Originally from Texas, I've been in Shanghai for almost 4 years now. I teach American History and Literature at an international school. The first year, I wasn't too enthralled with this city, but despite it's flaws, Shanghai is something of a home for me, now. I do feel like there are benefits of living here that I'm not fully taking advantage of, so I'd like to try to make a little more of an effort seeking out more fulfilling experiences. I love teaching and can't imagine doing anything else, but I've been putting everything into my job at the expense of everything else. This year, I'm trying to find a balance and explore interests outside of work.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a career teacher, exploring the world.
I’m really good at
saying and doing stupid things, wasting time, procrastinating,
bullshitting. I can remember phone numbers for short amounts of
time. I have a good sense of direction most of the time. I can read
maps well. I'm a good google-er.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV - Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia, Futurama, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, The Wire,
Music - Soul, Reggae, Electronic, Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Country,
Punk/Post Punk, New Wave/No Wave, Psychedelic Rock,
Movies - The Graduate, The Big Lebowski, Annie Hall,
Authors - Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Franzen, Kafka, Joseph Heller,
Graham Greene, David Sedaris
The six things I could never do without
You'd be surprise what you can go without and still get by.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever random thing comes into my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
looking for something to do/relax from the week
You should message me if
If you read books and/or wear glasses. If you have something
interesting to talk about. Have opinions and a point of view on