Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In short, I cannot be stopped. In tall, I'm 6'5".
After studying physics and music at Michigan, I moved to California
in an ill-conceived attempt to start a company. Upon realizing I
needed to get a real job, I tutored kids part-time and joined a
Mongolian rock band instead. With much free time to evaluate life,
I realized I wanted to return to school, so I got another job in
downtown San Francisco to support myself during the application
process and then moved to Austin for grad school.
I've played guitar and piano for nine years each, and I've run long
distance for over a decade. I enjoy activities that challenge me
physically and intellectually, and I love pushing myself further
than I thought possible.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm in my second year studying mechanical engineering with a focus
in acoustics, and I'm working toward a PhD. Despite this arduous
task, I'm determined to carve out enough time to meet new people!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Slapping cars that cut me off during a run. It always amuses me how
angry drivers get even when they're at fault :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
After the most obvious answers of height (plenty!) and hair (lack
thereof!) I'm told that I speak strangely. I think I just enjoy the
contrast between circuitously florid and emphatically blunt.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I usually browse reference texts, but I'm trying to read more
fiction. I recently finished Catch-22 and The Great
Gatsby, which were both excellent. Vonnegut and Asimov are next
up. Perhaps I'll then attack a few more classics I didn't
appreciate back in high school, and then finally... Gravity's
Rainbow and Infinite Jest!
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is my favorite movie, but
that may just be because I watched it the first time I experienced
a "special" brownie. Die Hard is next on the list, but that
is almost certainly because the same brownie kicked in halfway
To say that Futurama is my favorite show would be a colossal
understatement. The Simpsons may make a run for that soon
(well, the early seasons) once I've watched more of it.
With the notable exception of karaoke, I mostly prefer music with
no lyrics; there always seems to be more going on. In particular, I
like instrumental rock, jazz/fusion, and classical.
I'll both try and enjoy just about any food, but on account of the
simplicity and the carbs, pasta is number one.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- Running shorts
- Linguistic oddity
- The hours immediately after midnight
- Impersonating voices and sounds
- Melodies emanating from my mind
- People who accept my ridiculosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The blueprints for my mind palace, and how devastating it is that
"literally" acquired two completely opposing meanings in the OED.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking with fellow acoustics grad students, then practicing
music. Annoying to neighbors and far less productive than normal
practicing, but supremely fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a compulsive need to double- or triple-check that doors are
locked, burners/faucets/lights are off, etc. This behavior bugs the
hell out of me, so I encourage you to mock it relentlessly! It does
have its perks though; for instance, I have never lost a sock in
Also open for mockery: my hair. The reason I keep it so short is
obvious, and if I tried to hide this in my pictures I'd be
misrepresenting myself. This distressed me years ago, but now I
(Related: if you're trying to hide your appearance or you're using
outdated pictures, I encourage you to reconsider. If you're honest
then you'll know before a date that there is genuine mutual
attraction, so you'll be able to approach it with more confidence.
For your own peace of mind, either own your traits or work to
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- You have lofty goals for your future.
- You love being active.
- You are musically or scientifically inclined.
- You can hand me my ass in (pseudo)intellectual debate.
- You are looking for a long-term relationship.
- You, too, cannot be stopped.
Who are you looking for?
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