I'm outgoing and open-minded person who enjoys both intellectual
challenges (currently in grad school) and physical challenges
(training to run my first triathlon this summer). I attended a
small college, in a boo foo Midwest town and thoroughly enjoyed it,
while majoring in biochemistry and psychology; I've also lived in
Chicago, Madison and Seattle which are all great cities. With that
said, at the end I was certainly ready to move on. Currently I'm
pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry with a focus pharmacology.
In a relationship, I'm looking for an enjoyable person whom I share
a mutual attraction too. An independent woman with empathy for
differences of opinions. I'd prefer someone whose active and enjoys
trying new things, especially beer/food. As for this site, I'd like
make a connection with people on a meaningful level, and
potentially develop that further more if mutual interest persists.
What I’m doing with my life
I study mechanisms of chronic pain and potential therapeutic
treatments at U of A. Basically, I look at pain drugs and see if we
can avoid certain side effects such as addiction, tolerance, nausea
etc. I'm really curious about the how living systems work, function
and disfunction. I have little interest to work in the drug
development industry because industry research is not very
curiosity driven due to higher financial risk. I spend a fair
amount of time in the lab. However, that time needs to be balanced
with fun social activities and relaxation.
I’m really good at
Critically analyzing situations. I'm a grad student...that's what
they pay me for I guess.
Cooking. Over the past year I taught myself to cook and routinely
make fairly high quality dishes; recent meals include catfish and
shrimp gumbo with a dill cous cous pilaf, savory garlic 'smoked'
ribs with greens, Sonoran vegetarian BBQ pizza, vegetarian chili,
buffalo chicken tacos, rotini with fennel vegetable marinara.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sarcasm and bluntness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
42...it's the answer to life, the universe and everything. If you
haven't read hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, you should. I also
started reading Vonnegut's Slaughter House 5 and recently finished
the hobbit don't fear the reaper by.
Archer, the daily show and some sports are all I have time to watch
at this point.
As for food, I love all types of food. Some recent favorites were
mentioned above, you can ask about all time favorites.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order: friends, family, challenges, good food,
insulin and exercise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, sports, recently yoga (its pretty awesome, im kinda addicted)
and nerdy things. I find myself thinking about my place in the
world/universe. Cool to think about when looking at the stars
pondering the vastness of the universe.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends having a few drinks. Occasionally I'll stay in
with friends and play a board game or just hang out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a a grad student. Seriously, its a little ridiculous. The basic
structure of grad school is:
You get hazed (via exams, qualifying exams, preliminary exams etc.)
until you feel stupid by people who may have got picked on when
they were kids (professors) for 4-6 years. Expecting to work 60
hours is standard regardless of pay. If you tolerate their hazing
and eventually figure out what it is they want you to do, then
they'll let you join their special Ph.D. club.
(For the record this is meant in jest rather than bitterness. I do
enjoy the work I do).
You should message me if
if you enjoy good beer and/or food.
if you enjoy sports and/or thinking. No I don't personally find
that pair ironic.
Think we have something in common.