After spending the past six months trying to figure my life out (senior year is rough), I would have thought I had more coherent things to say, but you probably don't care about my "Leadership Experience and Potential," my "Prospective or Current Research Interests," or my list of references. As for my interests, the rest of my profile should give you that.
Suffice it to say, I love to think and chat about most things. I read a ton because I think it helps me connect with what people thought about in the past, but I'd almost always rather hang out with people than books. After all, Shakespeare is dead and we are not. My best friends tend to affectionately call me "obliging;" I'm easy-going and difficult to faze.
I guess if you want to know any more than that, you'll have to ask me. I can't really think of a question a random internet stranger could ask me that I wouldn't answer.
At the moment, I've just moved down to NJ and I'm starting a Ph.D. program in German Literature at Princeton. I'm still not sure that that's not just a dream I haven't woken up from, so I don't have any big plans after that yet. Plus, I don't want to be cocky and assume I'll survive it. There's plenty of time to be future-minded when I'm old and gray.
Movies: Hot Fuzz, Life of Brian, Raiders of the Lost Arc are a few that stand out. I don't tend to watch as many movies, but I'm working on it.
Shows: Firefly, Doctor Who, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Music: My favorite band used to be Queen, but it's probably been They Might Be Giants recently. Honorable mentions by Ben Folds, the Who, and the Band. Debussy is definitely my favorite composer, but I get a bit obsessed with Grieg, Bach, and Beethoven.
-A full library
-A lovely piano
-Some sort of music player
-A warm blanket
I like going out to parties or bars, or just hanging around at home with people. The important thing is having interesting people to chat with. There's also nothing wrong with spending a quiet Friday at home with a book and my iTunes, as long as it's not the norm.