Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Recently, I was contemplating the tortuous (or is it torturous?)
world of online dating, and came to some revelations about what I'm
looking for. When it comes to romance, what I want was best summed
up by Logan Echolls (please message me if you didn't have to look
up that name):
"[O]ur story was epic, you know. You and me. Spanning years and
continents. Lives ruined and blood shed. Epic."
So, yeah, in the end that's what I want. Call me crazy, but I want
to be able to say, that.
So I figure the best start is to invite people to start sharing
things that I enjoy about life--things that could become a part of
that kind of journey. If you're interested, please read on.
I hail from the alpine wilderness of Colorado, where I spent the
first 23 years of my life before moving away, spent the next 3 and
half or so in Michigan (horrid place), before finally moving to
SoCal in 2011.
I studied a lot of physics and a bit of cell biology and
biochemistry in school, but it's weird--I think that I've learned
more about the field and the phenomenon of science since I started
teaching it to middle school kids. I love teaching, and it's given
me some of the most rewarding experiences that I've ever had.
I work very hard at being a good listener, who can genuinely
sympathize without offering unsolicited advice. I had a friend do
this for me when I was going through a rough patch, and it's the
kind of thing that I want to be able to do for other people.
I really like swords. I include one with my Halloween costume every
year. Right now, I think my favorite is the Roman Spatha I got for
this last Halloween. See my pictures for details.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Teaching science, thinking about what I want to teach in science,
making materials to help me teach science, teaching a math class, a
writing class, and being a homeroom teacher to 6th graders.
In my free time:
Hitting baseballs at the batting cages, scrambling up a rock wall,
swimming in the Pacific, hill sprints (yeah, that one is more
painful than fun), and snowboarding on the weekends in the
At the same time, I enjoy having intellectual conversations about
things like science, history, education, and just about anything
else (energy and environment is a really fun topic). I like both
the aspects of teaching and of learning, so I'm just as happy to
talk with someone who knows more as with someone who knows
Finally, I spend a fair amount of time geeking out. I really enjoy
fantasy novels: Brandon Sanderson is the man, and I would love to
talk about his books. I also will occasionally go on a video game
kick--lately it's been Mass Effect.
So if you share or would like to share some of the things I enjoy,
feel free to hit me up (or more likely respond to me when I send
you a message.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Biting off more than I can chew.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have lopsided dimples when I smile. I've also been told many
times that I look like Brendan Fraiser.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Ayn Rand, Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, most military
sci-fi, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali,
Movies: Gladiator, The Lives of Others, This Land is Mine
Shows: Burn Notice, Supernatural, Veronica Mars, Stargate, Once
Upon a Time
Music: Country (since middle school when it was "way uncool" to
like country), New Age (Enya, Yanni, Tim Janis), Epic Music
Food: Bacon, Eggs, Steak, Crunchburger (ask me about this), good
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Cheap, Abundant Energy
The Division of Labor
Heroes (not the show, people who inspire me to be better)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Who I want to become.
How nanobots will someday negate the effects of aging.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I make a religious attempt to go to the batting cages every Friday.
After that, it varies. Maybe drinks at Stadium Brewery with my
friends, maybe a bit of work if I'm very busy, and maybe some
Netflix or video games if I want an evening alone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like a lot of Taylor Swift songs.
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