26Providence, United States
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What I’m doing with my life
Working in Providence on my thesis in psychology, hopefully opening doors to my future and figuring out what I will do with my life.
I’m really good at
analyzing narratives and writing, both expository stuff and my own stories. I'm great at handling animals. I also like to play the piano for my friends and dates.
The first things people usually notice about me
are my laugh, my empathic nature, my amiability and my love for people. I converse with almost everyone I meet--bus drivers, cabbies, passers-by, waiters, and so on. Animals also fascinate me, and I stop to pat almost every dog that walks by.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fiction: Lolita, The Phantom Tollbooth, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, Black Boy, The Trial and The Metamorphosis by Kafka and The Metamorphoses by Ovid, also Ovid's Ars Amatoria, The Aeneid, Frankenstein, The Song of Roland, anything by Anthony Burgess (who's actually quite the composer as well) but particularly A Clockwork Orange and Honey for the Bears, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Harry Potter, Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Satanic Verses, Omon Ra and Buddha's Little Finger by Victor Pelevin, any and all George Saunders, A. A. Milne's Winnie The Pooh and The House on Pooh Corner, The Catcher in the Rye, some Chekov's "The Student," Anna Karenina, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Woody Allen's Dark Penguin, Daphnis and Chloe, The Golden Ass by Apuleis, Samuel Richardson's Pamela, Charles Dickens's Hard Times, and A Christmas Carol, The Count of Monte Cristo, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pat Barker's Regeneration, The Eye in the Door(, oxford comma!) and The Ghost Road, both Kurt Vonnegut and The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon Williams are good but not necessarily favorites, all Shakespeare, Jeeves and Wooster novels, and of course Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety.

Nonfiction (shorter, I promise): Phil Zimbardo's The Lucifer Effect, anything by David Brooks, Jonathan Weiner's The Beak of the Finch, Tim Weiner's A Legacy of Ashes (fabulous, but hey, everything on the list is fabulous), John T. Cacioppo's Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, Sean Dorrance Kelly's and Hubert Dreyfus's All Things Shining, Ben Mezrich, Tim Harford's The Logic of Life, Super/Freakonomics, Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, and Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.

Poetry: Shakespeare, e e cummings, John Donne, William Blake, Pablo Neruda, Ovid, Horace, Vergil, John Keats, Langston Hughes, and Emily Dickinson.

Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dr. Strangelove, The Jerk, Goodfellas, Star Wars the original trilogy, before George Lucas revamped them, The Last Emperor, Psycho, The Exorcist, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, 1900, Once Upon A Time in America, Toy Story and The Jungle Book.

Shows: The Wire, The Hour, Community, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Ken Burns’s Jazz, The Mighty Boosh, Peep Show, Black Books, The IT Crowd, Blackadder, 30 Rock, Robot Chicken, Star Trek, Star Trek: TNG, Doctor Who and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Music: I like all music. Lots of Jazz, Rock, Rap, Chant, Classical, anything. I even grew to appreciate Cartman singing "Come Sail Away." But the top few musicians (mostly piano music, since that's what I play) lately would be Anonymous 4, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Ennio Morricone, (A few composers: Debussy, Bach, Satie, Stockhausen, Scriabin, Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Ligeti, Chopin, Gershwin, Ravel, Sibelius, Shostakovich) Sviatoslav Richter, Sparklehorse, Friedrich Gulda, Glenn Gould, Bill Coleman, Deadmau5, Skrillex, The King’s Singers, Motown, Stevie Wonder, The Tallis Scholars, Emil Gilels, Peter Serkin, Burt Bacharach, Vladimir Horowitz, Tupac, Chilly Gonzalez Martha Argerich, Marc-André Hamelin, Bob Dylan, Cream, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Nikolai Kapustin, Leonard Bernstein, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Public Enemy (who were great live in Central Park summer '10!) Charlie Parker, Sidney Bechet, Billy Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, [[Nelly], Weather Report, John Lewis and The Modern Jazz Quartet, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrei Gavrilov, Murray Perahia, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Disco, Matt Haimovitz, Bond, Duke Ellington, The Jungle Book Soundtrack, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Luciano Pavarotti, Jim Croce, Gilbert & Sullivan, Beck, Dave Brubeck, Tom Waits, Darius Milhaud, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, Keith Jarrett, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Sting, Michael Jackson, The Who, Thierry Escaich and lots of movie/show soundtracks (Murray Gold rocks it on Doctor Who!

Food: Italian, Chinese, Indian, and occasionally Japanese. Mexican and Spanish is good, just not my favorite.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order
1) Friends, family and people in general
2) Dogs
3) Music
4) My writing
5) Literature
6) Rain dances
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my future, as I have some options. I'm also always thinking about new storylines and things to write about.
On a typical Friday night I am
out on the town, laughing the night away. However they're not all typical Friday nights. Sometimes I stay home and listen to music and read or write, or I play the piano for my friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still occasionally (maybe once or twice a year) watch Digimon to relive some of my childhood bliss. Seasons 1-3 FTW!
You should message me if
you're ready for an adventure.
The two of us