26 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
To very quickly generalize how I view myself: Mostly a Ben Wyatt, with just a touch of Tom Haverford's love for things. Is it a little passé to describe yourself in terms of fictional characters? Oh well.

I live to constantly find new music, enjoy my favorite TV shows, watch thought-provoking and/or hilarious movies, experience new and unique foods and flavors (both from fancy restaurants, and cooking/baking personally), and to appreciate nature on this amazingly vast planet we currently reside on. I also recently started climbing/bouldering, so if you want to watch someone struggle with a V1, I'm your guy. WHOA I'M ON V2/V3's NOW.

Life update: I have a cat now I guess? sweet jesus yes
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a chemist for a biomedical company in Berkeley and work in the analytical lab.

Outside of that? Who knows, life is terrifying. Spending time with people who are important to me, collecting Michelin stars, and exploring everything that makes me feel happy and fulfilled.
I’m really good at
Pretentious eating, unpretentious eating, cooking, making my friends uncomfortable by yelling I love you too often, rewatching TV shows until I've basically memorized them, hunting down cute cats on the internet, daydreaming about late night burritos, sincere and engaged listening, parallel parking, bragging, lists, not taking life too seriously, determining when a dish needs more lemon zest, and nothing else. That's it. Those are the only things.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall? Glasses? Devilishly handsome?

I would hope it's my sense of humor or smile that people notice, but that's the vanity talking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Sagan, Murakami, Catch 22, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, John Hodgman, the DUNE series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bossypants/Yes Please, Calvin and Hobbes.

Wes Anderson, Mel Brooks, Coen Brothers, Richard Linklater, Bill Murray, Her, The Fall, Princess Bride, Pitch Perfect, The Wedding Singer, Shaun of the Dead, Will Ferrell, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etcetcetc

30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Broad City, Community, Seinfeld, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bob's Burgers, Rick and Morty, the IT Crowd, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Archer, Doctor Who, Party Down, Adventure Time, Bee and Puppycat, etcetcetc

Grizzly Bear, BRAIDS, Joanna Newsom, Boards of Canada, The Books, Bjork, Death Cab for Cutie, Kaki King, Hundred Waters, Tycho, Gregor Samsa, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, St Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Glasser, Arcade Fire, Bibio, Rilo Kiley, Punch Brothers, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Feist, Velvet Teen, Childish Gambino, Fleet Foxes, the XX, Modest Mouse, Interpol, etcetcetc (seriously this list could go on forever)

ALL FOOD IS GOOD FOOD. I want to eat and experience every single possible thing in the world. Some things that make my mouth happy: Oysters on the half shell, cabeza tacos, uni, pork belly, tarragon, sushi, pickles, eggplant, kabobs, burgers, cilantro, creme brulee, bread pudding, rose/lavender/floral tastes, coconut, and it goes on to list every single thing EXCEPT OLIVES BECAUSE GOD DAMNIT I HATE OLIVES.
The six things I could never do without
-My Rdio account to constantly stream music
-Near-daily reminders about how great my brother's mustache is
-Near-daily reminders about how much my sister-in-law hates said mustache
-Yelp/Opentable for looking up the fanciest restaurants in a 20 mile radius
-Google for looking up literally everything in my life ever
- The comforting thought that if Liz Lemon can have it all, so can I. Waking up to this freaking kitty every morning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Themed menus for extremely extravagant hypothetical future dinner parties. How I can sneak rose into that dessert I'm making. Why my Myers-Briggs doesn't match any of my close friends' in the slightest. Whether I come off more as a pretentious asshole or a giant hipster when I talk about music/food/TV.
On a typical Friday night I am
Looking forward to going out and doing something exciting, then getting lazy and staying home to do nothing and relax. (Guys have you heard about Netflix? That shit is amazing)

More realistically, drinks and conversation with close friends and/or roommates, either out at some bars or at home. And then drunken Netflix while going to bed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm secretly only here because I want to be able to go out for a weekend brunch without judgement when I request a table for one.
You should message me if
-Tina Fey is one of your favorite people to have ever existed.
-you think seeing a grown man tell his cat she's the prettiest kitty in the world sounds endearing and not incredibly depressing
-you think that just meeting up for a casual drink is easier than trying to impress each other with extremely overthought messages.