I work as a chemist and really enjoy chemistry but it is only one of my many interests. I also enjoy (among other things) art, music, history, theatre, film, biking, hiking, good food and good conversation. I have lived in the Chicago area for seven years and love it. There is always something interesting that can be found to do. I like going to the art galleries, discovering new restaurants, seeing live music, and going to the Music Box or Landmark Century to see a good Indie film. I am originally from Michigan although I have lived in six other states and have traveled to twelve countries. I love the experiences that my travel has given me and I am always up for more. As far as my personality is concerned, I have been accused of being friendly, honest, intelligent, individualistic, and idealistic, with a dry sense of humor.