Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What a year! What periods of death and rebirth! What incredible
The winter stripped us to our bones, and in the fields we regrow in
new cycles. I have moved four times since May. I have cast aside
the throwing of bones to hope for precognition and faith in a
certain future. I have questioned all the assumptions of my life
and found the questioning fertile ground of new directions.
More simply put: this winter, like many of my friends, I went
through a difficult breakup with a long-term partner, having found
that as we grew up and into our adult selves and the pressures of
professions, we no longer had the same things in common, and no
longer shared the sense of adventure and the buddy system we had as
And so the winter came, and then it warmed and broke our lattice
and made way for new growth. I am me, and I can me no other.
I choose to look at things my way, realistically optimistic. I
dislike few things, really. Instead, I fill my shades of negative
space with a healthy neutral ambivalence, objective analysis, and
scientific dispassion. And those things, like seasons, will often
come and go, replacing themselves on their own accord as the
sloughing of skin, leaving behind warmth and happiness.
Aiyami, and I can be no other ^_^
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a student. I'm an activist. I'm a lifelong learner. I'm a life
scientist, as in: I am always willing to take a worthwhile risk,
and do the experiment. I work in a chemistry lab and use the
mechanisms of organic chemistry to illuminate life functions.
Chemistry, in my eyes, is magic, alchemy, transmutation. To think
that we have understood the manipulations of matter so well on a
molecular level so as to reliably change one substance into another
and use that to make a medicine, or a psychedelic, or something
that let's us look into the brain...now that's something.
I am fascinated by the world. How could I not be? That shit is
craaaaaazzzzy! I really want to be neck-deep in it all the
I quit smoking and drinking and have been too lazy to change this
in other parts of my profile. I have no problem being around such
things (having successfully organized a bar crawl or two) and since
'sobriety' has been so enjoyable (and cheap!) I see no reason to go
back. It's well over a year and a half and I feel more healthy than
At 33 I discovered the simple joy of shaving everyday. Mmmmm smooth
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Connecting people to other people.
Riding my bike, alone, for thousands of miles.
Cuddles and conversation.
Having people question my sexuality. If they're good they question
my gender alignment too (I go with chaotic neutral)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Usually my megaphone
Sometimes my tiara.
Sometimes that I'm a wallflower. Sometimes that I'm at the center
of it all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This is my least favorite section on everyone else's profiles, the
one that I skip over first and come back to last. It's also the one
that people tend to fill out the most thoroughly because its
*easy.* Really, one-line half-sentences in profiles and them three
pages of bands or books or whatever. As if that's what describes
you. I really don't care what type of music you listen to. It
doesn't bother me if you're a vegetarian, or a foodie, or not. I
recently became vegetarian. I like a lot of movies. I try to read a
lot. I would rather climb a mountain than see a show. Simply put,
I'm not going to credit or discredit anyone based on these
Most importantly, I hope we can teach each other something.
If you must know, I like the Nature subjournals, JACS, and
Despite my nonchalance regarding most qualities, I despise
spectator sports. I will only like something I participate in.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
An acetone squirt bottle, a 250 mL Erlenmeyer flask, a variable
nitrogen stream, extrovert outlets, and a room of my own to rest
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Since given my career and lifestyle, it's more likely than not I
will die in some completely boring way like cancer; therefore I
would like to improve my odds of dying by some other more
satisfying way. Bike crash in the middle of an epic journey. Eaten
by wolves while stranded in some expansive mountain country. Shot
while standing up for something I believe in. A land war in Asia -
or perhaps a battle of wits with a Sicilian while death is on the
Planning my the next big thing. Postdoc, bike-ride, Burning Man
project, co-founding a company. Adventure man, is where it's
I can sit still, but not for long.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
More often than not I'm in lab, but that's silly and we should make
plans that change that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Apparently I talk in my sleep sometimes. I asked someone and they
said I was 'cogent' and 'well-reasoned'. I've woken myself up
laughing. One time I sat straight up and said 'Gouda motherfucker!'
I recently learned that I even make fun of my roommates. Yes it's
true, I'm so next-level, I *do it in my sleep* - give this man a
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I like emotionally, physically, and intellectually capable people.
This can take many, many forms. In fact, if I were to say if I
found one quality attractive, it would be 'capable.'
So yeah, if you got it together, message me ^_^
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