After studying physics and music at Michigan, I moved to California in an ill-conceived attempt to start a company. Upon realizing that I needed a real job, I tutored kids part-time and joined a Mongolian rock band instead. With time to evaluate life, I decided I wanted to return to school, so I switched to another job in downtown San Francisco to support myself during the application process and then moved to Austin for grad school.
I've played guitar and piano for a decade each, and I've run long distance for thirteen years. I enjoy activities that challenge me physically and intellectually, and I love pushing myself further than I thought possible.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is my favorite movie, but that may be because I watched it the first time I experienced a "special" brownie. It's a damn good movie either way though.
To say that Futurama is my favorite show would be a colossal understatement. The early seasons of The Simpsons always manage to entertain, South Park rarely misses, and Rick and Morty is also making a play. I occasionally watch shows that aren't animated---Firefly and Sherlock are probably my favorites there.
With the notable exception of karaoke, I mostly prefer music with no lyrics; there always seems to be more going on. In particular, I like instrumental rock, jazz/fusion, and classical.
I'll both try and enjoy just about any food, but pasta is number one.
- Linguistic oddity
- The hours immediately after midnight
- Mimicking voices and sounds
- Melodies emanating from my mind
- People who accept my ridiculosity
Why did "Netflix and chill" have to lose its actual meaning? Am I really getting old that quickly?
Do bus drivers use a special seat that makes them insensitive to abrupt speed changes?
Also open for mockery: my hair. The reason I keep it so short is obvious, and if I tried to hide this in my pictures I'd be misrepresenting myself. This distressed me years ago, but now I embrace it along with its comedic potential.
They: "Can I see some ID?"
I [hand running over minimal hair]: "What, this isn't enough?"
They [chuckling]: "Hey, I knew a guy who was going bald at 20."
I: "AND YOU DIDN'T LET HIM DRINK?!?!"
- You love being active. Running, climbing, dunking, touchdown-ing... all good!
- You are musically or scientifically inclined.
- You enjoy participating in (pseudo)intellectual musings.
- You are looking for a steady relationship.
- You, too, cannot be stopped.