So I just signed back on here after a couple of years and didn't realize that they kept all my profile info over all those years... guess I have a bit of updating to do. Alrighty, here we go...
I like to work hard and play hard. I just finished my PhD in Functional Anatomy Evolution at Hopkins and moved from Baltimore to Erie, where I work as an Asst. Prof. in Anthropology. My main focus is human bones - physical and forensic anthropology (not to disappoint you, but it's nothing really like Bones). I work my butt off 8 hrs a day, but then do my best to leave my work at the office. The rest of my time I like being active - I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, and climbing. I'm really disappointed Erie doesn't have a climbing gym. The winters may be difficult, but I have my sled ready and look forward to some fun :) I'm originally from Florida (Go Gators!) and miss the ocean and my surfboard dearly. But overall, I'm always up for pretty much anything. I love traveling and new experiences!
Who (or more appropriately) what am I looking for... I don't really know. I live my life day by day, and strive to just make each as enjoyable as possible. So I'm not necessarily looking for a serious relationship.. I don't look that far in the future and just like to take things as they come. If we meet up and hit it off, then just take it from there and see where it goes. But I'm looking for an attractive, active, individual that can put up with my sarcasm, cynicism and overall just make me smile. I guess I usually go for the confident (but not overly cocky) individuals, especially those with pretty good bantering skills that can keep me on my toes. Physical attraction and chemistry are absolutely key to me. Anything else, you can work with, but I believe those characteristics are either there or they're not. To be brutally honest (did I mention I'm a blunt individual), I typically don't even read through people profiles... I look at the pictures and then maybe one or key points that are game breakers for me. The rest should be saved for a conversation over a drink.
I also don't have the time to do the back-and-forth email thing for weeks on end. If there's a possibility we might get along, or even just the possible that we could entertain each other once for a few hours, then let's just meet up for a drink! You could spend weeks talking to someone, then meet them in person and in the first few seconds find out it won't work.. to me that's just a waste of time.