Sometimes I wish I was a dinosaur, but alas, I am but a lowly scientist. I spend much of my time in a research laboratory growing cells and looking through microscopes.
I am a very outgoing introvert, which expresses itself in funny ways. I require a lot of time to myself to recharge but I also need social interaction on a regular basis or I get pretty unhappy. My personality type is INTP and I've found the assessment to be pretty accurate.
I'm extremely enthusiastic, which can be a double-edged sword. While it's one of my favorite personality traits it can have the tendency to get me in trouble. I'm a go-getter and fairly ambitious – I'm shooting for an MD, if not an MD/PhD.
I'm usually quite happy and relaxed. I love my job doing science, I do my best to surround myself with awesome people; I am fully aware that even when I'm down-in-the-dumps I have it really good. My worldview is this really weird blend of idealism and existential nihilism. The universe is a physics simulation and I'm gonna make the most of it.
In my spare time I love to cook, read, and spend time with friends. I also watch way too much TV – I can't help it, I love stories and episodic serialized dramas are so compelling.
My life has been hectic lately. After finishing my BSc. in Biology at McGill, I've moved home, studied for the MCATs, and moved to Boston for a position at BU. Now I've landed a job at Stanford that I couldn't turn down. This is the craziest roller coaster I've ever been on.
I'm looking to meet interesting people for just about any facet of interaction. Lately I've been enjoying dating and also have openings for both friends and archenemies.
I also need a varied life outside of work, thus my participation on this website. I love finding new activity partners and am always looking for new hobbies. My latest find has been slacklining. Who needs more than a sunday, two trees, some rope, and hopefully a picnic?
I'm also really good at being a nerd. A double date playing board games sounds perfect to me. Apparently I'm also great at being verbose on OKCupid profiles...
Last book I finished: The Genius and the by Aldous Huxley
Currently reading: Death's Master by Tanith Lee
Movies: Hanna, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Weekend, Cabin in the Woods, Alien, Wet Hot American Summer, Cube, Donnie Darko, Frier Fall, Hackers, Shaun of the Dead, Moon, Jurassic Park, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Let the Right One In, Avengers, How to Train Your Dragon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Clueless, Death at a Funeral, Pitch Black, Shortbus, Sphere, Tank Girl, Trainspotting, Watchmen
TV: Firefly, Community, Game of Thrones, Veronica Mars, Utopia, House of Cards, Buffy, Elementary, Archer, Hannibal, Party Down, Drag Race, Wilfred, Arrested Development, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Adventure Time
Music: Guster, Radiohead, NIN, The Chemical Brothers, Ben Folds, Florence + the Machine, Lemon Jelly, Cloud Cult, Scissor Sisters, CHVRCHES, Yeasayer, Mother Mother, Jackson and his Computerband, Portugal. The Man, HAIM, Harvey Danger, Gorillaz, School of Seven Bells, Of Monsters and Men, Robyn, Kishi Bashi
Food: Cheese, burgers, bacon, poached eggs, sushi, tiramisu, curry
- • Food
- • Friends
- • Showers
- • The sun
- • My SR-80i's and my Porta Pro's
- • Something to do
Where I want to go next: I love traveling! I've spent a lot of time sailing with my family. My dad loves boats, and I spent half of my gap year in South America and recently sailed from New Zealand to Fiji.
1) You brush your teeth
2) You are not an axe-murderer
3) You pay your taxes