I just spent the last five years of my life in Ohio doing my degree and writing about manhood and literature during the 1950s. Now that I'm done with that, I'm moving to DC to do historical work for a year while I try to get into academia the next year. I'll move out there in July, and I'd love to meet new people!
I'm a good writer, I'm really good at teaching (if I don't say so myself), and I'm good at all sorts of games, whether they be board games, video games, poker, or what have you. If you play Secret Hitler or do Escape Rooms that's a bonus.
I also spent some time teaching myself a whole bunch of silly Party tricks: I can solve all kinds of Rubik's cubes, make card castles, yo yo, tell fortunes with cards, etc. Yes, it's all nerdy, but it's a fun way thing to pull out.
Books: The short stories of Jorge Borges are some of my favorites- I could get lost in just one of them for days. I love Cloud Atlas, Infinite Jest, House of Leaves, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and Catch-22. I just reread Slaughterhouse Five and was haunted by how good it was.
Music: I like a lot of classic rock, but lately I've been listening to a lot of piano music while I work. I also am currently really into Elliot Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and Patti Smith, but that's changeable.
I love all sorts of food, and I'm hoping against hope that DC has teriyaki as good as it is in Seattle, where I grew up. I'm happy with anything, so long as it isn't peaches or pineapple. Yuck.
-A good friendly coffee shop- I'm hoping I can find one in DC
-My two cats Izzie and Freya- I just recently adopted them under sad circumstances, but I absolutely adore them, and I could imagine not having them now.
-Unfortunately, try as I might, I need my phone
-The knowledge I get to do something new each day, and work on a new project.
Of course, I'll spend a lot of time thinking about fiction I've read, or stories I've heard. I'm listening to S-Town right now, and that's really in my head at the moment.
If you have a passion for something and really care about it.
If you sometimes have bizarre ideas
If you need a partner in crime.
If you are awesome (or even if you aren't)
You want to!