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My self-summary
Ex-Texan, ex-Baptist, ex-grad student. What could have been a temporary sojourn in Chicago has turned into a rather long stay. What else is there to say about me? I'm a knowledge junkie, I get my fix from the weird and the interesting. I want to do great big amazing things.
What I’m doing with my life
Applying to med school. This puts my life in a bit of flux atm - I'm not sure what place I'm going to wind up. I'm an aspiring neurologist, as brains are cool, and as a sci-fi dork at heart, I've always wanted to work with robot arms and such.

For the time being, I'm working as a tutor, exploring the city, and generally enjoying life.
I’m really good at
Cooking - one day I just got fed up with eating bachelor chow and decided to learn to cook. I cook a lot of Indian and Thai food - I like it spicy.

Talking about stuff I find really interesting but is useless in everyday life. I can tell you about how intense the Comanches were or why Otto von Bismarck was important. This goes double for politics - I think I use the part of the brain most guys use for sports for politics instead. I can really clean up on trivia night though...

I also give killer book recommendations.
The first things people usually notice about me
My dashing good looks, my sterling sense of humor, my immense intelligence, and of course my impeccable sense of modesty?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV - I generally watch TV shows only when I'm working out, but recently Rick and Morty has become my new obsession. I'm also a fan of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, the Simpsons and Better Call Saul.

Movies - The Blues Brothers is my favorite film of all time. Other faves include Dr. Strangelove, Trainspotting, Fight Club, the Producers, Blazing Saddles, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Groundhog Day, the Butterfly Effect, and Pan's Labyrinth.

Books - Now that I'm not in school I finally have time for pleasure reading again. I read a fair amount of non-fiction (lots of history and sociology, some psychology and philosophy) and fiction (sci fi and fantasy mostly - out and proud geek here). Some of my favorite writers are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Jared Diamond, Kim Stanley Robinson, China Mieville, George RR Martin, Joseph Heller, and Dave Barry.

Music- If you don't like (or at least tolerate) Pink Floyd we may have problems getting along. Other favorite artists: Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Aphex Twin, the Beatles, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, the Doors, Caribou, Bill Baird, Johnny Cash, Portishead
Six things I could never do without
1) Hot peppers
2) Staying up late
3) The Internet
4) Something to read
5) Fuzzy creatures
6) Bad puns
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What things will be like 50 years from now
The general absurdity of everyday life
New dishes to cook
Meeting new people
Bits and pieces of novels I am probably never going to write
What the hell goes on in some peoples' heads
What is it like to be a bat
The past (it's another country)
This terrible job market
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends/or at a concert/or hanging out/or watching a movie/probably not sober
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm turned on by girls who use big words
You should message me if
You want to hang out
You want to go out (on some kind of date-type thing)
You want to just chat
The two of us