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My self-summary
I hate using labels to describe myself, although if you insist on describing me in one word I'd probably say nerd. I guess I should elaborate here, although you could probably guess without my help: Sci-fi and horror geek, LOTR, Star Wars, Simpsons, computers. Nerdy enough for you? How about this: Sometimes when I'm bored I'll read old college textbooks that I still have, as well as build computers for fun. Scared you away yet?

Alright, maybe I'm not quite as big of a dork as I made myself out to be, but I had to give you a fair warning.

I am Intelligent, Eclectic, and Original
What I’m doing with my life
Currently in a nephrology research lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Before that was molecular biology and pharmacology at Pitt. Not quite my area of preference, since my major was in Ecology, but it'll do for now.
I’m really good at
Impressing or annoying you with my treasure trove of useless knowledge that I tend to soak up like a sponge, even though I'm able to forget why I walked into a room just as easily. Damn dementia.

Fixing your computer.

Isolating DNA plasmids, which probably isn't all that useful for you, but I'm sure that it's worth a conversation or two :P
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my hat and sideburns.

I tend to overdress for the occasion, but that's just to make up for having to wear a lab coat the rest of the time.

Other than that, you'd probably have to ask someone after they've met me for the first time, because they aren't telling me :P
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Television: My television is mainly used to watch movies and if my computer is hooked up to it at the time. I love period dramas like Downton Abbey, and my current favorite is Vikings. I've finally gotten caught up on Game of Thrones and am currently trying to catch up on The Walking Dead while trying to avoid spoilers from friends that are watching the current season.

Books: I don't have much time to read for fun these days, but like my taste in music and movies, I enjoy a wide variety of genres. H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker, J.R.R. Tolkien, Hunter S. Thompson, Oscar Wilde, and assorted historical and political books. I was also the only one who enjoyed reading the assigned books in my high school english class, or at least the only one who'll admit it. Stuff like Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, and The Last of the Mohicans. As a former comic book geek, I'll also take some of my comics out of their dusty old boxes occasionally. After all of these years, I'm finally getting around to reading The Sandman comics, which I've downloaded on my touchpad.

Movies: I'm a fan of movies in general, so I can appreciate films from any genre and time period. I don't have the time right now to decide on a precise list of my favorite movies, so I'll just list some of the ones I own. They're not necessarily my favorite ones, but I thought I'd give you an idea of the variety of movies I like. I will say that Lawrence of Arabia is probably my favorite of all time.

12 Monkeys, the Alien films, Black Hawk Down, Blade I and II, The Cell, Children of Men, A Clockwork Orange, Dances With Wolves, Dark City, The Dark Crystal, District 9, The Doors, Dracula, Dune, Eastern Promises, Enemy at the Gates, Escape from New York, Equilibrium, The Evil Dead movies, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, The Fountain, Gangs of New York, Hellraiser I and II, A History of Violence, House of 1000 Corpses, The Howling, The Iron Giant, Kingdom of Heaven, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Last of the Mohicans, The Last Samurai, Lawrence of Arabia, Legend, the LOTR trilogy, The Lost Boys, The Matrix trilogy, the Marx Brothers films, the Monty Python films, Nosferatu, Pirates of the Caribbean, Patton, Predator, Raising Arizona, The Shawshank Redemption, Sin City, Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man, the Star Wars films, Sweeney Todd, There Will Be Blood, The Thin Red Line, The Thing, Tombstone, UHF, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, X-Men, Zoolander, Zulu, and assorted Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan flicks when I feel like reminiscing about my black belt days.

I'm a ridiculous movie geek, to the point that I know tons of worthless trivia, even about movies that I've never seen. If Blockbuster was hiring someone to recommend movies for 100 grand a year, I'd be set.

Music:Pretty much anything depending on my mood. I suppose I can make a little list since I don't have anything else to do at the moment. Let's see: Alice In Chains, Andone, Bauhaus, Blur, Billy Idol, The Bravery, The Clash, Clear Static, Coldplay, Combichrist, The Cure, Daft Punk, Danzig, Dead or Alive, Depeche Mode, The Doors, Duran Duran, The Faint, Franz Ferdinand, Head Automatica, IAMX, Interpol, James Blunt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joy Division, The Killers, Killing Joke, KMFDM, Korn, Lords of Acid, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Metallica, Mindless Self Indulgence, Ministry, Misfits, Moby, Muse, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, New Order, Nick Cave, Nine Inch Nails, Orgy, Pantera, A Perfect Circle, Peter Murphy, Pet Shop Boys, Pink Floyd, The Police, Prince, Prodigy, Public Image Ltd., Radiohead, Rammstein, Ramones, Sex Pistols, She Wants Revenge, Shutterdown(a little shameless promotion for a friend's band :P) Shriekback, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Slayer, The Smiths, Snake River Conspiracy, Spacehog, Tears for Fears, Thompson Twins, Tool, Type O Negative, White Zombie/Rob Zombie, and some random classical stuff when I'm in the mood for it.
Six things I could never do without
Other than the usual food, oxygen, etc., I'd say it has to be:

The internet, music, coffee, my dvd/blu ray player, a good beer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Finding ways to insert the word "lest" into a sentence.

I'm pretty sure that I have ADHD, as my mind is contantly racing from thought to thought, so the better question would probably be "what I don't spend time thinking about." A friend of mine described it as a faucet of consciousness that's always running. That's a pretty good analogy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Taking a ridiculously long nap after getting home from work, and then either going out for the evening or staying in and wasting time on the computer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own a pair of dancing shoes for swing dancing.
You should message me if
You haven't run away screaming after reading everything above :P

You're someone with similar interests, and you believe that having a sense of humor is necessary if one is resorting to a dating site.
The two of us