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My self-summary
I'm a physics & astronomy teacher.

I'm a pretty laid back kinda guy (originally from San I like sunshine and sandals). I'm interested in absolutely everything: from science to art history, poetry, sculpture, music, technology, video games, theater & everything in between. =) There just isn't enough time in the day!

If you're not an intellectually curious person or can't hold a decent conversation, I'm probably not the guy for you. Also, no conservatives or religious zealots, please.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a socially high-functioning nerd. ;) Despite the fact I love science, people tell me I seem like a normal person. =P

I worked on a project called CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid), one of the experiments built at CERN (Centre Europeean de Recherche Nucleaire), on the border of France and Switzerland. We discovered the Higgs particle! Woohoo! Nobel prize!!! This isn't what I want to do forever, but enjoying it while I can. I've been told I'd make a good teacher, and I do love teaching labs.
I'm hoping to keep doing science at a national lab or NASA or something. =P
I’m really good at
Finding a television quote to fit any social situation
Making people laugh
Being a good listener
Teaching someone a new concept
Sleeping in
The first things people usually notice about me
I can be a little shy at first, but I warm up real fast if I can understand your sense of humor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books I've read recently:
A Short History of Nearly Everything, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, "Power, Sex, Suicide: The Story of Mitochondria", I am America and So Can You, Napoleon's Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed the World

Favorite TV: Futurama, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, The Simpsons, Community, Parks and Recreation, Star Trek Next Gen, Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords, X-Files, Planet Earth, Life, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Downton Abbey, Burning Love, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers

Movies: Nightmare before Christmas (my cousin storyboarded it!!! =P), Coraline, Clue, Wayne's World, Harry Potter movies, Eternal Sunshine, Monsters Inc., Amelie, Apollo 13, Truman Show, Dr. Strangelove, Emma, Princess Bride, History of the World Part 1, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Office space, PCU, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Incredibles (anything Pixar really)

Music: Foo Fighters, Paramore, Fiona Apple, White Stripes, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Imogen Heap, Jimmy Eat World, Pomplamoose, Death Cab for Cutie

Video games: I think they're a uniquely distinct way of telling a story, completely different from a book or a movie. There's so much writing, music and art that goes into them. I love anything Nintendo: Mario, Zelda, Kirby; Bioshock, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Halo, Fallout; I also really like games that bring people together to have fun, like Dance Central or Rock Band! =)

Comics: The Far Side, Calvin & Hobbes, Life in Hell, The Perry Bible Fellowship, The Oatmeal, xkcd

Podcasts: SciFri, My Brother, My Brother & Me (MBMBAM)

Favorite People: Rachel Maddow, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien, Sergei Rachmaniov, Frederic Chopin, Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, e.e. cummings, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alan Turing...this list can go on for ever...or can it, Turing!? Hmm? :P
The six things I could never do without
1) my friends & family
2) Laughter, in any form
3) TV ( I could try, but it'd be hard)
4) XBox 360 Rock Band
5) My laptop, unfortunately it's like a 3rd hemisphere of my brain (Homo laptopian)
6) time to think about the universe
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything :P
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, playing games
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually like gardening =P, but I waaaayyyy overthink it
You should message me if
If you'd like to hang out or have a great conversation!