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Things I like: Aimless wandering, science, quality writing, taking
things apart and putting them back together, beer, feminism, gender
and inequality politics, music, and photography.
Oh, and cute animals. Those are important.
"I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and
I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or
I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that
life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well
lie back and enjoy it." <-- The ability to believe anything, at
least temporarily, is golden.
What I’m doing with my life
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Getting my PhD and loving it. I play with lasers, build
electronics, and generally do science-y quantum things (I swear I
can explain this better, but it takes several more paragraphs than
would be reasonable here. Ask if you're curious :D).
Otherwise, I spend my time taking pictures (some examples
), reading (see below, but
longform journalism, literary fiction, and philosophy recently),
and going for aimless walks to space out, think, and people watch.
Cambridge is wonderful for this, especially since it usually
involves stopping for coffee on the way. UPDATE: It was wonderful
for this until snowpocalypse 2015 at least. Could really use some
spring right about now.
I’m really good at
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Spinning a pen while walking down the street without throwing it at
strangers (by accident). Except on the red line, but that was only
Otherwise, science, sarcasm, and... hm, pick your favorite
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Recently finished books: The Symmetry Teacher by Andrei Bitov, V.
by Thomas Pynchon, Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman, which prompted a
re-read of American Gods, and, most recently, Although Of Course
You End Up Becoming Yourself (extended interview with DFW by David
Lipsky). All highly recommended.
Joy reading: Longform journalism (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, NY
Review of Books, NY Mag's better pieces, etc.), literary fiction,
well written sci-fi/fantasy
More serious reading: Philosophy of science, analytic philosophy,
psychology, physics, and math
John Oliver is a genius. Still missing Colbert. Jon Stewart still
has his on nights. That mostly covers my television watching since
QI is over until next fall.
Music-wise, I'm on an indie/electronic kick lately. I also have a
vinyl collection of mostly 70s rock and classical (that I'm slowly
expanding with modern vinyls and whatever I find in thrift shops),
which is how I wind down. Otherwise, my guilty pleasures are late
90's/early aughts punk rock and emo
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How ridiculously complicated the world is and how little of it
science actually has a grasp on. How much more complicated
interpersonal relationships, communication and politics makes
Baby animals with derpy faces.
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