I'm Alex, an engineering grad student working on materials design for solar cells. I love what I do and pour a ton of time into it (and will talk endlessly on it if you give me the chance) but I have always considered my friends, family, and personal life my top priorities.
I only think a few things in life are important - showing a deep kindness and empathy towards other humans, developing a sustainable society, you know, big shit like that. I am unfortunately incapable of caring about the rest, which is why I have a tendency to do things like walk into restaurants wearing slippers because I forgot to put on shoes, and more often than not forget the proper honorific to call someone. That said, I promise to wear proper footwear on our first date (well... 80% chance).
As for what I'm looking for - someone with a fantastic sense of humor, who understands the finer points of relaxing in front of the TV but who also is down for a good adventure, and who only takes the really important things in life seriously.
Movies: Darjeeling Limited, The Royal Tenenbaums... really anything by Wes Anderson, Office Space, Enter the Dragon, This is Spinal Tap, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Silence of the Lambs, and tons more. I like movies a lot.
Shows: Archer, Arrested Development, Workaholics, The League, South Park, Game of Thrones, Party Down, Parks and Rec, Breaking Bad, also tons more. I like TV a lot too.
Music: Electronic, indie, and metal (throwback to my high school days)
Food: Everything, especially meat. Kale sucks though. No offense to the kale farmers. And for the most part the spicier / more intensely flavored the better.