32 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
The last time I was on OKC, I was 29. Time is clearly a thing. I think I am smarter, funnier, nicer, and more self-aware these days, hopefully anyway. Also new is that while I've dated guys and gals before, I haven't started using the b-word until recently. I used to think being bi meant you couldn't decide; I hope any skeptics out there realize what I have over the years--that while it could be about either a guy or a girl, you still make up your mind about one person at a time.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a girls' school in DC, where I am a teacher and dean of students. Most days it feels like my dream job, which is pretty good, I think.
I’m really good at
Following rules, Monday-Thursday NYT crosswords, tuning out the shrieks of teenage girls, sympathy and empathy, using an outside voice in an inside voice situation, reading people, grammar, whipping up a snack, picking songs on a jukebox, overly carbonating a SodaStream beverage, sticking up for the little guy (or gal), raising an eyebrow when my roommate asks, "are you still grading?"
The first things people usually notice about me
My expressiveness, hopefully my kindness, my semi-boisterous laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading Far & Away by Andrew Solomon right now. After a summer trip to Europe, it is hitting the spot. Every sentence is a gem.

In general:

Revolution stories (Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Revolutionary Summer, Founding Brothers), hero stories (Song of Roland, Lattimore's translation of The Iliad, Lincoln biographies), war stories (Killer Angels, any Tim O'Brien, Matterhorn and other Vietnam stuff), Civil Rights stories (Taylor Branch, Howell Raines, Anne Moody), human stories (Anne Tyler, Richard Russo, Kazuo Ishiguro).

Jane Austen adaptations, Shakespeare adaptations, rom-coms.

Ben Sollee, Teddy Thompson, Jon Bellion, Kings of Leon, Gregory Alan Isakov, Gary Clark Jr., Japanese House, 90s alternative stuff, the 70s radio on Spotify, a well-crafted pop anthem (I credit my daily association with the 12-18 set). For grading, the Miles Davis mono recordings, Philly Joe Jones, Gilbert & Sullivan, Nina Simone, movie soundtracks.

MSNBC, Homeland, West Wing, Newsroom, Mad Men, House of Cards, brooding British miniseries, most all Netflix original series. Recent stuff I can't stop talking about: The Night Manager, The Night Of, Stranger Things, Westworld.

Lots of podcasts: You Made It Weird, Keepin' It 1600, Another Round, Planet Money, Mortified, a million more.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Good guitar riffs in my favorite songs, people sitting next to me on the bus, whether my neighbors are annoyed at the volume of my Sonos speakers, what epigraph I'd use for a book, whether my students can tell what I'm thinking when they say things like "Locke? John Locke? Oh yeah, I know him; he was on Lost!", why the Oxford comma exists and what I can do about it.
On a typical Friday night I am
In my office at work listening to an inspirational Spotify playlist while trying to slay my to-do list, watching Rachel Maddow, hanging out with my roommates, taking a train to Bmore to see my fam, at a happy hour, reading New Yorker articles I've saved for the weekend.
You should message me if
You know who you are, you don't know who you are yet, you think movies could be funnier without Will Ferrell, you could/would like to contribute something to trivia night, including wildcard and/or music rounds, you're pretty informed about and/or interested in the world, you wonder if Myers-Briggs Type Indicators mean anything, you see the virtue in workaholics and in people who only vaguely but enthusiastically understand the rules of football.