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I graduated from the University of Illinois having majored in
Political Science and English Lit, which sounded so much better in
the fall of 2005 than in the spring of 2009.
So, yes, I am one of those Midwest transplants you've been hearing
so much about. Apologies for the redundancy. Anyway, after college,
I moseyed on back to my little hometown in Southern Illinois,
leaving a trail of disregarded resumes in my wake, and managed to
kick around there for a couple years. Eventually, I figured that
the locale didn't much suit me and lit out for the promising
cultural landscape of the Northwest with my meager savings.
I lived in hotels for a few weeks, eventually found a roommate on
Craigslist, toiled away as holiday help at the lovely Lloyd Center
(where you can watch girls figure skate to orchestral
interpretations of classic rock standards while wondering if the
slice of Villa Pizza in your hand is going to break rent) and, in
January 2012, in the nick of time, got the first decent job of my
life, working for a company that makes staffing software for
I love Portland. The climate and culture are amazing. There is a
steady stream of great shows, and an intimidatingly vibrant local
music scene that I really haven't even scratched the surface of.
There are great restaurants and great bars everywhere. There are
movie theatres with engaged and knowledgeable people doing
wonderful curatorial work. I've met people through work or through
random interactions that have introduced me to some great stuff,
but it would be nice to meet more people. It would be nice to meet
you, and get to know the things you know.
What I’m doing with my life
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I watch movies, go to shows, listen to music in its recorded form,
read novels, and regularly dabble in doing some writing of my own,
which you can believe or disbelieve based on your assessment of
this profile. Also, I work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing. Feel free to pass judgment on my standard for "really
good" based on what you see here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite books I've read this year so far(2015):
First and foremost, I am obsessed with Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, Redeployment by
Phil Klay, The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt (no,
I haven't finished it, and neither have you, I bet... but it's
really, really good)
Favorite Films of 2014:
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Raid 2
Springsteen, White Lung, Ice Cube, Protomartyr, Parquet Courts,
Prince, Bob Dylan
Mad Men (so sad it's ending!), True Detective, Game of Thrones,
Daily Show, Silicon Valley
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out having drinks with friends, generally.
You should message me if
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