Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a graduate student at the University of Oregon. In my free
time, I run. Following the philosophy of one of my friends in
undergrad, I do a lot of races, because there's nothing better to
motivate you than thinking "well I mean... I already paid for
it..." I've run 4 marathons in the past year or so, and I've got
another 4 or 5 planned for this next year!
I also like hiking, and I've been doing my best to branch out and
explore some of the surrounding areas. Still, I have a soft spot in
my heart for Spencer's Butte.
I'm fairly close with my family, and I go back home (Seattle) about
once a month. When I was a kid, I always said I wanted to grow up
to be my dad. I still kinda think that's true.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a graduate student in physics, and I teach a class once a week
at a community college in Salem. The end goal is to be a physics
Volunteering is and always has been a huge part of my life. For the
past 2 years, that's been serving food at the Dining Room, and
honestly, it is one of the most fulfilling places I've ever been.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Telling stories and making people laugh.
I also have a few stupid human tricks, but I guess we'll leave
those as a surprise for now.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I laugh at my own jokes... a lot. But hey, at least someone's
I've been told I have a nice smile. I've also been told many times
that I have nice calves. I don't ever really know how to take that
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: I'm a huge nerd for punk, but I also love blues, jazz,
motown, hip hop, and classic rock. Lately though, about 90% of what
I listen to is either current pop or EDM. That said, my favorite
bands are Shook Ones, Dag Nasty, Cro-Mags, Minor Threat, Bane, Joy
Division, Funkadelic, Wu Tang Clan, Odesza, AC/DC, and The
Books: Franny and Zooey and East of Eden are tied for my favorite.
I also love David Sedaris.
Shows: 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office,
Freaks and Geeks, The Daily Show, Bob's Burgers, and
Movies: I love going to the Bijou, and lately I've been trying to
go as often as possible. If it's gritty, incredibly emotional, or
can make me laugh out loud, chances are I'll like it.
Food: Mexican is my favorite, but I'll eat pretty much anything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Laughter and lots of it
2. Easy access to nature
3. A good book in my backpack
4. A blackboard or white board
5. Compassionate friends
6. Running trails
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Puns. Really really bad puns.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I make it a point to go out and do something most Friday and
Saturday nights. Usually that means going to a concert or hanging
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Whenever I'm alone in an elevator, I dance.
You should message me if
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You like nerding out over pretty much anything. You like to joke
around a lot, and you don't take yourself too seriously. Or you
just really like hiking and want someone to explore the area with.
You should know right now that I will get out of breath talking
while hiking or running, and so everything I say will sound super
urgent. In fact... I should just make that a feature, not a fault.
I will only say urgent things while hiking or running.
As an aside, I really don't care if we like the same books or music
(though those make good ice breakers!) or if we have a lot of
surface-level stuff in common. I'm looking for someone who can make
me laugh and who is as excited to meet me as I am to meet them.
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