Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In short, I cannot be stopped.
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 plan to stick around for a PhD. I've heard that
thesis-writing will eat my life in the near future, but I'm
determined to carve out enough time to continue exploring the area
and meeting new people nonetheless.
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!
My height. In the top half percent, it's hard to miss.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I usually find myself browsing reference texts, but I'm trying to
read more fiction. I just finished Catch-22, which was
excellent, and The Great Gatsby is next on my list. Perhaps
I'll then attack a few more of the books I didn't appreciate in
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is my favorite movie, but
that may just be because I watched it the first time I truly felt
the effects of a "special" brownie. Die Hard is next on the
list, but that is almost certainly because the same brownie kicked
in halfway through.
To say that Futurama is my favorite show would be a colossal
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. There are too many worthy artists to even begin listing
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 oddities
- 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. Also, how
OkCupid possibly decided to label me "more extroverted"; I'm quite
happy as an introvert!
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 drunkenly
practicing music. Annoying to neighbors and far less productive
than normal practicing, but supremely fun :-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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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!
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 enjoy (pseudo)intellectual debates/musings.
- You, too, cannot be stopped.
Who are you looking for?
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