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My self-summary
I'm Jacob! Isn't that exciting? Well, perhaps not, or perhaps so. I am a long winded, Ohio-born yet currently living in Louisiana Graduate Student at LSU.

Some people have described me as laid back, a description I actually disagree with. Truth be told, I'm actually a really excitable person. I always find the best way to go about life is to endeavor to enjoy the things to like/care about to the greatest degree that you can. However, at the same time I do feel the need to never feign concern over things that I really don't care about. It could be said tlhat my motto in life is: Take life seriously, but don't take it seriously. Seems like an oxymoron doesn't it? I guess what I really mean by this axiom is that there are important things in life that need our attention and our concern, however, that doesn't mean that one can't enjoy life.

Having a set of beliefs very important to me. By that I don't mean religion, in fact, that is the exact opposite of what I mean. Seek out some knowledge, form some opinions, and think about what's going on in the world. As for the things I believe in, I'm liberal, I'm secular, and overall I believe that human beings shouldn't be dominated by other human beings. (That is NOT a Libertarian argument, those fools seem to think that the state is the only thing that can dominate a person, where it is actually a solution to the rich dominating the poor.)
What I’m doing with my life
Currently, I'm obtaining my PhD in Political Science at LSU. I'm specializing in judicial politics. Ultimately, my main goal in life is to be the best teacher I can be and through the college education system create a ton of lawyers that will fight for social justice.
I’m really good at
Making a 3 word phrase into a 22 word phrase. (Wait is that something to really be bragging about?)
Bass Guitar
I think I'm a good writer
The first things people usually notice about me
Blue eyes
I like soccer
I love the Cleveland Sports teams
I speak with my hands
I really really really like Batman and Star Wars
I not so secretly want to be British
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music is probably the biggest thing I'm into. Overall, my main rubric when looking at whether I like or dislike music is whether or not I appreciate the craft of writing behind it. It doesn't have to necessarily be complex, but if there's something I find musically interesting going on, I'm going to at least give it a chance. Genre-wise, my favorite type of music is post punk. My favorite bands of all time, in no order are: Joy Division, The Pixies, Rush, The Smiths, The Clash, The Chameleons, The Smiths, XTC, and Bruce Springsteen.

Some of my favorite movies are: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Love and Death, The Empire Strikes Back, Mallrats, Citizen Kane, etc.

Some of my favorite TV shows: 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Doctor Who, Sports Night, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, etc.

Some of my favorite books: Hamlet, Macbeth, Trainspotting, Dune, Batman comics, Harry Potter, etc.
Six things I could never do without
1. The People I care about
2. Music
3. Sports
4. Jokes
5. Booze
6. Secularism
7. More Jokes
8. This Ashtray
9. This Paddle game
10. This Remote Control
11. and this Lamp that's all I need.
12. and a robust ability to not be constricted on how many things I can list
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where did I leave my shoes/keys/cell phone?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my friends, cracking jokes, and singing songs at 4am that my mom had played on repeat from 1985 to 1993
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was 17 years old I tore my ACL in a warm up basketball game. I tore it by trying to dunk and came down stiff legged, the only reason I even tried to dunk was to impress this girl in the stands.
The two of us