lifestoo
35 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
update: looking for a partner in crime (my expertise is j-walking)

Update: looking for a badminton partner

Update: I'm now focusing on technological change and new media, I no longer have a rooftop garden , and have started dancing.

I like to go to shows -- music, comedy, movies -- play sports and board games, travel, play guitar, bike, and read. I'm looking forward to cultivating my green thumb in the rooftop garden I recently inherited. I grew up close to Minneapolis and lived there most of my life, save the short stint I had as an ESL instructor in Korea and even shorter stint as a permaculturist in Mexico. I decided to come to NY because of my research interests in urban sociology and consumption.
What I’m doing with my life
I am studying for a PhD in sociology and am an adjunct professor. I teach a class on US social movements. I also play a mean game of ping-pong and love philosophizing.
I’m really good at
Weaving around slow walkers without them ruining my day. Decorating Christmas cookies, at least according to my mom. carving Jack-O-lanterns. Analogizing. Climbing trees. Avoiding bandwagons. Enjoying gratuitous puns prefaced with an apology.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look European and don't have a Minnesotan (read Fargo) accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
James Joyce, O'henry, Blink, the tipping point, Foucault, freakonomics, catch-22, herzog, dostoevsky, the new jim crow, corporations are not people.

werner herzog, coen bros, cassavetes, louis bunuel, I heart huckabees, world on a wire

Astral weeks, Chris Garneau, Magnetic Fields, Future Islands

chocolate, Thai, Korean bbq, Japanese, Indian,
The six things I could never do without
illuminations, revelations, revolutions, coffee, the ability to count to six (I knew that would come in handy).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
epistemology, entomology, etymology, and probably other ologies that start with e. eschatology, for instance.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about or not.
You should message me if
You want to meet.
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