Welcome to my profile! Like the nest of a bowerbird, I have decorated it with pretty pictures and interesting tidbits in the hopes of attracting just the right person. I will not, however, be puffing my chest and dancing for you. Sorry.
I think I lead a pretty interesting life. A lot of conscious effort goes into this, though sometimes it's just luck. My studies and work are typically planned out ahead, but other things just pop up. Sometimes the unexpected isn't so great, but it still keeps things interesting.
By day I'm a marine biologist specialized in ecology and by night I am also a marine biologist because I love what I do. Other passions include orchids, kayaking, chocolate, wild berries, hiking, and French.
I enjoy good conversations on a variety of topics including environmental conservation, (reasonable) politics, renewable energies, philosophy of life, and feminism/gender identity.
I am independent, creative, and have little concern for being normal. That person carrying a fig tree on the bus--yeah, that's me.
What I’m doing with my life
Just finished my master's at a university in France. This had been a dream of mine for a long time and I am pretty pleased with myself for having achieved it. Now I'm in Seattle, searching for a job where I can put my shiny new degree to good use.
I’m really good at
Growing things, moving around water, finding cool stuff to do on a boat, fitting everything into my duffel bag, eating wild berries, making custom gifts from things I found on the beach/in the forest/underwater, applying math and science to mundane tasks, and organizing.
Also, if you own a fireplace, I can build you the perfect fire. It's really kinda dreamy :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: Chocolate, cheese, wine, hard cider, maple syrup, berries, mushrooms, french bread, nutella, cocktails, crème brûlée...
Books: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Tao of Physics, Cod, Salt, Four Fish, The Unnatural History of the Sea, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and any kind of dichotomous key
Music (Artists): The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Ingrid Michaelson, Simon & Garfunkel, Regina Spektor, Queen, Lady Gaga, U2, Lemon Jelly, Led Zeppelin, BTO, Springsteen, Charles Aznavour...
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Usually one of the things I'm good at (see above), that's why I'm
good at them :) And what to eat--a good meal can make my day.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the moment not much--I'm still building up my friend circle in Seattle--but in France I would go out "en soirée" every now and then.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've already put Lady Gaga on my favorites list, I feel this is more than enough.
You should message me if
You are smart, interesting, independent, and have a passion for language, art, wilderness, or something ending in –ology.
Also, if you have a favorite tree and want to show it to me. (Mine is a London Plane on 12th Ave NE just above 41st Street)