American in Berlin
After two years and 22 countries of traveling I'm settling here for free university & healthcare to escape crushing debt from trumpland.
Staying with a friend until I find my own place, know anyone who needs a roommate?
My hobbies include hiking to mountaintop sunsets, eating all the blueberries, dumpsterdiving, couchsurfing, hitchhiking, busking with a ukulele and smashing the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy
Segueing from that, I'm into sex-positivity, intersectional feminism, anti-racism, and anti-fascism. I don't see these things as something you are but rather something you do. Racism is a process, thus anti-racism is a practice not identity.
I used to think I was polyamorous but now I'm not so sure, but just like most other people in their twenties I'm still exploring myself.
I love astronomy, paleontology, oceanography -- ANY science! It's amazing! Anthropology, culture, and social constructs supply endless fascination. And maps and globes are an obsession of mine, I can stare at them for hours (If this is you at all, message me now).
The last semester I was in uni I camped in the woods instead of living in a dorm
The sapiosexual label on okcupid seems so arrogant to me but I have it anyway. Who the fuck doesn't like smart people?
Each of the three times I've taken the MBT I got different results. Consider me an extrovert trapped in an introvert body. I prefer spending my time one-on-one with meaningful people.
Oh, you should know that I find texting very distracting. I don't text often. Please don't take it personally if I don't text you conversationally.
All I speak is English but I'm learning German, wanna help me practice? :)
...aaand looking for jobs in Berlin
If it's Winter, my bright red chullo
There's too many movies I haven't seen, I'm quite deprived. Anyways, I've enjoyed Harold and Maude, Wes Anderson's works, Love Actually, Brothers Quay films are über trippy, Safety Not Guaranteed, Dragon Heart, August Rush, Pan's Labyrinth, Kinsey, The Princess Bride, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Short Bus (I *need* to find someone else who's seen this), Almost Famous, and way more that I'm forgetting. I gushed over Toy Story 3 -- I cried several times. Lately I'm more into indie flicks.
Bill Nye the Science Guy? Ok, look, I don't really watch tv. Not out of arrogance as if I think books are better (which is kinda truuuee) but mostly since electronic media is rediculously addictive and I already waste away my life on reddit, which is more than enough. Oh yeah, not having a tv or a computer for over two years also makes it difficult.
I love all kinds of music yet it doesn't mean as much to me as it does for most other people: I prefer silence more often than not. Music is too distracting for my ADHD/LD brain to focus. When I do get my groove on I prefer variety -- indie to celtic to punk to a cappella to alt-rock to ska to acoustic to the most avant-garde sounds you can think of. Some names I like: Regina Spektor, The Jezabels, Amanda Palmer, Björk, Phoenix, Boards of Canada, and The XX, and I've recently come to terms with myself that I'm a fan of indie pop. Oh and though I almost never go see live music I can still appreciate even the most shitty musicians -- it's the people that matter.
Parsnips, pecans, persimmons, pimento stuffed green olives, and anything pumpkin flavored particularly appease my palate. Food I don't like doesn't exist. Given the opportunity to try something new I will seize it, even if it's svið (boiled sheep's head, an Icelandic delicacy). -- and after having that in my profile for many years I finally went to Iceland and tried it!
Though I'm tempted to delete this since I've realized I've grown old enough that friends, community and close companions are all I want, so multiply that times two.
Consider that a poetic way of responding with "everything."
Need me to be more specific? The interactions between cognition and culture, how perspectives are mediated by our environment, and the psychologies that come out of this. I'm increasingly interested in post-modernism. Oh, right. Specificity. Umm... alienation and community, anarchism, critical pedagogy, digital anthropology, and how the internet and new technologies change the way we think, interact, empathize, communicate -- everything. Formerly I was all about the STEM fields, especially astrophysics, but college thankfully pried open my mind to what else is out there.
Other than that my life is a constant daydream, weaving stories together whenever I'm bored.
and NOT clubbing
In short, message me if pigs fly.