Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a complete sci-fi nerd at heart which reflects my optimism
towards what the future can, and will, bring. I approach each day
with a goofy light-heartedness... at least I do after I've had a
cup of coffee (or six). My cheerfulness is balanced out by just the
right amount of bleak sarcasm and dark humor and there is no risk
of me taking myself too seriously. I'm dependable and fiercely
loyal. While I wouldn't consider myself eloquent, I can be
articulate when necessary.
I am an academic, but in a try to figure everything out, and not a
sit and sulk in an ivory tower kind of way. At work, I'm
caffeine-fuled science demon, always ready to approach each problem
from five different directions. I like to believe that my research
helps to save the world. My work ethic and life ethic are the same.
Anything worth doing is worth doing properly and with
Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, running, climbing, playing
Ultimate (frisbee), and reading. I'm working on upping my mileage
as I train for a marathon (Beat the Blerch outside Seattle in
September), so that's been replacing most other physical
activities. Edit: marathon completed. Next race is another
I've spent a fair amount of time in the past playing computer
games, but I've found that outside of work, I have little interest
in interacting with any computer system more complicated than an
iPhone or iPad. Does that make me a post-geek?
I'm mostly vegetarian for sustainability reasons. It's not a strict
dietary guideline, but I'll generally only sample meat if it is
sustainably produced or the dish is particularly noteworthy. I am a
bit of a foodie, and am willing to try anything. I've (not so)
recently been getting into vegetarian cooking, and managed to
discover the secret to good vegetarian French Onion soup (it's
mushroom broth), how to make a decent ale gravy, and that coffee
does in fact make everything better. Finally, grilled cheese and
curry... great idea, or GREATEST IDEA?!?
I'm a bit of a beer enthusiast and dabble in home brewing. I have a
pet coffee tree that I've managed to keep alive for over a year! I
hope to, in a couple years, be able to harvest its precious
Also, did you know that you can just buy lab coats?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm enjoying myself, and getting into better mental and physical
shape. I get to devote all my working time to learning more about
stuff that interests me. I honestly can't think of anything that
I'd rather be doing at this point in my life. I'm currently working
towards a PhD in material sciencey/electrical engineery stuff at
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Asking questions, exploring, and lazing about with a book on
Saturday afternoons. I'm also very good at drinking copious amounts
of coffee. I'm pretty sure my espresso tolerance is considered a
The first things people usually notice about me
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The orange beard. Yeah, definitely the beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite books are Dune, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, Snow Crash, and American Gods by
Neal Gaiman. I'm currently reading A Canticle for Leibowitz. I have
a little problem where I sometimes forget to go to bed when I'm
immersed in a book, so I need to be careful during the week.
My favorite movies are Blade Runner, Dark City, and Thank You for
Smoking. I've been working my way through the Netflix streaming
catalogue and greatly enjoyed The Man from Earth.
My favorite shows are Doctor Who, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's
Sing-Along Blog, and Farscape. I've been following the Game of
Thrones series (though I'm weeks behind at this point). I'll have
to eventually pick up the fifth book. I'm not currently religiously
following any shows, so I'll have to catch up a bit when my
schedule slows down.
I listen to progressive rock groups like Porcupine Tree, Dream
Theater, Rush, and Yes. I also listen to instrumental rock, like
Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. I've been on a bit of a Medeski,
Martin & Wood kick recently.
My favorite foods are Thai food and Indian food. I'll try anything
at least once. I like to think that I'm pretty good at cooking. My
diet is almost entirely vegetarian, but I'll cook and/or eat meat
once in awhile. While I'm willing to try any kind of food, I firmly
believe in sticking with good food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
running water, books, regular access to a functional kitchen, good
beer, coffee, and running shoes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
which law of thermodynamics manufacturing something useful out of
lint would violate.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cooking with good company and good beer. Some times the beer even
makes its way into the food.
You should message me if
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you're looking for a running buddy! You don't need to be an insane
runner or anything, just someone who enjoys maintaining a
conversational pace over intermediate to long distances.
you think I seem interesting or silly, or if you just want to meet
someone new and (hopefully) unique. Or if you have a question. I
love questions. Once in awhile I manage to come up with good
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