I was born in Cedar Rapids and have lived here all my life, right
now I'm a college student. I'm also an only child, which people
think is weird.
My passion in life is astronomy. I own a telescope and love to look
at objects in the night sky as close as a planet, or something
light years away whose size I can't even comprehend. I haven't used
the scope in a while now. It's freaking big, and lugging it out to
Palisade-Dowes observatory can be a chore.
I like go out, sure - not all night wild parties mind you, but
going to a nice restaurant, going for a walk in nostalgic places
like the neighborhood where you grew up, or having a drink/coffee
with someone nice to talk to. I also like to stay in the comfort of
home, too. Ordering or making some food, watching a movie, playing
a game, or just relaxing and shooting the shit.
I like playing video games too - I've been doing that with friends
since I was a little kid with a Nintendo.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently enrolled in college, nearing the end of a Bachelor's
degree in Physics. Over my young adulthood I've taken school at a
slow, relaxed pace, because that just felt comfortable to me. I
find Physics to be an extraordinarily difficult subject, but its
the only major I care about (you need it for astronomy anyway,) so
I stick with it.
I'm also planning on tutoring in math and sciences soon. I haven't
actually started it yet, so I don't know if I'll be any good at it.
I'm not really doing it for the money, I just like the satisfaction
of helping someone figure something out. The money is just a bonus.
I’m really good at
I've been told by multiple people that I'm good at making them
laugh and lightening their mood.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. I hear that lots of guys on dating sites add a couple
inches for some reason, but I really am that tall. Promise.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like Science Fiction and Fantasy. I have about three
shelves worth of books, and that is after I trimmed down the
crappier books. I really enjoy the books that can take me somewhere
else. My favorite in each of these genres are The Mars Trilogy and
The Prince of Nothing series. Other books of note I've read are
Name of the Wind, nearly everything by Arthur C. Clarke and
Lovecraft, The Mote in God's Eye, The Dune series (all of 'em,)
Pale Blue Dot, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I've read 1984
which is... disturbing, same for Fahrenheit 451.
Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Monty Python and the Holy Grail,
which reduces me to a laughing maniac every time I watch it. Other
classics are Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride. I
love almost anything that is funny. Oh and Gladiator is awesome
TV: First off, the most important: Chapelle's Show. RIP. After
that, I like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report because they're
hilarious. No Reservations and Bizarre Foods on the Travel channel
because I love seeing people places and food from around the world.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US & UK) cracks me up every time, I
don't know if it is aired anymore though. And of course, for skit
comedy, Kids in the Hall, and old school SNL (Celebrity Jeopardy!)
I also enjoy Star Trek: TNG but don't worry, I'm not a Trekkie.
The six things I could never do without
I like to have some fiction to read at night to help put me in the
mood to go to sleep. Following that, I need to have something
extremely annoying to wake me up, like a loud alarm clock or a kick
in the ribs.
And this is going to feel like the dorkiest thing I've ever typed,
but here goes: a scientific calculator. It's absolutely essential
piece of equipment for the classes I'm taking and I use it ALL THE
TIME. I'm not sure what does more work - my brain, or my fingers as
I tap on my TI-84+.
I'm a really big fan of staying cool, so my air conditioner and I
have a very amiable relationship with each other until fall/winter
I could never go a week or two without the smell that overwhelms
you when you enter an Indian restaurant. It's divine...
Finally, I'd say I couldn't bear to go outside without smelling
nice, so a few good bottles of cologne on my shelves to keep that
masculine scent that entrances anyone that comes near me. Okay I
might be exaggerating here a little.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, like everybody else. I still have my life ahead of me.
I still don't know what I'm going to do when I graduate. I'm sure
there is something nearby that I can find some work in related to
Physics. I might go back to Iowa City and get some degree related
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm usually taking it easy since the school week is over. Maybe
I'll go see some friends if they're available. If not, then play
some games or some other way to waste time. Maybe go to eat out
somewhere at a restaurant.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can barely read cursive, if at all. Hey, I learned (slept
through) when they taught cursive in elementary school, but it just
looks like squiggly lines to me. Sometimes I have to ask people to
read letters to me when they are written in cursive. It's like an
alien wrote it. Isn't that terrible?
You should message me if
You're a girl who can hold thoughtful conversations, and laugh at
completely silly ones. If you're mature enough not to care about
the latest celebrity gossip, and can find the humor even in the
oddest of situations. If you like talking about your goals,
education, interests, or random thoughts that just spontaneously
entered your mind, and like listening to people talk about theirs.
Mindless dribble is okay too.
Or, if you simply want to have a coffee and chat.