I lived 20 minutes from Wisconsin for two years, but have never stepped foot in the state.
Given the choice between Chipotle and Noodles & Co. on Election Night 2008, I’ll take Noodles. But my current favorite restaurant… if it could be considered that.. is probably Señor Frog’s.
For four years, I worked in the IT office at my former high school every summer, where after three years I finally made the transition to calling former teachers by their first names.
When I was 14, I managed to spend six weeks in the hospital and still pass the eighth grade.
I have a more disjointed social network than you will ever imagine, with my favorite members located in Minnesota, South Carolina, Nashville, Chicago, Boston, and Rhode Island.
I committed to moving to Chicago after spending three days there.
I committed to moving to Nashville for two years having never previously visited the South.
This fall, I’ll be moving to the Rio Grande Valley, where I will be a middle school teacher.
My continually changing college media career led me to interview current Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, and then several weeks later, take his old job in our organization.
Commercials for Luna Carpet (773-202-LUNA, of course), Victory Auto Wreckers, United Auto Insurance, and Bob Rohrman car dealerships are one of the worst parts of living in Chicago yet are also one of the things that I weirdly miss the most.
My friends blackmailed me into purchasing my only pair of jeans.
I like McAllen, Texas a lot. And now I’m moving to that area. But I don’t really like Philadelphia.
Despite being a big country music fan, I’ve also managed to serve as a contributor to the online Rap-to-English dictionary Rap Genius.
I haven’t eaten a french fry since August 15, 2010.
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Houston Institute '11 alum. Now a rural E/LA teacher.