New England native, Tennessee educated, now a Ph.D. candidate at UW. I’m usually playing rugby when I’m not reading and translating ancient stuff. I love language, words, and quick wit.
I love sharing. October. Food. Stories. Time. Pictures. Milkshakes.
I also have a crazy golden retriever. He likes sharing, too. Especially if you're willing to play tug of war with him or throw a ball. Or give him treats. He loves treats. He is my world.
I did see Mozart's birthplace recently. This doesn't make me better at anything--but it's a fun fact.
I love investing in people. I get excited when other people get excited about things. I wanna know what people care about.
I'm very intense.
Tolkien, the poetry of Wordsworth, I prefer more classic literature. Reading is more than decoding some semiotic system--truly, even in one's own, native tongue, reading is an act of translation. Of converting words to thoughts, images, ideas, etc. It is this endeavor that I find quite appealing.
Movies: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dead Poets Society, The Shawshank Redemption, 500 Days of Summer, basically anything Marvel puts out, Blackfish, How to Train Your Dragon [1 & 2]. I will probably ask you what your top 5 favorite movies of all time are.
Shows: Game. Of. Thrones! Stranger Things is a new recent favorite. If you think the LOST finale was good then we will have something to debate.
Music: Largely depends on my mood. I love acoustic stuff--Damien Rice, Coldplay, Mayer, DMB, Mumford, etc.
I have a sweet tooth and wish I didn't. Just hand over the chocolate already.
Boston Sports (read: identity)
Coffee should probably be on here. And my Chemex...but those things go together. My slow cooker. Oh, and my goofy, goofy dog.
Why I don't ever have enough shelf space for my books. Every time I get a new bookshelf, I'm out of shelf space again. It's a nice problem to have, but makes it difficult to keep my apartment clean.
How I become increasingly convinced that I was born either a few years too early or a few years too late.
Also how I can come to enjoy scotch in a more refined manner.
If you love dogs and would like to have a puppy play date...or, more simply, if you'd just like to meet Odin, The Alföðr.
Definitely if you're into honesty. If you're not into playing games. And if you want to have all kinds of awesome adventures and good conversation.