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My self-summary
* I am from Ohio, and I will defend its honor (and that of Cleveland) to the death--but I will probably never live there again.
* I am a big fan of beer gardens. You don't have to love beer, but if you enjoy sitting under trees with friends and some drinks on a sunny afternoon, then you get it.
*I occasionally brew up I'm thinking of a session IPA
* I really enjoy triathlons. PR'd 2014, but I've fallen off the wagon. However, I am signed up for the 2016 NYC triathlon, so that's some new motivation.
* I enjoy a healthy debate--sometimes over energy policy, european immigration, or other serious things; sometimes over whether otters are cuter than cats--but I don't like to argue. There's a difference.
* I like to do lot's of random things for fun, be it kayaking, salsa dancing, starting philosophy clubs (ok, only one time), or wine tasting - and often pretending that I know much more about wine than I do. I'm up for trying anything, at least once.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a staff scientist at a national lab. It is kind of a dream job for me, so I'm in a good place right now... not bad since I'm still trying to figure out what I should do when I grow up
I’m really good at
I would say being modest, but then that feels like some sort of paradox.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know. Upon hearing me speak, one person was shocked I wasn't German.

Or it could be my deadpan style of humor. People who don't know me might think I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, though I really hope people don't think I am a tool at all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Catch-22, 1984. Usually I read non-fiction these days. Just finished a Michael Lewis book about HFT, and I started reading Stiff.

Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Wet Hot American Summer, Best in Show, Charlie Kaufmann movies (minus Synecdoche), various Woody Allen movies.

Music: Ben Folds, Regina Spektor. Otherwise, a wide variety.

TV: Seinfeld, Arrested Development, The Wire, Game of Thrones; just like everyone else in the world it seems.

Radio: NPR and all that goes with it (This American Life, WWDTM, Radiolab, and of course the daily stuff)
The six things I could never do without
1. Laptop
2. Running shoes/bike/goggles
3. Latest issue of the Economist
4. NPR
5. Family + friends
6. A super boring list of six things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to answer this question.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know what a typical Friday night is. I like to go out, but sometimes I actually prefer to stay in. How's that for ambiguity?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think this is where I am supposed to mention a quirk that I am allegedly afraid to admit, but in truth is designed to make women like me more....

Anyways, I'm a pretty open book if anyone wants to ask me anything.
You should message me if
You like my profile.