I would describe myself as fairly laid back. I like to be surprised by life, but can be very ambitious once I have made plans and set a goal I want to achieve. Right now, I'm training for a new PB over 5k (last chance before being too old ;-)), want to cross the Alps by bike, and, obviously, meet that someone special. So let's see!
Good thing about being from Germany is that I could easily travel to other countries and learnt to appreciate other cultures. So I'm looking forward to where life takes me next.
I find that between my work and my active lifestyle I don't get much of a chance to meet fun new people. I signed up here for a chance to break that cycle.
After finishing college in Germany, I moved here for graduate work. I can imagine staying in academia after that, but haven't fully made my mind yet, and it will depend on the job offers (hopefully, there'll be some...). Besides my work I love to go running, I like biking in the summer and have tried cross-country skiing in the winter.
I like to relax from studying while playing the piano. During the semester I also enjoy attending some of the classical concerts, which I have learnt to appreciate more and more over the years.
On a more serious note, I don't have any special powers, but think that I have some all-round skills.
I also think that I'm a good listener and typically think twice before doing something. Wait, on a second thought, maybe not such a good listener, or maybe I am...
that I don't put myself in the center of the stage, but rather observe things first before acting.
Books: Calvin and Hobbes, To Kill a Mockingbird, Norwegian Wood, Journey to the end of the night, Buddenbrooks
Music: Chvrches, La rue Ketanou (and some other French bands), Rachmaninoff, Schubert
TV: My all time favorite TV show is the BBC show Coupling. It's like a British Friends if you can imagine that.
Movies I really enjoyed watching: Straight Story, Stranger Than Fiction, Priceless, Bicycle Thieves, ...
Food: I typically prefer cooking at home than going out. I like Italian food and am fond of freshly baked German-style bread (have tried it a bit myself). Oatmeal with fresh fruits is probably my favorite breakfast. I rarely cook meat, but like to have it when eating out.
Sheet music, Stories and a Stonishing Scenery,...
Bikes, Books and Bewilderment