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|Location||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Introduction||Native Ohioan. Studied English and theater in college, and performed regularly with an improvisational comedy troupe. Moved to California at 22, and began teaching high school in the middle of the desert. Ran a fairly successful theater program, directing three shows a year and overseeing an improv troupe. Now attending a nationally-ranked research institution and working on a PhD in Education. Movies, music, literature, and a healthy mistrust of authority. Does anything else really matter?|
|Favorite Movies||Raiders of the Lost Ark, Manhattan, Almost Famous, Broadcast News, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pulp Fiction, Rear Window, The Graduate, The Shawshank Redemption, High Fidelity, Dr. Strangelove, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Requiem for a Dream, Seven, Rushmore, The Conversation, This Is Spinal Tap, Out of Sight, JFK, Fargo, Heat, Garden State, Before Sunrise, Magnolia, All the Real Girls, Do the Right Thing, A Midnight Clear, The Wild Bunch, The Empire Strikes Back, Amélie, Caddyshack, Aliens, In the Name of the Father, A Fish Called Wanda, Ed Wood, Trainspotting, Wings of Desire, Carlito's Way, Beautiful Girls, Borat, Taxi Driver, The Constant Gardener, V for Vendetta, Millions, Grizzly Man, The History Boys, Match Point, Shopgirl, Good Night and Good Luck, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Descent, Little Miss Sunshine; Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach not Will Ferrell)|
|Favorite Music||Fiona Apple, The Arcade Fire, Art Brut, A Tribe Called Quest, Badly Drawn Boy, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, The Beta Band, Bloc Party, Blur, Billy Bragg, British Sea Power, Buck 65, Built to Spill, Buzzcocks, Camper Van Beethoven, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Chameleons, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clinic, The Cocteau Twins, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, The Cure, Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen, The Dears, The Decemberists, Delays, The Departure, Doves, Bob Dylan, Echo & The Bunnymen, Editors, Elbow, Brian Eno, Explosions in the Sky, The Fall, Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, Fugazi, Funkadelic, The Futureheads, Gang of Four, The Go-Betweens, The Go! Team, Goldie Lookin Chain, Grandaddy, Guided by Voices, Hard-Fi, The Hold Steady, Hope of the States, Hüsker Dü, Ice Cube, Idlewild, Interpol, JJ72, Joy Division, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, The La's, The Libertines, The Longcut, Longwave, Luna, Manic Street Preachers, Tom McRae, Mercury Rev, Midnight Oil, Mogwai, Morrissey, Muse, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, The New Pornographers, The Ordinary Boys, Pavement, Pixies, The Pogues, The Ponys, Iggy Pop, Poster Children, Primal Scream, Public Enemy, Pulp, Radiohead, Rainer Maria, Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., The Replacements, Ride, Secret Machines, The Shins, Shout Out Louds, Sigur Ros, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Elliott Smith, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Sonic Youth, Regina Spektor, Spiritualized, Stellastarr*, The Stills, The Stone Roses, The Streets, The Strokes, Suede, Super Furry Animals, Supergrass, Talking Heads, Tapes 'n Tapes, Teenage Fanclub, TV on the Radio, TZU, U2, The Verve, Tom Waits, The Walkmen, The White Stripes, Wilco, The Zutons. Just, you know, to name a few.|
|Favorite Books||How about authors? T.C. Boyle, Irvine Welsh, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Norman Mailer, Dave Eggers, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Chabon, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, Saul Bellow, Douglas Coupland, Hunter S. Thompson, James Ellroy, Tom Wolfe, Chuck Palahniuk, Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Douglas Adams, Russell Banks, Paul Auster, J.D. Salinger, Roddy Doyle, Tom Robbins, Nick Hornby, David Sedaris.|
When you've got water stuck in your ear, how do you get it out?
I don't. I tilt my head so the afflicted ear is facing up, sprinkle in Kool-Aid, shake my head in a circular motion for 2 minutes, and then let my friends drink out of my ear with a Krazy Straw.