33Brookline, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a big fan of adventure in all forms. Whether it be concocting new cocktails and ice cream sundaes (which are not mutually exclusive. Go ahead and pour a half-shot of DiSaronno on your next sundae. Dee-lish!), road trips, or a good book. I enjoy playing/writing for guitar/bass, improv, movies (both the good and the amazingly bad), and the occasional video game. I love to cook and mix drinks for people, and I'm a sucker for a velvety red.

Race/nationality-wise, I'm a super mutt (I'm five different things. Feel free to guess!), and for those that care I'm very left handed. I've lived in Boston or just south of Boston for all but three of my years (2 in greater Buffalo, 1 in Berkeley CA). Compared to most people I know, I know the city inside and out, but there is always a new place that I have yet to explore too (e.g. Charlestown).
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Ph.D Candidate in Boston studying how the language system develops in the brain in normal and abnormal cases, and what role singing can have in alleviating nonfluency. However, my passion is in the music perception research. I want to figure out how we are able to perceive all the wonderful tension, release, and emotions from something as simple as a single melody.

Also, I play music and write songs in my free time, but I have very little free time so I don't write as much as I want.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, making people feel comfortable, listening, making stuff up that sounds like it's from a movie or TV show, cooking amazing-ass food
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, my red-framed glasses, my hair, my sense of humor, my teeth (apparently they look really good sometimes), my height, my conversational skills (I can be quite eloquent when properly motivated), my large hands? ::shrugs:: I don't know this question is making me self-conscious...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(A) The Grapes of Wrath (all Steinbeck ,really), The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Less Than Zero, This is your Brain on Music, A Clockwork Orange, anything by Ha Jin, anything by Bernard Lewis, anything by Bill Bryson, anything by Toni Morrison

(B) Blazing Saddles, The Back to the Future Trilogy, Say Anything, Disney's The Jungle Book, Pulp Fiction, Clue

(C) The Simpsons, The Critic, Law and Order (all of them!), 30 Rock, House, Parks and Rec, The Cleveland Show (a little underrated in my opinion. Seriously I'll debate anyone), Six Feet Under, Seinfeld, Once Upon a Time, and thanks to Netflix the Wonder Years.

(D) The Police, Pink Floyd, Lupe Fiasco, Jorge Ben, The Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, George Harrison, Mr. Bungle, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, oodles of progressive rock as of late, and much, much more.

(E) Indian, Thai, Italian, BBQ (esp. brisket), and Oreos. Really anything but olives, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese (if you like them, then more for you!). My favorite cheese it Havarti, and I kind of have a constant craving for exotic meats (esp. Venison).
Six things I could never do without
6. My iPod and the 100+ gigs of music on it
5. My 5 lefty guitars (including my bass and my acoustic)
4. My wonderful, wonderful kitchen
3. Cracklin Oat Bran (or cold cereal and milk in general)
2. My glasses
1. My bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my brain is doing when I'm thinking aboutWhat my brain is doing when I'm thinking aboutWhat my brain is doing when I'm thinking aboutWhat my brain is doing when I'm thinking about ::ctrl+C::

Also, music and the brain. To a lesser extent I also think a lot about general pop culture stuff. I'm kind of a pop culture/trivia junkie.
On a typical Friday night I am
Somebody else apparently, because MY Friday nights are not typical. Come to think about it most of my days of the week rarely fall into a pattern. There's this nice bar that does live band karaoke on Thursdays, but even then I don't sing the same song every time I go.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I learned how to ride a bike when I was 22.

I saw Wizard of Oz for the first time when I was 24.

I still need to see Mary Poppins.
You should message me if
You can hold your end of a conversation (and listen to mine), you bathe regularly, you can make me laugh or think at least a little bit, and you want to go on adventures (great or small). If none of those are true, just message me if you geek out about something or if you want to do something fun that people rarely think to do (e.g. go to an opera, go on a long bike ride, play catch in the park, write a song, etc).

I love getting lost in the art of conversation. Sometimes I lose my train of thought, but I enjoy the dance nonetheless for it.
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