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My self-summary
I love being alive, playing with my dogs, watching stand-up comedy, throwing things into water, climbing trees, playing sports, watching sports, avoiding authority figures, making music, listening to music, seeing live music, being around my grandma, driving in the rain, learning about anything and everything at my disposal, sleeping in when I can, talking to myself, etc.

I grew up in Iowa, did my MFA at the University of Texas, and I'm currently working on my PhD in English at Mizzou. I'm a poet and a writer - I read a lot, write a lot, and talk a lot about reading and writing.

What I’m doing with my life
I'm a PhD student in English at Mizzou. I teach and write.
I’m really good at
making great jokes at bad times, laughing at said jokes, being honest, reading poems, playing a mediocre guitar, throwing glow in the dark balls for my dogs to chase, watching sports in my pajamas, making cinnamon roll pancakes, giving compliments, being generally nice, talking about things I love, throwing books, shooting threes, talking to old people, making big splashes in bodies of water, climbing mountains, smiling at strangers, playing with kids, spreading liberal propaganda, studying religion, taking naps in my hammock, talking about my feelings.
The first things people usually notice about me
from one of you lovelies on OKC:

"You look like Nathan Fillion and Jason Bateman had a sexy love child."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a hopeless bibliophile, typically reading many books at once (a writer's curse). Lots of poetry, some fiction, criticism, philosophy and theology.

Movies: Tree of Life, Annie Hall, Life is Beautiful, Big Fish, The Green Mile, Il Postino, I Heart Huckabees, Dumb and Dumber, The Mighty Ducks, Space Jam, Good Will Hunting, The Sandlot, Crocodile Dundee.

Shows: Six Feet Under, Game of Thrones, The Wire, The West Wing, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Daily Show, Lost, Broad City, True Detective (season one) Workaholics, Friday Night Lights, Pushing Daisies, Homeland, Louie, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars.

Music: Van Morrison, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Anathallo, Explosions in the Sky, El Ten Eleven, Neil Young, Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, John Coltrane, Van Morrison, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison.
The six things I could never do without
1) Books
2) Dogs
3) Nearby Bodies of Water
4) Family
5) Trees
6) Something to write on (and with)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Poems. Stories. Art. Sports. People. Politics. Dogs.
On a typical Friday night I am
In my PJs watching sports or reading a book or both at the same time.
You should message me if
-like to laugh
-want to talk about anything remotely interesting
-want to meet my dogs
-can teach me things I don't know (the list is quite long)
-are nice to people
-love being alive most of the time