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I just defended my PhD so this a really new part in my life. The
better part of the last decade I spent poking brains with
electrodes. My life during this time is well described by this
Now I work in the medical device industry.
My name as defined by Urban Dictionary:
A form of South African slang. Used to express joy or satisfaction
at something or someone
Guy 1: Hey man, how is everything with work?
Guy 2: Everything is luka
It seems that everybody is putting this Myers-Briggs thing on here,
so I took a couple and they all tell me I'm INTJ, for what it's
worth. Maybe some psych students can tell me about its actual
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently writing an inspirational book and part memoir, titled
"Shark Fin Soup for the Soul."
I also find languages fascinating, especially their influence in
the development of civilizations. Learning Finnish has been a dream
of mine for a long time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've been told that I can be opinionated, kind of like
This, unfortunately, doesn't translate that well on the internet
(or life), but I try my best :)
I can tell what a cloth is made of just by touching it.
Also, Scrabble. Bring it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The soft, inviting presence of my beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Tick, Tock, Clock, 50 Shades of Gray, Unbearable Lightness
of Being, most Dostoyevsky
Movies - From Justin to Kelly, Schindler's List
Music - Miley, obvi.
Food - anything. Really, I love to eat :) ... thin crust pizza,
mixed berry pie, rare steak, oysters, Beemster cheese, and a peaty
Islay single malt hold a special place in my heart.
I also love late night coffee. Really, I love any kind of coffee
and usually have 4-5 cups a day.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family, friends, my dog, coffee, my subscription to "Cat Fancy",
Miss Vickie's Salt and Malt Vinegar chips.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
people that say blowhard statements like "good for you", "is that
right?", "pat yourself on the back", "how so?", "define normal",
"everything happens for a reason". Or "it's for a good cause" as
opposed to what? 10K for the Hitler youth?
what I should do if I'm sitting in the middle seat on a full subway
car and most of the car empties, including one person next to me.
Should I move to the empty seat? The person beside me might find it
insulting. But if I stay where I am, s/he might wonder why I don't
move one seat over and give us both more space.
when you're in line at the grocery store, should you put that
plastic barrier on the conveyor belt after you put your food on it
or is it up to the next person in line to place it before they put
their food on the belt?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have a bucket list that I'm constantly amending, crossing things
off when I achieve them and adding things when they come to me. The
following is my current, but no doubt not permanent bucket
- Do a fire walk at a Tony Robbins seminar
- Attend a tomato festival in Italy
- Attend the ketchup festival in Idaho
- Hand forge a knife
- Hug a koala bear
- Get thrown out of a casino for winning too much
- Swim with dolphins and not be attacked by them
- Complete a zumba class
- Have my hands registered as weapons
- Eat a scallop in its original shell
- Swim with a manatee
- Spearhead something metaphorically
- Eat manatee meat
- Incite the Amish to violence
- Donate my beard to Locks of Love
- Be the guest judge at a dance battle
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to watch Sex and the City.
The semicolon intimidates me; I still use it, but have no idea if
I'm doing it correctly.
You should message me if
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you find this bizarre misuse of logic and the English language a
"We are evolving every year, every decade. That’s a fact, whether
it is to the intensity of the sun, whether it is to, as a
chiropractor, walking on cement versus anything else, whether it is
running shoes or high heels."
- Gary Goodyear, Canadian Minister of Science
Also, if you agree with this Stephen Fry quote:
“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by
that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing
more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning;
it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I
am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
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