.
I also do crossfit at least 3 times a week.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dancing a waltz, teaching, falling asleep during movies, and
feeling awkward about writing about myself.
I'm quite handy with a sewing machine, and have fabricated custom
backpacking equipment, luggage, a pretty sweet messenger bag,
bowties, &c. Pretty much whatever I think I might want.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My easy going stride, my high fastening pants, the incredible
lightness of me.
[this question is dumb]
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like to read propaganda mostly; anti-religion, pro-science
(especially biology), neo-socialist, anti-corporate,
pseudo-philosophical propaganda. Mary Roach is easily my favorite
I like bio-pics, documentaries, and absurd shit (I ♥ I ♥ Huckabees
and Magnolia). Most things starring Clare Danes, Peter Sellers,
Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Ed Norton, and Fred Astaire. Also,
anything by Luc Besson or Kevin Smith. The Rocky Horror Picture
Show is my absolute favorite.
I listen to more ballroom music than any normal person should, but
apart from that I really like The New Pornographers; Imogen Heap;
Ani Difranco; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; Neko Case; Norah
Jones; Sun Kil Moon; Frightened Rabbit, Crystal Castles, Beach
House. There isn't much that I don't like (except
I enjoy spicy foods, namely Indian, Thai, and Korean.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
[obligatory snarky response about air, water, food, and shelter]
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I find learning to be a very interesting phenomenon, and I want to
understand how it happens. I guess that is one of the things that I
really like about tutoring, I get to experiment with teaching and
the learning process on a fairly large sample of people.
The creative process in general, but specifically the actualization
of thought. Taking some problem that you want to solve from a rough
concept of the problem, to an idealized solution, and finally to a
finished product. It is strange to consider, but the product had to
exist in its final state well before it was made. I can make the
finished product out of wood, metal, plastic, or canvas. But what
I'm more interested in what the idea is made of, and how it came to
Coercion. The nature of it, and how to avoid participating in
coercive behavior (both as recipient and as instigator). I think
that much of what we consider evil in the world is a direct result
of coercive behavior, and I want no part of it. Every person should
be free to exercise their own moral agency, I have no right to
interfere in that by insisting they behave a certain way.
Polyamory: I'm currently in a relationship with a woman who has
been in a polyamorous relationship before, and I'm curious about
the mechanics of such a relationship.
Choreography: Any time I listen to music I can’t help but think
about how to move to it. Presently a Samba to Fiona Apple (Hot
Sailing around the world: Not necessarily under sail. Not necessary
around-the-world, but to exciting ports strewn about the globe. I
think I can make this one happen in the next three years.
Working problems with students: Gotta make that paper.
Living deliberately: Wish I didn’t have to make that paper.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing, or hanging out with my house-mates. Usually dancing.
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