As much as I love the city, I get out to the outdoors as much as I can. Hiking, camping, kayaking, anything that will get me out to fresh air and trees is great by me; I particularly love finding waterfalls. I travel as much as I'm able to; I spent a semester in Ireland when I was in college, and I have been known to take random road trips to LA and Vegas.
I'm pretty laid back, I laugh easy, and I'd like to meet some new people and have some fun.
I'm a scientist by training, but I've found I need to use my creative side as well or else I'm really unhappy. I've done some theater and improv, been an extra a few times, and I knit.
I'm currently teaching college biology, and I'm working on finishing up a couple publications and getting back into a research lab.
I enjoy too many movies to list - from Silence of the Lambs and Saving Private Ryan to Galaxy Quest and Tommy Boy. Some of the tv shows I watch include Justified, Deadwood, The Daily Show, Family Guy, and Robot Chicken.
My musical taste is pretty varied; I grew up in the Detroit area, so classic Motown has a special place in my heart. I listen to pop, rock, R&B, classic rock, and country. My playlist has songs by Brandi Carlile, Elton John, Eoin Harrington, James Taylor, Sugarland, The Temptations, Sara Bareilles, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Stevie Wonder, Adele, Darius Rucker, Cee Lo Green, Eminem, and Peter Gabriel.
I love good food. Italian, Greek, Mexican, and Thai are some of my favorites.
- A good book
- My family
- Meaningful work
I'll figure out the sixth later.