Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Perhaps a poorly chosen name for a dating site, picked it out of
habit don't read too much into it.
I've always liked to describe myself as a socially-competent nerd.
Most aspects of my personality and life have a dual nature. I spend
my days in the lab but my nights on the hockey rink. I've gone to
war but now I focus my effort on trying to make lives better. I
make jokes that often cross the line into ridiculous hyperbole
while attempting to stay firmly grounded in reality.
In a less serious light I'm working on figuring out the best way to
live my life. So far that has resulted in a very odd work schedule,
a wardrobe that consists almost exclusively of t-shirts with
science jokes on them and jeans, moderate amounts of exercise, a
habit of going far too fast on my motorcycle, a group of friends
that I wouldn't trade for the world, and an almost inappropriate
dedication to the Oxford comma.
I find that it's extremely important to have a goal in life and to
be in constant pursuit of that goal, otherwise what are you really
doing with your life? In that vein I'm always trying to learn new
things, understand opposing viewpoints, and make myself a better
person. Any belief or idea that I have is open to both internal and
external sources of criticism or questioning and those that don't
hold up are replaced. It's important to me that I hold a
justifiable and defensible set of morals and standards. That being
said I'm very happy with who I am and I'm really looking for
someone that complements my life as opposed to feeling like I need
someone to complete it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Being a grad student, whatever that means. Lately it has meant 3am
trips into the lab. Luckily I just finished the last of my classes
so things might turn around soon. When I'm not in lab I've been
coaching Junior Gold hockey which has proven considerably more time
consuming and frustrating/rewarding than I had anticipated.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing science to things, trying to cook, and making inappropriate
The first things people usually notice about me
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Currently it's the ridiculous beard that I'm cultivating, been
going since August 11th and I'm not sure when I'll stop. (see the
second picture of me for an idea, that was last year's but the
current one is pretty similar)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: For a long time I've been reading non-fiction ranging from
science to politics and current events. My favorite fiction books
are 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, for some reason I'm drawn to novels
about dystopian societies.
TV: I get stuck on a new show from time to time, lately its been
The League. Futurama, Frisky Dingo, and Arrested Development have
to be my favorites. In that same vein Archer has burst into my
life. If you've seen them then you have a pretty good idea about my
sense of humor.
Music: The Black Keys, Tool, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and
Sons as well as almost anything on the Current.
Food: I'm not picky at all when it comes to food, Pho is my biggest
comfort food at the moment.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Things to do science to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Science, my future, new foods to either wrap in bacon or put
nutella in and/or on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with friends, every once and a while I really do enjoy just
sitting on the couch and relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I really want a pair of yoga pants, I figure if you ladies can pull
them off then I have a shot.
You should message me if
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