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Industry Education
Occupation Graduate Student
Location Columbus, OH, United States
Introduction 31 years old; PhD student in social psychology; pop culture junky; Britpop, musical theater, and indie/art/foreign film devotee; tennis fanatic; friendly and laidback; fairly intelligent but not a massive intellectual by any means; on the introverted side; obsessive maker of lists (to-do; top 10; etc.); recovering hillbilly forever wrestling with my redneck past
Favorite Movies Once (current obsession); The Elephant Man; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; Dario Argento films (esp. Suspiria and Opera); Stanley Kubrick films (esp. 2001, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining); Takashi Miike films (esp. Audition and The Happiness of the Katakuris); Pedro Almodovar films (esp. All About My Mother and Talk to Her); Alfred Hitchcock films (esp. Vertigo and Strangers on a Train); Brian de Palma films (esp. Dressed to Kill and Sisters); Michael Haneke films (esp. Cache and Funny Games); Before Sunrise/Before Sunset; Harold & Maude; The Squid and the Whale; Monsoon Wedding; Bend It Like Beckham; Dancer in the Dark; Dogville; A Very Long Engagement; My Left Foot; In America; The Sea Inside; The Color Purple; Waiting for Guffman; Best in Show; A Mighty Wind; Teen Witch; Just One of the Guys; Troop Beverly Hills; Amelie; Me & You & Everyone We Know; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive; It's a Wonderful Life; The Hours; Brokeback Mountain; After Life; Life Is Beautiful; The Station Agent
Favorite Music The Shins; The Frames; Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova; The Kooks; Doves; Keane; Embrace; Magnet; The Verve; Rufus Wainwright; Travis; Athlete; Vampire Weekend; Starsailor; Thirteen Senses; Muse; Jens Lekman; Peter, Bjorn, & John; Tobias Froberg; Ben Folds; Paolo Nutini; James Morrison; The Feeling; Mika; Scissor Sisters; Death Cab for Cutie; The Postal Service; Guster; Jose Gonzalez; The Cinematics; The Czars; Ed Harcourt; Elbow; Ambulance LTD; The Dears; Razorlight; Sufjan Stevens; Figurines; Grizzly Bear; The Bird and the Bee; South; My Morning Jacket; Matt Pond PA; Joseph Arthur; Richard Hawley; Secret Machines; Phoenix; Elefant; Radiohead; Franz Ferdinand; Turin Brakes; Great Lake Swimmers; Snow Patrol; Coldplay; Stars; Aqualung; R.E.M.; Iain Archer; Robbie Williams; The Beatles; The Kinks; Arcade Fire; The Decemberists; Michael Buble; Audra McDonald; Mario Frangoulis; Stephen Sondheim; Adam Guettel; Jason Robert Brown; Michael John LaChiusa; Ricky Ian Gordon; William Finn; Maury Yeston; Stravinsky; Wagner; Elgar; Rimsky-Korsakov; Shostakovich; Debussy; Ravel; Saint-Saens; Puccini; Copland; Gershwin; Britten; Mahler
Favorite Books Michael Cunningham (esp. The Hours); Alan Hollinghurst (esp. The Line of Beauty); Irvine Welsh (esp. Trainspotting and Porno); Michael Chabon (esp. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh); Chuck Palahniuk (esp. Fight Club and Diary); Thackerary; Tolstoy; Henry James; Flaubert; Wilde; Ibsen; Albee; Arthur Miller; etc.