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My self-summary
Hey all. Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to my new and improved self summary!

Well I'm a student first and foremost so I spend a lot of time working on my future and making things happen. In the middle of a transition period now as I've finished the microbio half of my degree and am now knee-deep in French. French is one of my many great loves so if Frenglish bothers you, je m'excuse.

I'm a lover and a player of music, but I most likely only play music your grandpa/grandma listen too (i.e. swing era jazz, bebop, etc.) I've been a jazz trombonist for about 8 years now and a trombonist for many more. Not the sexiest instrument in looks, but I like to think it makes up for it in style points :)

I'm an amateur cook who loves a lovely assistant/co-chef so if cooking excites you, I'm your man! Love Thai food? Me too. Love spicy food? Even better!! What's life without a few tears, amiright?

I like to think I'm a good listener and definitely a good talker. If you're kind of shy, give me a try. I'm good at making conversation so no worries.

My heart belongs to animals and people alike so I love to spend a lot of time with both. I absolutely love people and want to help make as many lives better as I possibly can. If that sounds like something you'd like to do too, lets chat.
What I’m doing with my life
Well at the moment, I'm working on the final preparations for my study abroad this Summer (2014) in Angers, France. Super excited about that in addition to the 2.5 months I'll be spending in Europe as a whole. Final prep includes torrents of scholarships because I am NOT wealthy and an increasingly large itinerary in which I try and squeeze as many of my Euro friends as possible.

Next on the docket is the Masters in Epidemiology come this Fall. Mostly excited about that for the year I could potentially be spending in France. (Don't worry, I'll still be here for at least a year before that.)

And after that, it's off to med school followed closely by work part time in Africa where I can use my French, and the other part time most likely working on one of the outer islands where there is greater need or on a Reservation where there is always a calling for more physicians. So basically, I'm sorry ladies. I won't be the rich doctor your momma told you to marry. We'll be financially stable, but not wealthy by any monetary means. I can promise you lots of adventures tho!
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at a lot of things. I'm sort of a jack of all trades. Nothing really shines through as "I'm the best at that."

I love to cook and I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it too. I cook fusion cuisine. Bold flavors are a must in my kitchen. Anything else is too boring and doesn't fit my style.

I'm definitely good at science! (Well, not so much that physics stuff, but bio and chem are my thing!) I'm a microbio major so I get to deal with all the little bugs that can cause all sorts of ailments.

I'm a pretty mean trombone player, although it's been a while since I've had time to seriously play. I play jazz and classical, but jazz is my calling when it comes to music. I fell in love with it in high school and that hasn't changed since. In that sense, I'm an old fashioned kind of guy :)
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the eyes. At least that's what I hear the most.

First impressions, probably that I'm genuinely nice and keep up a conversation really easily. I'm really bad at getting complicated jokes quickly and I smile a LOT, especially when I'm interested. That's probably your biggest hint ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Voltaire most likely because he's pretty much the foundation of our nation. If you get a chance, read something of his. If you're lucky enough to have a fair-great comprehension of the French language, read his works in French. Trust me, it's worth it.

Movies...hrmm, that's a tough one. I suppose a list is in order: I love The Green Mile, Boondocks Saints, Big Lebowski, Brothers Bloom, and many many more. I love a good movie!

Hrmm, shows are a little harder. I like some of those typical go to answers for best shows. Boardwalk Empire, Walking Dead, etc... but I also like a few of those more dorky shows. I love KyleXY and would love to meet a fellow enthusiast. I also really like Smallville.

Music. It's been such an integral part of my growth and development. First and foremost, my favorite music is jazz music. It's the most intricate, beautiful, and challenging music out there. Those are some real artists who've dedicated their lives to the music. It's not about fame so much as it is telling a story with musical notes. Other than jazz, I love all sorts of music. Little Boots, Regina Spektor, Squirrel Nut Zippers, all kinds of weird stuff. I enjoyed my time working for a university alternative radio station. Exploration is my M.O.

FOOOOD!!!! I love food! I mean not just food for the sake of food. I love cooking and experimenting with flavors! If I had to have a favorite food, I'd say Thai food. It's where I draw the majority of my inspiration from in the kitchen. Nothing I make is quintessential Thai, but the motifs are easy to pick up on.
Six things I could never do without
Hope. It's what keeps me steered ahead on the challenging road I'm on and yanks me out of bed each morning. Without it, I'd be just another Joe Blow working 9-5 in some dead end job and hating life. It's not me!

Family. I know, generic, but it's so important to me. My family gets me through the worst of times and makes the best even better. That family includes the friends in my life who are like brothers and sisters and even mothers and fathers at times.

Music. It's got this terrific power to inspire me when nothing else can. If I need a pick me up or can't seem to look at a problem the right way, I pop on the headphones and let it all out.

Really bad horror movies. Weird, right? But I couldn't live without them. They can be scary enough to cuddle up to, but funny enough to stave off those bad dreams. I haven't had a nightmare in years unless you count missing a dream exam (which I do).

Laughter. Whether it's friends telling a funny story or a well done comedy, I need it to keep me sane. Life's too short not to laugh. Any moment spent laughing is a well spent moment in my book.

Spices!!!! I had to throw something about cooking in here! Spices make cooking worthwhile. Interest and intrigue blended together in perfect (or quite a few times imperfect) harmony.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future of course! I'm a very goal oriented person and so a lot of my thought goes into what I'm doing to achieve those goals at the time and what I can do in the future. And then sometimes I just get all sci-fi and like to think about a future in space or space pirates or just something else out there.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either writing, watching a movie, cooking, or doing something exciting with friends. The best is when it's all of the above!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've gone streaking? I dunno..., but that's got the best story behind it. Ask and I MIGHT tell you about it :)
You should message me if
You're interested in saving the world and not afraid to dress up like a super hero

You have a profound attraction to a man who speaks French

You're stable (I.E. no drug addicts, no alcoholics, partying ISN'T your life, you're not manic depressive, etc.)

You're adventurous

You think you might like to get to know me better?
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