I’m a Texas native, but have been living like a nomad for the past few years. Between being a healthcare refugee and attending school in different states, I've put a lot of miles on my hamster-car.
Based on past reactions, I don’t think I am who people expect me to be. Many have described me as odd, goofy, strange, weird, or bizarre. I don’t think I’m that unusual, but I’ll let you be the judge. Initially, I can be very quiet and socially awkward, but underneath that external reserve I am no shrinking violet.
I’m a biology nerd, love literature, exercise fanatic, and extensive food allergies have made me a pretty darn good cook, but animals are my true passion. Recently got into vet school. I’ve had a lifelong interest in managing feral animal populations- started doing TNR (trap-neuter-return) when I was 10- and I’d like to expand that to an international level.
Where do you fit into all this? Well, I’m not in the market for a soulmate, so we don’t have to be a perfect match. I’m looking for people who know how to carry on a decent conversation and who want to share experiences with me as friends. I’ve been climbing for a few years, but I’d like to go from “enthusiastic” to “obnoxious” so I’m always on the lookout for mentors who can get me there... or just anyone willing to belay (I’m kind of a climbslut truth be told). Otherwise, can you show me where the good hiking trails are? Take me to a martial arts or yoga class? Want to spend a night in cuddling on the couch under the thrall of the glowbox (once we know each other reasonably well, of course)? Make some elaborate kitchen messes- and possibly something edible? Go out to a museum, zoo, or aquarium? Show me how to lift (haven’t been a gym rat in ten years, but I’d like to start again)? Teach me to shoot (it’s kind of embarrassing being from Texas and knowing nothing about guns)? I’m sure there’s lots more. What are you interested in or passionate about? What do you want to try?
working on a horse ranch during the week, veterinary assistant on weekends. not sure which one is my superhero persona and which one is the mild-mannered mask. probably depends on the behavior of the animals on any given day.
i try to avoid the glowbox.
different sounds are good for different activities. but never country. country music is never good.
food is awesome when it doesn't hurt me
2. the sky
i'll be arriving in Corvallis this summer and i'd really like to know some people when i get there!