I'm a midwestern boy at heart, I arrive on time, give a firm handshake, and I like winter. I was raised in the Chicagoland area and went to school in Iowa. Thus I have a discriminating tastes in sweet corn and pizza. I came to New Mexico to study astronomy. I love exploring what New Mexico has to offer. It is such a sharp contrast from home. There are so many new places here to explore. More generally I'm a learner. I like reading about/ drinking beer, I am learning german to speak with colleagues, I draw and paint for fun, and I like to tinker with electronics and simple machines.
What I’m doing with my life
Astronomy has been a hobby turned career. I consider myself very fortunate to do what I love. As such I get to travel about once a year. Last year I went to Hawaii and the year before I went to Holland and Belgium. I'm looking to go to Germany, Japan, Australia, Chile, or possibly South Africa next. I want someone who can possibly share in some of these adventures with me.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at remembering that one time in season 1 and how it
relates to this moment in season 5.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite foods are:
Pizza chicago style, polish food, german food, and green chile.
My favorite books are:
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Art & Physics: Parallel visions in Space, Time, and Light, and Fahrenheit 451
My favorite movies are:
Shawshank Redemption, Twister, Wizard People, Star Wars, The Untouchables, How to Train Your Dragon,
My favorite artists are:
Bruce Springsteen, Julia Massey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Hellacopters, Van Halen, Enigma, Gordon Lightfoot, The War on Drugs
My favorite TV shows are:
The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Adventures of Rick and Morty, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Firefly, Sherlock, Silicon Valley, Sword Art Online, Stargate SG-1,
The six things I could never do without
Black Coffee - A scientist is a machine for turning caffeine into theorems.
My Laptop - The tool through which I work and play.
Frisbee - I love playing frisbee with people. It is easy to learn and fun to play.
Telescopes - You haven't lived until you've seen Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, or a spiral galaxy for yourself.
Friends/Family - What good is living if you can't share experiences with someone?
Iowa Hawkeye Football - 🎶 In Heaven there is no beer, That's why we drink it here...🎶
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to improve my recipe for homemade soft pretzels, oh and I suppose I think about my thesis a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
So few beers and so much time. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.
I play frisbee every weekend. Not necessarily on Friday, but I feel like this is in the spirit of this section. Lately I've been playing quite a bit of Wiffle ball, also gaming with friends scattered across the globe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a small box of assorted Lego pieces that I keep at my desk.
You should message me if
You want to hear a funny story about when I worked at a theme park.
You can tell me, in detail, about something you're passionate about.
You have a good argument for why pluto should be a planet.
You want to talk about the stars.
You're a strong and confident person who has a direction in life.
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