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My self-summary
I was born in Cedar Rapids and have lived here all my life, right now I'm a college student. I'm also an only child, which people think is weird.

My passion in life is astronomy. I own a telescope and love to look at objects in the night sky as close as a planet, or something light years away whose size I can't even comprehend. I haven't used the scope in a while now. It's freaking big, and lugging it out to Palisade-Dowes observatory can be a chore.

I like go out, sure - not all night wild parties mind you, but going to a nice restaurant, going for a walk in nostalgic places like the neighborhood where you grew up, or having a drink/coffee with someone nice to talk to. I also like to stay in the comfort of home, too. Ordering or making some food, watching a movie, playing a game, or just relaxing and shooting the shit.

I like playing video games too - I've been doing that with friends since I was a little kid with a Nintendo.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently enrolled in college, nearing the end of a Bachelor's degree in Physics. Over my young adulthood I've taken school at a slow, relaxed pace, because that just felt comfortable to me. I find Physics to be an extraordinarily difficult subject, but its the only major I care about (you need it for astronomy anyway,) so I stick with it.

I'm also planning on tutoring in math and sciences soon. I haven't actually started it yet, so I don't know if I'll be any good at it. I'm not really doing it for the money, I just like the satisfaction of helping someone figure something out. The money is just a bonus.
I’m really good at
I've been told by multiple people that I'm good at making them laugh and lightening their mood.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. I hear that lots of guys on dating sites add a couple inches for some reason, but I really am that tall. Promise.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like Science Fiction and Fantasy. I have about three shelves worth of books, and that is after I trimmed down the crappier books. I really enjoy the books that can take me somewhere else. My favorite in each of these genres are The Mars Trilogy and The Prince of Nothing series. Other books of note I've read are Name of the Wind, nearly everything by Arthur C. Clarke and Lovecraft, The Mote in God's Eye, The Dune series (all of 'em,) Pale Blue Dot, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I've read 1984 which is... disturbing, same for Fahrenheit 451.

Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which reduces me to a laughing maniac every time I watch it. Other classics are Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride. I love almost anything that is funny. Oh and Gladiator is awesome too.

TV: First off, the most important: Chapelle's Show. RIP. After that, I like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report because they're hilarious. No Reservations and Bizarre Foods on the Travel channel because I love seeing people places and food from around the world. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US & UK) cracks me up every time, I don't know if it is aired anymore though. And of course, for skit comedy, Kids in the Hall, and old school SNL (Celebrity Jeopardy!) I also enjoy Star Trek: TNG but don't worry, I'm not a Trekkie.
Six things I could never do without
I like to have some fiction to read at night to help put me in the mood to go to sleep. Following that, I need to have something extremely annoying to wake me up, like a loud alarm clock or a kick in the ribs.

And this is going to feel like the dorkiest thing I've ever typed, but here goes: a scientific calculator. It's absolutely essential piece of equipment for the classes I'm taking and I use it ALL THE TIME. I'm not sure what does more work - my brain, or my fingers as I tap on my TI-84+.

I'm a really big fan of staying cool, so my air conditioner and I have a very amiable relationship with each other until fall/winter hits.

I could never go a week or two without the smell that overwhelms you when you enter an Indian restaurant. It's divine...

Finally, I'd say I couldn't bear to go outside without smelling nice, so a few good bottles of cologne on my shelves to keep that masculine scent that entrances anyone that comes near me. Okay I might be exaggerating here a little.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, like everybody else. I still have my life ahead of me. I still don't know what I'm going to do when I graduate. I'm sure there is something nearby that I can find some work in related to Physics. I might go back to Iowa City and get some degree related to astronomy.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm usually taking it easy since the school week is over. Maybe I'll go see some friends if they're available. If not, then play some games or some other way to waste time. Maybe go to eat out somewhere at a restaurant.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can barely read cursive, if at all. Hey, I learned (slept through) when they taught cursive in elementary school, but it just looks like squiggly lines to me. Sometimes I have to ask people to read letters to me when they are written in cursive. It's like an alien wrote it. Isn't that terrible?
You should message me if
You're a girl who can hold thoughtful conversations, and laugh at completely silly ones. If you're mature enough not to care about the latest celebrity gossip, and can find the humor even in the oddest of situations. If you like talking about your goals, education, interests, or random thoughts that just spontaneously entered your mind, and like listening to people talk about theirs. Mindless dribble is okay too.

Or, if you simply want to have a coffee and chat.
The two of us