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My self-summary
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 a decade each, and I've run long distance for twelve years. 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
I'm in my third 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
Impersonations. People seem determined to submit requests when they learn this about me, so I usually keep it under wraps until we've become friends.

Also, quoting movies and TV shows, which pairs nicely with impersonations. In general, people are far less indulging of this ability :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
The answers are clear: height (plenty) and hair (lack thereof).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I usually browse reference texts, but I'm trying to read more fiction. Vonnegut and Asimov are next on my list. Perhaps I'll then attack a few classics I didn't appreciate back in high school.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is my favorite movie, but that may 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 through.

To say that Futurama is my favorite show would be a colossal understatement. The early seasons of The Simpsons always manage to entertain, South Park rarely misses, and Rick and Morty is also making a play. Don't worry, I occasionally watch shows that aren't animated!

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
- Running shorts
- Linguistic oddity
- The hours immediately after midnight
- Mimicking voices and sounds
- Melodies emanating from my mind
- People who accept my ridiculosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How convenient will my colorblindness become the moment I am asked what I think of paint swatches?

Why did "Netflix and chill" have to lose its actual meaning? Am I really getting old that quickly?

Do bus drivers use a special seat that makes them insensitive to abrupt speed changes?
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking with fellow acoustics grad students, then practicing music. Far less productive than normal practicing, but supremely fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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 the laundry.

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 embrace it!
You should message me if
- 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.