Six five, a gentleman, and a great, great lover of the spoken and
written word. I will talk for hours about just about anything (I
apologize, the banalities and inanities of reality tv, current
fashion, and celebrity gossip are beyond my understanding).
What I’m doing with my life
I have recently put my PhD research in cancer biology on hold, so I
am decompressing from that. Other than that, I am mostly cooking,
and playing at the beach.
I’m really good at
Talking, writing, reading, drinking (though I don't have quite the
epic tolerance I once did), laughing, telling stories and jokes,
being a giant pillow, and running my fingers through hair. Doing
the last three at once is my single greatest talent and pleasure.
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose it's my height, my laugh (boisterous), and my voice (I've
been told many, many times that I need to do voice work).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book tends to be whatever I read last, though I have an
abiding love for Terry Pratchett and Christopher Moore. I love
Vonnegut, but can only read his stuff once--it's too stark and
brutal to read over again.
Favorite movies are all over the place. I have the typical post
adolescent, impotent rage loves like Fight Club and V for Vendetta,
but I also absolutely love Chicago, and Singing in the Rain, and
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men and
the Odd Couple and Holiday and anything with Audrey Hepburn (Good
God, what a beauty!). At this point, Netflix has just given up
trying to suggest stuff for me.
Musically I am all over the map as well. My five favorite artists
would probably be Ben Folds, Less Than Jake, Flogging Molly, Cake,
and Tchaikovsky (seriously--he's not in there for pretension
points! You ever listen to him while studying? It's like brain
Food--Feed me. Make it fresh, make it tasty, and put it in my
The six things I could never do without
My books (or at least access to books)
Access to a journal database
Coffee Coffee Coffee
Someone with whom to have an interesting conversation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Molecular pathways. How in the shit does this stuff work? It's all
I think about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either hanging out with friends and trying to talk them out of or
into doing something stupid (depending on how my week has gone) or
sitting back with some journal articles and coffee.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I secretly wish my life and all interactions were written by Aaron
You should message me if
I want someone to hang out with; someone to charm and be charmed
by. If you want to have an interesting conversation with someone
who will keep you on your toes intellectually, then give me a