Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an ex-pat USer ensconced in gray gothic Edinburgh (Scotland).
I've had three professional careers, each one a blast: musician (10
years a violinist); civil servant (Clean Water Act regulator in the
US); research scientist (evolutionary biology). Apparently, I am
prone to parentheses and education.
I've been vegan since 2007; I include non-vegans fully in my life.
I enjoy socialising in small groups of people. I practice Ashtanga
yoga in the early mornings. I have a lovely relationship with my
fancy bicycle, The Saluki, which I enjoy taking on long solitary
rides. The Saluki is a vain and jealous creature.
I love living in Scotland and therefore try to holiday at least
once a year where it is warm and dry. But generally, I believe that
a wee bit of daily rain and gale-force wind is good for body and
I am a scientist and musician with additional deep love for books,
art, and food. I make evidence-based decisions, where possible, and
am an atheist.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I help run an academic research lab. I am not the PI of the lab! I
am too much of a happy slacker for tenure track.
Outside the lab, I cycle and walk, cook, play my violin in an
amateur chamber orchestra, and read books.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
... cycling to Glasgow to indulge in pub food, a cold pint, and ice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
verse := E Spenser, G Chaucer, Homer, A Carson
prose := V Woolf, R Musil, M Shikibu (R Tyler translation), W
Faulkner, A Carter (swoon), A Gray, V Nabokov, H Melville, F
O'Connor (another swoon)
film := Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks); Nosferatu the Vampyre
music := all genres, if it is well done, but especially Western
classical music -- even opera!!!
food := simple to fancy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my heated clothes airer (swoon)
my kitchen (I brought it with me from the US)
books and black tea and viola jokes (cheating)
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