38 Evanston, United States
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My self-summary
I'm enjoying post-graduate school life (a.k.a. normal adulthood). A lot of that involves doing work I enjoy and having fun times with amazing friends. Admittedly that is not so much different than graduate school life for me, but the hours and benefits are better.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to enjoy what Chicago has to offer.

Enjoying the occasional out of country travel opportunities.

Prepping my classes and endlessly grading.

Pipetting, a lot, I know sounds exciting right?

Part-time ethnographer

I recently became an ordained Universal Life Church Minister (i.e. spent two minutes filling out an online form). Not only can I marry friends now, but I'm pretty sure I can bless water and fight vampires (I mean I didn't get a manual or anything, but I can wing it).
I’m really good at
Sending awkward messages in an attempt to initiate conversation. Seriously, one of them may have even brought you to my profile.

Coming up with great ideas for other people's work.

I have an excellent memory, not so much for things I should be memorizing in school or raw lists of facts (especially numbers), but for stories people tell me. Random facts/odd trivia that I probably don't need to know also tend to stick.

Playing pool (well maybe not really good, but I'm at least pretty good and I enjoy it)

I've also been told that I'm good at figuring out what gifts to give people.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I seem very laid back and reserved. Then if they are lucky they can find out how excited and passionate I can get about things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Lord of the Rings, Art of War, Frankenstein, Brave New World, George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, About a Boy, Survivor, House of Leaves. Lovecraft.

Graphic Novels/Comics: Locke and Key, Walking Dead, and Y: The Last Man.

A lot of nonfiction involving anthropology, biology, and health books.

Movies: Office Space, Fight Club, High Fidelity, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Three Days of the Condor, Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog. A lot of old samurai movies (Seven Samurai, Sword of Doom, Yojimbo, etc). Pretty much anything Edgar Wright has done, including Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Movies that involve Time Travel.

Just watched on netflix: The Wolfpack, Master of None, and Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau all three of which were great.

TV: Fargo (great second season), The Leftovers (perfect second season), Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bob's Burgers, Rick and Morty.

Past TV: Breaking Bad, Rome, Deadwood, The Wire, Six Feet Under (HBO rules), Dead like Me, Twilight Zone, Farscape, Battlestar Galatica, LOST.

Music: David Bowie, Warren Zevon, Bare Naked Ladies, Gorrillaz, Tom Petty, Herbalizer, Keb' Mo', The Flaming Lips, Jonathon Coulton, Aimee Mann.

Food: Sushi, Thai, Steaks, Seafood, Bubble tea, Cupcakes (especially red velvet). Saltenas, the best food I had when I was in Bolivia. Udon noodles, how does everyone not love these things? I'm pretty adventurous with food, once I ate a very large rodent and it was pretty good.
The six things I could never do without
Good friends/family of course :-).
My Passport
Podcasts (they make the pipetting so much better)

To be fair though, I have gone extended periods of time without some of these things, so it's more of a list of things that I regularly have in my life now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Human Biology, statistics, my next lecture, traveling to far off places.

Anthropology things the X-files gets wrong (which more interests than annoys me).

How the internet and technology are changing the world.

Why people conflate genetics and biology and how to stop it.

How to best survive the zombie apocalypse (well not a lot of time, but it comes up...)

Rule #32: Enjoy the little things.

When I'm on here:
Also, What people are lying about?
FYI, My height is accurate (5'9''). Should I be fudging those numbers? Are people assuming I'm 2'' shorter than I say?
On a typical Friday night I am
For the most part I make my own schedule these days, so I usually have fun on whatever night something interesting is going on in the city or my friends are free. That can make Friday nights pretty variable and open to possibilities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I'm clicking around on people's profiles looking at similar users and I go down some kind of rabbit hole that takes me to someone's profile who is in their early 20's.

So, I'm just going to put this out there, sorry women in your early 20's I do not want to date you, this goes double if you are in normal undergraduate age ranges (18-22). No offense, I'm sure you are all lovely, articulate, and intelligent ladies, but after teaching a fair amount of undergraduate classes that would just make me feel creepy (super creepy, no judgement if you do this, but it's not for me).
You should message me if
If you know about some great events occurring in Chicago

You have a play or comedy show that you would recommend or want to go check out.

You want to go to the music box theatre, Siskel center, or Brew and View.

If you would like to take a cooking class together. Or some other type of class, I'm open to suggestions.

If you want to play some pool.

Most of all: We have some stuff in common and you want to hang out and get to know each other to see how well we click.

Also, just for a PSA: The sun is bigger than the earth.