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6' 0" (1.83m)
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Post grad
Might want kids
English (Fluently), C++ (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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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've just switched jobs and moved to NorCal, but looking over my profile, it's still pretty accurate.*
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
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Teaching science is my passion. I've spent the last few years teaching middle school science, but I'm going to be teaching high school physics next year. I'm excited to get into the more advanced concepts and mathematics again.

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 winter.

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 less.

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 The Witcher 3.

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.)

*As of July 2015, I now live in San Jose, so if you want to show me a good climbing gym or batting cage, let me know*
I’m really good at
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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: Lincoln, 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 breakfast burritos
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)
Artificial Sweeteners
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?
Having just moved, I've not settled into a typical Friday routine, but I'd like to find a convenient place to go hit baseballs.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like a lot of Taylor Swift songs.
You should message me if
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