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26 F Tucson, AZ

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  • Ages 23–35
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My Details

Last Online
Oct 15
5′ 2″ (1.57m)
Body Type
Graduated from masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t want kids
Likes cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.

I’m going to preface this whole thing by saying that it may not be the most accurate representation of me right now. I’m in what can be considered a major transitional period in my life. Things that have been consistently and constantly descriptive of me for like the past 10 years are no longer applicable, and thus I’m having to find new ways to describe myself. But such is life, eh? Advanced apologies for any discrepancies between “OKCupid self-summary” me and “actual” me.

Anyway. Onwards!

I hate it when people open their self-summary with some variation of “I’m too complex to be described in one or two paragraphs,” etc., etc. You’re a wad of matter capable of conscious thought, decision, and various complex biological functions, not a toaster.* Of course you’re too complex to be described in one or two paragraphs! Silly peoples.

I hail from Potato Land (Idaho) and I’m a recent graduate school graduate (ha) currently trying to find my place in the world. Not that I didn’t have one before, mind you, but it was a place so embedded within academia that I don’t know how relevant it was to the outside world…you know, the one in which the ability to create a PowerPoint on the relationship between Humean ethics and current environmental issues is not the best marketable quality.

I LOVE statistics. I create structural equation models and do factor analysis more than anyone probably should, but I’ll hold off on my ridiculously obsessive nature regarding statistics for now. You’re probably really sick of reading already; I’ve gone on for nearly four paragraphs now and have basically said nothing of substance. So rather than waste your time further: bullet points!

> I just (as in, within the past week) moved to Tucson and am currently back living with my mother. There are various legitimate (in my opinion) reasons why we’re cohabitating again, so don’t assume that I’m some boomerang generation recluse who decided to come home from school to mooch off her parents and play WoW in the basement for free (though I do enjoy WoW…).

> I really do spend a lot of my free time doing statistics. When I’m not, you’re apt to find me screwing around on the internet (I spend WAY too much time online), researching random topics of interest, writing (usually short stories, but NaNoWriMo is fantastic), drawing, gaming, out walking 10+ miles, or acquiring new music.

> I love to list, sort, alphabetize, categorize, and organize. In my past life I was a Rolodex. Hell, I might be one in this life, too—my existence as a human being might be all an illusion of my own mind.

> I abuse hyperbole all the time.

> I should be arrested for the amount of bad puns I make.

> I wear really bright clothing. REALLY bright. You know what a Crayola factory would look like if it exploded? Me.

> I have anosmia. Don’t worry, it’s not catching.

> I can’t stand it when people are overly critical or judgmental of others. We’re all human beings just trying to live our lives. Look for the positives in others and (as long as no harm is being done) let others do what they want.

> I’m a hard determinist and a materialist (in the philosophical sense, of course, not the "I want stuff" sense).

> I hate it when I have a date/meeting/casual get together and the another person schedules it “over coffee.” I don’t drink anything but water (and the occasional Red Bull), so I always end up across the table from my companion and their latte, either with an overpriced water or nothing at all and getting weird looks from said companion. Rather awkward.

> I earned my first degree by the time I was twenty, but I can’t add single digit numbers in my head. I am, however, getting better at it. Oh god, I just sandwich-complemented myself, kill me now.

> The closest “religion” or “spirituality” with which I identify is hylozoism. I believe that life, in some form or another, exists in every atom in the universe, and along with it the ability to perceive (in the loosest sense of the word) the universe and changes within it.

> If you’ve made it this far, you may also be interested in the fact that I keep a daily blog. If you’re so inclined, check it out here: I think it can give you a better idea of who I am than I can in this summary.

*Not that a toaster isn’t complex. I mean no offense to any toasters out there. Also, if you ARE a toaster and you're reading this, you're obviously a very intelligent one. If this is the case, message me.

Edit: holy crapazoid, this is SO overly long. Major apologies. Here’s the TL;DR version: I like writing, blogging, gaming, philosophy, color, and doing statistics. I dislike judgmental people, the idea of free will, disorganization, and not doing statistics.
What I’m doing with my life
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I very recently completed the insanity that is grad school and am now in Arizona looking for a job (please note that I literally arrived here five days ago at the time of my writing this, so hopefully this part of my profile will change very soon).

As I said in my little intro paragraph, I’m currently experiencing a major transitional period in my life. I’ve spent the past five years as a student and was planning on spending the next four or so defined as such as well, but the universe said “oh no you don’t!” and so here I am.

I would ultimately like to return to school to further my math education, both to enhance my current statistics knowledge and to learn more about math itself. I’d also like to delve into statistics at the PhD level, so more math is definitely necessary for that.

The culmination of all this insanity would, ideally, result in either my being a chief statistician somewhere (the Census Bureau, perhaps?) or my being allowed to teach statistics courses at the university level. Or a combination of both. Or a combination of both, plus the opportunity to study the internet from a statistics point of view. Or all of that plus free M&M’s for the rest of my life.

Sigh. A girl can dream.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Planning. I am the plan master.

Organizing. I suppose that can be grouped with planning in a way, but I like to keep them separate.


FPSs on the PC (not so much on the Xbox, but I’m improving).

