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My self-summary
After being unable to hang out for the umpteenth time, my buddy claimed that I wasn't human, but some medically obsessed robot in disguise. The nickname "surgery-bot" was enthusiastically received.

I'm interested in just about anything and everybody. I have an immense love for history, biology, and an admiration for anyone who can master an instrument/language.

I'd rather listen to a passionate/well executed argument contrary to my own opinions over a rambling, incoherent string of points I happen to agree with. I can't determine if I'm an introvert or an extrovert. I guess that makes me normal, but that's less fun.

I'd like to meet someone cheerful, upbeat, and able to find joy in typical and unorthodox activity, with that level of acerbity/sarcasm that makes conversation fun and rewarding. Intelligent, playful, and versatile. I'm not scared of new people, and differences don't scream incompatibility to me: If I wanted to meet someone precisely like myself, I'd spend my time studying cloning.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a student at PSU, so learning is both my full time commitment and personal passion. I'n training to be a Paramedic, working as an EMT and simultaneously chewing away at my pre-med.

When I fight out from the stack of books and work, I can typically be found cooking or exploring the nooks and crannies around town.
I’m really good at
Winning trivia contests, so long as you keep me away from pop culture and lyrics.

Growing strawberries.

Talking my way into and/or out of trouble.

KED'ing you in under 6 minutes.
The first things people usually notice about me
Classmate: "Can you ask the tall guy to use less syllables?"
Instructor: "I guess you don't know John very well."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Frank Herbert, Patrick O'Brian, H.V Morton, John Steinbeck, Terry Pratchett, Brian K. Vaughan, Jonathon Kaplan.

Films & Movies: Oldboy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, Master and Commander (when's the 2nd film, peter wier?), most anything by Akira Kurosawa/Wes Anderson, the Guy Ritchie school of British crime, Lawrence of Arabia, anything from the ViewAskewniverse, Dr Strangelove, Rian Fuckin' Johnson. Flashing dialogue and/or grand, sweeping tales of historical badassitude are a must.

Television: State of Play, The West Wing, House of Cards (cynical/ideal/cynical), Life on Mars, Q.I., Scrapheap Challenge (I'm addicted to the BBC), Firefly, The Venture Brothers.

Futurama: the show that does not endorse the cool crime of robbery!

Eats: I'm an omnivore, with little stipulations. I'll politely decline some seafood, blood pudding, that sort of thing. I've tried and loved haggis.

Music: Morcheeba, Peter Tosh, De La Soul, Psychedelic Furs, Toots and the Maytals, The Clash, MC Solaar, The Proclaimers, John Cale, Mumford & Sons, R.E.M, Tom Lehrer, The Portland Cello Project, and Mr. Leonard Cohen to name a paltry few. Odds are good that I'll enjoy something about it. Just no black metal, please.
Six things I could never do without
My close friends/compatriots/family
An idea of where I'm going next
A problem to solve or question to ponder
And some blank spots, in case of emergencies.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
In case of trouble, where are the escape routes?
On a typical Friday night I am
Immersed in some written work
Talking shop with classmates
Finishing sentences with my close friends
People watching/eavesdropping
Channeling my inner mad scientist
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I finished my very first delivery, I sat on the cot and wept with joy. Little human parasite really got to me.
You should message me if
You want to go and have a picnic.

You have a strong stomach and natural enthusiasm.

You want to have (a beverage) and listen to The Moth.

You can, and will, teach me something I did not know before I met you.
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