In figuring out just who I was when I was 23, I think it makes a lot of sense to look at who I lived with. Because I believe in the porousness of certain boundaries, and that, over time proximal entities of similar density tend towards homogeneity, like cream in coffee, or jam in pudding. I'm saying when I was 23 I learned to wiggle my nose from Rachel Hamburg, lost any leftover dancefloor inhibitions beside Ellery Wulczyn, and played the conversation game on the 'challenge' level when Nick and George were around. Elaine Chang made me close my eyes when I explained things. Graham Todd taught me many different accents.