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My self-summary
- Arte De Scientia - The art of science -

I have made a great deal of changes in the past year and a half. I haven't actually used this site in some time.

I am a smoker, I like being a smoker. I also have a good number of what one may call less than popular (yet quite earnest) beliefs/opinions about society, politics, and a number of things. I associate myself with no political party or group. I can be a bit cynical and have a tendency to question things (not in a conspiracy nut kind of way), the scientist in me will always want to see the evidence rather than take someone’s word for it. That combined with that I prefer to talk about things, understand the other persons point of view and see that mine is also understood (even if we disagree) rather than simply agree to disagree (and avoid the topic) leads some people to find me to be argumentative or a know-it-all. But it is how I am. These things are not apt to change anytime soon. I don't think the goal of relationships should be an attempt to find someone that is 'OK' and try to mold them into what you want. It is to find someone whose idiosyncrasies are fine with you and vice versa. People aren't perfect and they never will be. Sure you can Jerry-rig something for a while, but it won't last. Patience is a virtue and there is no need to settle or to change anyone, or for that matter change for anyone.

Art is a big part of who I am. Though I often wax and wane on science I feel the two go hand in hand. Research science and art are both creative endeavors. That and it never hurts to be able to do your own illustrations. Some people seem to think that is odd, I personally would think that most people could not be one without a little bit of the other. Regardless of what anyone else thinks of what is created I would like to think that we do the things we do to make the world a better place in our own way. More so than for some fleeting financial gain, fame, or other recognition.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment I manage research labs at a university here though my ultimate goal is to have my own lab/professorship working in academia, preferably somewhere in the pacific northwest. I am a very focused person weather working or 'playing'. I enjoy drawing, painting, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and enjoying nature in my free time. Existentially, I am looking to leave my proverbial mark on the world and maybe to find that the world I would like to believe we live in and the world I have come to observe hold more in common than I happen to be able to see at this point in my life, or maybe help to make it so.
I’m really good at
Finding complicated solutions to simple problems.
Fixing things that other people broke.
Fixing things that I broke.
Seeing the less appropriate side of the conversation.
Being OK with normal being an invalid concept.
Drawing and painting.
Talking with my hands.
Not writing as quickly as I am speaking on the white board.
Illustrating every concept I am trying to get across on a white board.
Only erasing the portion of the white board I need.
Making people feel better when they are down.
Singing in the shower.
Singing while I cook.
Making lists without the use of bullets (though some people would maintain that only the full sentences in my list merit punctuation and as they are all slightly incomplete I should just leave the punctuation off, personally I like punctuation).
Using punctuation (and brackets).
The first things people usually notice about me
I can't say that I have ever asked. Probably my existence. They may, however, assume that I am a figment of their imagination (which I assure you I probably am not). Beyond that I would guess they would notice that I have long hair, I wear glasses (most of the time),or that I look like I am busy (which I probably am).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Long lists, I will try to make them as abbreviated and accurate as possible.

I tend to stick more to the classics, not because there is anything wrong with modern works persay, there are just so many great books out there. Some of my favorite authors: Jules Verne, Edgar Alan Poe, Shakespeare, H.P. Lovecraft, Dante, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells. I also love the Grimm fairy tales, but they are more of a collection than so much authored. I enjoy Clive Barker, and I really have tried to like Stephen King but simply could not.

I love horror movies, I also really enjoy psychological suspense, science fiction, thriller, action, comedy, and even romantic movies. For me it is more about the quality of the story and movie than the genera. Special effects do not a good film make. Some of my all time favorite films: Pulp Fiction, Ladyhawke, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, Soylent Green, A Nightmare on Elm St. (series of films), Night of the living dead (both versions), Return of the living dead (1-3), Gremlins, Repo: The Genetic Opera, and though some people may cringe Human Centipede : The first sequence. There are so many, many others though.


I assume they mean television shows? I honestly don't really watch much TV. When I did I suppose there were shows I enjoyed but I was never really one to watch anything on a regular schedule. Some shows I enjoyed: Star trek (original and next gen), Babylon 5, X-files, Stargate SG1, Tales from the Crypt, Law and order (just stick a name behind it I liked them all), NYPD Blue, CSI, Bones, Warehouse 13, Eureka, River monsters, Unsolved Mysteries (back in the 90's), Adventure time, Family Guy, Simpsons, Futurama, The Regular Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I'm sure there are others, that is just off the top of my head.


