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My self-summary
I see myself as carefree despite the trying to get my PhD thing. I don't usually plan things ahead of time very well though I can for something I'm really looking forward to. I'm told I have a dry sense of humor but I can still make most people laugh. I love making people smile and a good smile is something I look for. I'm an environmentalist and love being outside so I can metaphorically "smell the flowers" and I'll walk places just because I can. I still like to get out a bit and go crazy sometimes. I'll go and party every once in a while, get to the bars, and enjoy some of that local Fort Collins beer. I also enjoy making my own beer and mead with some wine or cider in my near future.

I keep a pretty close group of friends but I also really like to meet new people, which is sort of why I'm trying this thing out. I can be a bit shy or quiet the first time I meet someone. But I get over that quickly and open right up like I knew who ever it is my whole life. There isn't all that much of a middle ground. I'm in graduate school on a new side of the country and haven't had too many opportunities to meet people outside of my program so hopefully you'll say "hi."
What I’m doing with my life
Currently and for the foreseeable future I am a PhD student in chemistry at CSU. That takes up a healthy portion of my life but when I'm not doing that I'm starting to run again, enjoying the outdoors, and trying not to take life too seriously.
I’m really good at
Cooking (the kind that doesn't need a recipe, I'm a terrible baker), making my own beer which I love to share, finding the fun in boring things, not sweating the small stuff, and in a more academic sense I'd have to go with chemistry.
The first things people usually notice about me
People usually notice that I like to smile and maybe these days the beard I'm rocking (pictures to come). It's not necessarily a super happy/ crazy type of smile but just one of contentment. I like who I am and what I'm doing. Also, once I get going, I can talk a lot. (not super quickly but just that I keep going and going.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I usually read more of the non-fiction section then a whole lot of novels. I loved "Born to Run", "The Perfect Mile", "The Omnivore's Dilemma", "Naked Pint", and "Microbrewed Adventures" more recently. I've also got "Napoleon's Buttons" which was about how different molecules have changed the course of history, some book all about phosphorus, and I've also started reading "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson; one of the most influential environmentalist books of the 20th century. But only my reading section is quite so nerdy or "intellectual".

Movies: A little less explanation needed here. Some of my favorite movies are Boondock Saints, Dogma, Muppet Treasure Island, Star Wars, and the Resident Evil movies were pretty entertaining. I love horror as a genre overall especially some of the older 'even the music is scary' ones. And as paradoxical as it may sound I love really bad movies like the ones they play at the Lyric Cinema Cafe for "Bad Movie Nite".

Shows: Netflix is basically a gift from the heavens and I've gotten to watch or re-watch most of my favorites from there. Shows like Psych, Warehouse 13, How I Met Your Mother (I've only seen what's on Netflix), Bones, Sherlock, and Doctor Who (only the more recent episodes). And I'm finally starting to get into Breaking Bad which as a chemist, I'm sad I haven't already done. I also love the Big Bang Theory and Community for shows that aren't instantly available on Netflix.

Music: I just love how much energy listening to SKA music gives me. Some of the best bands I've seen play have been Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Suburban Legends, and The Aquabats. I could probably listen to just about any music if I got to see it played live and I love checking out local bands that I haven't seen before. And I also love getting nostalgic and listening to some of those 90s bands like Smash Mouth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and Cake.

Food: I'm mostly vegetarian so I no longer eat the chickens, cows, and pigs of the world. I have found cutting fish and seafood out of my diet much more difficult because sushi is so delicious. But I will eat and love almost any type of food as long as it's not super, super spicy.
Six things I could never do without
1. Good friends
2. A sense of humor
3. Optimism
4. Good beer
5. Nature/the Sun
6. Family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I guess I think about some really random stuff like what I would do in the case of a zombie apocalypse, what life might be like after my 20 something years of school is finally done, my chemistry research during those 20 something years of school, and then maybe just what I want to cook for dinner or the beer I want to make next.
On a typical Friday night I am
It's a case by case basis really. A lot of the times it's a quiet night in, sometimes it's some pool with friends or just a beer, and sometimes there is something different for me to be excited about.
You should message me if
You are looking for someone new to hang out with and aren't afraid to try new things, have at least some intent to meet in real life, and are interested in whatever might happen. I am very not traditional and I would love to be messaged first, surprise me! I guess more then anything else you could say I'm looking for a "partner in crime" figuratively speaking and anything else is icing on the cake.
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