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31 M San Francisco, CA

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My Details

Last Online
Jun 9, 2010
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Atheism, and laughing about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Working on Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm a graduate student in physical chemistry, studying the exciting world of photodissociation dynamics (hitting molecules with light and watching them fall apart). I hail from Oklahoma, where the wind comes whistlin' down the plains, but for all that I think I'm well adjusted. Relatively. Other facts: I'm a secular humanist and a libertarian. I live in the Mission district of San Francisco, where burritos sustain me and Sutro Tower watches over me.

I have been absent from OKCupid for a while because I started dating a woman I'm quite fond of. I've decided to hop back on to make friends in San Francisco.

I am wanderlustful, irreverent, and cosmotarian
What I’m doing with my life
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Well as I said above I'm doing grad school in pchem. Other than that I am, like the Dude, abiding. I haven't figured out quite what I'd like to do with the rest of my life. Thinking about selling out and working in industry somewhere. Not just anywhere though. I want to live somewhere relatively cosmopolitan. I'm also thinking about working in science policy. I have a severe wanderlust, so I'm hoping whatever it is I do with my life will take me somewhere else at least for a few years, despite my love of San Francisco.

One thing I've been doing with my life recently is feeding an unhealthy addiction to political and economics blogs with the help of Google Reader. At work. Good thing I have grad student tenure.

Drinking whisky, mostly Islay scotch.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Chess. Not a master or anything, but I'm good enough to think that strip chess is generally a good idea.

I'm a decent writer when I can be bothered. I used to write for the Berkeley Science Review and I write in my blog, Quitting Providence, about once a week.

I aspire to be good at rock climbing, but that's taking awhile. Back in the day I was a good tumbler, but now all that's left of those talents is an ability to walk on my hands, and a desire to do so while inebriated.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People used to notice my hair, but in a fit of hair angst I destroyed my beautiful locks. Now there's usually some state of a beard on my face and that likely gets first notice. Sometimes I wear cheeky t-shirts, like the xkcd shirt with "Science: it works, bitches." on the front.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My most recent favorite reading material was a Vertigo comic titled Lucifer, by Mike Carey. It was a spin-off of Neil Gaiman's Sandman following the adventures of the Lightbringer after he retired from reigning over Hell. The Devil, from many different works, is probably my favorite literary character.

Right now I'm reading Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo World, 1783 - 1939, by James Belich. Do check back often and you can observe how woefully slow a reader I am.

I'm also a big fan of the Economist and have a weekly saturday tradition of reading it with a double latte] (iced or hot, weather depending).

My favorite novel is Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson. Runners up include The World According to Garp, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, Hyperion, American Gods, A Song of Ice and Fire, and let's see ... Wicked. I'm sure I'll think of more (and read more) later.

The most recent movie I watched and loved was Blade Runner; I'm not sure how I managed this long without seeing it. Other favorites: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Matrix, American Beauty, Clerks, Thank You For Smoking, and say ... Closer.

My musical tastes tend toward metal and show tunes. I think Symphony X and Iron Maiden are two of my favorite bands. Wicked and Assassins are two of my favorite musicals. And Dethklok is the greatest cartoon metal band ever.

I totally forgot about cuisine. I'm not a very picky eater. I like most foods. My very favorite food is saba sashimi (mackerel). But I'm pretty easy to get along with food-wise. Recent development: I have become more or less vegetarian in the past year. I say more or less because I have no problem with 'cheating' when I won't be emitting any market signals.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Another denizen of OKCupid I stumbled across hated this question as much as I do. She changed it to "Favorite quotes" and I think I'll do the same.

"Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven." ~ Satan, Paradise Lost

"We are as gods and might as well get good at it." ~ motto of the Whole Earth Catalog

"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." ~ Denis Diderot

"God is dead, right? Or at least MIA. The way I see it, that means we can be whatever the hell we want to be." ~ a fallen cherub in Mike Carey's Lucifer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My own biases. Ideological tribalism. Politics. Which characters make my List of Fictional Characters with Whom I would Bone Down.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out on the town with friends. Maybe at a concert or show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I enjoy defending the disenfranchised multinational corporation.

I keep a chess puzzle book in the bathroom.

I didn't believe electing Obama would immanentize the eschaton and hey, looks like I was right!
You should message me if
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you live in San Francisco or nearby and you think I am friend material.