Okay, I guess I'd better do this thing. I'm an Englishman living in America, and revel in the confusion my accent sometimes generates. I genuinely like what I do (palaeontology, or the study of long-deceased organisms) and find myself too interested in everything to ever get really bored.
I enjoy socialising with my friends and trying out new things, although I will freely admit to being a bit of a fish out of water when it comes to social situations involving more than four people. My worst habit perhaps is being a little too prone to using work as an excuse to avoid having to interact with people whenever I have a major project going, but generally I'm the one trying to get everyone out for dinner.
I'm moving to New York for postdoctoral work at the start of next year - don't know anyone, going to need to get out and explore the city.
What I’m doing with my life
Moving to New York.
I’m really good at
writing, science, working with fossils, I like to cook
The first things people usually notice about me
My accent, once I get talking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Dune, Redwall, Lord of the Rings
Movies: Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars
Shows: QI, How I Met Your Mother
Music: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Queen, Led
Food: All, except things with lactose - sadly lactose intolerant :(
The six things I could never do without
Oxygen, food, water, gravity, atmosphere, light
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Eurypterids, my specialty :) Nature, other scientific topics
On a typical Friday night I am
Eating out with friends, going for drinks. More often than not at home, watching Netflix or playing on the computer.
You should message me if
you want to hang out sometime! Or just get to know each other via
the internet :)