Hi, there (yes, a very creative greeting).
I'm currently working on (or surviving, depending on the day) my PhD at Oklahoma State and teaching English.
I'm getting my PhD in screen studies (fancy name for movies), and want to teach it eventually, making films on the side. My main area of interest is in the relationship between Native Americans and film.
I've moved around a lot: I grew up in Oregon and Utah, I did my grad work at NYU and my undergrad at BYU, and was in Kansas City most recently.
I love music, playing it (guitar, piano, sax) and listening to it, watching movies (I'm a big fan of cheesy movies and horror films, perhaps to counter-act my diet of foreign, art, and documentary films), and am terrific at trivia games. I also like to write, though I haven't had the time of late. I do keep a journal where I write ideas for awesome band names (I have a few hundred).
Being from Oklahoma being a college football fanatic is a given, though I'm a bigger baseball fan and played it through high school.
- I frequently drop Simpsons references in normal conversation.
- I think everything is better in slushee form.
- Am a chapstick addict
- A night owl