I like to write letters and postcards and send them out to people or companies that I don't know.
Other delights - small, but noteworthy surprises, story telling, light hearted moments, improv, movies
Love random experiences/ jobs. Have worked at everything from a mascot at the Times Square Toys R Us (Dora the Explorer) , Monster Energy truck driver and rep - Travel Agent - Special ed. teacher - Barista - Papergirl- Falafel maker - Warped Tour gum handler - Face Painter at the Flyers games - etc.
Love watching movies- I want to watch everything- from your more serious Days of Heaven or Knife in the Water to junkier movies like Deuce Biggalo. In fact, this weekend I just hosted a Nicholas Cage marathon- The Rock and Snake Eyes. Pretty quality Nicholas Cage freakouts. Just needed a little John Cusack - Con Air action to even it out.
Attended University of Pennsylvania for a psych degree, but have a career in education
Waiting for it to warm up
Looking to travel
"Working a lot, but hardly working"
I work for a startup international education company in Midtown during the week and manage a small tutoring setup in my free time.
I love helping students- meeting them, creating that personal relationship, seeing them discover, watching them grow.
I think kids are so cool, and I love the unique and creative perspectives that they share. I especially love it when the teens teach me about Bioshock III and Minecraft, while I regale them with the times of Final Fantasy III or Chrono Tirgger. Or when the little girls teach me all sorts of Hello Kitty or Princess dances.
Sending mail love.
Fav Directors. Terrence Malick, P.T. Anderson, Kurosawa, Scorcese, Fellini, Argento.
Music: Cat Power, Japandroids, Macklemore, Elliott Smith, The Smashing Pumpkins, Best Coast, Neon Indian, Arcade Fire, Mogwai, Beach House, Beach Fossils, Neva Dinova, Gogol Bordello, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Beck, Heatmiser, Portishead, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Tom Petty, The White Stripes, Kavinsky, Interpol, New Order, R.E.M., Alt-J
Books: East of Eden, Sometimes a Great Notion, Into the Wild, Dorian Gray, David Copperfield, The Ground Beneath her Feet, The Windup Bird Chronicle, Rabbit Run, The Sun Also Rises, Great Expectations, Better than Running at Night, Sister Carrie, The Beach, Norwegian Wood, The Hunger Games Trilogy, etc.
Authors: Dickens, Hemmingway, Murakami, Rushdie
Show: Carnivale, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Oz, Louie, The IT Crowd, Little Britain Lost, Deadwood (well the first season anyway), Mr. Show, The Office, Superjail
Podcasts: American Public Media, Planet Money, Culturetopia, Freakonomics, Filmspotting, RadioLab, Meet the Director, Fresh Air.
Food: Falafel Sandwiches, tacoes, oatmeal w/ fruit, mangoes
Been pescatarian since I was 8.
I want them not only to learn, but to have fun while doing so. And I want to make my programming more accessible- to reach beyond the student with high level of self-motivation. Education can work for everyone if applied properly.
If it's warm enough, I want to be walking all over the city- up and down to the West Village. Across the Williamsburg or Brooklyn Bridge. Into some show, with a pitstop for takoyaki or fro-yo.
Or I'm seeing Employee of the month or some other show at UCB. Any night is a good night to be rolling, laughing for an hour.
I'd fall into that sweet batch, swimming in Butterscotch Krimpets or peanut butter chocolate cakes. The best packages I'd toss out for my friends to gather into my car trunk for kaking our friends' cars or throwing like darts at street signs.
What is private.. is that while my friends just saw these as ammo. the icing filled my eyes like dollar signs in a Looney Tune. After I had dropped my last friend off, I would take a box of Krimpets into my house and cake by cake, lick all of the icing off.
..or want to exchange snail mail