Rewriting song lyrics to make new tunes. I once rewrote Boston’s Peace of Mind to be about pi and M.C. Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This to be about formal logic proofs, for examples.

Remembering quotes/the words to movies, TV shows, and pretty much anything that's spoken. I have a very good aural memory.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Excellent question. I should start asking.

But were I to ever have an out-of-body experience, I’d say the first things I’d notice would be the colorful clothes and the shortness. Actually, those ARE probably the two main things most people notice, as the majority of people seem to combine the two traits and think I’m (at most) eighteen years old. This summer I flew home from London, Ontario and was actually asked by one of the gate agents if I was old enough to be flying alone. It’s funny and sad at the same time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I’m working through a list of classics. You know, like a “top 200 most recommended classic literature” lists. It’s actually been pretty amazing. Some excellent stuff on there. Candide and Vanity Fair made me laugh. The Chosen and Watership Down made me cry. The Great Gatsby, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, and On the Beach made me think. Everything by Jules Verne made me want to go back in time and make sweet love to him. The indescribably beautiful style and writing of Lolita made me wish that I could manipulate the English language with even 1/10th the magnificence of Nabokov. I’m just over halfway finished with the list so far; my favorite book thus far has been Wouk's The Caine Mutiny.

Movies: I’m not and never will be much of a movie person, sorry. Especially as a choice for a date. Who wants to spend a date sitting in the most sociofugal way possible, ignoring each other in favor of a Hollywood snoozer? That being said, of the movies I CAN stand to watch more than once or twice, most of them involve space and/or Tom Hanks.

Shows: Boston Legal, Chicago Hope, Frasier, Futurama, Metalocalypse (taken as a parody, of course. It’s hilarious).

Music: I’m currently in the process of finding and downloading a new song for every day of 2011 (already did this for 2010). This has forced me to really expand my musical tastes and has led me to some really cool songs/artists (by the way, if you have any suggestions of good songs, feel free to message them to me!). Some of my favorite artists include Apocalyptica, Battles, Capitol Steps, Deep Forest, Enya, The Guggenheim Grotto, Gustav Holst, Lady Gaga, Muse, Sousa, and Sugar Ray.

Food: Veggies. Particularly broccoli (it’s like 40% of my diet). And carrots, cauliflower, and potatoes. Other things I enjoy include hummus, pasta (only specific shapes, though), McDonald’s french fries, and peanut M&M’s.

Hey, why no games section? I’m adding a games section. I’m a rebel like that. Fallout 3, Gears of War, Half Life, Quake, Rock Band, and The Sims.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My brain
2. My mom
3. Some form of creative outlet
4. The internet
5. Music
6. A rocking chair
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I’m always in my head thinking (where else would I be, after all?). I’d like to say I think about a vast number of things, but that kind of seems cliché to me, so I’ll just list some of the major topics: my future plans, good times in my past, new story ideas, free will and determinism, hylozoism, the fate of the human race, why humans have evolved the way they have, what technology is doing to our species, whether the whole of human activity can be seen as something “unnatural” and harmful to the state of the planet or can instead be seen as what is “natural” for our species, structural equation modeling, statistics in general, where I can procure my next set of data, how frightening Google is, math, how to make even more stupid puns than I already do, the internet, and a whole bunch of other fun things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home. With a Red Bull. On the internet. Music blaring. It’s excellent.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I’m in love with Gottfried Leibniz. If he were alive today I would 100% seriously marry him.

Actually, that’s not a very private thing for me to admit at all; everyone who knows me offline knows how much I adore the guy…I guess it’s more of an admission that garners the “huh…that’s weird/creepy/something for which you should get therapy” reaction.

So here’s something else instead: I don’t actually hate children. They scare me and I don’t like being around young ones (babies, toddlers, pre-first grade) because they cry a lot. I probably wouldn’t mind having a child at some point in my life, but I’d probably have to adopt a kid who’s older than five or six in order to not go insane.
You should message me if
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I haven’t scared you away yet.

You’re a kind soul.

My profile struck you as interesting in any way, shape, or form.

You don’t mind that my profile’s practically novella length. I don’t talk this much in real life, I swear.

YOUR profile is novella length. I like to read long profiles.

You like statistics (totally not a requirement, but a delightful bonus), or at least don’t mind the fact that I double-bracketed “Census Bureau” as an interest.

My being very much an INTJ wouldn’t drive you nuts.

You wouldn’t be bothered by my not messaging you back right away. I’m actually painfully shy, especially when it comes to meeting new people (hence OKCupid instead of “let’s go clubbin’!”). If you message me and don’t hear back within like 24 hours, it’s most likely because I’m trying to compose the least awkward response message I can in my head, not because you strike me as uninteresting.

You wouldn’t mind our friendship/relationship/whatever being strictly over the internet for awhile. I actually don’t live in Tucson…I’m a bit further out in what can only be described as The Middle of Nowhere (seriously…five buses to downtown Tucson from here). I’ll be moving into town soon, of course, but until then, face-to-face meeting is a no-go.

You’re into philosophy and like to discuss it with others. I’m always game for a lively philosophical discussion/debate.