33 Boulder, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an analytical chemist.
Enjoy good conversation, drinks with friends, exercise, and other fun pursuits. Can stay in or go out on a Friday night and be equally happy.

Keeping this brief intentionally because it doesn't matter too much, I've found. Basically, you have to find each other somewhat attractive and then just meet and see if there's any chemistry. It's really that simple. Doesn't matter how great of a match someone is on paper.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in a lab but am weighing returning to graduate school (chemistry).
I’m really good at
- Keeping my word.
- Being a good friend.
- Listening.
- Making new friends.
- Laughing.
- Being comfortable with myself.
- Cuddling.
The first things people usually notice about me
- Positive attitude.
- Playfulness.
- Irreverence for that which I find boring, stupid, or in poor taste.
- Southern manners.
- Openness.
- Good personal hygiene.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't think I can say any particular item is my sole favorite, but I can group a select few into the 'highly respected' category:

Voyage of the Beagle; A Song of Ice and Fire (series); The First Three Minutes; How to be a Gentleman; Plagues and Peoples; The Universe (Lloyd Motz); A Brief History of Time; Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman; A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market; The Poincaré Conjecture; Longitude; Getting What You Came For; The Genius Factory; The Making of the Fittest; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Fermat's Enigma; How to Win Friends and Influence People; The Feynman Lectures; A Tale of Two Cities; Ideological Origins of the American Revolution; Hamlet; African Game Trails; Not So Quiet...; The Great Philosophers; Galileo's Finger; Various Biographies

Spaceballs (may be my most watched film ever?); Chinatown; Amadeus; The Deer Hunter; Double Indemnity; North by Northwest; The Endurance (documentary on Shackleton's arctic expedition); Bladerunner (sans narration, please); Taxi Driver; The Goonies; Dances With Wolves; Alien; Pulp Fiction; A Witness to the Prosecution; L.A. Confidential; American Beauty; Back to the Future; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Dumb and Dumber; Braveheart; Slumdog Millionaire; The Lost Boys; The Fugitive; Wayne's World; Seven; Street Fight (documentary on the 2002 Newark mayoral race); Gremlins; Lord of the Rings trilogy; Planet Earth; The Shawshank Redemption; The Karate Kid; When Harry Met Sally; The Princess Bride; Apocalypse Now; The Motorcycle Diaries; The Big Lebowski; Midnight Cowboy; Star Wars IV-VI; Kramer vs. Kramer; Raging Bull; My Left Foot; No Country for Old Men; Gladiator; Shakespeare in Love; Turner and Hooch; Spinal Tap; Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns DVDs; NFL Films productions (see: America's Game);

Not a big TV guy, but I used to enjoy:
60 Minutes; Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations; Jeopardy; Frasier; Seinfeld; Washington Week with Gwen Ifil; Top Chef; Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel; Curb Your Enthusiasm. Big Breaking Bad fan.

Played guitar since I was 14. Like a good mix of music.

I generally eat rather healthful food. Any Asian cuisine is usually excellent, as well as Latin American and Mediterranean cuisines. Anything but British! DEAR GOD!!
- Good Port! Especially with bleu cheese.
- Fruit and vegetables.
The six things I could never do without
- Fun conversation.
- Genuine friends.
- Exercise.
- Music.
- Books.
- Cuddling.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Trajectories of life.
Choices I've made or not made.
Fun conversations to have with people.
The way things work.
Stupid or dirty jokes/memes to share with my friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting up with a friend for a chill drink, reading, watching a movie or documentary, or various other activities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Plenty. Few reservations.
I will talk about anything, really. I mean it.
You should message me if
* You are a positive person.
* You are open-minded.
* You have a good sense of humor.
* You can contribute to a conversation.