I'm deeply committed to life extension and fitness and I regularly practice yoga and lift weights. I'm about 1-2 years from my PhD at Carnegie Mellon. I love to cook for myself and other people (being especially good at Italian, Mexican, and Indian cuisines). I am very well schooled in nutritional and herbal supplementation, and I take a variety of things for cognition enhancement, muscle building, and longevity. I am into aromatherapy and plan to try my hand at soapmaking soon.
I am arrogant, genius, and liberal
I am also very domestic. I have subscriptions to Food and Wine and Martha Stewart Living. Last night I made a really yummy Persian dish (saffron chicken with sour cherries in a pilaf) for example. I tend to be a tidy and clean person. I have tried my hand at ceramics and macrame and in general tend to be a crafty person.
I play a pretty darn good game of Bridge (though I may be a little rusty on conventions) and I also love hearts ;)
(d) Thai, Sushi, Ethiopean, Lebanese, Chinese, Korean, Vegetarian, Indian and Mexican
I have also spent a large amount of time thinking about spirituality over the past dozen years. To me, notions of gods and saints (be they pagan or Jeudeo/Christian) are an indication of minor psychological pathology. Similar to a belief in luck or aliens. Of course, I'm not saying that these things do not exist, I'm simply saying that the evidence is not compelling and therefore only irrational motives would compel faith in these things.
Despite this, I believe in many of the teachings of yoga and buddhism, particularly the notion that attachment causes suffering directly. I meditate to reduce my desire when I find the time and willpower. I tend to be extremely passionate, so this is necessary at times. Philosophically I am an existentialist and a stoic.
Prison was nice because it was safer and people were friendlier and more respectful than in high school. I had a lot of free time for personal development in a variety of areas.
I tend to like literary and arty people despite the fact that I am a scientist. I am a big believer in the idea of the renaissance person and I tend to find that our culture creates rather shallow people.
You don't mind (or like) the fact that I am polyamorous (my gf is Cynic2022).
Finally,I think that people are missing the point with my profile. I'm not on this site because I'm looking to get laid (though that is just fine if it happens). I'm here because I believe that relying on propinquity for mate selection is a dubious proposition at best.
I should point out I took the OK cupid test 3 times... with only slight variations in my answers and got a) the backrubber b) the 5 night stander, and c) the gentleman...
This indicates a) the test is not that great and b) I'm probably somewhere in between those 3 types. Backrubber is closest to the middle, and probably closer to my personality.