I'm a relationship-driven knowledge seeker. My spirit animal is a bear, according to this quiz: http://www.jerismithready.com/quiz. I'm happy enough with that answer. I have a full head of hair.
This spirit animal quiz says I'm an otter: http://www.okcupid.com/results/the-what-is-your-spirit-animal-test which I guess is ok, too, if I get to play in the river and eat raw fish with my hands.
I'm guided by values and relationships. I think a lot about how my actions impact those around me, and how my decisions fit in a moral framework. I think the act of being mindful about these things is as important as the decisions themselves. Also, flamingo hat.
I'm a graduate student, working on my PhD; it's a long, slow process, and one I believe I'm coming towards the end of, with considerable relief. I don't regret it, but I'm ready to be done and move on.
I'm musician; I play songs I wrote with a little band in town. My band members are an incredible inspiration to me; I tend not to believe that I deserve their attentions, but they keep showing up. My music is constantly evolving, and the past year has been just incredible for my creative life. Some of my songs are dark; some are joyful. If we spend much time together one of them will probably end up being about you.
I play Ultimate Frisbee; I'm pretty decent I think given my age and the relatively late start I got on it. It brings me a lot of happiness; there's a great community and it keeps me fit. I also rock climb, some, though I tend to drop that over the summer frisbee season. I mostly do bouldering; I really enjoy the mental challenge and the puzzle-like aspects of it. Also it makes my forearms look boss, at least when I'm going consistently. I'm not a ridiculous hardbody (note the food section below), but I'm pretty fit.
I'm an occasional photographer; I very much enjoy the process but I haven't figured out what my goals are in terms of an end product, so it tends to go in fits and starts. These days it doesn't get much of my time.
My "personality" page says I'm "more sloppy". I don't know what that means. I feel like OK Cupid is judging me. All the rest of it feels about right, though.