Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was once a prince of Atlantis, prophet of the end of days,
and champion snake wrestler, but that was before they collected my
badge and gun, snapped my wand and kicked me out of
professional mad scientist
, bicyclist, student and storyteller.
I believe that people should sing more in their daily lives.
Sometimes I paint things.
Recently realized I'm a bit of a Kantian logician—I find myself
compelled to solve puzzles, regardless of their utility.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a third-year PhD student at UCSB, working in Chemical
Engineering, and I spend most of my time shamelessly hacking the
chemistry of life in pursuit of new and crazy
ways to fight cancer
My research is a full-time job, but one day I plan to graduate for
good, after a few more years of education, amateur stand-up
, and playing guitar
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Getting lost, singing loudly, cooking, haberdashery
, and special effects
for low-budget horror films. Also, getting lost in unusual places.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I get a surprising number of compliments on my eyebrows.
I like to dress nicely, although I don't often get the
Once I grew sideburns shaped like lightning bolts
, but had to let
them go when they became the only thing anyone wanted to talk to me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Television: House of Cards Firefly Arrested Development
...and when none of these are on air, I watch a lot of things
I'm less proud of.
Radio: Welcome to Night Vale
Wait Don't Tell Me The Moth
Musketeers Bruno Schulz
(who is like Kafka,
but less boring) Lord of the Rings Journey to the
Garfunkel Earth Wind & Fire
and Sullivan Give me 1970's, or give me
Princess Bride Brazil Guardians of the
Galaxy Breakfast at Tiffany's
Food: Anything with enough flavor—I'm a bit of an herb junkie. Most
of what I cook is at least slightly Italian, although I've gotten
pretty good at chile rellenos. If you know how to make tamales
, please be my
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A sense of humor
I used to think "my computer" and "my phone" fit in this category,
but I've learned that they're not always necessities.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Impressionist art, saving the world, jokes, the history of
astrology, computational linguistics, genetic engineering, and the
I've always wanted to spend a day pretending to be a confused
foreign tourist, but never quite go through with it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Recently, I've been trying a bit to get back into guerilla art,
swing dancing, barbershop singing, and painting.
I once successfully organized myself and three strangers into a
for a few hours on the Italian Riviera. That was a good
(Honestly, though: I'm often at work. I work hard on a typical
Friday so that I have time to spare on the less typical ones)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I find lobsters (as live animals, not food) absolutely terrifying.
You should message me if
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You'd like help running a large-scale prank or installing art where
it doesn't belong.
You've got opinions on humor theory, artisanal cheeses, costume
construction, puzzle hunts, dinosaurs, the Roman senate, or
something else equally worthwhile.
You listen to Welcome to Night Vale
need to talk to someone about Parade Day or the Company
You need advice on sneaking into the corporate offices of a major
soy sauce manufacturer (disclaimer: I've only done this once, and
it might have been mostly luck).
You know how to make tamales. Seriously, I need someone to teach me
this extremely useful life skill.
You're an original and talkative person.
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