I'm a routinely sarcastic, frequently self-deprecating, wanna-be badass. I tend to be really blunt (sometimes to the point of tactlessness, whoops), but I just don't like wasting time with weird games and beating around the bush. I am finishing up my first year of my PhD program (3-4 years left), and trying to find a good way to balance all of the things that go into that, with all the rest of life. It's definitely tricky and I don't have it down yet, but it's a work in progress. Right now I've just stopped doing any of my reading for class and I go to the gym instead. It will come back to haunt me soon.
I'm into nearly all things music, playing pool, swimming in pools (or oceans, but not so much lakes) and spending quality time with my puppy (who is actually 8). I like to sing really loudly in my car, and see if I can get people stopped at traffic lights to sing along if I'm singing something they might know. You would be surprised how often it works. I like messaging random people through the site if I'm bored and can't sleep. I love NPR, I think it makes me a far better driver. I don't actually dislike cats, I'm severely allergic, so if you have them, I'm allergic to you too. Nothing personal.
As for the person I'm looking for, I value education, open-mindedness, and lack of creepiness (I really shouldn't have to specify this, but that's the internet for you). I also believe there is something to the match percentages, so if our percentage is low, we probably differ on some pretty critical issues.