I am a pretty huge nerd and love wearing my bowtie (though I do not get nearly enough opportunities to do so). I once brought my differential equations homework to a bar and actually ended up finishing the homework with friends and pitchers.
I would say I am pretty laid back and can be messy at times. I am also one of the best procrastinators in the known universe.
I am very studious when need be, but when the time calls for it, I will crack open a beer and be my normal loud and obnoxious (yet cute) self.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working on my PhD in aerospace engineering. I hope to graduate in December 2016. If I ever grow up, I want to be a Professor, top level researcher, and an astronaut (NASA just announced they are looking for a new class of astronauts and I was audacious enough to apply). Also, working at NASA at some point would be a dream come true.
I’m really good at
Saying the wrong thing at the right time. Making fun of awkward situations (that I probably instigated). Finding any movie or tv show to watch online, using a microwave, and havering. I have also been told that I am an excellent and patient teacher.
The first things people usually notice about me
Most people would not place me as an engineer when they meet me. I can be loud and pretty obnoxious, but totally in a cute way (atleast I like to think so). I am also not as mature or grown up as my age implies.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books? Well, I can read. But I spend a decent amount of time at work reading journal papers, references, and text books. Meaning that when I get home, I really do not want to read much more. But I loved Harry Potter, The HHGTTG series, the princess bride, the Halo book series, and the Giver. If you are looking for the BEST BEST BEST story EVER told, read 'The Martian'. It changed my life.
Movies: The Martian, Apollo 13, Top Gun, The Oceans 11 12 & 13, Nightmare before Christmas, Cool Runnings, Anything Star Trek Star Wars and sci fi, Star Dust, Serenity, The Emporers New Groove.... I will give any movie atleat 20 minutes. Also love superhero movies. And James Bond.
Shows: DR WHO!!!! Firefly, the office, HIMYM, Star Trek, Scorpion, Breaking Bad, its always sunny, 30 rock, Both versions of the Cosmos series, Avatar: the last airbender, Battlestar Galactica, parks and rec.... I like many, many things.
Music: I listen to a wide variety of things. Techno, Trance, remixes, and EDM at work to keep me going. Country when I am heading down to my hometown in southern Illinois. I am not really into rap. Favorites include: Blink 182, Chameleon circuit, Fun., Bo Burnham, Pentatonix, Lindsay Stirling.... I could probably keep going, so if interested, let me know and I will list all the songs I have on my phone.
Food: Good and tasty, but not too greasy.
The six things I could never do without
-My little toy airplanes (I even make little sounds as they zoom by my head)
-Hope that Justin Bieber will be trampled by his 14 yr old fangirls (mean but true)
- Pen and paper for note taking and explaining things
- I watch atleast one video containing Neil deGrasse Tyson everyday
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My dissertation topic. The things that did not get done today and probably will not get done tomorrow either. How others view the world and the things I could learn from them. Its crazy that we live in a universe that we do not completely understand given that our brains are the most complex systems we know of. (I know, right?)
On a typical Friday night I am
If I am not working or bowling/pool with other grad students, I am Netflixing, watching a documentary/sci-fi/comedy, or playing a video game. Sometimes a night at a bar helps too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Whatever your troubles with math are, I assure you that mine are far far greater... If you would like to refute this fact, please do so!!!!! :-)
You should message me if
You are fun and would not mind pondering the universe with me. You would like to understand why the sky is blue, you have ever answered a question by saying '42', or you have a HILARIOUS youtube video to share. My current favorite is here:
Other reasons could be: felt like it, funsies, or simply general interest.