Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I come from the midwest but spent 5 years of undergraduate in New
Orleans. I'd like to think this makes me the ultimate beef and
whiskey consumer, and it means that I love everything about nearly
every kind of music.
I'm a scientist at heart (call me crazy, but I don't mind spending
several hours in front of a computer), but I'd also like to think
I've got a lot of interests outside of neurons and computers. I
start to go crazy if I don't have a car and/or the ability to get
out and explore. I love sports (both playing and watching), as well
as doing outdoorsy things in general. I've been climbing for about
a year and a half now. I'd like to think that this brings me a
little bit closer to being a ninja.
What I'm hoping for right now is to weave some stories that I'll be
able to look fondly on when I'm old and (relatively) boring. I
think the Bay Area is a great place for adventures, and I'm looking
forward to finding them during my time here.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm in graduate school trying to append as many letters to my last
name as possible. Mostly, this entails learning a lot about data
analysis and computation, and occasionally lets me play with
I'm also pretty passionate about writing, especially about science,
so forgive me if I tend to wax nerdy every now and then.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making conversation (though I can't attest to the normalcy of the
conversation), asking questions, and mathy kinds of things (well,
sort of...I'm working on it anyway). I'm also pretty good at most
sports, which I consider a proud statement against the stereotype
of computational scientists.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm really friendly, and I have quite large eyes that are sometimes
nice and occasionally terrifying. Also, I tend to be pretty
long-winded in conversations, and apparently in OkCupid profiles :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Just finished reading Gaiman's The Sandman Chronicles...it
pretty much blew my mind. Another favorite of 2012 was Cloud Atlas.
As for the staples...my favorites are Midnight's Children,
Dandelion Wine, The Fountainhead, anything by Lewis Thomas, A Tale
of Two Cities...and a ton of others. I try to keep a healthy dose
of literature in my life even though most of my time is spent on
science...my books are split between two states and I still don't
have enough room for them.
Movies: I love most anything I watch - I'm not going to lie, I
definitely fall into the category of "dudes who like to quote
movies they've seen as a form of social currency"...that being
said, I'm also a big fan of animated movies (e.g. anything by
Miyazaki) and epic masterpieces (think There Will Be Blood)
Shows: I secretly love to dance like a moron at electronic and
otherwise high-energy shows. Don't judge. That said, I'm down to go
to anything. Oh wait. Did they mean TV shows? In that case: The
Wire is the greatest thing since sliced bread, Frisky Dingo is
idiotic but awesome, and I'm still waiting for Jon Snow to get it
on with that Wildling lady. The tension is killing me.
Music: I love all kinds of music, but some long-standing favorites
are: DJ Shadow, The Books, Led Zeppelin, the Pharcyde, Vince
Guaraldi, Art Blakey, Bonobo, Esperanza Spalding, Joni Mitchell,
Joanna Newsom, and Radiohead. I'll always have a special place in
my heart for anything funky, bluesy, or jazzy (5 years in New
Orleans will do that to you). Also, if the band "Oysterhead" means
anything to you, then hurrah!
Food: I love eating food more than most people I know. One of the
reasons that I climb is that it means I can eat anything - I've
been described as a human garbage disposal on more than one
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, barbecue, books, brains, sports, people, good views, and the
occasional breaking of rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Honestly? I spend a lot of time thinking about data analysis, which
is great for me but seems slightly insane to most other
I also think a lot about how wonderful it is to spend my time
learning about the world, and how interesting it is hearing about
other people's experiences with life and the intuitions they've
And if that's not enough, I occasionally consider dropping
everything and trying my hand at being a DJ.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either heading out for drinks with my friends, wishing I could get
out of the city for a bit, reading a book in my room, or going to
someplace new. How's that for a complete non-answer?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My best friends have decided that my spirit animal is a unicorn.
I'd like to think that this says something about my adventurous and
fun personality, but it probably just says something about the kind
of friends I've got...
You should message me if
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Above anything else, I'm interested in people that are adventurous,
that aren't afraid to suck at things, but who are also excited to
get better at them. Curiosity, imagination, and passion are my most
prized qualities, and I love people who share them.
Shoot me a message if you want to talk about books, or movies, or
adventure, or really anything. If you love to travel and explore,
but you'd also love someone to hang out with while you're doing it.
If there's something that you get really excited about, or if you
love talking about strange things. If you want to engage in some
witty repartee, or if you think it's lame that most of the messages
on this site have to be started by guys.
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