Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an adventurous introvert. Traveling to new places and having
new experiences is something I value highly. I enjoy running,
biking, swimming (yes, I do triathlons), and just experiencing
someplace new. By the way, if anyone who is reading this knows how
to kitesurf, please message me--I really want to learn! Really
really really want to learn.
Meeting people is a different kind of adventure. You wouldn't
mistake me for a chatterbug, nor for someone who is perpetually
pensive. People tell me that I'm articulate and thoughtful. More
importantly though, I tend to surprise others with what I have to
say. Not in the sense of being shocked, a la Morning Zoo, but that
I have a tendency to get people to question their
I also have a sarcastic streak about me. I'm fairly good at knowing
when to butt in and provide some witty remark, although this
sometimes gets me into trouble if people don't know me too well. I
once suggested to someone who does health work in Kenya that she
should visit the hospital where President Obama was born--it took
her a little while to pick up on my intentions.
What I’m doing with my life
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Surviving graduate school (ie. studying a lot). And reading books
and baking cookies--both have their own delights.
I also get outside. That's a great thing about North
Carolina--there are still plenty of places to hike, bike, and swim
where I won't see too many people, and get to reconnoiter with
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding cheap airline tickets--I wrote an ebook about this back in
the day. (You weren't expecting that, were you?)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm often quiet in social settings and I usually don't get noticed
until I make some sarcastic social comment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: White Teeth (it's not about dentistry, despite being asked
about this on an airplane once), Catch 22, Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy, and Twilight in the Desert are a few of my favorite books
TV shows: The Simpsons, Arrested Development, The Office
Food: Indian food. That's not to say there's anything wrong with
Thai food, Chinese food, or Mediterranean food, but Indian food is
really the best.
Music: Celtic music, for the most part. I'm trying to gather as
many versions of the tune Calliope House at the moment.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My research, and how I can use it to make the world a better place.
But also where to hike or travel in the future (I do have a life!)
I always have plenty of good ideas for trips floating around--just
not the time nor the money to take all of them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Watching a movie or baking something. I bake really good cookies,
according to other people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am one of the three people in America who actually has a Discover
Card. Yes, I am pretty sure that there are only three of us.
You should message me if
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