29 State College, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I like to relax and enjoy the adventurous side of life, but I tend to take the important things pretty seriously. I'm the sort of person who likes to have their ducks in a row, but I don't loose sleep when one or two of them gets out of line. While I'm always up for spending time with my friends, I enjoy and need some alone time. I'm a little nerdy, but not excessively uptight or too socially awkward (I hope!). I really like to make jokes, and I have a dry/sarcastic sense of humor. I'm better at watching sports than playing them (though it never stops me from trying) . I'm in fairly good shape and I like to be outside mountain biking, trout fishing, or golfing.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently graduated from grad school at Penn State, and have made the move to Texas for a job at Texas A&M (if you're wondering why my town is still listed as State College, it's so my students don't find me on here!). I research tornadoes, mainly using computer models, but I go out on storm chasing trips too.

I'm still getting the hang of being a real adult, but I'm working on it. That being said, I don't want to grow up too fast.
I’m really good at
wasting time, eating good food, remembering random facts, forgetting important ones, and drinking good beer. I've always been good at going to school, which is probably why I never left. I also really like maps, and I have a good sense of direction.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to be a little quiet at first, but that usually disappears after a few good conversations!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is where the nerd in me really shines. I like good sci-fi movies (and bad ones too!). I'm a lifelong Star Wars fan and I really got into the harry potter books growing up. I like a lot of other movies as well - mainly adventure/action and movies that make you think like Inception or the Prestige. I tend to read a lot of historical fiction and non-fiction. I like to read the classics too - The Count of Monte Cristo, and a Tale of Two Cities are especially good. I'm working through netflix rignt now -- but some of my favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, The Office, How I met your mother, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec and Dexter. My favorite band is Weezer -- I like a lot of 90s rock and I also like some classic rock. I have a little soft spot for classical music, and usually have that going while I'm studying or at work.
The six things I could never do without
Coffee. Cream Cheese and a box of wheat thins. Penn State football games. Craft Beer. My dog, Ted. Christmas.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
tornadoes, where I want to end up in 10 years, what I'm going to eat for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
On weekends I typically go out with friends, either to a bar or hanging out at someone's house. But once in a while I'm content to sit on the couch and watch a movie or read a book. You wont find me out at a club.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Every once in a while I catch myself singing loudly to lady gaga or kelly clarkson songs in my car.
You should message me if
you, like me, are tired of trying to have an interesting conversation with someone at a bar, but they're either too drunk to be interesting or it's too loud to hear them. If you're up for some stimulating conversations, going out and having a fun time on weekends but are also satisfied with sitting on the couch with some hot chocolate and a movie then I'm your guy.