31 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
After a 7 year stint in Portland, and 4 years in San Diego, 1 year back in my home town of Chicago, and 1 year in Boston, I have moved back to Chicago for the long haul. Several things that make me unique. I am independent, ambitious, passionate, extroverted, empathetic, compassionate, cerebral, and have a quirky sense of humor. I really enjoy photography and I play the piano. I love to sing karaoke, and watch other people who nail a song and give 'em high five and you're like YEAH!. I also love going to movies, although I won't go alone to a movie because part of the fun is discussing the film after. When I have time, I like to cook - fav dish to make is Thai Peanut Chicken. I also make killer brownies from scratch, and ambrosia salad (JK).
What I’m doing with my life
Graduated pharmacy school in May 2013, and just finished two years of residency training. Yes, residency like a physician. I enjoy the daily challenge of being a clinical pharmacist; It requires listening to what patients say as well as how they act and carefully observing their mannerisms, and artfully explaining difficult concepts/questions.
I’m really good at
Speaking in front of large crowds, karaoke, and remembering random pop-culture trivia. I also tend to recite long monologues from movies in the middle of normal conversion to see if anyone notices. Like from Wayne's World. Oh, and Pharming.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall, smile a lot, and have quirky mannerisms. I'm funny, but it's more of how I act than what I say, although I do occasionally concoct gems such as, "have you heard of that rare medication side effect called transient death syndrome?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Less Than Zero, 1984, Anthem, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Movies: Airplane!, Primer, Heat, Drive, City of God, Black Swan, Casino, There Will Be Blood, The Bourne Redundancy

Music: Muse, M83, Def Leppard, Jeff Buckley, Metallica, Ratatat, Alice in Chains, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Tears for Fears, Sufjan Stevens, Daft Punk

Food: Thai food is my fav (pad thai), also love a good Chicago style pizza, lobster ravioli, sea urchin ceviche at Dorsia.
The six things I could never do without
1. Friends and family
2. My piano
3. Coffee (mostly dark blends, like Peet's Major Dickason's)
4. A good set of headphones + amp - it's amazing what you're missing
5. Music
6. My cameras - Canon T70, Canon S80, Canon 60D
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If a plane crashes on the border between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where do you bury the survivors?
On a typical Friday night I am
My ideal night would be dinner, followed by a night of rocking out at a karaoke bar. Favorite songs are Jenny, 867-5309, My Sharona, and All My Exes Live in Texas. And, you can't go wrong with Sweet Caroline, especially towards the end of the night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can turn my apartment into a dance party in 90 seconds.
You should message me if
You are extroverted, passionate about career, caring, have a good sense of humor and can take a joke, and have a good balance between career and personal life. Major bonus if you have the bravery to sing karaoke. Also, please live in Chicago (Rockford is not Chicago) - I'm not looking for a long distance relationship here.