Machismo is definitely not my thing. I don't get myself into physical altercations and I never treat women like they are some sort of prey. I take pride in being courteous, non-confrontational, and secure enough in my masculinity that I don't have to compensate with aggression.
I feel at home in big cities and the outdoors alike. I guess if I had to choose between the two, nature wins. Roughing it in the wild or diving head first into some sort of daunting outdoorsy activity sounds awesome to me. I really appreciate being around people who share that itch to step outside of their comfort zone as well.
I stay very active. I absolutely love to run (trails and long distances preferably). There is something intensely meditative about cutting down the trail like a little kid, dancing between the trees, lungs burning, and all you can think about is where your next stride is going to land. Bliss.
My main interests right now lie in the life sciences. Biology, physiology, cognitive science, and psychology all really fascinate the hell out of me. I'm working on a B.S. in neuroscience which I feel does a beautiful job of tying together my competing interests in these fields. Bridging the gap between science and humanities is a concept that I'd really like to implement into my future career in medicine and medical research. Why is this guy pursuing such a long and arduous academic path in his 30s you might ask? Well, I'm doing it because I know that I have it in me to be a great physician, and I want to contribute to my fullest potential. Also, quite simply, I geek-out over the subject material, I love it so much.
Random things that I like: Taking my time, being waved into your lane, waving back “thank you” when I wave you into mine, catching people singing or dancing in their car, being caught singing or dancing in mine, when artistry meets functionality, folding warm laundry on a cold day, the wobbly feeling in my knees when I'm near a high ledge, unsuspected affection, subtle flirtation, the facial expression when someone has an “ah-hah” moment, being out of breath, catching my breath, getting back work with encouraging notes instead of just a grade, coconut rice and fish after a day at the beach, Hatch chili stew and bread after a day on the slopes, staying later that I anticipated because the company is just so good.
Random things I could do without: being in a hurry, being tailgated in traffic, disliking popular things to become more popular, lewd women who treat me like a piece of meat, people who take advantage of my work ethic, pop-country music (i.e. “she thinks my tractor’s sexy” type songs), excessively auto-tuned vocals, bumps in my socks, blisters on my feet when all I want to do is go for a run, breaking guitar strings when all I want to do is play music, iceberg lettuce on a hot sandwich, my neighbor’s alarm going off when he is out-of-town, people overusing the word hella.