jackkerouac61
32 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone from Pittsburgh is obsessed with a football team named after a once prominent local industry and we do not all speak in a weird version of English called "Pittsburghese". Maybe that's because I spent some time in the Midwest for grad school where the rumor is they have a neutral accent.

Self summaries are awkward to write; here's a game of two truths and a lie to break it up. Winners get a ticket that can be redeemed for two free beverages at participating locations 😊.
1) I've ridden my bike from Pittsburgh to D.C.
2) I'm clairvoyant, but my powers are limited to predicting the contents of wedding gifts
3) I've seen a Nobel Laureate play guitar in concert from the front row

Now a list of things I enjoy: reading, live music, staying fit, riding my bike, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, museums, new restaurants, parks, and going to happy hour with friends. I prefer dark beer, red wine and whiskey/rum on the rocks.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved to D.C. for a postdoc and then transitioned to a fellowship with the government in the area of science policy. I’m super excited about getting to using my science degree to make positive changes in the world!

It's not all work though; I spent two weeks traveling around Europe and I'm planning a trip to Iceland for early next year (obligatory mention of my world travels).
I’m really good at
Sciencing the shit out of things; not getting hit by taxies while biking (knock on wood); Mario Kart 64; and taking trips with limited planning.
The first things people usually notice about me
My curly hair
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22, 1984, The Road, A Clockwork Orange, Ray Bradbury and Kirk Vonnegut novels, The Great Gatsby. Hemingway is my favorite author.

Movies: Godfather I and II, Garden State, Inception, Office Space, Quentin Tarantino movies, Rockey I-IV, Crazy Stupid Love, Batman Trilogy (Christopher Nolan), Goodfellas. I’ll watch most any movie at least once.

Music: Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Sublime, Cold Play, Pearl Jam, lots more. There is no genre that I can’t find at least a few groups that I like.

TV: Seinfeld and Arrested Development are my favorite shows.

Food: Anything except Sushi. I'll eat it on special occasions; like on a date with you :)
The six things I could never do without
Internet
Music
Friends/family
My bike
Free time away from work
Chapstick
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next job, where I'll travel to next, whether Congress will ever become less polarized, whether the Pens will win the cup, why so many people these days seem to ignore science. I think about lots of random things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Happy hour with friends or coworkers or Relaxing from a busy week in my apartment. On a date with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an irrational fear of murky water.
You should message me if
You want to explore the city with me
You want to go out for a beer/coffee
You think you can beat me at Mario Kart 64
You want to go biking, hiking, rock climbing, or another outside adventure
You think science is cool
You didn't vote for Trump
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