I like smart women who can laugh at my bad jokes, especially if they can tell a dorkier one.
Also very keen to do see as much of the Fringe as humanly possible this year, so if you have any cool suggestions, let me know!
Probably my favorite part of my job is that get to travel a lot. Most of it is for work, but I've gotten really good at going to conferences and visiting colleagues that are in really cool places so that I can explore them after. I won't put up the whole list, but last year I figure I flew ~10 Earth radii. The downside of this is that my schedule can be a little bit hectic, but I'd certainly be happy to have a travel buddy.
I'd also really like to explore Scotland a lot more. Current things on my to do list are to finally go up to the Isle of Skye, take a bike trip to go see the Falkirk wheel, and go see a lot more castles.
I'm told that I'm either a really great, or a really terrible person to go to a museum with, depending on how much you want to hear cool facts about medieval Scottish kings or how St. Colomba battled Nessie.
Also being a native of southern California, I can make pretty tasty Mexican food and I'm currently working on my sushi skills.
Really enjoying embracing the whisky culture here. Me and my office mates all joined the Edinburgh Uni Water of Life Society, and I love going to all the tastings and whisky festivals in town.
My all time favorite TV show is probably The West Wing, closely followed by Lost, but really I watch a lot of things. My current favorites are probably Game of Thrones, Jessica Jones, iZombie, The Americans, The Last Kingdom & Doctor Who. Also, my life's ambition is to someday somehow be a panelist on QI.
Books: Sadly I don't have anywhere near enough time to read these days, but the last few things I read were The Martian, Anansi Boys, & a Tale of Two Cities (for the 3rd time). I enjoyed all of them immensely. I'm also currently on a bit of a Shakespeare binge, and I have a crippling Wikipedia addiction.
Music: varies wildly but this week I seem to be listening to a lot of bluegrass, mo-town, the proclaimers, and Bowie. I did get to see Mumford & Sons in Glasgow a few months ago and it was one of my favorite experiences ever.
Movies: All time favorite is probably Casablanca, I once tried to teach myself piano just so I could play "As Time Goes By." As an astronomer, I'm legally required to say Star Wars. Really though I'll see anything on a silver screen, I have the unlimited card at cineworld, and I use it most every week.