I usually think of my self as half nerd, half jock, and half hippie. (Yeah, I know, that's three halves.) The hippie part is mostly just my taste in music. I'm working on my PhD in math, and therefore am legally obligated to like sci-fi / fantasy (although I think Star Trek the Original series is the most overrated series in the history of television). When the weather is nice, I like to play pick up sports with my friends, the rest of time, I like to blow off steam by going to the gym. My new half-year resolution (starting in mid June) is to try more new recipes in my crock pot. So far, it's going well. My first creation was chipotle chicken.
(Also, I currently have a beard, like in the photo of me with my siblings.)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a graduate student and TA at Purdue in the math department. I'll probably graduate in a year or two, and hope to teach afterwards.
I’m really good at
Seeing the good in people.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shows: Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Cheers, South Park, The Wire, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Colbert Report, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Futurama, The Simpsons, Sportscenter.
Music: The Grateful Dead, Phish, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, James Taylor, Metallica, ACDC, Bob Dylan, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Rolling Stones. I also like bluegrass, folk, and jazz.
Books: A Song of Ice and Fire, Ender's Game, Moneyball, The Signal and the Noise.
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, Good Beer, Math, Exercise, Music, Chipotle
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to make for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a friends apartment or a bar. Or alternatively curled up in my easy chair with a book (okay fine, Netflix) and probably a bottle of Cabernet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I frequently surf the internet on my phone while watching tv because I have the attention span of a 5 year old.
You should message me if
You are intelligent, fun loving, and think we have something in