I moved to Durham three years ago from Southern Californa and I still can't understand how people live without delicious Mexican food and year round fresh avocados. I like to read a lot, listen to music, brew beer, and play soccer. How often I can be found doing any one of these things can vary pretty substantially from time to time but I try to fit in what I can when I can. I've been known to ramble on about science or politics from time to time. Since everyone secretly knows the name of the bar they would open, I can tell you mine would be called The Gingham Dog after a poem I really liked as a kid. Apart from that, I want to go whitewater kayaking at some point, am terrible at corn hole, won't succumb to the south's love of sweet tea, and love board games but can never get people together to play.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment I'm in the midst of grad school. While I'm fairly
certain I know what I want to do when I'm done, I've got a couple
years still to figure it all out.
The temptation to drop out, fly to Malta and tend bar on the beach
is stronger some days than others.
I’m really good at
I've always been a jack of all trades master of none type person.
But I do make some excellent beer and am a better than average
And I can make a mean cup o' tea.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading Lucky Jim but some past favorite books include You Shall Know Our Velocity, Gone Away World, Discworld novels, Neil Gaiman stories, Looking for Alaska, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Visit from the Goon Squad, Oscar Wilde, Song of Ice and Fire and Walking on Glass. I'm always open to more suggestions and have a constantly growing list of books to read.
I listen to music a lot. Some of the things I've been listening to recently are Saint Motel, Future Islands, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Tallest Man on Earth, Mount Moriah, Delta Spirit and an assortment of classical music. I fully support the lost art of mixed tape making.
I could live my life on an assortment of sushi and burritos. Essentially any kind of seafood I love and anything wrapped in a tortilla is a wonderful thing. One day someone somewhere will successfully make a sushi burrito hybrid and it'll be the end of me. I'm really not a picky person when eating except for tomatoes. I don't really know why, I just can't stand them.
The six things I could never do without
I've always disliked this section so it is now about cool animal
1. Otters have a skin pouch under their front legs where they can
store their favorite hunting rock and food
2. In the cocoon, caterpillars release an enzyme that dissolves
most of their body before rebuilding themselves into
3. Only half of a dolphins brain enters a sleep cycle at a time.
The other half stays awake to make sure they continue to surface
for air and not drown
4. When play fighting boy puppies will often let girl puppies
5. Mantis shrimp have the most complex eyes and among other things
can see ultraviolet light, can analyze polarized light, and have
trinocular vision in each eye.
6. The average antelope can jump higher than a house. This is
largely due to their powerful leg muscles and the fact that houses
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The "I want to sound smart" answer is my research. The real answer is did I leave my headlights on? I probably totally left them on... maybe. (I leave them on a lot) I hope I didn't. What should I eat for lunch? Maybe I'll go home for lunch and then I can walk my dog. Was my meeting today? no no no. Tomorrow. At 230? I should start keeping a calendar. That's silly, I would never remember to look at my calendar..........
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like the Beach Boys more than I like The Beatles. A lot of people
seem to be bothered by this.
You should message me if
You can be the Elaine to my Jerry.