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I've traveled to over two dozen countries, but I think I was too
young to appreciate most of them. I don't travel much now. Someday
I want to go back and see what I missed the first time
One of my fondest memories traveling is from the first time I went
to Madrid, Spain. I taught students all the English needed to play
soccer so we could spend our class period outside kicking a ball
around. As thanks they took me to a bull ring and convinced the
managers to throw me in and "fight" a bull! Really, it was just me
running away from a small bull while everyone else laughed...
There's a video of this somewhere, but you'll never see it.
I get hopelessly lost without a smart phone (Yay GPS!). I get this
from my dad. We once went biking around my childhood neighborhood
and got lost. For 6 hours.
I like to go into the city alone and talk to random strangers. I've
met some wonderfully interesting people this way-- a former surgeon
general, the guy in charge of designing Disney theme parks, a
stoner who believes he is god, someone who thinks they can cure
arthritis with copper wire and gemstones, and the list goes
I have a collection of hundreds of Spiderman comics that I started
when I was 8 years old, but I haven't seen it in a few years. It's
in my parents' basement somewhere in New Jersey.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a chemist.
My life is like Breaking Bad and yes, I will make you drugs.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love to cook; it's what piqued my interest in chemistry. I make
all sorts of weird things and they're usually edible! Some of the
weirder things I can make are vegan ice cream, chocolate wine, hot
and cold tea, and multiphasic liquors. I own quite a few books on
molecular gastronomy, which you're welcome to borrow once I get to
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
I also like to read various fantasy and science fiction books by
authors like R. A. Salvatore and Orson Scott Card
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Daily Show w/ John Stewart
The Colbert Report
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Two Door Cinema Club
Jimmy Eat World
The Foo Fighters
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I am fascinated by how the world works, and I wonder how things
would be with small differences.
Grass looks greener on the other side of the fence because the more
shallow viewing angle prevents you from seeing as much dirt.
I miss the word playdate. When was it replaced by "hang out" and
"chill"? I think playdates should be brought back.
What would life be like if I was immortal? I wish that I could live
I love the worlds created inside books. I think it would be fun to
live in them.
I just got the 5-volume series "Modernist Cuisine". I'm going to
spend a lot of time thinking about that as I read it over the next
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with friends. I might be dancing (swing or blues) or hiking.
You should message me if
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You think it is fun to meet new people.
You like hiking off the beaten track.
You want to try weird and exotic food.
You can have fun doing things that you are bad at or completely new
Your message does not need to be witty. Your talent for prose is
unimportant to me, because I don't think it's indicative of our
compatibility. I'm not trying to hire a writer...
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