32 Goleta, United States
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My self-summary
Can I really just say anything here? Okay:

I have a Nobel Prize for time travel (but I left it in the future).
I hold records in every major sport (but always use an alias—to be humble)
I'm a dark, mysterious, "bad-boy" (my leather jacket's made out of "nice guys")

Also, honestly:
I'm plainspoken, enthusiastic, playful, kind -- these show up pretty quickly. I'm also a thinker, reciprocal, and tactile -- these are less obvious, but show up eventually.

I like meeting people. I hunt for the good in things. If you give me a smile, I'll do my best to keep it there. I'm always up for a good conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm at UCSB working toward a PhD in education (language, literacy, and composition). But I make time for friends, exercise, art, and good food.

If you want to join me in any of those (except for the PhD), everything's better with company.
I’m really good at
Buying exactly enough groceries for the week? Also, facial expressions.
And I have a knack for describing things well
(e.g., OKcupid is like being in a room full of gift-wrapped presents, with no names on them, most of which you can't open).
The first things people usually notice about me
I apparently look like either Brad Pitt (5%), Christian Bale (10%), or Jim Carry (85%) -- though that's usually said after I laugh or dance my eyebrows.

Also, my running form has compelled at least 5 perfect strangers to compare me to Forrest Gump.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Brave New World, The Midnight Kitchen, old dictionaries
Movies: Willow, Mumford, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Shows: 30 Rock, 30 Days, House of Cards, Raising Hope, Colbert
Music: Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, "that one song that goes..."
Food: anything whose ingredients I can pronounce (Quinoa - fine. Butylated Hydroxyanisole - I'll pass.)
The six things I could never do without
1) People (the best are inspirations; the worst are tests)
2) Dogs (their revelry is my philosophy)
3) Sunshine (tied with moonlight, but that's just the sun again)
4) Language (once you learn the game, it's hard not to play)
5) Oceans (for if I forget how to breathe)
6) Cellular senescence (having a Due Date reminds me to savor things)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to say it better.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Pretty much anything--when I'm NOT writing to everyone on the internet.
You should message me if
You see online messages as a quick test of character, and what you really want to do is meet good people in-person.

You know that 5 minutes of interaction will tell you more than 5 pages of autobiography.

You disagree with this (albeit brilliant) quote:
“The point of dating is just, to keep on dating, and then never stop. It's like burning fossil fuels, or seeing a therapist.” – Schmidt (New Girl: S4, Ep2)

You're half-glad when the power goes out, and all the windows light up with candles; you can enjoy a night without computers, phones, or reality-TV.