Light-hearted but deep thinking, I really enjoy stimulating
conversation and unique views on the world. I'm a graduate student,
I exercise quite often, and I am generally pretty interested in
politics, prose, and bad weather.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently pursuing a PhD at Florida State University, and I
work several other jobs. Broadly, I try to better myself every day
(or week, depending on my schedule) without seeming too existential
I’m really good at
most things. I'm not great at many of them, but I'm pretty
versatile and good at learning new trades and excelling quickly. I
also like writing quite a bit, although sometimes I'm pretty
verbose or come across as trying too hard, such as when using words
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes and/or intensity. I'm a fairly passionate person, and it
can be obvious when someone hears me talk about a topic I care
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Usually I don't make "favorite" lists, but if forced to choose I'd
say Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance makes it, as well as
It's a Wonderful Life. I try not to watch television too often, but
Arrested Development, The Wire (or anything on HBO), Wonder
Showzen, and Mr. Show really get me excited.
The six things I could never do without
I have a hard time not exercising aerobically every day. I also
would have a hard time not having access to the news (the good
kind, which is usually online, in an expensive magazine or in
another country). Other things include: opinions to disagree with,
thunderstorms, the road atlas in my car, and comedy (in both the
"complement to Greek tragedy" and "I like laughing at stuff"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Basically everything. It's a blessing and a curse. I like thinking
about life and philosophy, but also about shallow things like soup
recipes or ideas for clever small businesses that would almost
certainly fail within a year but have entertaining business models
(e.g. an upscale skateboard shop located atop a hill which sells
cheap, imported products but offers a ski lift to the store, on
which customers are peddled life insurance policies). Anything
involving conflict and chaos really interests me; really anything
is fair game, except for lobster fishing. I refuse to discuss
lobster fishing or the lobster fishing industry.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, creating new cocktails, socializing, or some combination of the three. Occasionally, I'll sleep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never been romantically involved with someone either 20 years
older or younger than me.
You should message me if
You can handle someone who asks a lot of questions; your friends
say you're bizarre but overall pretty good company; you're willing
to build a canoe from scratch, even if after thinking about it for
a few minutes it seems like too much work.