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My self-summary
What I’m doing with my life
Chemical Biology. Also other things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Einstein's Dreams, The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, Siddhartha, Island, Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman, The Princess Bride, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, GEB (still working on this guy).

Authors: Neil Gaiman, David Foster Wallace, John Steinbeck, Leonard Mlodinow, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vonnegut, Camus, Patrick Rothfuss, David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Neruda, Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, GRRM, Lev Grossman, Steven Erikson, Robin Hobb, Kevin Hearne, Vernor Vinge, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, Jasper Fforde, Ursula le Guin. And like a million more.

Music: The soundtrack from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog, LCD Soundsystem, Alan Jackson, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, MC Lars, Good Old War, Tim Minchin.

TV: TNG, Big Bang Theory, West Wing, Firefly, Sherlock, Archer.

Food: Yes.
The six things I could never do without
Books. People. Internet. Mindfulness/meditation. Music. My family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Consciousness, free will, ethics.
How to make the world a better place.
How to be the best possible version of myself.
What it means to live a good life.
How to optimize all the things.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about random science problems from work.

At least once a week I will realize I am standing alone and unmoving in my elevator, lost in thought, probably muttering something under my breath, having gotten in and completely forgotten to press any buttons.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, writing, or trying to learn something new. My life is pretty wild.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once accidentally knocked a bat out with my face. It's a long story.
You should message me if
-You want to talk about everything.
-You have a retroussé nose.
-You think going to a bar or cafe to read books together would be a perfect date.
-You want to talk about poetry/slam poetry/spoken word and go to live events with me.
-You play tennis or rock climb and are looking for an activity partner.
-You firmly believe puns are the highest form of humor.
-You have a complete disregard for society's conventions unless they coincide with your personal belief system.
-You have always wanted to date someone who will mercilessly correct your spelling and grammar, but who will defend all his own orthographic failures on the twin suppositions that "all words are made up words" and that "linguistic prescriptivists are a bunch of tight-bummed dodo heads".
-You don't take yourself too seriously.
-You are kind.