28 Gibsonville, United States
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My self-summary
I dabble a lot and have had several random hobbies. I hope this helps me to relate to other people better.

I play violin, piano, and guitar well enough that it's usually fun. I cook for the sake of the adventure whenever I have time. I collect ties and enjoy ballroom dancing.

Someday (when I'm not teaching English anymore) I might read all the works of Shakespeare within a month or two and by the end I'll be speaking like an Elizabethan. It will drive most people crazy, but it will be fun. Language is really cool, and puns light up my world.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach English. I've worked in Marseille, France; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Podolsk and Moscow, Russia. Right now I'm teaching ESL in my hometown while going to NC State for computer programming.
I’m really good at
scheduling, but not quite as good at keeping to the schedule.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Dostoevsky and Forster are probably my favorite authors. I'm starting to enjoy reading about history lately, especially of the Islamic world.
Also fantasy: the Silmarillion is the best. I'll confess with some shame that I occasionally enjoy select Harry Potter fan fiction.

Poetry is amazing, especially Browning, Baudelaire, and Eliot.

Some of my favorite movies are Forrest Gump, the Princess Bride, Manon des Sources, Casablanca, and My Fair Lady.

Generally I stay away from TV shows unless they're in another language, but I'm not above giving them a chance with the right recommendation.

These days I mostly listen to Mahler's symphonies, but occasionally I'll find a catchy pop artist that I obsess over for a few weeks. The latest one is Christina Perri.

Indian is probably my favorite food, but Mediterranean is close behind. Thai and Japanese are also good. I love cooking; especially with legumes (meat is a rarity for me).
The six things I could never do without
1. Some way to contact my parents--we're pretty close and their wisdom is very important to me.
2. A book
3. Clothes that don't make me feel like a slob.
4. Some musical instrument
That's probably it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to be more productive, what to do in the future, how to learn languages, why the world is how it is, the problem of evil...
On a typical Friday night I am
reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I put random things on my head. It's a hereditary affliction, honestly.
You should message me if
you would like:
- to discuss your career. Not that I can help (unless you're thinking about teaching English overseas) but I love talking about it.
- to complain about Derrida.
- to tell me something cool/unique about some language you know/are learning.
- to.