Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I "think different". I can do all sorts of things you might not
expect. While I have a PhD in astrophysics, I'm also the most
energetic dancer to '80s retro synthpop or goth industrial you'll
meet, and had some success as a stand-up comedian in the Boston
I'm a scientist who studies black holes and neutron stars, but also
have diverse, eclectic interests. I'm inspired by nature towards
surprising and new visions of the world.
I love music and reading. People describe me as kind, gentle, and
patient, but I can also be a very persistent debater. I am the
strong contemplative type, kind of like Ferdinand the Bull. I
follow politics: I'm a liberal Democrat who thinks the $3 trillion
the US is spending on the Iraq war could have been far better spent
on other stuff.
On personality type tests, I usually score INTP ("the architect"),
and I tend to be a "system-builder"; I'm always developing my
personal philosophy. I'm not a restless adventurer--though I'm
curious and playful and enjoy food and travel--as much as I'm
desirous of putting together for myself a picture of the world.
Recently I've been scoring INFP ("the healer").
I'm quite physically fit. I take a lot of care with my diet (I've
spent decades as vegetarian, or fish eating and otherwise
vegeterian, though for a few years I've eaten meat every once in a
while) and at 47 can keep up dancing into the wee hours with
anyone. I keep up with the latest news on nutrition and medicine
and healthy supplements.
I have credentials and experience in my field and though I'm not
the effervescent bubbly type, I make friends and allies without too
much trouble, and after moving around the country from school to
school and job to job (OH to CO to MA to DC to OH to CA to MA to IL
to NY to MA to GA) I've met and learned from many people. I feel
ready at the same time to rev up and settle down if that makes
sense. I just got tenure.
I'm always thinking and questioning stuff beyond what I'm doing at
work. A colleague in grad school called me "Mister Secret Concept
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a tenured college professor.
I've taught astronomy, physics, and math at colleges and a
university and I do research using data from the Hubble Space
Telescope and the Chandra X-ray telescope. Mostly I study neutron
stars, which are stars that have collapsed so that each cubic
centimeter contains more mass than every human who has ever
On the side I puzzle over big issues in science and philosophy. I
try to make the world a better place through activism and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking (philosophy), creativity, playing piano, reserving
judgment, obscure humor, writing, remembering obscure things for a
long time, and dancing.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My big blue eyes that contrast with my thick eyebrows and beard,
that I have a quiet and gentle bearing.
Speaking of my big blue eyes, I was reading in the obituaries of
Elizabeth Taylor that she had a double row of eyelashes--and that
this was because she was a MUTANT! And... I also have a double row
of eyelashes. So, you might notice that I am a mutant with extra
I have a medium-slow quiet mellow tenor voice.
My features are probably somewhat unusual, although a Russian
relative told me over Thanksgiving that they may be more common
over there (my ancestry goes back to Latvia.)
For a nerd (Ok Cupid assures me I am a nerd rather than a geek),
I'm actually quite nimble and coordinated, which helps when
I'm quite a good cook on some dishes. My specialty is spanakopita
(learned to cook it from an ex)--but also Tunisian couscous, Kaluha
chocolate cake, hummus, Thai coconut curry, cranberry/barley malt
pancakes, herbed salmon, etc.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(a) obscure science fiction like Stanislaw Lem, Olaf Stapledon, and
Classics like Shakespeare and Tolstoy.
Playful modern writers like Italo Calvino and Milorad Pavic and
James Joyce and Isaac Bashevis Singer
Philosophy (Lucretius and Epicurus, and Spinoza and Leibniz and
Popular science books (Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, etc.).
(b) almost anything with Alec Guinness or Peter Sellars: The
Horse's Mouth, Doctor Strangelove, etc. Spaceballs.
(c) I have unusually eclectic tastes. People might say, "but these
kinds of music are so different", but I might feel about them the
same way. Beethoven--I love to play the Appassionata and
Hammerklavier, Schubert, Bach--I love to play the Well-Tempered
Clavier, Mozart, '80s New Wave, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Throwing
Muses, Radiohead, Neko Case, Blackalicious, Conlon Nancarrow
(strange mix of modernist and ragtime programmed onto a player
piano that goes faster than any human piano player), The
(d) Vegetarian, Sushi, Indian food, Thai food, Ethiopian food
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) electronic piano 2) cats 3) green tea 4) library card 5) box of
letters from friends 6) bookshelf
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Is the Universe discrete or continuous?
Why does it obey mathematical
What is information? Can it really be pinned down or is it some
kind of flexible pattern? Is the Universe different from the
information in it?
Is there a right and wrong and is that different from good and bad?
Is this something anybody can really know?
Will Obama unfuckup the nation Bush and Cheney have been fucking
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I keep a blog for my cat.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You exist. You exist as described in your profile. You are female.
You are literate. You are not an evil dictator or mass-murderer.
(And, I should add, you don't have plans to become one--merely
adopting the trappings of such is ok--petting a cat while putting
your pinky to your mouth and cackling like Dr. Evil or something).
You think for yourself. You can write something that will make me
laugh or think or both. The "I spend a lot of time thinking about"
section of your profile should interest me. Either that or you list
classical music or similar obscure popular music in your list of
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