I'm new to this tell-us-all-about-yourself-on-the-internet thing. I'm into walking around, buying prodigious quantities of cheese at the local polish deli, making light fixtures out of odds and ends, riding my bike around, exploring, running when I'm in a hurry, wearing boots when it's raining, and having coffee in the middle of the afternoon when it feels like the right thing to do. I like science, education, and typewriters. I can snap very loudly and tend to do just that when I'm dancing.
****** Pittsburghian update! ******
I moved to Pittsburgh. Came here because where I lived was becoming too cool for school in a way that I didn't like, and because I thought that this city would be a better place for me to do science/engineering education stuff while still being able to work on some projects of my own. I'm new and looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new places!
Please note that despite the relocation, I remain still a bike rider, still a tooth brusher. So don't you worry about that.
Playing peekaboo with babies passing by in strollers—without their parents noticing! Sneaky.
Matching words with definitions super quick on Freerice.com.
Cleaning dishes pretty damn thoroughly.
To be fair, though, pasta tastes really good.
Favorite book: Logic and Design in Art, Science, and Mathematics by Krome Barratt. I know, this is totally strange and out of left field but there you have it. I bought this book on a whim when I was a high schooler visiting a college bookstore—and it's just so, soooooo, so so interesting and dense and great. It scratches all of my brain's itches in this fabulous way.
Recently read things that I have feelings about: I LOVE Gilead by Marilynne Robinson; STRONGLY LIKE All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy; and LIKED BUT WAS LEFT WITH A SENSE OF WANTING MORE FROM Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.
I like a lot of music. Recently discovered for not-the-first-time that k. d. lang is super great. I listen to Joanna Newsom, Belle and Sebastian, and They Might Be Giants when I want to feel like I know every word and every note of every song.
I like most veggie food. (I mean to be fair I like meat too, I just don't eat it.) There is almost nothing I wouldn't do for a nice bowl of noodle soup. Please note that this is a great way to manipulate me.
2 some food that's nice for eating,
3 I should mention that cheese is extremely special to me,
4 other living things nearby (plants, animals, insects, whatever),
5 I just want to reiterate the soft sleeping place because it's nice,
6 and introspection/tea (really these are the same thing)
Also, trains. Big fan of trains.