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. Food. Stories. Time. Pictures. Milkshakes.
I also have a crazy golden retriever who will melt your heart. 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.
I did see Mozart's birthplace recently. This doesn't make me better at anything--but it's a fun fact.
Tolkien, the poetry of Wordsworth, I prefer more classic literature. Reading is more than decoding a semiotic system having been previously mastered--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]
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.
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 have integrity.
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.
Or if you can introduce me to a sloth. I'd like to meet a sloth. And I'd like to road trip to Mount Rushmore. This is a new goal and having a friend along would make it all the better.
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.