I have a direction in life and I try to dream big. Usually, my dreams are followed by a series of unrealistic and illogical fantasies like being Batman or understanding String Theory, but I think it's important to have goals in life, even if they're absurd.
In general, I'm pretty active, but I also enjoy being lazy every once in a while. I like running a lot more than most people, and I used to lift a lot but now I just go to the gym to weigh myself and buy smoothies.
I enjoy helping other people and I consider myself to be a caring and sincere individual. I'm immoderately nerdy and I have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor that most people don't get due to my stunning lack of facial cues.
Depending on how the next 15ish years go, I might try to go back to graduate school, but a lot is up in the air (no pun intended, self-five). I may go back to Colorado at some point if the timing works out.
I'm really good at:
- Rubik's cubes
- Explaining quantum physics
- Wearing my hat sideways
- Shrinking sweaters in the washing machine
- Cooking with no recipe
- Super Smash Bros
- Karaoke (not a joke, I'm basically Kesha without the drugs and morning regret)
- Skiing backwards into telephone poles
- Not swearing
Music: I listen to just about anything except country, which is ironic because I used to live in Texas. I do have a soft spot for metal which is not ironic, but it is pretty vivid imagery if I do say so myself. I should be a writer. Women who can sing are basically my Achilles heel.
Food: I'm into almost any type of food. Eating is one of my favorite pastimes and I love cooking. I'm pretty good, but I've never been on any celebrity TV cooking shows so what do I know?
Movies and TV: My interests range from Adventure Time to HIMYM, Star Wars to Naruto, and so much more. If you have a show or movie you like, I'll probably like it too, unless it's really creepy. Give me suggestions because I'm always looking for new discoveries!
2. my family
3. learning something new every day
4. spell check
5. a healthy sense of humor
6. good conversation/debate
7. You thought I couldn't count to six, didn't you..
I love to discuss physics/science. It's kind of my thing. I'll do what I can to avoid the subject if I see glazed eyes, but I could talk about it for hours. One of my life goals is to invent teleportation. Also, I have a special place in my heart for Astrophysics and General Relativity so you can't have that piece. I started doing some amateur astrophotography in my free time, and I might try to get a nicer research grade telescope when I grow up (and stop moving so much).
I'm a bit of an outdoor snob. I love hiking and backpacking but I generally balk at camping requests because they colloquially imply simply driving into the woods to sleep in a car. If you're going to sleep in a tent, you should probably be more than 10 feet from your vehicle. I love looking up at night in the middle of nowhere. Hiking in Hawaii is one of my favorite things.
I'm also really starting to get into philosophy and religion. I'm an atheist, but I've read through the Bible and Bhagavad Gita (working on the Koran) because religion fascinates me.
A recent endeavor I've developed is to learn a few other languages. Spanish would be the optimal choice given where I grew up, but I've started in on ASL and Swedish too. I took Japanese in college because it was a "strategic language". Thanks, counseling department. I'll admit it does come in handy navigating Tokyo sometimes.
I'm hypocritical in that I don't own a concealed weapon/handgun for safety reasons, but if lightsabers existed, I would undoubtedly have two.
Bravo for making it all the way through. You da real MVP.