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26 Asheville, NC Woman


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  • Ages 24–28
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  • For new friends, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Dec 17
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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The Pleistocene Epoch has been frequently cited as a period of intense speciation for a significant portion of temperate continental biotas. To critically assess the role of Pleistocene glaciations on the evolution of the freshwater fish clade Micropterus, we use a phylogenetic analysis of complete gene sequences from two mitochondrial genes (cytochrome b and ND2), and a fossil calibration of the molecular clock to estimate ages of speciation events and rates of diversification. The absence of substantial morphological and ecological divergence together with endemism of five of the eight species in North American tributaries of the Gulf of Mexico may be interpreted as the result of a recent Pleistocene origin for these species. Speciation dates in Micropterus range from 1.01 - 0.32 to 11.17 - 1.02 million years ago. Only one speciation event is dated to the Pleistocene, and rates of diversification are not significantly variable in Micropterus. The premise that the Pleistocene was an exceptional period of speciation in Micropterus is not supported. Instead, a Gulf Coast allopatric speciation model is proposed, and predicts periods of dynamic speciation driven by sea level fluctuations in the Late Miocene and Pliocene. The Pleistocene, however, was a period of significant intraspecific mitochondrial lineage diversification. The application of the Gulf Coast allopatric speciation model to the remaining aquatic fauna of the Gulf of Mexico coast in North America will rely on robust phylogenetic hypotheses and accurate age estimations of speciation events.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Not actually studying fish (tho I do have a background in evolutionary biology) -- it's just that the fish abstract has been my profile opener since 2009 and actually works decently as a filter.
I’m really good at
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Deciding to use this section as a my self-summary instead of a list of things I'm "really good at."

I'm a native of Cleveland, OH, and have been in the Asheville area for about a year, working on various alternative education and consulting projects. I'm a generally a head person -- science/inquiry/cognitively oriented -- and am considering going back to school for neuroscience. I've been an fMRI lab rat, warehouse supervisor, and fast-food Japanese "sample hand-out person." I've performed in Severance Hall (as part of a symphony ensemble), my Ohio pride can get kind of perverse (that may be more accurately stated as Cleveland pride), and in response to my general head orientation I try to spend a decent amount of time doing things that don't involve thinking. In a formal sense. Using words and things. Per se.


I'm interested in and familiar with various structures for living in community and am always interested to learn more! The same goes for contemplative practices.

I lived in Vienna for a few months where I studied art and architecture and spent a disproportionate amount of time staring at the statuettes in the Egyptian section at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. I also tried to hang out with monochrom but some combination of being too introverted / not wanting to speak English / being totally convinced that I wasn't cool enough prevented me. I did see a lot of operas, tho.

I'm pretty sure I sound super pretentious but I'm not super pretentious *all* the time I SWEAR.

I only accept compliments from my mom.

I like to discuss futurist and transhumanist stuff but there's a 100% change it'll be flavored with "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed." (ty Willy Gibson)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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WHY? (the band tho, really)
all sorts of ridiculously aggressive electrohouse
classical music, for serious
Janelle Monae
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Theory of mind.
The fact that water floats when it freezes.
Modern dentistry.
Circumstellar habitable zones.
Regular sleep cycles.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The six things I could never do without.

Also food, which is technically another one of those things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing bocce ball with OKC staff (true story bro), but if I'm being honest, that's only happened (to me) once.

Reading a book.

Asleep before 10 PM.

Dancing aggressively to ridiculously aggressive electrohouse (even after 10 PM -- it's been known to happen).
You should message me if
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Your opener reveals something about you or your thought processes! What brings you here? Why are you online? What inspires you to message locals on the internet anyway? I wanna know so I can make an informed decision. Are you here just to bump uglies? (I know OKC already has a built-in option for indicating said interest.) Are you looking for a friend to go rafting with? Have you always wished you had someone to share your barnacle obsession with (Charles Darwin *wink*)?

When I say "impeccable consent practices" below, this is a part of what what I'm talking about. I'd love to receive a message from you that says "Hi! You seem really interesting. Would you like to get together and tell me more about yourself?" because I now have a clear idea of what you want -- to which I might say no. Besides, you already know way too much about me from reading this profile and are giving me funny looks in yoga class. (I see you.)

Personally, I'm on OKC because (this section did always strike me as a "What I'm looking for" section) I appreciate the mild (tho often still inaccurate) screening process that OKC offers, (situationally) enjoy meeting new and interesting people, and am eventually looking for romantic companionship. And I've made several friends this way, so. I know it works. On some level. If we meet, it's probably because I wanna watch how you think and get a sense of your politics. And now you know!

All that being said, online dating can reduce me to a miserable two-year-old of a person as well, so if your cognitive function just isn't at the moment, and you feel the need to message me exclaiming "You've got hair!" or "I like red!!" or "WOW! Things n stuff," I'm not going to stop you. I fully admit to using this strategy in regular conversation on a semi-daily basis. (Do note that "exclamations" are revealing about your thought process. :D)

I'd love to hear from you if...

You'd like to propose something engaging, whimsical, and/or hands-on to do together. Uninteresting conversation starters (and the occasional actively abrasive ones) make me sleepy and/or prone to throwing my smart device across the room (which is not good for said smart device). If you're having trouble thinking of something, might I suggest:
- Hosting a speed-folding origami competition, limited to off-square pieces of paper
- Inviting me to book club -- I shit you not. Let's read a book and discuss it. Or, given time and monetary constraints -- maybe an article or two
- Wandering around a grocery store and telling life stories based on what's elicited by the environmental cues (i.e. "This artichoke reminds me of one time at my grandma's house...")
- Communication only by drawing three-panel comics
- The "silent vipassana retreat"-style date, in which neither of us can speak, touch, make eye contact, or pay for anything
- [insert adventure of your choice here]

You're full of rad politics and enact them. (i.e. Don't call yourself a feminist and then fail to have any works created by woman artists out of the 4,765 things you list under your "favorites." You know who you are. Not that consumption habits imply politics, or that I'm perfect, just... think on this.)

You like to think deeply and patiently about things.

We already know each other. So that we can laugh about this, plz.

You want to trade fave WHY? lyrics.

You have impeccable consent practices.

You'd be fine seeing someone who doesn't tend to fully identify as female.

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