29 Madison, United States
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My self-summary
I can't stay angry for long or hold a grudge against someone. I enjoy sleeping well and enough.

I'm intelligent, a hard worker, and probably an overachiever. Independent is an apt adjective, and I guess that's why I'm here - to find other people who are also their own people.

My brain rarely shuts off. I need something to think about most of the time. I've seen life both like a series of disconnected snapshots, and also as a running, fluid video.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm considering following the academic track to become a chemistry professor. I work in a lab mixing chemicals together to make new chemicals. Defended my thesis in November 2014, moved to Madison to start life as a postdoc - the weird position in which I'm continuing to receive training on chemistry problems as well as starting career development before I look for permanent jobs.
I’m really good at
Consuming several morning coffees.

Not saying a lot. I'm a better listener than talker. I tend to be more observant and soak things up before making an opinion.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes, I am bearded and mustached. Also, my hair is a little mussed up usually because I bike both to and from school almost every day. Otherwise, my height, I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: a lot of indie rock, classic rock, some jazz, and pop. As a sampling, recent releases by Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, and Lady Gaga have been favorites.

Maybe you need a list to stare at. Here is an unofficial list of some favorite musicians: Allman Brothers Band, Arcade Fire, As Tall as Lions, the Beatles, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Bruce Springsteen, Caravan, Charles Mingus, Coldplay, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, the Decemberists, Depeche Mode, Dinosaur Jr., Doves, dredg, Dungen, Echo & the Bunnymen, Elton John, the Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, Genesis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hall & Oates, the Jayhawks, Jethro Tull, John Coltrane, Johnny Cash, King Crimson, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, the Mars Volta, Mew, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Modest Mouse, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Nada Surf, The National, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Pixies, Porcupine Tree, Radiohead, the Reign of Kindo, the Spinto Band, Sunset Rubdown, Talking Heads, Thelonius Monk, The Who, Wilco, Wolf Parade, Yes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present. Music. Coffee. Science - especially my chemistry labwork. Sports (my favorite to follow is basketball.). Outrageous disaster scenarios - like what happens if the Earth is struck by a gamma ray burst.
On a typical Friday night I am
Running/biking/coffee-shopping is likely a part of it. I usually take it easy after a long week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have my own bike. Weather permitting, I bike at least twice every day (to and from work), provided my back cooperates.

I do not have a car. I can afford one, mind you, and I'm not living with my parents (they're 1000 miles away) - I choose not to have one.