Hello, I'm Jacob.
I'm currently working on my PhD at Oklahoma State in screen studies (a fancy name for movies and TV), and want to teach it eventually (I enjoy teaching and learning), while still making movies on the side (I have a documentary playing around the world in festivals). 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 in New York and my undergrad at BYU, and was in Kansas City prior to Stillwater) and while it hasn't been kind to my social life I think it has made me become a well-rounded person with diverse interests from things outdoorsy to things...indoorsy (I guess neither of those are words but you get the point).
My sense of humor can occasionally get lost on people if they aren't paying attention. Laughing often is essential for me.
I love music, playing (guitar, piano, sax) and listening to it, watching movies, TV (I probably watch more cartoons now than when I was 8) and am terrific at trivia games (my ratio of useless to useful information is rather skewed). I also like to write. In my journal I keep ideas for awesome band names.
- I frequently drop Simpsons references in normal conversation.
- I think everything is better in slushee or gummi form.
- I'm a functioning chapstick addict