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My self-summary
Native New Yorker who moved to California to become a scientist. And who liked it so much he decided to stick around.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an inorganic geochemist -- I study the materials the Earth is made of. I realize this sounds pretentious, so let's just say I spend a lot of my time working on and thinking about rocks, water, the environment, and the effect we humans have on all of those things. On a day-to-day basis, I work in a lab (wearing a white coat and everything!), performing chemical analyses. When I'm not in the lab, I'm crunching numbers and writing papers.

When I'm not working, I can usually be found outside. I enjoy riding my bike or going for a hike through the East Bay or Marin hills. I just started rock climbing, and I'm very much enjoying that (if you're an avid climber and want to teach me things, let me know!). Otherwise, I'm exploring San Francisco, having drinks with friends, seeing live music and comedy, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've heard from a few people that I appear "intimidating" if I walk past them down the street or in a hallway... I appear to have some male version of what I've heard is called "Bitchy Resting Face". Rest assured, I'm pretty much the opposite of what my resting face might imply.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love music, but my favorite bands change from year to year. I'm more of an "album" guy. For me, the following albums are absolute classics:

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Bjork - Vespertine
Spoon - A Series of Sneaks
Stars - Set Yourself On Fire
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Wye Oak - Civilian
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

Currently reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Always looking for new suggestions.

Some books I've read recently that I've loved:
Netherland - Joseph O'Neill
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
The Lazarus Project - Aleksandar Hemon
Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson

I also enjoy the travel books of Patrick Leigh Fermor, the geology books of John McPhee, and the biographies of Walter Isaacson.

I don't have any current shows I'm following. I was a huge fan of Lost (I don't care that the ending was disappointing. The journey was worth it). Currently working my way through the Doctor Who reboot (on the last David Tennant season). If I'm watching TV, I'm usually watching sports, in particular my beloved Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
The six things I could never do without
I assume we're talking about top of the Maslow pyramid stuff, right? Let's call this "a list of things that make my life wonderful" If so:
1) The amazing friends and family that I have
2) Chocolate (I have an uncontrollable sweet tooth)
3) Free time to travel/explore the outdoors
4) My Cervelo R3 road bike
5) Nebbiolo wines and dark, milky stouts (like Old Rasputin)
6) Access to knowledge
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether I'd like to get my Ph.D. Or whether I should give it all up, move to a bungalow in the south of France, and ride my road bike all day and work evenings in a cafe.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out at a bar in the Mission, having drinks with friends. Or every once in a while, staying in with a glass of wine and a book.
You should message me if
You'd like to exchange flirty banter over drinks... or if my interests overlap with yours.