I’m the guy who gets up early in the morning to go running because I enjoy being the loudest thing on the street. I spent time reading and writing rather than learning to properly swing a baseball bat, but if you kick a ball my way I can not embarrass myself on the field.
Culture junkie, news addict, and music aficionado, I enjoy listening to NPR and reading the paper. I still find value in the thoughtfulness of the written word—I try to write friends or family one handwritten note or longform letter a week.
I'm a guy who talks to my brothers almost every day, just because we enjoy sharing laughs and clowning around with each other, and can honestly say that my parents are friends. My friends, in turn, I treat like family.
I’ve fallen asleep with highlighters in hand and ruined my sheets. I drink a cup of coffee almost every morning, not because I am dependent on the caffeine, but because I love the smell. I read books in threes.
I can’t imagine a life without academia or art, simply working a 9-5 and crunching numbers. I am the sort of person who color-codes my notes, eats granola and fruit for breakfast, and almost always orders my favorite dish at a restaurant—but I’ll try most anything once.
Spontaneity adored, consideration appreciated.
Folks ask me all the time if my specs are prescription—apparently some people wear non-corrective glasses just for the fashion statement? I'm still trying to figure out if I'm 18 years ahead or behind the style curve, not that it matters much.
2. Running and yoga.
3. A good pun.
4. My planner; wristwatch.
5. The news/NPR/BBC4.
I'm also studying for my fields exams (a huge benchmark for the PhD process) at the moment. It's taking up a good bit of mental space, but I am really excited to see the beginning threads of my dissertation come together.
You think that romance isn't something that is delightfully quaint or old-fashioned, and that chivalry isn't dead.