For a few years, I was a world traveler. I lived in Korea for about a year and a half teaching English, and tried very hard to fill up my passport with stamps all across Asia. Recently, I've been rediscovering Europe, visiting friends in Wiesbaden and Toulouse. My last trip was to Norway. I'd like to head to Eastern Europe in the next few years, and I still think about Korea. If I could lead a trip to help take my students to Thailand and Laos, that would be amazing. You could probably find photos from my travels on flickr if you used some ingenuity (or not; ask if you're interested).
Things I love: good mechanical pencils, Sharpies, extra sticky post-it notes, dark chocolate, French Roast coffee, snoozing my alarm to listen to MPR, good Korean BBQ, multilinguals, brass bands playing in the streets, photo booths, and the Minnesota State Fair.
Things I hate: IM-ing, cold toes, gum disease, dogmatic types, waiting for the number 5 bus, sleep deprivation, tree pollen, and cigarette smoke (I secretly love that last one, but it doesn't love me so much).
I am sometimes romantic, frequently fantastic, and often pedantic
I'm working out how I can fit some traveling into the next year.
I love old movies of all stripes, and used to spend a lot of time at the Oak Street. Favorites: Pierrot le Fou, or anything by Godard; Black Cat, White Cat; Beat Girl. I also am partial to Judd Apatow's movies.
Music: Yep, music is good. I am partial to records. Recent listens: The Lowest Pair, The Wedding Present, and Anderson Paak.
Podcasts: I listen to podcasts more than music these days. Favorites include 99% Invisible, Gastropod, The Allusionist, and Pop Culture Happy Hour.
Food: Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, and Indian are at the top of my list. I love sushi, but not in the winter. I'll try just about anything, although I don't think I'll ever eat Korean silkworms--they just stink too much. Oh, and Brasa and Broder's are two of my all-time favorites. Lately, I've been eating a lot of picnic meals. Clubhouse Jäger and Eat Street Social have some very nice patios.
Fitting meditation back into my schedule.
You might also want to message me if you'd like to geek out about fonts, poster artists, twee vs. indie, digital vs. film, or sociolinguistics. Or if you think we might get on. Or if you want to play some cribbage, watch some soccer, or go for a hike.