I grew up in Ohio and went to school at Ohio State, so I'm a huge buckeyes fan. After I finished my undergrad, I worked for a while and got my masters at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. I enjoy listening to music (mostly independent rock and underground rap) and watching TV shows (I'm currently obsessed with Breaking Bad). I love going to concerts. I recently went to a Lady Gaga concert, even though I'm not a huge fan of her music. She put on a great, crazy show; I really enjoyed it. I like a few nerdy things like playing video games and the Lord of the Rings. I also like going out to a bar, or some outdoorsy stuff like dog parks and trails.
I don't currently have a dog, but my former roommates have a border collie and a sheltie. I loved coming home after work to see the dogs excited to see me. I want to get a dog, but I'm not going to have time to take care of it when I'm doing my research and that's unfair to the dog. I do own a ferret; she's much more low-maintenance than a dog. The dogs got along with her; they followed her around pretty much everywhere she goes. She likes to hoard everything we own under the couch. Whenever I give her a treat, she goes into one of my dresser drawers to eat. It's like her personal cave.
I can be a bit shy at first but I tend to open up quickly with people I get along with.
Movies: The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction, Inception, Batman Begins/The Dark Knight, Fight Club, Goodfellas, City of God, The Professional, WALL-E, Up, Once, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Prestige, Amelie
Shows: The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Californication, Prison Break, The Office, Futurama, Entourage, South Park, Modern Family, House, the Wire, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who
Music: The Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Cloud Cult, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Stars, Damien Rice, Elliott Smith, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/the Swell Season, Feist, Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom, Tegan and Sara, Florence and the Machine, The Roots, Atmosphere, Astronautalis, Classified, Blue Scholars, Dessa, Nujabes, Cunninlynguists
Food: I like a large variety of food, but my favorites are probably Thai, Chinese and Indian. I also like cooking.