Here’s a lot more random things that I participate in and enjoy, ranging from the semi-serious to the definitely-not-serious.


A Cappella
I’m part of the MIT Centrifugues, a group that sings predominantly mashups and medleys. I sing baritone, have been learning how to arrange songs and beatbox, and am currently one of the co-Music Directors c: (I’m one of the soloists here, starting at ~2:26!) Haven’t done organized music since middle school, so it’s been fun getting back into it.
I picked up bouldering right before graduate school started. I climb at Boston Bouldering Project, and am roughly at a V2-V3 level. I climb much less regularly than I’d like to given how busy graduate school is, but enjoy it every time I go.
I love musicals! Favorite ones I’ve seen in-person are Hadestown, Waitress, and Les Mis (and I know the soundtracks to dozens more).
Word games are fun, and Scrabble is my favorite. I’ve taught Splash classes about strategy and two-letter words. One long-term goal of mine is to join competitive Scrabble tournaments.
I’ve always wanted to make it onto Jeopardy. My main weaknesses right now are in literature and pop culture, so I’m trying to slowly build up that knowledge to have a shot at qualifying. Fingers crossed.
Deep Discussions
I love talking to people to learn more about who they are and how they see the world. One semester, I ran a small discussion series to bring strangers together to talk about big questions like “How do you define yourself?” and “What brings meaning to your life?”
For a class I taught at Splash, I learned how to memorize a deck of cards in a month. Current record is ~8 minutes. I also try to remember all the random facts that people tell me, from birthdays to class schedules to more.
Rubik’s Cube Solving
I got into cubing in high school, though don’t do it much these days. My fastest 3×3 solve is 11.08s, and fastest 3×3 blindfolded is 3:31.

good things on the internet

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Crosswords (finally bought a NYT subscription, but check out Down for a Cross)
Jelle’s Marble Runs (go O’rangers)
Wait But Why
Although of course you end up becoming yourself, a blog post by Petey
Rabbit holes I’ve been meaning to explore
The website of bill wurtz, maker of history of the entire world, i guess
Wikipedia’s list of list of lists
this blog
Better Explained (here’s a blog post about it)
Google Patents (try searching random nouns, like football or pasta, and read the actual patent for entertaining content)
wholesome links
my favorite train video