Somewhere in there I got an undergraduate degree in Ecological Engineering and fell in love with Oregon. I will move out west again one day.
I have had many jobs. Most recently I was an organic seed farmer for 2 seasons. Before that I was a sustainability coordinator/garden educator at an elementary school in Portland Oregon. Now I am doing research at the Center for Industrial Ecology.
In 2011 I spent the whole winter with my best friend in a remote cabin in the wilderness of Wyoming. I didn't go into a store for 5 months! It was incredible.
I am super into sustainability. Not in a preachy way, but it's central to my life. I ride my bike practically everywhere within 6 miles and further if I feel I have the time. I compost and grow tons of food. Last year i grew 160 pounds of dry beans! Someday I will grow most of my own food. I brew beer. I love to do these things with my friends. I buy used stuff and recycle like it is my job (cause it is).
I am crazy active. I run LOTS. I love hiking and rock climbing. Ski touring and mountaineering. I love streams and waterfalls and tall trees. I am sad to be leaving the Cascades because I won't get to do many of these things. The PNW is immaculate.
I swear often, but NEVER in front of children.
I love dogs, children, cats and the elderly in that order. Horses are ok, but I would prefer a water buffalo (they have milk too).
Noam Chomsky is my boy. Obama is cool enough but overrated. Newt Gingrich is the fucking devil in a tight suit.
I use a mac and can't imagine wanting a PC.
I drink water constantly, sleep in the yard regularly, and hate humidity.
Some of my most wonderful friends are gay. I absolutely love my friends. We are super tight, but they are mostly in Oregon and Texas. I miss them greatly.
I came here to go to Yale. I am nervous about it for many reasons.
I am as much a kid as an adult, but I take care of business when necessary.
I can't stand times new roman fonts. I really like Avenir light right now (it's fun). I write for my sanity and entertainment.
I don't like the phone. I love the internet.
This list is random, but my brain is systematic. Balance is important.
And I don't know what I am doing here. I just started answering questions and now I am writing this. What do I want...? I'll know it when I see it.
Beer: Ales (pale, red, india pale). Well it's probably easier to say that I just am not a huge fan of belgian yeasts, but I am trying. Everything else is pretty good. LOVE PBR! but mostly for the nostalgia
BoOkS: History of Love, Reinventing Fire (about renewable energy), Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime, The Dark Side, All Wendell Berry, Most Vonnegut (so it goes...), Harry Potter, I read lots of journal articles on agriculture, industrial ecology and renewable energy (snoozers, I know), Bertrand Russell is a prophet,
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Wizard People (youtube it for real)
Shows: Anything small and intimate or big and upbeat.
Music IS NECESSARY: Emancipator, Coco Rosie, Joanna Newsome (I think I'm in love), M.I.A, James Taylor, Immortal Technique, Glasser, Bob Dylan, Glitch Mob, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Dr. Dog, Fleet Foxes Mimosa, Little People, lots of stuff with strings, Van Morrison, Dirty Projectors, The Study Band (aka, my brother: http://thestudyband.bandcamp.com/album/from-a-limb)
Media: Mad Men, Seinfeld, Freaks and Geeks, Samurai movies, Walking Dead, (don't watch much TV)
And as you can tell I'm not particularly concise.
You really love talking about sustainability. Or any sort of philosophical conversation.
You need someone for a volleyball or ultimate frisbee team or know of a good pick-up game. I'm pretty good, but am not too competitive.
You want to grow food. You love growing food. etc...
You know any good climbing spots. Bouldering > sport > trad is my order of preference.
You want to go on a longish run (10-14 miles @ 8:30 to 9:15 pace). I can go slower or faster too, but not much faster.
You know a great hiking spot by a stream. Waterfalls optional but preferred.