28 Urbana, United States
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My self-summary
I work to new age music and dance to blues. I occasionally spell like a Brit. I'm from New York city, but I've also lived in Scotland, Chile and now Illinois.
What I’m doing with my life
PhD student in physics with lots of math and a little biology. Trying to maintain some link with the arts, having at one point considered theatre a possible alternate path.
I’m really good at
...things that will seem funny in retrospect.

I am somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades in dance: swing, break, blues, contra, and capoeira. In academics, I'm similarly multidisciplinary.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have pointy elf ears and frequently wear red.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Spices: tumeric, jalepeno, cardamom, mesquite, hing, Sriracha, cumin, basil

Books: The Brothers Karamazov, Neverwhere, After Dark (and other things by Murakami), Vineland

Theater: Avenue Q, Pericles, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), The Other Shore

Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Fight Club, Mean Girls, Pi, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Weekend, Coup de Trochon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Proposition, Paprika

Music: The Submarines, The Pixies, Sufjan Stevens, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Los Campesinos, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Diplo, Perpetual E-motion, Serph, Feint, Justin Vanderberg, Gorillaz, Ludovico Einaudi, Stanton Lanier, El Ten Eleven, Ok Go, Radiohead

TV: hmm... I don't usually watch TV shows by myself - it's just not satisfying enough when there are so many other things to do. Here's an idea: I will watch whatever you will watch with me, especially if it is comedic. Possibly Look Around You would be a good start to the style of TV I most enjoy. Also, the BBC Sherlock is fun.
The six things I could never do without
Walking in falling snow.
Nights that seem to have no morning.
Strange things to discover.
Good music for bad times.
Shade on bright days.
Warm evenings.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The number 3.
On a typical Friday night I am
Figure One (art gallery), The Blind Pig, Quality, Murphy's, or blues dancing if/when that actually exists around here.

On Monday nights, there's a great "hootenany," an open mic for country/bluegrass music. I didn't used to listen to country or bluegrass, but now that I actually live a few minutes drive from cornfields, I feel this is the right place to try to develop an appreciation for that scene.

More occasional favorites of mine are the occasional swing dance party, the annual insect film festival / petting zoo over at the entomology dept, the Boneyard Arts Festival, and the strange, wonderful techno contras.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a baby, I pooped in the bathtub and blamed it on the cat.
You should message me if
You're thinking about it ;)

You like trying new things and would be interested in going to a weird concert or art show, or exploring one of the many bars that aren't on the usual student circuit.