I'm a descendant of 2 immigrant families (Scandinavian on my father's side, troublemakers on my mother's).
I'm extraordinarily well-traveled, and I feel equally on vacation in the library as in Thailand. I make routine midnight flights to exotic destinations on the private jet I only seem to own while sleeping.
What I’m doing with my life
I have been called a "degree whore" by my best friend; after a Bachelor's at Princeton and a Master's at Oxford, I'm currently studying my Ph.D. at Cambridge.
I also work as a writer. I've published textbooks, poems, newspaper articles, and short stories, and have also written business proposals, love letters, and spectacular drunk text messages.
I’m really good at
- Running (All-American athlete in high school; ran XC at university)
- Mixing Cocktails
- Inventing useless things like powdered water & solar powered flashlights
The first things people usually notice about me
Everything. I can never remember the date for Halloween, so I just
assume that every day is Halloween, and dress accordingly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Ovid, Milton, Tennyson, Wilde, Wolfe, Faulkner, Marquez, Heller, Eugenides
Movies: Requiem for a Dream, American Beauty, Thank You for Smoking, Van Wilder
Music: Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Metallica, AC/DC, Nirvana
Shows: South Park!!!, Archer, Family Guy, Colbert Report, The Daily Show
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The difference between Asian dragons and the European ones. How the
hell is a dragon supposed to fly if it doesn't have wings?
On a typical Friday night I am
No typical Friday :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was eight years old, I was attacked by the most adorable but
ferocious miniature lop-eared rabbit. I've had an irrational fear
of bunnies ever since.
You should message me if
You have at least two senses of humor, OR if you like to run around