Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Me, in as small a nutshell as I can manage: Grew up in LA, did
stints in Ithaca (with a smattering of NYC in there), San Francisco
and now DC. I am very calm under fire, and a protector by nature. I
have friends of over 30 years, I lend ingredients to the señora two
floors down to make oatmeal raisin cookies, and laugh at children
doing silly things in the park. I was honored to give the toast at
my parents' 50th wedding anniversary and quoted Neruda and Rumi
when talking about love. They taught me to be a strong spirit and
raised me right. Familia is critically important to me. I have an
old soul, and am proud of it.
I know everyone says they are "easy going" on here, but I'm
Latino--we do passion! I am passionate about many things: science,
art, literature, music. Most of all, I'm passionate about being a
good Single Dad to my 6 year-old little girl. I am extremely proud
and protective of her, and am teaching her to be as strong as the
rest of the women in my familia. She is with me half the time, and
is my everything. (To be very upfront about this: my little girl
has a mother who I get along very well with and will not be
replaced. I am looking for someone for me, not a new mother
for her and you have to get in pretty deep before you will ever
interact with the offspring.)
I'm not perfect, but like to think that someone doesn't have to be
perfect for the world--they just have to fit. Like Dr. Seuss said:
"we are all a little weird, and when we find someone whose
weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in
mutual weirdness and call it love." I don't just float through
life--I try and actually live it. Come have an adventure with me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm not a lawyer, nor do I work for a non-profit…shocking, I know.
(I do work for the gub'ment, though.) I am a research scientist at
the NIH and very much enjoy being on the bench doing experiments. I
was told once that I should write down my stories from the lab as a
sitcom a la "The Office." That's the kind of quirky characters I
work with. Never a dull moment.
This is my lab in a nutshell: http://xkcd.com/242
Microscope pretty much sums up my lab life and the wackos in it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a good Single Dad. Cooking; photography; playing most
woodwinds (have 2 clarinets, an oboe and a bassoon in my house
right now that are getting a workout); UNO.
I can weave a good tale, complete with embellished bad accents,
hand and arm waving, and a lot of enthusiasm.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes, or so I've been told. It's the eyelashes.
I actually think people hear me before they see me...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
In the past I wrote waaaaay too much here, so I am going to parse
this down to talking points as best I can.
Books: I enjoy them. My library card gets a workout. Fiction, WWII
non-fiction, Sci-Fi, mystery, and even some graphic novels.
Currently have a few books in rotation.
Movies and TV: I watch them, although not all that much. Walking
Dead, Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory come to mind for TV. Movies lean
to old B&W's from the 40's and 50's, especially noir. I do love
a good summer blockbuster. Bonus points for liking Mel Brooks and
Eddie Izzard. Oh, and I can integrate a Simpsons quote into most
Shows can mean so many things: Love the symphony, opera and live
jazz. I need some Shakespeare in my life.
Music: This is all over the place. Jazz and classical are top
priorities. Rap and Hip-hop, but only prior to 2001. A singer with
soul always resonates with me. I want to hear that growl in their
hearts. My little girl's last playlist I put together for her
consisted of Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monáe, Barenaked Ladies, Norah
Jones, Jesse y Joy and Bruno Mars. And Vivaldi's Four Seasons. All
over the place indeed.
Food: I eat. Nothing stops me, except maybe mushrooms. If you can
cook Mexican you will win my heart.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The laughter of my little girl
Music--both playing and listening
My Timbuk2--it's like Felix's Bag of Tricks--with my camera,
passport and a good flashlight
Sunshine and the smell of the ocean (I am from Califas, after
A good pair of running shoes
Memories of old friends long lost. I keep them close.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can explain to my eldest sister that, no, I don't attach
human ears to the backs of mice at my work?
Conversely, trying to wrap my head around my sister's theories on
the queer body as a form of resistance and the epistemology of a
brown body. (She's a professor in California.)
How to be the best father I can.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am usually wiped from the week's experiments, so Mexican food and
a book or something relaxing. When I don't have my little girl,
happy hour with friends from the lab.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ask and ye shall receive. Go ahead...you know you want to...
You should message me if
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I guess I would say if there was something that resonates with you,
then drop me a line. Go ahead and throw caution to the wind. Say
hello--what harm could it do?
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