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My self-summary
Artsy science nerd looking for someone to goof around with outdoors and in. Nature, museums, trivia, karaoke, board games, maybe some nerf gun fights… Into talks that are sometimes philosophical and nerdy/sciencey, a lot of the time just fun. Inappropriate humor.
What I’m doing with my life
Good job, good friends, leading a volunteer crew at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, lots of past travels (like 6 months backpacking in south-east Asia). Occasional yoga. Have recently gotten back into drawing and dancing and am a leetle bit obsessed! It is very hard to stop buying drawing swag and looking up choreography videos online... Like this!

Future plans: Some more travelling (found a snorkeling trip in the Maldives with GAdventures!!), get more comfortable with biking. And I really want to try skateboarding... Always felt I missed out on that :D
I’m really good at
Bus surfing.
I make a mean hot chocolate.
I get compliments at karaoke…
Retaining obscure facts and being smug at trivia, even if I only get one answer right :D
Making order out of chaos, or alternately injecting chaos into the situation (e.g. with nerf guns).
The first things people usually notice about me
If there is any music with any beat playing, I will probably be bopping along a bit to it, regardless of where I am, and also possibly humming/singing along with it. Sometimes full-on dance party at the bus stop.

As I walk along, I will regularly get distracted by pretty flowers and stop to look at/smell/touch them. It takes me a very long time to walk home from the grocery store in spring and I want an app that plans my route based on maximum flowers.

And apparently I have a contagious laugh :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: Mostly non-fiction – economics, psychology, history, art, science, biographies. Every issue of New Scientist magazine cover to cover. Used to read more fiction, SF+F – still have shelves of my old favorites I can’t part with. Some classics.

Movies + TV: Netflix addict - I am usually watching something with one eye while doing other things. Mysteries, comedies, period pieces, SF+F. An assortment of semi-recent faves: Dirk Gently, Orange Is the New Black, Dear White People, Scott & Bailey, Halt & Catch Fire, Galavant, Please Like Me, Community, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory.

Music: These days mostly actively listen to dance music, like dancehall and reggaeton. Also classical. Somewhat out of touch with what the kids listen to these days... But I will probably happily listen to anything with some life.

Food + drink: Vegetarian and I don't drink but I have nothing against drinkers and non-veggies. Faves: Indian, Thai, Mexican, and really good pizza. Stella Luna gelato!
Six things I could never do without
laughter, dancing, friends, sunshine, plants, color
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Planning events with friends. Slowing down and enjoying the present. What plants do we need more of at the Fletcher?
Where are there lilacs between my place and the grocery store? Designs for planting succulents in fancy teacups, possibly with gold dinosaurs added in. What shall I draw next, flowers or dinosaurs, portraits or buildings? Should I paint pretty things on rocks and leave them lying around town like my version of yarn-bombing?
On a typical Friday night I am
Quiet night in with take-out and Netflix. In summer, maybe a walk by the river. Or board games, karaoke, Funhaven, or dancing at Babylon with friends, if I have managed to herd those particular cats.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I drool when I sleep. Sometimes I fall asleep on the bus and wake up drooling.
You should message me if
This-all resonates with you. You might also be a curious, rational science nerd who’s well-rounded enough to be into arts and nature and stuff. You’re reasonably positive and sane, you have an inappropriate but not mean-spirited sense of humor, you laugh out loud and have a great smile. You like hugs.
The two of us