I feel like whatever I actually write here isn't indicative of who i am or what you would think of me if you met me. Probably because I'm all over the map (literally and figuratively). I'm an introvert in large crowds and around people I don't know well and very outgoing and silly in small groups and with close friends and family. I've moved around a lot which makes me pretty self-sufficient and independent. I can usually amuse myself, but I also get bored easily.
I like to dabble in randomness which is somewhat problematic as I am working on a PhD in Neuroscience which is trying to break me of my dabbling nature by converting me into a scholar in one thing. So far, its a battle of wills. A celebrity death match, if you will. I hope to rip the head off of that PhD and sever its limbs. I don't think I'm the "typical" PhD student (if such a type exists): I'm not overly argumentative (although I do enjoy a good debate), I don't think my ideas are the best ideas ever and I'm humble and down-to-earth.
I like to think I'm really good at cooking and baking, but I just don't like to cook for myself- so I became equally good at entertaining people while I cook.
I'm also fascinated by languages.
I also love listening to podcasts. I'm completely addicted to Radiolab, this American Life, the Moth, and anything NPR. I'd love some recommendations! You really should listen to Radiolab (a preview, you ask? Well, here's your hook: one episode talked about a man's obsession and reliance on a safety pin for sexual satisfaction...the episode was titled "tumors" so i'm sure you can figure out the connection.)
Just ask me about favorite films, docs, tv series, and books. Otherwise, I will ramble. I've been attempting a film a day this year, but am already behind. A few docs/films I recommend that I've seen lately or are old favs: Tarnation, Flow, The World According to Sesame Street, John Waters: this filthy world, style wars, Brazil, The Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain. I could go on and on...those are just a few that randomly popped in my head.
a few favorite authors: vonnegut, john irving, arundhati roy, banana yoshimoto, shel silverstein (little factoid: did you know he use to work for Playboy?!)
I also love television: Dexter, Rome, Mad Men, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, The Office, Friday Night Lights, NBC thursday night line-up (when I have time).
Oh, and food: I love them all.
and you don't just say "HI" or use "LOL."
and if you just wanna hang out! I still don't know all the cool places in Baltimore/DC yet (i did find the good live venue spots I think).
I hate to be blunt, but I am not going to like you if we have little in common, if you are passionate about your religion (unless your religion is no religion), if you are politically conservative, if you are against gay rights, if you are pro-life, if you voted for Bush, and more importantly, if you think Obama is solely to blame for a shitty economy, if you really like Jimmy Buffett. You need to have some smarts; whether that translates into a college degree is up for interpretation.
IF you are going to message me, write something other than hi. I dare you. No, I double-dog dare you.