Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Okay I'm in Italy as a teaching assistant for art history at an
American institution here. Good thing about it, is it's pretty much
my dream job, and right out of college. Bad thing, I have pretty
much zero peers. So it's really lonely here. I feel weird about
making friends with the students, and I don't speak Italian (I'm
trying to learn!! If you want to practice English and would like to
help me learn Italian, that would be wonderful!)
So yup, that's where I am right now. The rest of my profile is from
about a year ago, so take what you with a grain of salt, things may
not be true any more.
Okay I am a teaching assistant here. One of three at my school. One
is an American like me, but has been here for a year, so she has a
group of friends already. The other is Italian and grew up in
Florence. Other than those two, who are both very nice at least, I
have no peers. It is very lonely. So message me if you want to just
hang out and practice your English! I would love to make some new
friends here in Florence!
oh geez, I said I'd write this thing later... now I suppose it's
officially later. I keep on meaning to get my /r/okcupid reading
apartmentmate to help me out...
My main squeeze is visual art, but I got a thing for all of the
arts, theatre and music especially. I try and be in musicals when I
have the time, but that's pretty rare. To keep up my singing I work
as a singing waitress on a dinner cruise ship, so that's pretty
to the general public I'm pretty understated, that is, until you
get me interested in something, then I am extremely
Oh, and I'm 1/4th Chinese. I have the most adorable Chinese
grandmother who is full of some intense stories about growing up in
China in the 1900s.
I enjoy nerdy things and nerdy people. I admit I don't know all
that much about video games or science fiction or computers... But
I like people who do :)
I really want to go to Canada.
My current favorite thing on the internet is /r/Pareidolia
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
GOING TO ITALY FOR A YEAR! I'm going to be a teaching assistant for
an amazing professor of art history in Florence, Italy.
Just graduated art school, which is silly because I've pretty much
abandoned art-making for art history (Western art, mostly
Renaissance, but I have a soft spot for the the Middle Ages). My
plans after I graduate are pretty nebulous, I'm probably going to
take a year or too off schooling to get some money and experience,
then I'll go to grad school.
Spent the summer balancing 2 full museum internships, and one job
as a singing waitress with 8 hour shifts.
Now after getting my wisdom teeth out, I have till the 28th to
relax at home and get everything done I still have to do for Italy.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Art History, figure drawings, drawing from life generally, and
And procrastinating. I'm really good at procrastinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'll ask someone.
 I said I'd ask someone... I haven't yet... maybe I will, but
I probably won't.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I have a real soft spot for listening to kids audiobooks. I'm
listening to Sabriel, by Garth Nix (narrated by Tim Curry!) right
now, it's a pretty damn good book. Oh, and Harry Potter.
For more serious reading I like non fiction about science or
history I just finished Just My Type, and now I'm on a typeface
kick. I'm reading Proofiness now, and noticing the amount of
ridiculous numbers smushed into advertisements everywhere.
I'm not a big movie person... I enjoy movies, but I don't go to
movie theaters that often. I love bad movies (The Room), and
Machete (does that also count as a bad movie? I don't think so!) I
like Bergman. And John Waters (but a lot of that's due to living in
Hmm tv shows... I just watched an episode of Modern Family, that
show's really grown on me. I also like: Arrested Development (duh),
Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Harry's Law, Avitar the Last Airbender
(it's fun and well done!), Dead Like Me, Misfits, 30 Rock,
Community, The Simpsons, Being Erica... umm I don't know, I vaguely
like a bunch of TV shows.
I like lots of kinds of food (especially sweets). I don't like
mushrooms or jellyfish or vinegar or olives, that's easier to list
than what I do like.
I listen to a pretty broad swath of music. I usually listen to
50s-60s music. I like Etta James, Frankie Lymon and Aretha
Franklin. I also listen to Sondheim musicals (some other musicals
too, but mostly Sondheim)
I also go on silly binges of classical music and rap. I love
Puccini, and Biggie Smalls. I also (re)discovered Dolly Parton
after following her on Google+ (not much else to do there), and I
think she's great.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
art & the ability to appreciate it,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why quixotic is pronounced the way it is.
Also why some otherwise nice seeming fellows on OkCupid like Ayn
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...well that depends, sometimes I'll be at a friends house,
drinking a bit, and sometimes I'm at home messing around on the
internet, contemplating how I have the WHOLE weekend to do my
homework, and how I really don't need to start yet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Whenever I walk past a patch of clovers I slow down and try to find
a 4 leafed one. Over the summer I found about 2 a month with this
method. I found a 6 leaf clover on Halloween, that was pretty
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think you could best me in a game of 5x5 boggle.
AND/OR if you want to talk to me about Early Renaissance art
history in Florence, if given the chance, I will go on for hours
about it (or really any Western art history till the 1800s... )
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