symphonium
23 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
My favorite thing is learning something new. I love when I make a personal discovery (finding a path through the woods, realizing why a word is spelled the way it is) that turns a little corner of my life upside down.

Each time that happens is like putting a piece of the world's biggest, baddest jigsaw puzzle into place. It feels great, and I'm starting to make out what the big picture looks like at one of the corners. Wanna help?

Let's toss ideas back and forth, see what they taste like, see if they bounce. Let's go places and explore.
What I’m doing with my life
Like most people I'm all about the search for answers. How's it all work anyway? What should I spend my few moments on this little speck o' dust doing? Right now I'm working on how to get paid to do that -- I just started a PhD program at a research institute. Outside the lab I try to balance out all that rigid analysis by exploring the weird and the whimsical.
I’m really good at
I like to draw. Feel free to take a look. Someday I will add 'playing bass guitar' to this section, but today is not that day.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to think that they first notice how thoughtful and interesting I am, but people are shallow so they probably just notice how I'm short and arrestingly good-looking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, Dune, The Magicians, etc.

Samsara, Under the Skin, Waking Life, Cabin in the Woods, Bladerunner, Cloud Atlas, The Big Lebowski, The Matrix, Star Wars, and all the Miyazaki movies.

I don't watch TV, except for Game of Thrones and Adventure Time.

Yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Grizzly Bear, King Crimson, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Elysian Fields, The Books, Rammstein, Charles Mingus, Ween.

I recently discovered the joy of shelling peanuts. I also really like oranges. There's something about working for your food which makes the payoff so much nicer.
The six things I could never do without
Lenses for my terrible, terrible eyes.
Potato chips.
A pen for doodling.
A buddy to wax philosophical with.
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I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be able to do work on and learn about all the things I love at the same time. I'm thinking I might write and illustrate a picture book.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the lab, or possibly with friends figuring out life over a beer.
You should message me if
You're up for a good old-fashioned walk-and-talk.
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