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My self-summary
Hi, my name is Dan.

I am part scientist, part metalhead, part regular-guy. I am somewhat nerdy - the words "I love math" have been known to leave my mouth, however I don't consider myself a "nerd". I am down-to-earth, friendly, and enjoy laughing. My music of choice is heavy metal, but I can appreciate a good song no matter the genre.

Writing these things is hard... this is a work in progress!
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated from UVM with degrees in math and physics. I'm currently finishing up post-bacc classes at Columbia, and am starting a PhD program in physics at the University of Virginia in late August. Other than all that craziness, I'm trying to live it up in NYC in the few months I have before I move to Virginia.
I’m really good at
Guitar. I like to fool around with jazz and blues licks, but I really know how to write a good metal riff. I can shred a decent face-melting solo also!

Bicycling! Road racing and long distance is my thing. I don't buy into the trend of brakeless fixed, but if you do, I'll still ride with you!

Cooking. I make a mean breakfast that will really get you going for the day. I've also been known to be good on the grill, even though its been a while since I've had a BBQ.

Sewing - random, right?
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a person. I'm shy at first, but talkative once we get to know each other.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I dont have a favorite book persay, since I don't read for pleasure often. The books I read that aren't school related are usually sci-fi or horror novels - nothing profound.

I like comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, suspense films the most. some of my favorite movies include Star Wars, All James Bond movies, Friday After Next, Executive Decision, Jay & Silent Bob related movies, Friday the 13th Series, Die Hard series, Indiana Jones series, who can list all of your "favorite" movies?

My favorite TV shows include Law & Order, L&O:SVU, LOST, The X-Files, House, Family Guy, American Dad!, A Haunting, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, How I Met Your Mother, stuff on History, Discovery, Science channels.

As far as music goes, I like anything that is fast, complex, and has a good beat. Thusly, I like heavy metal, punk, jazz, and classical music. Megadeth, King Diamond, Death, Crass, Dead Kennedy's, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Bach.
I've been trying to expand my tastes in music lately - I'm open to suggestions.

I have been a somewhat picky eater, but I'm changing that part of me. College really turned me off of eating the same thing over and over. My diet is "mostly other", whatever that means.
Six things I could never do without
Well, lets see....

1. The basic things needed to live (oxygen, water, food, etc.)
2. Human contact (social and physical)
3. Laughter
4. Physics and Mathematics
5. Cycling
6. Whatever thing I am currently obsessed with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The universe and why it is the way it is.
Topics in mathematics and physics.

How to play a sweet slam/djent riff/breakdown on guitar.
How to walk a bass line.
How I would play jazz on a saxophone if I had one!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, most likely at a bar.

Watching old Law & Order episodes on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read novelizations of movies and video games.
I am currently in the process of watching every Law & Order episode. Almost done - about half way through season 20!
You should message me if
You enjoyed or agreed with anything on my profile... but especially if:
You are looking for a friend to hang out with, go cycling, discuss the universe and the meaning of life, jam metal and/or jazz, grab a beer, smoke a bowl, solve equations, or go to a concert should definitely send me a message.
The two of us