I run, both road races and on unpaved trails. I love almost all
music, and occasionally play the cello. I am an orthopedic nurse at
a world-class academic medical center. I explore the world around
me through always trying new tastes, sights, smells.
I enjoy experiencing different cultures through cuisine. I'll try
just about any ethnic food at least once, and any time I travel
somewhere new, foods and the arts are my way of exploring. I feel
equally at home in a cocktail bar like manifesto and at a divey bar
like the Peanut.
I enjoy the occasional video game, and watching movies with my
INFJ, if that matters to you.
What I’m doing with my life
At work, I am developing my own nursing practice, learning every
day, and also teaching a pre-operative total joint class for my
patients. In my spare time, I run - mostly unpaved trails, rock
climb, listen to and play music, cook, and enjoy spending time with
my friends and family. This fall, I will begin work on a DNP for
adult nurse practitioner.
I’m really good at
Helping people - from my loved ones, to my patients at work.
Cooking. Knowing and retaining random facts.
The first things people usually notice about me
Willingness to help
Something about long eyelashes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music - Classical - Sibelius, Prokofiev, Kodaly, Brahms, Smetana,
Strauss, Dvorak, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky. Rock/Pop - The Black Keys,
Band of Skulls, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Fun. Avenged
Sevenfold, Disturbed, Atreyu.
Jazz/Blues- turtle island string quartet, Hugh Laurie.
Food - Asian, especially Thai. Middle-eastern. Barbeque (it's KC,
come on). Anything that I haven't tried before.
Books - Complications by Gawande. Larsson's Millenium trilogy.
Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. Dan Brown books. Stiff and Spook
by Mary Roach
Movies - Inception, Dark Knight Trilogy, Black Swan, The
Descendants, The Illusionist, Patch Adams, Hugo, Star Wars, LOTR,
The Boondock Saints
Shows - Bones, LOST, House, Dr. Who, The Walking Dead, Fringe,
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones
The six things I could never do without
2. A place to run - new ground under my feet
3. New foods
4. People to experience the above with
5. Intellectual challenge
6. A good single malt scotch
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the amazing world around me. How I can continue to improve as a
nurse. What I can do to make others' lives easier. What to cook.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting off work, at a bar with my friends, or at home cooking and
watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I regret putting away my chance to pursue the cello as a legitimate
career nearly as much as I love the nursing work I do.
You should message me if
you'd like to talk to me, and think we have something in common.