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What I’m doing with my life
As a PhD student, I do work as school as work. My days are filled with research questions (and hopefully answers at some point), exams to mark and MATLAB error messages.
I’m really good at
-Using analogies to answer questions
-Finding small things that make me laugh
-Dicing vegetables

Things I'm really bad at but would like to improve upon:
-Sports: my effortless lack of coordination is legendary but I still very much love to play ball hockey, badminton and flag football. Hiking's cool too.
-Computer programming: the other day it took me an hour to perfect three lines of code. If you can tell the operational differences between smooth brackets (), curly brackets {}, and square brackets [], I'm impressed.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have many dimples. If I smile really wide, I think I can squeeze out four of them.

I'm susceptible to a case of the giggles when someone makes a clever pun. No idea why they are so funny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Aside from Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes, I am very partial to non-fiction. Popular science books (e.g., Blink, Freakonomics, The Selfish Gene, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat) top the list but I am gradually being drawn to books on politics and history.

I will give anything nominated for an Oscar a chance. I enjoy witty comedies and intriguing dramas. Truly scary movies will probably give me nightmares.

Mad Men, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, the Daily Show, Good Eats.

Music: My taste lags 5 years behind the rest of society.

Food: I love to cook! I am perpetually looking for people who will eat whatever I feel like making. Anyone in the mood for braised fennel?
Six things I could never do without
Intellectual stimulation
Sushi-pho-gyros (counts as one)
Public transit
Nearby bodies of water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to counterbalance experimental conditions between and across participants.

Actually, I am quite the news junkie and I get very excited around election time. Politics is the ultimate nerd contact sport- there are all these big shots trying to fight their way to the top and the numerous gaffes and debates along the way are awesome and hilarious.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday? Who cares about Friday? Monday is where it's at because Monday is Trivia Night! What is more fun than hanging out with your friends and finally using all that useless knowledge you've acquired?
You should message me if
You can help lift my trivia team to victory.
The two of us