I've always liked to describe myself as a socially-competent nerd. Most aspects of my personality and life have a dual nature. I spend my days in the lab but my nights on the hockey rink. I've gone to war but now I focus my effort on trying to make lives better. I make jokes that often cross the line into ridiculous hyperbole while attempting to stay firmly grounded in reality.
In a less serious light I'm working on figuring out the best way to live my life. So far that has resulted in a very odd work schedule, a wardrobe that consists almost exclusively of t-shirts with science jokes on them and jeans, moderate amounts of exercise, a habit of going far too fast on my motorcycle, a group of friends that I wouldn't trade for the world, and an almost inappropriate dedication to the Oxford comma.
I find that it's extremely important to have a goal in life and to be in constant pursuit of that goal, otherwise what are you really doing with your life? In that vein I'm always trying to learn new things, understand opposing viewpoints, and make myself a better person. Any belief or idea that I have is open to both internal and external sources of criticism or questioning and those that don't hold up are replaced. It's important to me that I hold a justifiable and defensible set of morals and standards. That being said I'm very happy with who I am and I'm really looking for someone that complements my life as opposed to feeling like I need someone to complete it.
TV: I get stuck on a new show from time to time, lately its been The League. Futurama, Frisky Dingo, and Arrested Development have to be my favorites. In that same vein Archer has burst into my life. If you've seen them then you have a pretty good idea about my sense of humor.
Music: The Black Keys, Tool, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons as well as almost anything on the Current.
Food: I'm not picky at all when it comes to food, Pho is my biggest comfort food at the moment.
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