Writing this description seems near impossible; being confident, but not arrogant, yet modest enough, but not so much so to come off as boring. To start with I'm a chemistry graduate student, rarely having the opportunity to meet people outside of lab or the department, so I'm on here to meet people with interests complimentary to mine with whom I can have a conversation about something deeper than science. I was born in New York (I still have family there) and raised in the mountains of Pennsylvania so I like to have a balance of the excitement of city-life and the awe-inspiring nature of the outdoors making the Bay Area the perfect place to live for the next few years. I made the long journey cross-country to start a new adventure in a new part of the world.
I'd like to think as myself as adventurous, trying anything twice, which might have been a mistake when it came to trying sea urchin and sea cucumber. I'm always up for an impromptu adventure and will always go if someone invites me to do something new, introducing me to rock climbing and wind surfing. It's also how a friend and I found ourselves a pinball machine. I love to travel, the more different from what I'm used to the better. Unfortunately, the limited graduate student stipend limits the number of passport stamps I've been able to get recently. My favorite place I've been to is a tie between the art and culture of Paris and the life-changing experience of rural Uganda.
While I love being outdoors, I do enjoy a good night indoors having one of those deep, intense conversations that brings you through one bottle of wine to the next and from religion to the philosophy and science of from where consciousness arises. I also love a night in with a classic film and have a DVR full I need to watch. Friends even joke that I only watch movies if they are in black and white. I just think the movies today rarely find the romanticism of a Casablanca or the screwball hilarity of Arsenic and Old Lace and His Girl Friday.