coolkered
31 Louisville, United States
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My self-summary
A slightly inebriated friend was helping me update my profile, and this, verbatim, is how she described me:

"open-minded, non-judgmental, happy-go-lucky, likes debates, multi-faceted, strong beliefs, loves to turn people on to new things. Not a dreamcrusher. Takes bad ideas and makes them good. Classy, clever, and quick-witted. Arouses slightly above average minds. Everyone would benefit from knowing him."

That's how I look through beer goggles, but even if you're sober, I'd still like to think I'm relatively pleasant company.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my Ph.D. in geography at the University of Kentucky. Recently relocated to Louisville to teach while I finish writing the dissertation.

Longer term, I want to do a combination of teaching, research, and other more immediately "practical" work to make the world a better place.
I’m really good at
mixing drinks, serving drinks, drinking drinks

cooking and eating

reading, writing, and arithmetic (in that order)

kareoke

anything involving a bed

self-deprecation
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not entirely sure I would want to know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Americanah, Middlesex, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Notes from Underground, Questions of Travel

Music: I've been listening to a lot of 2Pac, Dixie Chicks, and Frank Sinatra lately. Ask me next week and it will probably be something different.

Food: I'm a vegetarian, and aside from meat, I enjoy almost any kind of food, particularly things that are locally grown or produced.
The six things I could never do without
water (obvious, I know, but a few years ago I made a new year's resolution to stay hydrated, and the quality of my life has since improved significantly).

laptop, mobile phone, and other cyborg appendages.

family, friends, and random strangers

vodka

paneer

intellectual stimulation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the work that I should be doing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about or, alternatively, in.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a fairly open person, so if you ask me about something, chances are that I'm happy to talk about it.
You should message me if
you are interested in any of the following things: bad pop music, good food, cheap wine, gardening, writing, cocktails, coffee, and/or me.
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