I'm a huge nerd. I enjoy logically trying to figure things out, but
I also have a whimsical side (I sometimes state the obvious such as
traits implied by my username). I'm intensely loyal to those I care
What I’m doing with my life
Helping students learn to do the maths and the sciences.
I’m really good at
Helping people figure out things be it a student who is struggling with a concept, a board game designer working on their latest prototype, or a friend in need of life advice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Brandon Sanderson, Neil Stephenson, J.R.R. Tolkien
Board/Card Games: Dominion, Magic: The Gathering, Tzolk'in, Hanabi, Terra Mystica, Tichu, Hearthstone
Shows: Sherlock, DS9, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who
Music: Johnathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants, Vampire Weekend, Regina Spektor, The Whiffenpoofs, Postmodern Jukebox, Garfunkel and Oates, Danny Wiessner
Video Games: Civilization Series, Portal Series, FFVI, Ocarina of Time, Heroes of Might and Magic III, League of Legends
The six things I could never do without
My friends, The Internet, any of a variety of ways to categorize
basic needs into four things so that fills the list out to six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I enjoy over-analyzing lots of different things, I've been known to
spend an hour discussing a twenty minute game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Running a Magic tournament at the comic book shop, hanging out with
friends via the internet, or attempting to catch up on my backlog
of things to read, watch, and play.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a favorite Disney princess. It is Belle, not the "Isn't my
life great now that I have a man and servants" Belle from the end
of the movie, but the "I'm going to walk around with my nose in a
book because I like reading and I don't care what anyone else in
the town thinks about it" Belle from the first part.