I'm a pretty cheerful guy, usually looking to put a positive spin
on any situation (I've been called both relentlessly optimistic and
annoyingly chipper). I've just moved to Chapel Hill from South
Carolina for a Ph.D. program in Neuroscience. Trying to balance
having a social life with spending a ton of time on research, while
also trying to meet someone.
What I’m doing with my life
Working my butt off, for science! Also practicing guitar and trying
to work up the nerve to go to an open mic night sometime.
I’m really good at
Guitar (maybe not *really* good, but people don't run screaming
when I play - they usually go "ooh, that's nice" or some such
thing), nonsequitors, science, turning whatever ingredients are
around into something edible and often delicious
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my eyes if I'm not wearing glasses, or so I've heard once
or twice. Or if I'm in a bar, the pile of cherry stems nearby.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: We - Yevgeny Zamyatin, The Mote in God's Eye - Larry Niven
& Jerry Pournell, the His Dark Materials trilogy - Philip
Pullman, Consider Phlebas - Iain Banks, IT - Stephen King, The
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks, and bunches and bunches of
Movies: Equilibrium, Audition, Paprika, mostly things with a good
plot or music, not really a huuuuuge fan of general action movies.
Aside from Die Hard. 'Cause it's Die Hard.
Shows: Fringe, Dexter, IT Crowd, Dr. Who, How I Met Your Mother.
Anything funny and/or sci-fi, probably.
Music: Anything with a melody. Another Cynthia, 4 Strings, Kenna,
Gemini, Shpongle, Lana Del Rey, Zircon, Evanescence, Blackmill,
Before the Dawn, Blue Foundation, Sarah McLachlan, Lindsey
Stirling, Sarah Fimm, Tape Five, Time is Up, Apocalyptica
(Metallica on cellos? hells to the yeah!), Ellie Goulding, Glitch
Mob, Metric, The Killers, Beats Antique, Death Cab For Cutie, The
Postal Service, Ronald Jenkees, Purity Ring, blah blah blah blah. I
could go on forever about music that I like.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science atm since I spend so much time in the lab. Also random
inventions, music (that I've heard, that I want to hear, that I
want to make), and how to keep having a life while in grad school.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out downtown to check out some random band I've never heard
of, relaxing at home after a long week in the lab, or getting ready
to go INTO the lab the next day (science all day erry day).
You should message me if
If you want to have rambling discussions about pretty much anything
over coffee. Seriously anything, I may not know about it but I'm
interested in everything!
Or if you play an instrument and want to mess around making music
together, it can be loads of fun.