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28 M Eugene, OR

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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Not at all
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Working on Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Japanese (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm a graduate student studying Physics at the University of Oregon. In my free time, I like to go running. A lot. Following the philosophy of one of my friends in undergrad, I also do a lot of races, because there's nothing better to motivate you than thinking "well I mean... I already paid for it..." I did my first two marathons this year (Whidby Island and Eugene), and I'm training for Seattle in November. I already feel hooked on the sport!

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, and when it's nice out I like to go up multiple times a week.

I'm also 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, and I think that this sentiment has only grown over the years. I'm also a proud uncle of four kids, and I do my best to visit them when I can.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm in that iffy boundary between school and work that is graduate school in a research science. I'd like to continue on in academia, but I don't really know what level. I'm going to probably aim for professor positions, but I would be happy in a community college as well. Though really, I'm not a career driven person; I'm a person who would rather spend my time looking at what interests me and hope that I can get funding to do it.

Lately I've gotten really into science outreach. All last year I was in a program that allowed me to teach science at an elementary school for 2 weeks at a time, and this year, I'll be working in local middle schools. It's definitely more fun for me than research, but I think I'll still end up teaching at a higher level.

Another thing that's important to me is volunteer work, and it takes up a good portion of my time. I'm an agnostic, but I truly believe that The Dining Room is what people talk about when they talk about heaven on earth.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching, listening, encouraging people, seamlessly inserting lyrics into casual conversation. I really do like cheering people up. I've been told that I'm a good person to go to with problems, because I empathize well and I always want people to feel like someone is on their side. To that end, I feel like honesty and compassion are the two greatest virtues, and I've worked hard to foster each in my life. I would love it if you feel the same in that regard.

On a lighter note, I've been told that I'm really good at getting myself into situations that make for hilarious or outrageous stories.

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 laughing.

Physically probably my calves. They get a lot of compliments from random strangers. I've never really figured out why.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: I'm a huge nerd for punk. I also like blues, jazz, motown, hip hop, and classic rock. I like some metal, but I'm more into grooves and less into "noodle-y" guitar solos. I used to be a music snob, then I realized that it's a pretentious and lonely thing to be. I started putting on the radio and just pressing up until I found music. Turns out I don't hate pop or country like I thought I did. Turns out I like most things. If we meet, I'd love it if you made me a mix cd of your favorite songs. I'll never judge your taste in music, and I'd ask that you do the same for me. That said, my favorite bands are Shook Ones, Dag Nasty, Cro-Mags, Minor Threat, Bane, Bikini Kill, Leatherface, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Funkadelic, Wu Tang Clan, Pharoahe Monch, AC/DC, and The Stooges. And I have a huge soft spot for Jewel and Mariah Carey.

Books: I read a lot, and I spend a lot of time at Smith Family books. I read mostly fiction, but I'm really interested in reading things that people recommend, and recently I've been trying to read a book a week. If spending a Sunday afternoon reading at a coffee shop seems romantic to you, then I think we'll get along. My absolute favorite authors are Cormac McCarthy, J.D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, Dostoyevsky, and Herman Hesse. I guess that means I like moralists, and that probably makes me sound too serious. I also love David Sedaris if that helps.

Shows: 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Party Down, The Office, Freaks and Geeks, Community, The Daily Show, Modern Family, Bob's Burgers, and Workaholics.

Movies: I love going to the Bijou, and lately I've been trying to go as often as possible. I like a wide range of movies, but choosing favorites is hard. If it's gritty, incredibly emotional, or can make me laugh out loud, chances are I'll like it. Tears get bonus points. On the other end of the spectrum, I saw Bad Boys II three times in theaters. Best theater experience ever though was seeing Taken at a dollar theater. The whole room went wild every time Liam Neeson punched someone in the neck, which was frequently. I feel like bad action movies and stoner comedies always brighten my day. And if you like quoting The Big Lebowski, you get serious bonus points.

Food: I'm down for whatever. Usually I'll eat Mexican or Italian, but I'm also quite fond of Thai, Japanese, Mediterranean, or Southern food. Only thing is, I don't eat meat, but I'm always happy to eat sides if that's the only option available to me. I know how to cook well, but I get lazy cooking for one.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Mental math - I sometimes play number games or solve simple equations in my head just to kill time or when I'm feeling particularly nervous. I've done it since I was a kid.
2. Stray cats, my friends' cats, or the humane society - unfortunately, one of my roommates is allergic and like hell I'm going without petting kitties.
3. A good book in my backpack
4. A blackboard or white board - It turns out I'm a visual learner, and boards help me organize my thoughts.
5. Roommates - I really don't like living alone.
6. Physical activity - I start to feel sorta useless lounging around multiple days on end.
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?
Hanging out with friends. I make it a point to go out and do something most Friday and Saturday nights.
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. You don't mind someone with a snarky sense of humor. 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.

I'm looking for the potential of a serious relationship, but I would like things to move slow so that we can both figure out if it's something that will work. So it might be more honest to say I'm looking for friendship, and if it blossoms into something, great! If not, oh well. I don't like dating a person that I'm not friends with.

And if you want to grab a cup of coffee sometime, that sounds like a much better way to actually get to know each other.