Here is a list of things I like

Dear Internet,

Here is a list of things I like. Please analyze them into the perfect job description/position so that I can be on the lookout. Thank you.

  • Family, friends, fiancé, etc, etc
  • Going out to eat
  • Reading fiction & non-fiction books on paper
  • Listening to fiction audiobooks
  • Listening to podcasts (This American Life, Radiolab, 99% Invisible, Planet Money, Russian Rulers, Stuff You Missed in History Class, TED Radio Hour, British History podcast, The Truth, Decode DC, Transom …)
  • Not sitting all day
  • Being away from the computer
  • History
  • Russian history
  • Eastern European history, especially the former Yugoslavia
  • Stories about interesting people from all kinds of different locations and time periods
  • Historiography
  • Neurology
  • Astronomy
  • Pretty bird calls
  • Teaching
  • Crime novels/TV shows/movies
  • Thinking of new ideas for things to do
  • Dreaming about the food carts I’ll own one day (tri-cakes)
  • Cooking and sometimes baking
  • Good parties (they are so rare)
  • Planning and organizing details
  • Research (but not scientific laboratory research; I have no idea how to do that)
  • Taking pictures
  • Gazing hypnotically at Pinterest
  • Storytelling
  • Drinking alcohol, especially white wine, whiskey, and rum & cokes
  • Dancing to Beirut with Derek in our living room after drinking aforementioned white wine
  • Balkan brass bands
  • Royal history
  • Botanical gardens
  • Helping people
  • Economics
  • Cheese
  • Dreaming about our future cheese shop and cheese podcast
  • The idea of owning  a small business where we work hard, love our shop, and treat our employees well
  • Freedom
  • Truth
  • Justice
  • Beauty
  • Travel, especially to Eastern Europe, London, and Northern France
  • Collaboration
  • Productive meetings that give me lots of ideas and can be kind of overwhelming but really exciting and empowering
  • Trying and failing gracefully
  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Bringing people together
  • Event planning
  • Logistics
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Coffee shops
  • Cats, especially my cats
  • Visiting my parents
  • California, especially Berkeley and the Central Coast (mostly because I miss my parents)
  • Riding trains
  • Successful reference interviews at the archives
  • Autumn
  • Cold, brisk weather
  • Rain
  • To do lists and calendar
  • Architecture
  • Public history
  • New ideas
  • Participatory archives & culture
  • The New Yorker
  • Riding my bike
  • YouTube videos of laughing babies
  • Thinking of things that I like
  • A clean house
  • The idea of masquerade balls
  • When I said clothes, I really meant pretty dresses
  • Florals
  • Nature when it’s not too buggy (so not nature in Wisconsin during the summer)
  • The Sims 3 and Sim City Societies
  • Singing when I think no one is listening
  • Board games
  • Taking walks
  • Being a vegetarian, and other vegetarians/vegans
  • The idea of farming (but I know I couldn’t deal with the spiders)
  • Organic
  • Food writing — well, Michael Pollan
  • Planning our wedding
  • Watching Netflix at the gym (while working out, of course)
  • Bad-good TV shows, like the scarily addictive Pretty Little Liars
  • Good TV shows
  • Going to the movies
  • The idea of #hashtags on Twitter
  • Writing
  • Texting inside jokes to old friends
  • Brainstorming new outreach/marketing ideas
  • Workshops and conferences
  • Surreality
  • Peoples’ desks at work vs. peoples’ desks at home

I’m sure I’ll think of more, and that you will be able to adjust accordingly.

Thank you.




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