I'm a scientist at heart (call me crazy, but I don't mind spending several hours in front of a computer), but I'd also like to think I've got a lot of interests outside of neurons and computers. I start to go crazy if I don't have a car and/or the ability to get out and explore. I love sports (both playing and watching), as well as doing outdoorsy things in general. I've been climbing for about a year and a half now. I'd like to think that this brings me a little bit closer to being a ninja.
What I'm hoping for right now is to weave some stories that I'll be able to look fondly on when I'm old and (relatively) boring. I think the Bay Area is a great place for adventures, and I'm looking forward to finding them during my time here.
I'm also pretty passionate about writing, especially about science, so forgive me if I tend to wax nerdy every now and then.
Movies: I love most anything I watch - I'm not going to lie, I definitely fall into the category of "dudes who like to quote movies they've seen as a form of social currency"...that being said, I'm also a big fan of animated movies (e.g. anything by Miyazaki) and epic masterpieces (think There Will Be Blood)
Shows: I secretly love to dance like a moron at electronic and otherwise high-energy shows. Don't judge. That said, I'm down to go to anything. Oh wait. Did they mean TV shows? In that case: The Wire is the greatest thing since sliced bread, Frisky Dingo is idiotic but awesome, and I'm still waiting for Jon Snow to get it on with that Wildling lady. The tension is killing me.
Music: I love all kinds of music, but some long-standing favorites are: DJ Shadow, The Books, Led Zeppelin, the Pharcyde, Vince Guaraldi, Art Blakey, Bonobo, Esperanza Spalding, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom, and Radiohead. I'll always have a special place in my heart for anything funky, bluesy, or jazzy (5 years in New Orleans will do that to you). Also, if the band "Oysterhead" means anything to you, then hurrah!
Food: I love eating food more than most people I know. One of the reasons that I climb is that it means I can eat anything - I've been described as a human garbage disposal on more than one occasion.
I also think a lot about how wonderful it is to spend my time learning about the world, and how interesting it is hearing about other people's experiences with life and the intuitions they've picked up.
And if that's not enough, I occasionally consider dropping everything and trying my hand at being a DJ.
Shoot me a message if you want to talk about books, or movies, or adventure, or really anything. If you love to travel and explore, but you'd also love someone to hang out with while you're doing it. If there's something that you get really excited about, or if you love talking about strange things. If you want to engage in some witty repartee, or if you think it's lame that most of the messages on this site have to be started by guys.