So here goes....As a person, I struggle as an introvert who tries
to socialize (and fails miserably). I'm a pretty quiet person until
you get to know me. I love to hang out with friends, but I'm not a
big fan of huge parties or clubs. My friends tell me I'm very
funny, but apparently my brand of humor is an acquired taste. In my
spare time I read, watch movies, and listen to music.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working on a PhD in Anthropology. This means I don't actually
have a lot of spare time... just sayin.
I’m really good at
There are lots of things I can do. However, I can't think of any
one thing that I'm really great at - at least, nothing
I'm a wiz at removing skeletal material from a clay matrix
I can cook - but I prefer to bake
I'm pretty good at puzzles
I know how to shear sheep - useless talent #32
I keep trying various artistic pursuits - pottery, drawing,
painting, origami....I not very good at any of it, but its fun.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, I think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a classic book worm. Its more difficult to think of a book that
I do not like. I'm partial to classics, fantasies, and thrillers.
I'll give any book a try. When I last updated I was reading The
Count of Monte Cristo, Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, and my
3rd round of Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. I have
finished those and another half dozen books or so (I read a lot). I
am currently reading Parasite Rex when not working on my
dissertation (so not reading much right now).
Movies - Again, I like a little bit of everything. However, super
cheesy action flicks and sci-fi/fantasy movies are GREAT!
Music - Eclectic. I prefer instrumental music from soundtracks,
classical, or pop (whatever is on the radio). I do sometimes listen
to country or old rock, but I have to be in the mood.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future. I think a lot about where my work is going to take me. I
wonder what kind of job I'll end up with after I finish my degree
or where that job will be. (Currently hoping there is an intact
economy and I will actually be able to find a job one day)
On a typical Friday night I am
At home reading a book, watching a movie, or working on my
dissertation. Once or twice a month I go out with friends.