27 Lowell, United States
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My self-summary
I like ideas. My idea of a great time is having an intense debate with a smart person, getting to the bottom of an interesting issue, and coming to understand things I didn't understand before.

I'm a composer and a flutist, and someday soon I would like to make a living off of music. If you get me talking about music theory, it is difficult to get me to stop.

Other things about me: I like to cook meals from scratch. I walk really fast. I like comics. I have the worst sense of direction of anyone you will ever meet. I spend a lot of time watching kittens frolic on youtube. I am sex-positive but monogamous by personal preference, and I'm the kind of lower-case-f feminist who thinks that the whole idea of gender is essentially bogus.
What I’m doing with my life
Getting my master's in music education. I want to be a high school band director. Teenagers are fascinating people, and I would like to enable them to be band geeks.

Right now I wait tables. It is not a job that is well suited to my personality.
I’m really good at
Figuring out the chords to Disney songs, drawing cartoon representations of myself, making pizza, being rational.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm really opinionated. Also, that I look like Rachel Maddow.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut or Neal Stephenson, Ursula K. LeGuin's The Dispossessed, Dune, ASOIAF.

TV Shows: Star Trek TOS, Firefly, Futurama, Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, QI.

Music: Pretty much everything except avant-garde anti-art. My favorite music to play is jazz, and the music I write is classical-ish (tonal but not functional, if you know the jargon. Heavily influenced by Romantic music but with contemporary elements, like most film music.)

Movies: Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, A Serious Man, Fight Club, Little Miss Sunshine, Clue, O Brother Where Art Thou
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, solitude, good conversations, Wikipedia, my journal, and earplugs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- society and how it works
- how entertainment reflects and influences culture
- music, especially music theory
- language
- gay history
- the psychology and sociology of gender and sexuality
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a single, transparent hair that grows out of the middle of my forehead no matter how many times I pluck it out. Come and get it ladiez, you know you want this.
You should message me if
you want to hang out with me in person. I'm bad at getting to know people over the Internet.