I've been at the same university for 17 years and counting. I probably need to work on my fear of change...
I have an Irish first name and a Finnish last name, but am neither Irish nor Finnish (I do love both countries' beers, however).
I never took piano lessons, but as a kid I memorized the fingering for Chariots of Fire. Please let me know if you're planning on doing anything in slow-motion and need an accompanist.
I concur with cummings: yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds
My Erdős number is 4.
Magazine: New Yorker
Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Pandora station seed: Dirty Projectors
French goddess: Christine and the Queens
Food: Tacos at El Mitote (UWSers know what I'm talking about)
Astronomical event: Manhattanhenge
Wines from Piedmont
Saucony running shoes
Phone charging opportunities
MATLAB & Python
Eye contact on the subway
Imbibing innumerable intoxicants.
Oh, and cursing the 3 am subway system.