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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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Last online
Yesterday – 7:44pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
A little extra
Strictly anything
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Working on Ph.D program
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), LISP (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ahoy! I'm semi-new to Austin. It's shiny and fun to bike through.

I'm often a bit caught between worlds. I'm a total nerd, but I'm also pretty likely to be scoping out some new band's concert or tearing it up a known-and-loved band's show. Prone to both grand adventures and ruts. I want to get to the most I can out of life, but I tend to keep my feet on the ground even when my head's in the clouds. I'm either an INTP or ENTP if that matters to you (should it? maybe - at least enough to say I'm an introverted extrovert). I overuse ellipses and parentheses (both when writing and speaking) and am easily amused. Music is the fuel in my engine - I try to make it to as many shows as I can and constantly have a tune playing (in my head if nowhere else).

I'm still figuring out this whole life thing - I'm just making it up as I go along.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now? I moved here a bit over a year ago from San Diego, will always be from New England (cause I'm wicked cool like that). I do research in AI and Cognitive Science - I work with people and computers to try to figure out how thought happens. (Of course, it's really all about my plans to take over the world with a robot army... Shhh...)

I love keeping up with what's going in this world of ours, seeing concerts, trying new things, thinking news thoughts, procrastinating profusely, sipping a tasty craft beer or homemade cocktail with friends, and being constantly on the look out for adventures.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm *really* good at forgetting things, for better and worse.

Blinking in photos. It's my mutant super power.

I keep my ear to the ground and like to know what's shaking. (But I'm often bad at letting people know until an hour before it happens.)

Other things. Not all things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have cavernous dimples, and I look like someone they know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
It's funny, this used to be the first section I'd look at... but I'm not sure it really says all that much about people.

Music: Most of my favorites have commas in their genres.World/Inferno Friendship Society, Gogol Bordello, Madness, Les Claypool's various projects, TMBG, Jethro Tull, New Pornographers, Caravan Palace, Neutral Milk Hotel, Camper Van Beethoven.

Movies: I really like movies, but I'm *horrible* at remembering lines, actors, and even plots. Princess Bride, The Game, Usual Suspects, Fight Club, Big Lebowski, American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Labyrinth, movies by Pixar.

Books: It used to be almost anything I could get my hands on, but these days most of my reading is articles (either for work or for procrastination). Tom Robbins, Neal Stephenson, Kurt Vonnegut, Roger Zelazny, George R. R. Martin, Paul Auster, China Miéville, Neil Gaiman, and Umberto Eco.

Food: Some place I haven't been before, and preferably some food I've never had.

TV: I think TV's mostly crap, but I do have a few guilty pleasures like Castle and Game of Thrones. A lot of what the BBC does is good (if you haven't seen Sherlock, get on that). I have a platonic man-crush on Jon Stewart. I haven't opted for cable in years, but I Hulu/Netflix pretty regularly (are those verbs yet? I vote yes).

Podcasts: Radiolab, Savage Lovecast, This American Life, Car Talk, Planet Money, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Wits

I'm also a big fan of Theater. I took a course where we got to see 25 plays in 15 days in London - seeing Alan Rickman perform and being wished a Happy New Year by Judi Dench were highlights. I can even be a sucker for musicals. I haven't seen as many plays as I'd like since coming to Austin, though.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm adaptable and there's not much I really need. But I'll say:
* A tune in my ears (or at least in my head)
* New experiences (foods, movies, bars, people, ideas, songs)
* Good friends, family, and other loved ones - without them what's the point?
* A book in hand and a book in reserve
* My laptop/phone (although every so often I'm tempted to never touch a computer again... technology can be the most addicting drug)
* Spark. In its many forms.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I just think too much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... doing things. Or not. Honestly friday's not all that different from other nights (which are also frequently awesome).

Some of those 'things': camping, grabbing drinks with friends (in or out), reading/grading papers, crafting, curling up with a good book, curling up with a bad movie, working in the lab til the wee hours (mad science waits for no one), circuses, themed parties where I'm dazzled by my friends' creativity, game nights, crazy concerts, and moonlit hikes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On the open internet? Pretty much what you see here. But I'll usually answer any question someone asks me.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you want. What've you got to lose? (Except your soul! Bwa ha ha ha!)

If I were to do an "About you" section, it'd be something like: Distinctiveness and spark are much more important than an ability to turn heads. I'm looking for an unconventional relationship with an unconventional lady. You should enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and measure success with your own ruler. You’re intelligent, quirky, a bit of a hippie, and progressive.

OR if you're just looking for someone to go to shows/events with. I'm still getting settled into Austin and my (otherwise awesome) friends are scattered far and wide. Friends are good too.

The best way to get to know whether you click with someone is definitely to interact with them, and I don’t have a whole lot of faith in profiles. So if I seem interesting at all, drop me a note.