40Xiamen, China
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My self-summary
I'll be moving to Xiamen in the summer but I'm not there yet. Right now I'm in Hefei, Anhui. I plan to move to Xiamen in July.I enjoy drawing, reading, hiking, and writing stories.
I've traveled a lot in the past few years. I've taught in China, South Korea, and Poland. I've met all kinds of fascinating people and had interesting experiences.
I'm equally at home sitting comfortably and warmly in a café with a good book or in the middle of a mountain range with an unshaven face, dirty jeans, and some bears for friends.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an English Teacher in Hefei. I am trying to learn Chinese but it's very difficult. It's fun but I make mistakes a lot!
I’m really good at
Walking ridiculously long distances, especially when outdoors.

Misspelling the word 'Restaurant.'

Becoming instant friends with dogs.

Wishing that I knew how to cook with wine instead of just cooking the pasta, pouring a little wine on it, and then drinking the rest of the wine.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height?, my voice?, or perhaps it's my need to have a book under my arm wherever I go.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These lists are by no means exhaustive. There's too much to include.
Books: The Stand, American Gods, Kung Fu High School, The Kalevala, The Graveyard Book, Of Mice and Men, MacBeth, The Chronicles of Amber...

Movies: Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, One Crazy Summer, Better Off Dead, Police Academy 3 &4, Enter the Dragon, Mud...

Shows: House, Who's Line Is It Anyway?, Band of Brothers, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, South Park, Mythbusters...

Music: Currently listening to Reggie Watts, The Beatles, Seven Nations, Sting, Men At Work, U2, Queen, David Bowie, The Chieftains, Social Distortion, The Foo Fighters, Natalie Merchant, Evanesance, Within Temptation, Nine Inch Nails...
Six things I could never do without
Animals. I'm a fan of just about everyone nonhuman. (with the exceptions of ticks and mosquitos.)

Nature. (specifically the ocean. I've noticed that I experience ocean withdrawal when I'm away from the coast for long.)

Books, because I love stories.

Movies, because I love stories.

My family. We're a big gaggle of crazy New Englanders.

A good pair of shoes. One of my favorite past times is, simply, wandering.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why do people misuse the word "There's" so often?

Should I actually tell kids that they will never use algebra in adult life?

Why is Julia Roberts famous?

Am I only person on Earth that doesn't have an iPhone yet?

What would I do if I were Superman/ James Bond?
On a typical Friday night I am
It varies. I've been watching too many movies lately, so I'm up for some more interesting Friday night ideas.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have vowed to cut down on my coffee consumption approximately 10,000 times in my life and have never actually done so.
You should message me if
I just moved here and my ultimate goal is to meet people, face to face. If you message me, please write something more than "Hi" or "Hello." Short messages like that don't tell me much about your personality. I tend to like artistic and outdoorsy people.
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