nycsciguy
57 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a smart, health-conscious guy. Most of the time I love my job; I'm very fortunate in that regard.
We're in the midst of winter, so my beard has come back. It's my favorite winter running accessory. The farmers' markets are less colorful than they were during the summer and fall. I've come to love root vegetables, so I still enjoy shopping at Union Square through the winter and the meals prepared from what I find there. I'm also enjoying the jams I canned during the summer.
I miss baseball season, but am still relishing the miracle that the Giants pulled off. I'm enjoying various cultural events...The Matisse Cut-Outs, The Garden of Unearthly Delights...
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a molecular biologist working on the pre-clinical side of HIV vaccine development. I cut and paste DNA; I don't handle patient samples.
I'm trying to be more of a locavore. I've been shopping a the Greenmarkets during the summer for years, but last summer decided to make more of a commitment to local food by canning the local stuff to have over the winter rather than shop at WholeFoods. I didn't completely succeed, but did pretty well.
I’m really good at
my job, analytical yet creative. I'm also a good cook. The greatest gift I received from my grandmothers was their nurturing my love for cooking. I believe that cooking, like many things in life, is best as a shared activity despite the cramped quarters found in most Manhattan kitchens.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure. My back as I walk past them on the sidewalk? The small gap in my teeth?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy listening to music (mostly jazz, some classical), attending modern dance performances (Mark Morris, Garth Fagan, Pilobolus, DanceBrazil), and wandering through museums. I like going to lectures at AMNH and NYAS.
I enjoy old movies: Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, It Happened One Night, The Lost Weekend... Recently enjoyed Boyhood (incredible), The Imitation Game, and Madame Satan (1930, a hoot),.
I like to read, though mostly I'm reading things that are work related. When I get a chance, I like science fiction...Margaret Atwood, Kim Stanley Robinson, William Gibson. I recently enjoyed a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories.
Going with the locavore theme, I like my own cooking. I'm tending towards simple meals made from whatever happens to be in season. Winter is here in a big way, nearly a foot of snow on my block. I've been enjoying some of the things I canned last summer: asparagus, snap peas, green beans... I'm looking forward to baking pies with the sour cherries I froze away. I don't do well with spicy food. I suspect a weird capsaicin receptor allele because I think sweet paprika is hot; most things you'd find pleasantly hot, I'd find extremely painful.
The six things I could never do without
air, water, food, shelter, electricity, and my bifocals. Things I’d prefer not to live without: good health, good company, good food, intriguing art/music, a nice place to run, new things to learn
I spend a lot of time thinking about
HIV and vaccines. Which vegetables are going to be at the farmers' market this week? Soon I hope to be able to spend time thinking about YOU.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing something. I could be at the Joyce catching a dance performance...could be at home making vegetable stock...could be wandering around MOMA...could be watching a baseball game...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm the author of a short story with a cult following.
You should message me if
you're a smart, health-conscious, single woman who enjoys both science and art.
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