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My self-summary
1) I've gone on a long bike trip (40+ mi) almost every other week for the past 2 months and each time I feel as excited as when I was a kid.

2) I eat breakfast almost every day and for those rare occasions that I do miss, I at least have brunch.

3) I love theater and often (if not mostly) roll solo to catch a play - if it's a comedy, ya damn skippy that I've probably already seen it.

4) My concern for wildlife and the environment has led me to live as sustainable as reasonably possible and study pollution issuesfor a living.

5) I've been swimming with killer whales in the Arctic during the middle of winter and with whale sharks in the tropics.
The latter actually kinda ran me over.

6) Have you ever played a game of horse with George Clooney? No? I have.

7) I'm pro-GMO. And I think everyone else would be too if food scientists would just hurry up and genetically engineer a square-shaped olive that would stop rolling off my damn plate and onto the floor.

8) In an effort to become more fit and healthy, I've decided to run a lot over the past 2 months. And although I came in 8th place at a recent 5K, I was beaten by an eight-year-old the other day at track practice so I think I'm gonna quit now.

9) I have an ever so small morsel of carrot cake every night before I go to sleep.

10) I ran into Aziz Ansari once and told him that everyone says that I remind them of him. He replied, "Aw man, I'm sorry."
What I’m doing with my life
You mean during those few moments when I'm not curled up in a fetal position under a blanket muttering to myself that hopefully Mike Pence takes over soon? In that case, I'm writing my dissertation aiming on finishing up this summer. I hope to eventually parlay what I do into something beneficial for the environment and society.

Also, getting schooled at Mario by my nephews and being forced to watch their fav YouTube shows. Y'all know that kids these days spend hours watching other people play video games? Like, what?
I’m really good at
Procrastinating, remembering insignificant details, responsibly collecting and disposing of all my recycling, making a mean brunch, being ridiculously humble.
The first things people usually notice about me
Yes, apparently I have dimples. I was hoping they'd die away by the age of ten, but they're still here. Some dudes have told me that I have broad shoulders and muscular arms. Not much for flattery, but I'll take it. Thanks fellas!

I also like to think I have a style that suits Florida - color and flip flops are a must. So maybe that?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I generally prefer non-fiction or fiction based on some historical event. Currently reading Outliers so that I have evidence to substantiate my claim that Malcolm Gladwell is an asshat.

Movies - For some reason, I tend to gravitate towards dramas whose cast consists of solemn pasty white women and have absolutely no minorities (i.e. The Reader, Atonement, Squid and the Whale, Notes on a Scandal, etc.). And no, just because I'm an oceanographer doesn't mean I liked the Life Aquatic, but it does mean I like Finding Nemo.

Music - My musical compass swings in all kindsa directions these days, so I'm not sure what to really say here other than I like a lot. But said compass always has and always will steer me away from country. Hell nah.

I enjoy a lot of stuff and spend a lot of time listening to music. I tend to like anything edgy and experimental - I'm always lookin to check out new stuff. Love live music.

Food - I like most anything veggie friendly and ethnic although I've been a bit of a pizza whore lately. I'm sure I was supposed to have overcome that phase of my life when I was 5, but no. Also, carrot cake all day ery day. Otherwise, I'm generally a health nut, I swear!

Shows - Currently watching House of Cards and Mad Men. Will start back up on West Wing and Parks & Rec soon. PBS News Hour and Charlie Rose too on the regs because I detest ignorance and also because I'm old.
Six things I could never do without
Having spent several summers during my childhood in India, I can say, unequivocally, that all one really needs in life is indoor plumbing. But assuming that precondition is met:

- Breakfast!
- Podcasts
- Flip-flops
- My bike
- The news

I'm fairly certain I'm the only person over the age of 18 who didn't list coffee. Never hopped on board that train. I think it's the last remaining vestiges of my inner youth that prevents me.

And my family and friends, but they are not things.

UPDATE: Remaining vestiges of youth have finally collapsed; I started drinking coffee recently.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Graduating. Socioeconomic, environmental, and gender/race issues. International/sustainable development. My next travel destination. Dating. Sports. Politics. The percentage of my time/money that goes towards attending wedding. Etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
My Friday nights are entirely typical: go out to bars, get pleasantly buzzed, go to sleep late, wake up late, and then curse myself for doing so before repeating the same thing the following week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is really difficult for me to admit publicly, but I recently wore tennis shoes with jeans. I also recently wore cargo shorts...and it wasn't even laundry day! The shame is almost too much to bear.
You should message me if
You're smart, driven, fit, fun, have ideals and a sense of humor, and/or at least liberal-leaning.

Brownie points for those who try to hold on to their plastic bottles until they can be recycled rather than throwing them away at their earliest convenience. That's hype.
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