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NATHAN
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HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?

Black and extra caffeinated (adding shots of espresso is encouraged))

BIKE, WALK, TRAIN, OR DRIVE?

Bike, unless it's the lakefront trail between Fullerton Ave and North Ave. In that case the second best option is, no.

FAVORITE NORTHSIDE HANGOUT?

The new Edgewater Whole Foods. It's where dreams come true.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL ROAD TRIP?

Driving to the airport, so that I can board a plane and get to the destination faster and sans car sickness.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

The unknown. I used to spend so much of my time worrying/planning/trying to figure out exactly what was next and exactly how to handle it. Yet I find now that I am the most driven when I accept what I don't know.

WHY CHICAGO?

Have you been to Cleveland? And also because I went to undergrad at DePaul.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

I have a HUGE sweet tooth..So ice cream/gelato on the daily! I am also addicted to chocolate!

DO YOU HAVE A FOUR-LEGGED ROOMMATE? TELL US ABOUT HIM/HER

Yes. His name is Orange Cat, sometimes referred to as "The OC." He's pretty chill. Occasionally he headbutts me and wants me to pet him. Often times he ignores my existence. All the time he wakes me at up 1AM demanding tuna treats. I would say we have a decent relationship.

MORNING ROUTINE? ( IN 3’S) WAKE UP, BRUSH TEETH, EAT BREAKFAST

Contemplate any possible option other than getting up. Realize there are no other options. Pet the cat.

FAVORITE TCHOTCHKE?

Picture frames filled with fashion and quotes

DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

Orange is my favorite color, so my style always involves incorporating orange. Nothing too fancy though because I can't be trusted to iron clothing and I don't separate my whites from my darks.

WHAT WOULD YOUR PUNK BAND NAME BE?

"We Are Not Punk"

HASHTAG YOURSELF.

#imaruin

I JAM OUT TO…

I would take a bullet for Lana del Rey. But also, Savage Garden.

IF I AM NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME HERE.

Commuting home. Thinking about when I can leave where I am to go home. Or attempting to work out at the gym (but probably failing).

RANDOM FACT?

I really don't like hot air balloons. It has nothing to do with heights, but rather the overall concept. When I hear about people getting engaged during hot air balloon rides I die a little inside.

WHAT’S YOUR LATEST BINGE-WATCH?

Mad Men. Seven seasons ain't got nothing on me.

COOK US YOUR FAVORITE MEAL.

Does cereal and almond milk count? Because cereal is pretty great. Otherwise, let's bake funfetti cupcakes.

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ORANGE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR, SO MY STYLE ALWAYS INVOLVES INCORPORATING ORANGE. NOTHING TOO FANCY THOUGH BECAUSE I CAN'T BE TRUSTED TO IRON CLOTHING AND I DON'T SEPARATE MY WHITES FROM MY DARKS.

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I USED TO SPEND SO MUCH OF MY TIME WORRYING/PLANNING/TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT WAS NEXT AND EXACTLY HOW TO HANDLE IT. YET I FIND NOW THAT I AM THE MOST DRIVEN WHEN I ACCEPT WHAT I DON'T KNOW.

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IF I AM NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME COMMUTING HOME. THINKING ABOUT WHEN I CAN LEAVE WHERE I AM TO GO HOME. OR ATTEMPTING TO WORK OUT AT THE GYM (BUT PROBABLY FAILING).

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MY MORNING ROUTINE IS TO CONTEMPLATE ANY POSSIBLE OPTION OTHER THAN GETTING UP. REALIZE THERE ARE NO OTHER OPTIONS. PET THE CAT.

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