anthrope
37 Galveston, TX
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My self-summary
A priest, a doctor and an engineer went golfing. The group playing the holes before them was incredibly slow, and this bothered them no end. When they finished their game, they returned their golfcart to the clubhouse, and asked the manager about the group who preceded them.
"Oh, they are a group of firefighters who damaged their eyes," the manager said. "Their eyes are really sensitive, so it takes them a while to work with the holes."
"Dear God, I will pray for them," the priest immediately replied.
"Never mind prayer," said the doctor, "I am an ophthalmologist. I'll check their eyes pro bono."
The engineer gave them a curious look, and asked the manager, "Why don't they just play at night?"

The engineer joke should have given you a clue. I have a PhD from an electrical engineering department, and apply engineering methods to biological problems.

I moved to Galveston two and a half months ago, so I am still settling into my job and apartment. I like learning and am an avid student of philosophy, literature, neuroscience and astrophysics. I also like swimming, yoga, meditation, weight training, cardio, tennis, and other physical activities. I am hoping to add hiking/trekking to my activities list. I also enjoy banter with friends and family, and debating politics, philosophy, art, sports, etc. I also write a lot - plain old journaling, essays, short stories, novellas, novels.

I'd like to find my plus one. I hope to find someone who can think, and who has a modicum of emotional intelligence; someone who is easygoing and can laugh at themselves. Someone who is far from perfect, but just right for me.
What I’m doing with my life
Learning and generally being attentive; trying something I'd consider non-intuitive; running and cross training; yoga; swimming; tennis
I’m really good at
Philosophy
Writing
Meditation
Foot dangling
Movie watching
Sarcasm
Math
Debate
Art/Art history
The first things people usually notice about me
My Transylvanian canines.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
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Science in the capital trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson
Anything by Lawrence Krauss
Anything by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Anything by Tara Brach
Anything by Pema Chodron
Cartoon History of the Universe - Larry Gonick
Bone Diamond - Michael John Grist
I am that - Nisargadatta Maharaj
The short and happy life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway
The Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
On Writing by Stephen King
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Taking the Leap by Pema Chodron

Music
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Train, Sia, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Lindsey Stirling, Josh Vietti, Yanni, Western/Indian Classical, Gordodrummer

Shows and Talks
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Realtime with Bill Maher, The Origins Project, The Reason Project, Brooklyn Nine Nine, HIMYM, Frasier, Whose line is it anyway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Poirot, Comedy central presents, Game of Thrones

Movies
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Ant Man, Jurassic World, Transcendence, Prometheus, Groundhog Day, Avengers, Iron Man, The Fountain

Food
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Vegetarian - largely Indian; Thai; my custom designed dishes:) Usually a sandwich or something for lunch.
The six things I could never do without
Lots of oxygen.
Lots of water.
Coffee.
Exercise.
Comedy relief.
Discontent.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Imagination;
Science;
Storytelling and narrative;
Words;
Flow state in sports;
Life on other planets;
The limits of the universe;
Global climate change;
Education reform;
Why there is something rather than nothing;
Fitness;
Philosophy;
Neuroscience;
Art;
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night for me. I am happy to mingle with friends, or nerd out at home, or go people watch at a mall, or sit and read a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
:P
You should message me if
You're interested.:) The Quickmatch rating thing is wasted on me since I am not on the A-list. Please message me instead.
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