30 Santa Cruz, CA
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My self-summary
I'm generally a nice, fun, relaxed guy. I'm getting my PhD in Astrophysics at UCSC, which keeps me busy, although I do find some time for stargazing. I'm a little bit nerdy, which I suppose comes with territory.

I'm looking for someone who finds my quirks charming to spend some time with. I like smart women who can smile at my bad jokes. I'm open to pretty much anything, but I could be serious with the right person. I want to be with someone that I could have fun with going out for a fancy night on the town or just staying in and watching TV.
What I’m doing with my life
Science! I'm getting my Ph.D. in astrophysics at Santa Cruz. Unfortunately I don't get to spend much time up on a mountain top looking through a telescope, although sometimes I do get to hang out at NASA or travel to cool places.
I’m really good at
I'll let you decide how good I am, but I like to do a lot of cooking. I find it's a great way to stay sane in grad school, and when you're done you get to have something delicious. I definitely won't be quitting my day job anytime soon, but I have been known to brulee some creme from time to time. I've also taken up making prohibition cocktails as a hobby and occasionally I throw Great-Gatsby style fancy cocktail parties for my friends.

I'm no mountain man but I like hiking and biking around Santa Cruz and skiing whenever I can get up to Tahoe. Really good is probably over-starting it, but I'm vertical more often than not. At any rate I've got the wearing scarves and sipping hot cocoa part down.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the blazers, I like to wear tweed blazers a lot. They're warm, comfy, and have millions of pockets. Also I sometimes talk a bit too much.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
What don't I like?. I do have a passionate life-long relationship with pumpkin pie and eggnog. I love Earl Grey tea, hazelnut lattes, and hot beverages in general. I go out for sushi way to often.

Favorite shows are probably Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, Colbert, Game of Thrones, Ken Burns specials, and anything ever written by Aaron Sorkin (It's definitely possible that I may have seen every episode of the West Wing at least 5 times and I'm currently addicted to the Newsroom).

Books: All of them. Lately I've been reading a lot of Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman. This summer I saw Shakespeare Santa Cruz do Henry V so I'm currently on a big English history kick..

Music: so many things. So far today I listened the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, The Black Keys, Queen, Dave Brubeck, Mumford & Sons, and the soundtracks to O Brother Where art Thou? and The Blue Brothers, probably a good cross section.

Movies: All time favorite is probably Casablanca, I once tried to teach myself piano just so I could play "As Time Goes By." As an astronomer I'm legally required to say Star Wars. Really though I'll see anything on a silver screen, I love going to the movies. Lately I've been going through one of my classic movie kicks, lots of Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, and Cary Grant have been involved.
The six things I could never do without
friends, science, movies, my bike, my teapot, & my cocktail shaker.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a beer and seeing a movie or having a bonfire down at the beach with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a long umbrella almost entirely for having sword fights with my office-mates. Ask me anything, I'll probably tell you.
You should message me if
You'd like to chat or get a beverage of some sort. Coffee, Tea, Beer, hot mulled wine, beverages are good.