Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I came to the bay area last year to start work at NASA as a
I feel really lucky, because grad school was such long, creeping,
ceaseless degradation of all that is good–and I was worried that
staying in the same field for a postdoc, I was in for more of the
same. But everything’s been incredibly good at my new job - - the
people, freedom, challenges, travel opportunities...
I’m pretty energetic, and been loving the bottomless rewards of
exploring this area –
My favorite things at the moment are the coastal redwood parks,
single track biking, indoor rock climbing, and trying out new
hole-in-the-wall restaurants. I've been trying out West coast swing
and waltz lessons recently.
I’m good at making plans, then goading/wheedling/cajoling others to
I think I value considerateness/empathy above most qualities. I
think I’m a good listener, and I think its it’s own reward to see
if I can understand the people around me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Recently, I've been getting introduced to the world of open water
swimming, in preparation for a race from Alcatraz this summer. It
sounded like such a good idea 5 months ago! Update: I made it! So
it *was* a good idea.
Also trying to reach the hidden corners of wild CA this year - in
the the next 2 months, skyline-to-the-sea, Arroyo Seco and Trinity!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I seem to pick up "bear" nicknames, for a variety of traits :
"he's like a polar bear" - cold tolerance
"he's like a big teddy bear" - hopefully for sweet amiability, not
for cold, dead button eyes
"he's like a grizzly bear" - usually after I lift something heavy
or claw my way into a dead log with a beehive in it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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books: Jurassic Park, LOTR, non-fiction (history, current events,
natural sciences), Russian classics, Greek and Latin classics
movies: Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation, Hedwig and the Angry Inch,
Toto le heroes, Cave Man's Valentine, Batman movies, The Big
Lebowski, Zoolander. I can't sit through "action" movies anymore. I
end up falling asleep, usually around the climax. Does that happen
to anyone else?
tv: Archer, Breaking Bad, The Wire, 30 Rock, Good Eats
music: Tom Waits, Imogen Heap, System of a Down, Captain Beefheart,
Sonny Rollins, James Carter
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a computer and internet...
functional, clean kitchen
my commuting bicycle
16 oz of coffee per day, but no more ...
The Onion, Daily Show clips
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What were dinosaurs like? What are aliens like? Why do people do
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going to the movies or dinner with friends, or packing for a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I teared up a little at the end of Terminator 2. "I order you not
to go! I ORDER you not to go!!!"-- John Conner to T-500
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