Well, I always have music of some sort playing in my head. More often than not that music is far removed from what may be playing on the radio, but I have a a massive number of bands I enjoy off the top of my head some of my favorites: Tori Amos (drool), Emily Autumn (also Drool), Depeche Mode, Cradle of Filth, Anders Manga, Annie Lennox, Apocalyptica, Assemblage 23, Blumchen, Billy Talent, Clan of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Collide, Tool, Covenant, A covenant of Thorns, Unfinished Thought, Cruxshadows, Cyndi Lauper (also drool but back in the day), David Bowie, Diary of dreams, Eurythmics, Flowing Tears, Funker Vogt, Wumpscut, Garbage, Ladytron, Loreena Mckennitt, Marilyn Manson, Misfits (but not all of it), Peter murphy, Nick Cave, Placebo, Qntal, Queen, Kiss, Duran Duran, Rasputina, Regina Spektor, Shakespears Sister, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Suzanne Vega, The beatles, The Who, The Clash, The Stray Cats, Within Temptation, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica (pre-saint anger, I just couldn't force myself to enjoy that crap). And a ton more.

Yes please! I love food, all sorts so long as it is good food. I generally say my favorite is Italian, but I love good Mexican, French, Indian, and Greek food. I am willing to try just about any food, and will do it again if it is good. Also, steak, bacon, a good cheeseburger, chocolate, or many other tasty things will make me smile. Banana Bread. Carrot Cake.

That being said, I have been doing a low carbohydrate diet for more than 2 years now. I started to help me lose weight, which I did, and I have stayed on it because I feel great. This does mean I mostly eat just meat. Mostly. Which is a bit in contradiction with the fact that I am a bit of a foodie. My current diet does not change that I love a massive variety of foods, I just don't eat them often.
The six things I could never do without
Smart ass answer: Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur. Building blocks of life, none of us could do without them.

Non-smart ass answer:
1) Music, it drives me, inspires me, eases my lows, and enhances my highs. A world without music would be a sorry one.
2) Art, in whatever form it is an outlet and a factory. It drives the ideas that boil up inside my brain, even those that may not seem artistic at first glance. A world without art would be a dull one.
3) Friends, they have carried me through much adversity and drove me to accomplish more than I could have without them. A world without friends would be a lonely one.
4) Sleep, gods how I love my precious sleep and the dreams that come with it. "To die, to sleep— To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub! For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, " William Shakespeare - Hamlet
5) Goals. All of this driving and dreaming must lead us somewhere, a path with a destination (even sometimes when the destination is a new path). Where there no destination is there hope, is there meaning? My goals may not define me, but they guide me. A world without goals would be melancholic to say the least.
6) Water, and I don't mean in the I'll die if I can't drink water sort of way. I mean, bodies of water. Rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and oceans. When my dreaming and driving and reaching for stars binds me a simple wave sets me free. Reminding me how small I am, reminding me that peace exists even when we feel as though there is none. It carves the surface of the world and knows nothing. There is some comfort I find in the water. A world without water would be rather uncomfortable.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my next move is going to be, and where it will take me. I also think about the mistakes I have made and what I think I have learned from them. I think about the promises I have made to myself and kept, and those I have failed to keep. I think about the future and the wonderful or horrible things it may hold. I think about the past and how I came to be where I am. I think about life, love, happily ever afters, and how that is not quite how the story originally ended.

I spend a ton of time thinking about my job, but a big part of my job is thinking about my job so that is kind of a given.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing after a long week of work, taking care of household chores that I neglected during the week, hanging out with friends, or at a coffee shop drawing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I thought The Human Centipede : First sequence was a brilliant flick, and I can't wait for the third one.

That isn't really private per say but it is something that I am certain will reduce my options.
You should message me if
You should message me if you read through my profile and i seem like someone you would like to get to know. Also, I suppose, if my profile was too long and you didn't read it you should message me if you liked my pictures. Finally, you should message me if you found my shipment of 2,4,5-trioxin. I swear, if it hasn't been opened, there is no need for a tactical strike.