Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to think I’m funny, but probably only about 90%...okay, 80%
of the time (let’s be realistic). I’m passionate with whatever I
set my mind to. I’m a gearhead, prospective physicist, skeptic, and
part-time woodworker. I’m good with computers and technology, but,
really, I’d much rather be outside camping, grilling, playing
rugby, or driving. I love reading, writing, and learning in
general. I'm a vocal science advocate I try to spend a portion of
every day learning about how the universe functions. I’m always
hunting for new things to explore. I'm a very empathetic person,
and I try to expand my ethical circle as far as possible. I still
have biases, just like everyone else, sure, but I actively confront
them and try my best to overcome them. Whenever I have trouble, I
always come back to the infamous words of Carl Sagan from his book,
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space:
This clip is from the
new Cosmos show. If this doesn't put a lump in your throat, I don't
know what will.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I’m working as Mr. Computer Man at a children’s hospital,
so I'm basically a super hero. No autographs, thank you. I'm going
back to finish my bachelor's in physics and will most likely go
into a doctorate program as soon as I can. I recently got back into
woodworking and making things in general, which absorbs most my
free time. I’m reading through a stack of books that gets higher
faster than I can get through them. I’m trying to find time to get
back into rugby and go on all the trips I want to. All while
spending time with my family and friends whenever I can. Yeah, that
pretty much sums it up.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have a mind for the mechanical and electric. I can reverse
engineer most things I see (it took me a while to realize most
people can’t do this), and when I can’t, I’m totally fascinated.
I’m a fucking surgeon with a soldering iron. I can drive anything,
and I can drive it well. I like to think I’m good at writing, but
time will tell.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I’m tall, I have pretty great eyebrows, and my brain is full of
little, seemingly random, facts, but I assure you there is a reason
I learn these things. Haha.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Roadside Picnic is my favorite science fiction book, followed
closely by Dune, Ender's Game, Perdido Street Station, and
Frankenstein. I enjoy reading works by scientists and philosophers,
especially Carl Sagan (if the first section didn't give that away),
Plato, Richard Dawkins, and David Hume. I just finished Paddle Your
Own Canoe by Nick Offerman, and it was awesome.
I can watch almost anything, but I'm partial to science fiction and
Hello Internet and Welcome to Night Vale are my favorite podcasts.
As far as TV shows go, I like HBO style shows, and sci-fi shows
across the board. I also love all of the shows Joss Whedon has
done, so I’m a bit of a fanboy.
I can find a sound I enjoy in almost any genre, but it helps if
it's a song I can sing along to.
I’m a carnivore. I like my meat rare and my vegetables
non-existent. I model my diet on the dwarves from J. R. R.
Tolkien's novels. Cheese is good, too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-That feeling when you accelerate perfectly out of a turn; the rear
end squats, your tires are on the edge of traction, you clip the
outside of the lane, and you feel like you're going 100MPH, no
matter how slow it may actually be.
-The smell of fresh cut Spanish Cedar. Of all the woods I've worked
with, this one definitely smells the best.
-A clear summer night's sky. On every night I am able and the sky
is clear, I watch the stars for at least 30 minutes. I don't own a
telescope or binoculars, but I don't care. It's wondrous enough up
there with just my eyes to see.
-A good set of sharpening stones. Sharp tools are safe tools.
-A notebook and pen. Seriously. Is there a better way to remember
all your ideas that works anywhere? I haven't found one.
-A good beer to wind down with after a long day, usually
accompanied by a good steak. There may not be a heaven, but this is
as close as you could probably get.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
New business ideas, new furniture to build, what kind of house I
want to build, what I want to do to my car, what I should learn
next, and that thing I told myself I needed to do today, but now
can’t seem to put my finger on. Seriously, what the hell was
Since joining this site: How a person can possibly think that the
relative position of the sun to imaginary diagrams we have drawn to
connect dots on a 2D projection of objects in r3 (that, in reality,
have nothing in common) can have any effect whatsoever on the
events of their life and their personality.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Woodworking, working on my car, reading, going to see a movie,
having a bonfire, sleeping under the stars, or going for a drive
with no destination; all while usually conversing with friends.
Except for the movies...Don't be that person.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I shave completely (rarely), I shave into as many designs as
possible before I go all the way. It's fun :).
You should message me if
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You should message me if you think you could teach me a thing, or
two. I love learning and jump at the chance to dive into a new
skill. Even if I don't get very far, the experience is usually
totally worth the effort.
Sidenote: I'm not a fan of religion. I've dated religious people
before, but if this is too much of a barrier for you, move along.
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