I'm a bit of an eclectic (and yes, I realize that this word is endemic on OkCupid, but I am taking the lazy way out here) jumble of all types of interests and passions. One one hand, I consider myself an intellectual. I strive for academic fulfillment and try to experience and learn as much as I can possibly hope to do.
On the other hand, I recognize that I'm still young, and don't want to go gray before I hit 30.
So I guess I'm not quite sure how to summarize myself. Maybe you can get to know me and help me with that? EDIT: Apparently the Brigs-Myers personality test can do it for me. I'm an ENFP- The Inspirer. I share this personality with the likes of Dr. Seuss, Joan Baez, and Julie Andrews.
On the school front, I'm pursuing a dual major in Biology and Psychology. Oh, and on top of that I'm doing the Pre-Med route, because when I was seven I saw that episode of Magic School Bus where they all go inside of Ralphie and was inspired. That's a lot of backstory to describe my major, so I just tell everyone that I major in masochism and masochist studies.
-Prompt: Ask me what field of medicine I want to go into
Sometimes I pretend to have a life that doesn't involve getting gay with Gray ('s anatomy, sufficiently lacking in hunky doctors I'm afraid). When I'm not in school, I'm trying to have a little fun here or there. I'm currently unpacking the list of things I swore I'd do in New York City once I was 21 and actually start checking some of them off.
-Prompt: Give me a suggestion for something fun to do. Anything can be fun given enough jovial spirit(s).
-Listening to others's problems
-Cheering people up by making them laugh or smile
So essentially, I'm a dog.
-How I talk with my hands. A rule of thumb is to leave Jews and Italians with at least an arm's length of distance, else you might receive an accidental pimp slap.
-My height. I tend to keep shorter friends, which makes conversations while standing difficult. Often sound waves hit my nipple but not my inner ear.
Series: A Song of Fire and Ice (which I started before Game of Thrones came on HBO. Hipster cred.), The Millennium Series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Wicked Series.
Singles: Rebecca, Assata, Microbe Hunters, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Hamlet, Macbeth, As You Like It, Beowulf, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, Push, Fried Green Tomatoes, Stuff (a book about hoarding. I need the disclaimer so I don't sound like I've gotten lazy at this point.)
Articles: NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine), Cracked, Malala Yousafzai's BBC diary.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Anything by Studio Ghibli, Precious, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Bellflower, Howl (I'm obligated to at least include three Oscilloscope productions), Adam, The Lovely Bones, Tiny Furniture (I love Lena Dunham.)
[Guilty Pleasures:] Mean Girls, The Little Mermaid, The Saw Series, Girls Will Be Girls, Legally Blonde, Dirty Girl, The Heathers.
I'll admit that I don't watch too much tv that isn't on Hulu or OnDemand.
Shows I openly like: Arrested Development, Face Off, Girls, Game of Thrones, Weeds, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, Community, Archer, In Treatment, Dexter, True Blood, Party Down, Cold Case, CSI, RuPaul's Drag Race
[Guilty Pleasures:] Some flavors of anime, Dragon Tales, Storage Wars (Don't tell my housemate that I actually enjoy it), MTV.
Jazz: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis
R&B: Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan
Rock: Queen, Alice Cooper, Stevie Nicks, Jeff Buckley, Guns N' Roses, The Who, The Donnas, Blondie, Joan Jett
Indie: Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, The Black Keys, The Naked and the Famous, Dark Dark Dark, the Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Milk Carton Kids, The Avett Brothers, Noah and the Whale, Counting Crows, Jon Foreman, Trampled by Turtles, Aaron Sprinkle, Bon Iver, The Head and the Heart, Iron and Wine, El Ten Eleven, Wye Oak, Manchester Orchestra, Horse Feathers, Ben Howard, Damien Jurado, William Fitzsimmons, Rogue Wave, David Gray, Sea Wolf, Margot and the Nuclear So-So's, Mumford and Sons, Chris and Thomas, Blitzen Trapper
Pop: Marina and the Diamonds, The Killers, The Beatles, Robyn, Oh Land, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, Lady GaGa, Kate Bush, Bjork, Michael Jackson, Lily Allen, Ke$ha, Cher, Kylie Minoque, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, Helen Reddy, Mariah Carrey, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Sia
60's/70's: Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Jimmi Hendrix, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Petula Clark
Country: Dolly Parton, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Carrie Underwood
Cheap, College Student Budget Cuisine: Pork Fried Rice, Ramen noodles, Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches, Creamed Spinach, Roasted Garlic cloves, Baked Salmon, Chicken Wings, Milano Cookies, Lo Mein right out of the fridge and out of the carton (what's a microwave?)
Fancy Schmancy Stuff: Peking Duck, Foie Gras, Pho Soup, Sushi, Lobster Bisque, Fancy Cheeses (the smellier and fouler, the better),
-A sack full of pipe cleaners. As a form of stress relief, I make little figures out of them. Sometimes they're people, sometimes I can make big boats.
-Food. I mean, good food. I can go a while without a wonderful meal, but eventually I'll crack and have to go somewhere that isn't a cafeteria.
-Clothing. I don't obsess over what I wear, but sometimes a guy just wants to look nice.
-Glade Plug-Ins. I enjoy having my room smell like an exotic oasis, a majestic marsh, or whatever the label tries to tell me those chemicals smell like.
Or sometimes I'm sitting at home in my sweat pants, drinking tea and getting spiritual with some Aretha Franklin. Depends on the Friday.
I'm also a closet gamer. Lok'tar Ogar.
Oh, and I automatically filter people out if they're discriminatory in some sense. We all have our preferences, sure, but drawing a clear line in the sand closes off so many experiences. When I see "No fats" on a profile, I cringe. When I see "No fems," my liberal arts education immediately jumps to the whole "internalized homophobia" thing.
My username is based off the Greek God of Medicine, Asclepius. It might be presumptuous to liken myself after the mythological father of doctoring.
-You aren't totally creepin'
-You can appreciate humor thats a delightful blend of dry and downright offensive
-You have a personality more complex than a potato