Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I recently went through a kind of re-invention of my life. I've had
a few big changes happen that are too lengthy to describe here, and
after first buying a bunch of new furniture, I am trying to expand
my social life that was limited for a long time. I also started
going to the gym a few months ago, and cut my hair down back to a
normal look. Not really sure what I was thinking with the long
Quickie bio: I'm from near San Francisco. I've lived in Manila. I'm
now in Houston. Not sure if I'm going to stay or not, but if my
current plans work out, I'll be here for a while.
I live with two cats. I would say I own two cats, but they are
cats, and as such the distinction of owner/owned in the
relationship is rather blurry.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working on two degrees at the University of Houston, a BA in
History and a BA in Liberal Studies with minors in Art History and
Anthropology, and will be graduating in early May. I plan on
pursuing a Masters in Global Affairs, hopefully at Rice so I can
stay in town.
I'm still in college at the age of 26 because for years I've been a
part time student while working a job. I only take a few classes
per semester, so it's going slower than it would for a normal full
time student. On the plus side, the job pays for the school, so
while it'll take me longer to graduate, I will graduate completely
debt-free, along with about 8 years of work experience. Also the
time has allowed me to pursue a second degree and be absolutely
certain with what I want to be doing with my life. Finally going to
be graduating this May, then straight on into grad school.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh. I'm great at finding jokes to make
mid-conversation, but if asked to tell a joke out of any context, I
have maybe 2 or 3 I can fall back on and nothing else.
Writing papers. I can pound out 5-page papers in my sleep. Super
useful skill in college. Not really sure how much value it has
outside of that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Apparently my voice. I think it's perfectly normal, but I've had
quite a few people comment on how deep it is.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Fiction: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut. I'm also a sucker for Russian
novels - Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, etc. A Dostoevsky novel is actually
where my online name comes from (points to you if you can name it
without the help of Google).
Non-fiction: mostly history books, and then mostly relating to
Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. Sideshow, A Bright and Shining Lie,
Masters of War, etc.
Movies: It's easier to just say that if it's made by Francis Ford
Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Richie, Stanley Kubrick,
Dreamworks, or Pixar, I like it. There are other movies I like, but
I don't like making long lists and having to remember "oh, yeah,
that movie that had I think Tom Hanks in it that I saw maybe 10-12
years ago was good..."
TV: Doctor Who, Top Gear, and QI. BBC programming in general,
Music: Pretty much anything except violent, obscene gangster rap
and country music. I don't generally like artists so much as songs.
Most artists have some good songs and some shit ones, so I don't
make blanket statements about liking specific artists generally.
The only band I can point to right now as one I really like across
the board is The Family Crest. Everything they've ever put out has
Food: I love it. All of it. Anything edible I'll eat and probably
enjoy. Except nuts. I just can't stand nuts. No idea why.
Vietnamese food I like especially. It's cheap, delicious, healthy,
and as of the past 2 or 3 years, really readily available
throughout the city.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Internal plumbing (shower, toilet, etc.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Many things. I try to not obsess too much over anything generally.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either at home or out at a bar with a friend or friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a stuffed animal collection larger than the armies of some
You should message me if
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You have read this far. I like talking to people. Message me for no
good reason whatsoever and I'll probably respond.
Although do try and put at least a little effort into it. One
sentence messages with no capitalization and no punctuation will be
deleted without a second thought, and a message with no effort at
all just saying something like "hey, you should message me" will be
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