Grad student, lover of the outdoors, passionate researcher, musician, artist, among others.
I'm Paul. I like to run, hike, and camp - pretty much anything that'll get me outside on a beautiful day. I don't know why, but I have a preference for wide open spaces, mountains, and open fields - as opposed to forests or caves. I love to travel but don't get to do it often enough. I love reading though most of the time I end up reading Young Adult fiction from my youth these days. When I was younger, I used to live on a tropical island for a few short but amazing years. I don't keep up to date on current events as much as I should, but I love a good discussion of what's going on and of course, learning about what I'm missing.
Aussi, je parle peu français mais elle est trés mal lol. I'm working on it!
Movies: Pay it Forward, X-men Trilogy, Amazing Grace, Hero, Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon, Water, Ladder 49, The Mission, Amazing Grace, Star Wars, Spiderman trilogy, Gattaca, Bicentennial Man, Gladiator, August Rush, I Am Legend, V for Vendetta, Atonement, etc.
TV: I don't watch much, but I do enjoy Bones, Community, Family Guy, Brothers and Sisters, and Young Justice. Hmm, that's a lot for a guy who doesn't watch much, haha.
Food: Most things - I'm not really picky and I love to cook, though I do have preferences.
1. Idealism/optimism. Every day life can appear to suck, but the hope for a better day or better world keeps me going. Life is usually a lot better than we think. It's all about perspective.
2. Food. I like to eat.
3. Untainted natural wilderness. It can't all be about conservation, we gotta have some preservation too. I like my untouched mountains, with landscapes that stretch into the horizon without a human in sight. There is nothing like a quiet day out in the country.
4. Music. My daily inspiration and relaxer. :-). Who could not love the intense emotional experiences we can derive from music?
5. Warm weather and the sun. I need my vitamin D from that sunshine.
6. Dogs. They call them man's best friend and I couldn't agree more.
(which could be watching a tv show, reading scientific articles, an art form of some sort, playing with open source software, or randomly reading stuff online).
Also, you're not leaping at the reigns to jump into a relationship. I prefer to get to know someone first before committing to a relationship/dating - physical attraction only goes so far and it takes a lot more than that to sustain a committed relationship.
p.s. I'd love to find someone to go running with so let me know if you're a runner!
Note: Upon finishing my degree here, I will probably seek employment in the U.S. (my homeland), though I am open to finding work in Canada. So it's worth considering if you think we might be a good match. That being said, I enjoy making new friends, :-).
Addendum: While the above is true, I should preface that I'm mostly just looking around these days as my time in Canada is limited.