Pleased to meet me
Yeah, this post title is a Replacements album. I stole it. Anyway, here's a more detailed, list-y description of myself. Speaking of stealing, I stole a lot of this format from my pal Zoë, who is a former blogger and recent graduate.
Graduation year: 2012
Public or private high school? Public
Dorm: Currently off-campus, but I spent three years in Asia House!
Food situation: I ate in the dining halls my first year, in Pyle Inn Co-op for the next two years, and I'm currently in a faux-op with nine of my friends where we take turns cooking once a week!
Past Winter Terms: Biomedical lab internship
Chinese Health Care research
Educational physics videos
Instruments I play:
Piano - Fifteen years of classical, two years of jazz
Guitar - It doesn't really count. I'm currently taking jazz lessons.
Harmonica - Self-taught, and I'm amazing.
The spoons - I'm a virtuoso. I may offer master classes at the Conservatory one of these days.
My favorite genres are classical (romantic and impressionist piano music...), bluegrass, Radiohead, and I've recently gotten into jazz more (Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea). Sometimes I also listen to Jason Derülo. My favorite band EVER is the Punch Brothers, who performed at Oberlin two years ago:
My housemate Chloë is apparently going to marry the banjo player, Noam. Please wish her luck in this endeavor.
Foreign languages I speak:
Mandarin - I speak it at home
French - five years, but I forget most of it
Introduction to Computer Science (CS150), Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS311), Chinese Calligraphy, Public Policy in America
What do you do when you're not in class?
When I feel particularly exciting, I do homework and work in my atomic spectroscopy lab. I sing beautiful music with my housemate, Chloë, in our duo, the Clever Brothers. I practice piano and guitar, go to CSA meetings, dance for the lion dance troupe, cook lots of food, watch The Simpsons, and sometimes I even play ping-pong. Now that I'm 21, I am known to frequent the local saloon, the Feve. I used to write a lot, but that's kind of been replaced by studying for the physics GRE. I do keep up semi-regularly with my cooking blog, Cookery Pokery.
Favorite books (not in order):
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (yep, I'm the kind of person who puts The Brothers Karamazov on a list of favorite books)
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay by Michael Chabon
Harry Potter (not gonna lie)
David Beckham's autobiography (okay, that's a lie)
I also have a soft spot for dystopian novels.
-I took two classes at Oberlin that had "The Meaning of Life" in their course title.
-I have an extraordinary love for cured meats and pickles. I am helpless before a tray of sliced Spanish ham or a jar of kimchi.
-I do not like most sweets. I do like cake and ice cream.
-I watched the sun set on the beach in Hawai'i this summer, and I want you to see it with me.