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My self-summary
I spent the last six years in graduate school in Austin, TX, but I ultimately decided that a liberal arts PhD was not worth another year without real seasons. So I started looking at non-professorial higher-ed jobs, and now I work at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Here's a list of some more relevant facts:

-I love traveling and, according to my "my pictures" folder, that is the only time I actually take photos of myself.
-I read a lot, and I am in the process of re-discovering this thing known as reading for "fun."
-Back in the day, I would have been an excellent professional hermit.
-But I really am making an effort to get out and get to know my new community.
-I have a cat. She hates you, but don't take it personally.
-I'm excited for winter (I know, I know.)
-I'm really bad at making lists about myself, apparently.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, mostly. I teach writing, so I spend far too much of my time thinking about citation styles.

I've also spent a great deal of the past few months loading and unloading boxes and trying to figure out how to move large pieces of furniture.
I’m really good at
Cooking, baking, coming up with complicated analyses of pop culture while in the shower, and remembering to put my headphones where my cat can't eat them.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I brought dessert.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: My dissertation advisor once described my literary tastes as "nasty Irish boy fiction." I'd like to think my general reading habits are a little more varied than that, but I do like genre fiction.

I will always love Harry Potter, along with most of the other modern fantasy classics (Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett (RIP), Patrick Rothfuss, etc.). My dissertation was going to be on crime fiction, and my love for Tana French's murder mysteries managed to survive that ordeal.

As for literary fiction (ugh, how I hate that term) I adore Louise Erdrich and Column McCann.

I've also gotten really into comics recently (mostly self-contained series because I have no idea where to start with the long-running stuff). I'm a particularly big fan of Brian K. Vaughn and Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips.

Movies: Pan's Labyrinth is, probably, my favorite movie, but Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe (starring the multi-talented and serially-underclothed Jesse Ventura) is perhaps the one I find most entertaining.

Shows: if I judge these based on how many times I've re-watched them, then the clear winners would be Parks and Rec, Father Ted, and Firefly.

Music: I like most indie/folky bands, but only once they've become popular enough to be uncool.

Food: anything and everything.
Six things I could never do without
Once, I came home to find that part of my apartment complex had burned down (not my part, as it turned out). I had only two things on my mind as I ran towards the fire trucks:

1) my cat
2) my laptop

So to those I guess I'd add...

A decent book/show/movie
Morning coffee
Wisconsin cheese
Some form of nature
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Various implausible worst-case scenarios.

How to be a better person (but this usually gives me a headache, so I go back to the unnecessary worrying).
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my friends like a real person - definitely NOT locking my doors/windows and watching Dateline with my cat...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actively avoid looking at my own okc profile.
You should message me if
You want to? I dunno. Does anyone actually listen to what people put in this box?
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