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My self-summary
I still show up for gentleman's practice in the company of lead dancers, hoping their grace will get stuck in my shoes.

I’m the guy who gets up early in the morning to go running because I enjoy being the loudest thing on the street. I spent time reading and writing rather than learning to properly swing a baseball bat, but if you kick a ball my way I can not embarrass myself on the field.

Culture junkie, news addict, and music aficionado, I enjoy listening to NPR and reading the paper. I still find value in the thoughtfulness of the written word—I try to write friends or family one handwritten note or longform letter a week.

I'm a guy who talks to my brothers almost every day, just because we enjoy sharing laughs and clowning around with each other, and can honestly say that my parents are friends. My friends, in turn, I treat like family.

I’ve fallen asleep with highlighters in hand and ruined my sheets. I drink a cup of coffee almost every morning, not because I am dependent on the caffeine, but because I love the smell. I read books in threes.

I can’t imagine a life without academia or art, simply working a 9-5 and crunching numbers. I am the sort of person who color-codes my notes, eats granola and fruit for breakfast, and almost always orders my favorite dish at a restaurant—but I’ll try most anything once.

Spontaneity adored, consideration appreciated.
What I’m doing with my life
Pursuing my doctorate and teaching here in DC. My research in on the intersection of performance and disability in pop culture. I also freelance as a writer and dramaturg for a few theater companies around the country.
I’m really good at
A surprising collection of things. From basketball lay-ups and baking to suturing wounds or singing opera, I think it's important to cultivate an eclectic set of skills.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually my glasses.

Folks ask me all the time if my specs are prescription—apparently some people wear non-corrective glasses just for the fashion statement? I'm still trying to figure out if I'm 18 years ahead or behind the style curve, not that it matters much.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Isn't this the question we should ask once we meet? How about we debate our choices then.
Six things I could never do without
1. Winsome company.
2. Running and yoga.
3. A good pun.
4. My planner; wristwatch.
5. The news/NPR/BBC4.
6. Music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm making for supper and running. I love being in a kitchen to create new dishes, eating, and being active. One fuels the need for the other. It's a vicious (delicious) cycle.

I'm also studying for my fields exams (a huge benchmark for the PhD process) at the moment. It's taking up a good bit of mental space, but I am really excited to see the beginning threads of my dissertation come together.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going for a long run. Enjoying a drink with my friends. Cooking with roommates. Maybe a quiet evening with a book. Hopefully having a fun, relaxing end to the week, whatever the case may be.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I keep post-it notes in random places to remind myself to do (or avoid) things.
You should message me if
You enjoy solid conversation, good coffee, art and variety of musical styles, have an opinion on the Oxford comma, like to run/stay active, debate politics and pop culture, or cooking.

You think that romance isn't something that is delightfully quaint or old-fashioned, and that chivalry isn't dead.
The two of us