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My self-summary
In short, I cannot be stopped. In tall, I'm 6'5".

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished my third year studying acoustics, and I'm working toward a PhD. Now that the qualifying exam is behind me, I've got a lot more time to meet people!
I’m really good at
Impersonations. People often submit requests when they learn this, so I usually keep it under wraps until we've become friends. Impersonations are more fun when they're unexpected!
The first things people usually notice about me
Height (plenty) and hair (lack thereof).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I usually browse reference texts, but I'm trying to read more fiction. Catch-22 and The Great Gatsby were recent enjoyable reads, and Vonnegut and Asimov are next on my list. Perhaps I'll then attack a few classics I didn't appreciate back in high school.

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.
The six things I could never do without
- Bright-colored running shorts
- Linguistic oddity
- The hours immediately after midnight
- Mimicking voices and sounds
- Melodies emanating from my mind
- People who accept my ridiculosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How convenient will my colorblindness become the moment I am asked what I think of paint swatches?

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?
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking with fellow acoustics grad students, then practicing music. Far less productive than normal practicing, but supremely fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a compulsive need to double- or triple-check that doors are locked, burners/faucets/lights are off, etc. This behavior bugs the hell out of me---I encourage you to mock it relentlessly!---but it does have its perks. For instance, I have never lost a sock in the laundry.

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."
You should message me if
- You have lofty goals for your future.
- 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.