I like to relax and enjoy the adventurous side of life, but I tend
to take the important things pretty seriously. I'm the sort of
person who likes to have their ducks in a row, but I don't loose
sleep when one or two of them gets out of line. While I'm always up
for spending time with my friends, I enjoy and need some alone
time. I'm a little nerdy, but not excessively uptight or too
socially awkward (I hope!). I really like to make jokes, and I have
a dry/sarcastic sense of humor. I'm better at watching sports than
playing them (though it never stops me from trying) . I'm in fairly
good shape and I like to be outside mountain biking, trout fishing,
What I’m doing with my life
I recently graduated from grad school at Penn State, and have made
the move to Texas for a job at Texas A&M (if you're wondering
why my town is still listed as State College, it's so my students
don't find me on here!). I research tornadoes, mainly using
computer models, but I go out on storm chasing trips too.
I'm still getting the hang of being a real adult, but I'm working
on it. That being said, I don't want to grow up too fast.
I’m really good at
wasting time, eating good food, remembering random facts,
forgetting important ones, and drinking good beer. I've always been
good at going to school, which is probably why I never left. I also
really like maps, and I have a good sense of direction.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to be a little quiet at first, but that usually disappears
after a few good conversations!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is where the nerd in me really shines. I like good sci-fi
movies (and bad ones too!). I'm a lifelong Star Wars fan and I
really got into the harry potter books growing up. I like a lot of
other movies as well - mainly adventure/action and movies that make
you think like Inception or the Prestige. I tend to read a lot of
historical fiction and non-fiction. I like to read the classics too
- The Count of Monte Cristo, and a Tale of Two Cities are
especially good. I'm working through netflix rignt now -- but some
of my favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, The Office, How I met
your mother, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec and
Dexter. My favorite band is Weezer -- I like a lot of 90s rock and
I also like some classic rock. I have a little soft spot for
classical music, and usually have that going while I'm studying or
The six things I could never do without
Coffee. Cream Cheese and a box of wheat thins. Penn State football
games. Craft Beer. My dog, Ted. Christmas.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
tornadoes, where I want to end up in 10 years, what I'm going to
eat for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
On weekends I typically go out with friends, either to a bar or
hanging out at someone's house. But once in a while I'm content to
sit on the couch and watch a movie or read a book. You wont find me
out at a club.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Every once in a while I catch myself singing loudly to lady gaga or
kelly clarkson songs in my car.
You should message me if
you, like me, are tired of trying to have an interesting
conversation with someone at a bar, but they're either too drunk to
be interesting or it's too loud to hear them. If you're up for some
stimulating conversations, going out and having a fun time on
weekends but are also satisfied with sitting on the couch with some
hot chocolate and a movie then I'm your guy.