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My self-summary
To be totally honest, online dating scares me a little. That's probably associated with the fact that I don't know how to summarize myself with the right balance of pride and humility, not to mention humor and sincerity and whatever else is supposed to go into it. But here goes...

How bad could I be? I'm a neuroscientist (taking a temporary jaunt into policy, but a scientist at heart). I lived in Paris for a while. I love ridiculous action movies (my good friend says it's because I secretly wanted to be a spy... Alas, I am a terrible liar and this would never make it for a moment in the clandestine services). I collect old books and antique baseball paraphernalia. My favorite color is teal, and if you don't know what that is, our relationship will never work, because you have obviously never played with crayons pre-2003 (I'm willing to give a little, here, but if you don't like crayons, there's something more seriously wrong than a lack of familiarity with the complex color wheel; if you were too young to play with crayons in 2003, I'm too old for you). Politically, I lean left - quite far to the left. Let me say that again in another way, in case it wasn't perfectly clear: I AM VERY, VERY LIBERAL. Socially and fiscally. That won't be changing soon. My favorite game is trivial pursuit. Or Balderdash. It's so hard to choose! Travel is essential to my life, even though I haven't done as much of it as I'd like. I love my family and my friends; they are my anchor, and they mean the world to me. So yes, I am smart, sweet, and funny. I think that makes me a good person to get to know.

There's more, but I think it's best to stop there. Thanks for making it to the end.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to live up to my reputation.
I’m really good at
... lots of things. Like badminton. And crossword puzzles. And rotating objects in visual space.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh. I've been told I have the laugh of a person at least twice my size.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Goodness gracious.
Books: Too many to count. Last conquest, "Mr. Penumbra's 24hr Bookstore". Slowly making my way through "Democracy in America", but aren't we all?

Movies: Likewise. I love movies, sometimes even bad ones.

Music: This changes with my mood.

Food: FRUIT. Love fruit. Nearly all kinds of fruit. Except honeydew melon. Can't stand honeydew. And why is it EVERYWHERE? It's like there's some massive conspiracy by the honeydew lobby to monopolize fruit plates across the nation.
Six things I could never do without
My family, my friends, my sanity, my library card, my bathtub, and the oxford comma. It might not hurt to have my contacts, too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science. Thought. Law. Interpersonal/societal dynamics. Aesthetics. I also occasionally like to think about what major male celebrities and members of government would look like dressed as women. It helps relax me before presentations. Props to Jared Leto for surpassing expectations.
On a typical Friday night I am
... Somewhere. Hopefully.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an unnatural aversion to umbrella usage. (Seattlelites understand)
You should message me if
... You're funny, silly, and interesting and don't mind if I'm the same. Please, please don't bother if you're not ready for a long-term relationship. I'm not looking for a quick fix.
The two of us