Does your idea of a perfect first date involve climbing trees at midnight, finding the strangest restaurant in the darkest corner of the city and ordering the weirdest item, competing throughout the evening to see which of us can make the other laugh more often, and arguing passionately about who would win in a science-off? Then congratulations, you have found me at last.
In spite of studying my brains out to get ready for medical school, I strive to find moments of play like this. My relaxed demeanor may mislead you, though; personal sincerity and integrity is my highest-held value. Consequently, I am a feminist and believe that everyone should be treated with respect.
I am also learning not to take myself too seriously. For instance, I am not without a supreme sense of humor about the fact that I appear to be a quintessential hipster from my outward appearance, but in my defense I'm a sincere believer that wearing a dinosaur button-down shirt or a bow tie has the magical effect of drawing exactly the kind of intelligent, nerdy, quirky kind of people into my presence that I enjoy (and repelling the sort that I don't.) Besides, bow ties are cool.
I'm handy. I can fix your computer. And build things. So that's a plus.
Climbing things at random. It's a thing.
Handstands. Because, of course?
Science! I can't promise to not occasionally go on a little science rant from time to time.
Puzzles, of the human variety and otherwise.
Cooking. If you ever say "Bitch, make me a sandwich!" I will be very angry. And then -- in the manliest way possible -- I will make you a sandwich to make the angels weep with envy.
Books: The Martian, Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Song of Ice and Fire series, LOTR, The Hobbit, The Giver, The Pigman
Movies: Star Wars (original trilogy of course), Jurassic Park, Guardians of the Galaxy, Winter Soldier, UP, Princess Bride, Little Miss Sunshine, LOTR Trilogy, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Shows: You're the Worst, West Wing, Psych, Doctor Who, Scrubs, Community, Star Trek: TNG, How I Met Your Mother, Orange is the New Black, New Girl, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead
Music: The Blow, Arcade Fire, Tears for Fears, Portugal. The Man., Little Green Cars, Beach House, Metric, Polica, Interpol, Decemberists, Edward Sharpe, Kimbra, Gotye, She & Him, The Mountain Goats, Muse, Modest Mouse, and pretty much most hipster-y music. I've been trying to broaden my horizons lately and have listened to some hip-hop.
Food: I'm both a health nut and a foodie, and I love a good old-fashioned culinary adventure. I'm also a huge fan of craft beers, and almost most importantly, Scotch.
The ability to run
Self improvement; I try to do periodic self-checks for the kind of foibles that tend to like to hide in all of our collective blind spots. I have a mind of my own, but I appreciate constructive criticism from the right people.
Whichever hobby I'm currently obsessed with. When I become interested in something, I give it my all until I've mastered it. Current obsessions: brewing beer and acro-yoga.
Haters, and how they are prone to hate. (Client facing jobs are, at certain times, a special hell)
Or, you know, just to say hi. That works too.