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My self-summary
Hello world!

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.
What I’m doing with my life
Science, my greatest passion. I love knowledge for knowledge's sake. My current position is studying the effects of the extracellular matrix on stem cell differentiation. I do experiments, surgeries, and help maintain the lab. I won't bore you with the details, but it's some cool stuff (or at least I think so).

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 really good at
Cooking, ultimate frisbee, Settlers of Catan, euchre, netflix, biology, kissing.

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...
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my nose. It's impressively large.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Use of Weapons, The Name of the Wind, Dune, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect, A Song of Ice and Fire, Jurassic Park, The Handmaid's Tale, JPod, A Fire Upon the Deep, Blindsight, Sabriel, Wheel of Time, Neuromancer, The Hobbit, Night's Master, The Lorax, Fahrenheit 451, Ringworld, Starship Troopers, 1984, A Stranger in a Strange Land, The Way of Kings. I also read New Scientist, MetaFilter, and a huge number of RSS feeds online.

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
Six things I could never do without
  • • Food
  • • Friends
  • • Showers
  • • The sun
  • • My SR-80i's and my Porta Pro's
  • • Something to do
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my next meal is going to be: I'm kinda sorta obsessed with food.

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.
On a typical Friday night I am
What's a 'typical' Friday night?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I make my own mustard, I haven't used shampoo or conditioner in like 2 years or something, I have a thing for older guys, once I was almost arrested in Panama.
You should message me if
Please message me if:
1) You brush your teeth
2) You are not an axe-murderer
3) You pay your taxes
The two of us