derkeley
33 Huntington, NY
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My self-summary
* I am from Ohio, and I will defend its honor (and that of Cleveland) to the death--but I will probably never live there again.
* I am a big fan of beer gardens. You don't have to love beer, but if you enjoy sitting under trees with friends and some drinks on a sunny afternoon, then you get .it.
*I occasionally brew beer...next up I'm thinking of a session IPA
* I really enjoy triathlons. PR'd last year (last time was 2009), but I've fallen off the wagon. Still, it is a good time to start training for 2016
* I enjoy a healthy debate--sometimes over energy policy, european immigration, or other serious things; sometimes over whether otters are cuter than cats--but I don't like to argue. There's a difference.
* I like to do lot's of random things for fun, be it kayaking, salsa dancing, or wine tasting (and often pretending that I know much more about wine than I do). I'm up for trying anything, at least once.
What I’m doing with my life
Just moved to Long Island (Huntington)... Starting as a staff scientist at a national lab. It is kind of a dream job for me, so I'm in a good place right now (though I don't know many people on LI)
I’m really good at
I would say being modest, but then that feels like some sort of paradox.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know. Upon hearing me speak, one person was shocked I wasn't German.

Or it could be my deadpan style of humor. People who don't know me might think I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, though I really hope people don't think I am a tool at all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Catch-22, 1984. Usually I read non-fiction these days. Reading another Michael Lewis book now.

Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Wet Hot American Summer, Best in Show, Charlie Kaufmann movies (minus Synecdoche), various Woody Allen movies.

Music: Ben Folds, Regina Spektor. Otherwise, a wide variety.

TV: Seinfeld, Arrested Development, The Wire, Game of Thrones; just like everyone else in the world it seems.

Radio: NPR and all that goes with it (This American Life, WWDTM, Radiolab, and of course the daily stuff)
The six things I could never do without
1. Laptop
2. Running shoes/bike/goggles
3. Latest issue of the Economist
4. NPR
5. Family + friends
6. A super boring list of six things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to answer this question.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know what a typical Friday night is. I like to go out, but sometimes I actually prefer to stay in. How's that for ambiguity?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think this is where I am supposed to mention a quirk that I am allegedly afraid to admit, but in truth is designed to make women like me more....

Anyways, I'm a pretty open book if anyone wants to ask me anything.
You should message me if
You like my profile.
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