31Madison, United States
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My self-summary
I have been living in Madison for three years and have been very happy here. I'm glad to have found a place with good cafes, great beer and many opportunities for cycling. I spend most of my time working, but am always looking for opportunities to do new things around the city. I recently started taking advantage of Madison's classical music offerings and doing so has further increased my enjoyment of living here.

I am intensely focused on my work. The downside of academia is that I need to spend a number of years getting a degree that offers me no guarantee of job security. The upside is that if I succeed, I get to get paid to do exactly what I want to do. It certainly helps that I enjoy being in graduate school and being a part of the academic community.

I get great pleasure out of meeting new people. There's nothing quite like having a great conversation with someone I've just met and it is nice meeting people with whom I can share future experiences.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at UW Madison. My aim is to become a professor of philosophy.
I’m really good at
Making you laugh
The first things people usually notice about me
A random woman on a subway once claimed that I sound exactly like Ira Glass. I don't think she was right, but that's all the data I have at the moment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: In Search of Lost Time, The Man Without Qualities, Gödel Escher Bach, Everything Is Illuminated, Wise Blood, The Chosen, Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Anna Karenina

Lately I've just been reading a lot of essays. I really enjoyed DF Wallace's "A supposedly fun thing..."

Films: The Remains of the Day, 12 Angry Men, The In-Laws, Harold and Maude, The Princess Bride, True Romance, Casablanca, Naked Lunch, A History of Violence, The Ref, Goodbye Lenin, Before Sunrise

Shows: 30 Rock, Dexter, Simpsons (1st ten seasons or so), Louie

Music: These days a lot of Classical. Otherwise, I find myself cycling through whatever I can find, though I fairly consistently like The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Regina Spektor, Cake and Simon and Garfunkel. Two albums that I've recently been enjoying are "I Learned the Hard Way" by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and "Classics" by Ratatat.
Six things I could never do without
Random encounters
Good Beer
Friends and Family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Scientific knowledge, interpersonal relations, aesthetic judgment, whether I'm living as I should, the passage of time
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually either at a symphony, out to dinner with friends, drinking beer or some combination of these activities. Otherwise, sometimes I'll just stay in and relax at home.
You should message me if
You're interested in meeting me. Or if you are just looking for an excuse to ride out to Paoli.
The two of us