Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a scientist - specifically, a geologist working in the
environmental consulting field. Restoring environmentally impacted
sites is motivating, and the site investigation process is
interesting and enjoyable. (I'll leave it to the engineers to
design the fix, based on the conceptual solution developed during
I enjoy the physical sciences, especially reading about physics,
astronomy, & cosmology. I like hiking locally and backpacking
in the Appalachians of NC, VA, GA, & TN. When it's quiet at
home (particularly late at night), I enjoy listening to music
(e.g., the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Eno, Patti Smith, Tom Petty,
REM, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Joni Mitchell, etc.). I consider analogue
(vinyl) to be much more aurally rich than digital (CD, mp3, etc.),
but I appreciate the portability of the latter (i.e., it's hard to
play 12"-vinyl in the car.)
I'm open minded and politically liberal. I can't tolerate
I am intellectual, outdoorsy, and can't spell well.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working - I enjoy my work quite a lot.
Looking after the significant others in my life (kids, pets,
parents, in-laws, spouse - you'll have to contact me for more info
regarding the latter).
Hiking & backpacking, either alone, with my dog, or with
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Analytical thinking and problem solving.
In addition to collecting data on-site, I spend a lot of time at
the office working with spreadsheets, models, maps, etc. to develop
solutions to multivariate environmental problems.
I'm decent at packing, & have a good spatial sense. I'm also
decent at navigating - I may go off on the wrong trail, but I've
never gotten lost (at least, not for more than 12 hours).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have no idea. This sounds flippant, but it is an honest admission
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I mostly read non-fiction - topics primarily related to physics
& ecology (at a lay level).
I'm not very particular about movies, and I don't have a background
that allows me to critique films. Hence, my tastes are all over the
map (Solaris, O Brother Where Art Thou, several of the Star Wars
& Star Trek movies, Vanilla Sky, Eyes Wide Shut, 2001,
Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Thank You For Not Smoking, Pulp
Unlike movies, I tend to be opinionated in my musical preferences,
despite the fact that I have no more background in music than I do
I'm definitely am not particular about food. I can eat a wide
variety of foods, and I'm not invested in the subject to any
signficant degree. (As fate would have it, I do much of the meal
preparation, which tends toward the basics.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Let's assume for a brief moment that one can move beyond the
fallacious elementary school mantra of "food, clothing, shelter."
(Really now, the latter two aren't necessary - they are recent
inventions that allowed for the species' dispersion into less
hospitable environs.) Recasting that mantra in a more modern
version, one might need only include (given a suitable but
realistically available natural setting), "water, energy-rich
nutrients, oxygen." And even there, I can go for days without
eating, well over a day without drinking, and several minutes
without breathing. (As for "never", at some point I will die, no
longer exist, and my decaying corpse will need nothing.)
Hence, I choose to offer some things that, in no order, I would
prefer not to do without:
good coffee and good (or at least decent) beer
the newspaper (yeah, I know - old school)
my dog & cat, my friends & family (only counts as one,
using the rubric of "interpersonal relationships" and assuming, as
I do, that cats and dogs are persons)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Fundamental physical properties that underlie existence, especially
issues associated with randomness and determinism (and how that
relates to free will, deterministic physical law, and true random
physical states). On occasion, I like to stop and think about all
of the intense activity that is theorized to be happening every
10^-44 second in the vacuum. I also like planning out my next
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I'm not at work, then I'm most likely at home, cooking dinner,
tending to the mundane, and looking forward to reading &
crashing out (admittedly, not exactly exciting, but an honest
You should message me if
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If you can get past the revelation that I'm married & in a
committed relationship, then contact me & I'll fill in the
relevant details. If you can't get past even an inquiry, then I
doubt we would get along.
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