33 Diamond Bar, CA
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My self-summary
Hello, my name is Brak...

Ten Random Facts About Me:

1. i love animals especially rats, cats, and fish
2. i am fascinated by parasites
3. i have a 17th century amish cell phone. i cannot text.
4. i'm very flexible, but not in a slutty way
5. coffee and alcohol are anathema to me
6. i still suck my thumb
7. i exercise regularly and i enjoy it
8. i have a bazillion food allergies
9. sometimes i make art quilts
10. texas will always be my home

according to my friends, i have a Rare Aura of Weirdness. i'm not sure if that is true- i'm waiting for someone with a more objective viewpoint to come along and tell me. i am also interested in making new friends who will cocoon me in more sweet, sweet lies.
What I’m doing with my life
i am a biology major (pre-vet) with a checkered educational past. for now, i live in california during the school year and work at a vet clinic in central texas over the summers and winters.
when i am not in school, i spend my days trying to keep busy- climbing, cooking, reading (perpetually reading), injuring myself with crossfit, making messes (and then cleaning up the messes), playing sims, and goofing off.
I’m really good at
making cookies and killing fleas, but not usually at the same time
The first things people usually notice about me
i'm unbelievably shy and unbearably quiet
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
some of my favorite authors are kurt vonnegut, kafka, and A.M. Homes, but i also enjoy popular science- especially virology or paleontology (anything with a field expedition), buddhist books (as long as they aren't too psycho-babble) like those by Pema Chodron. i'll read pretty much anything except series like romance, western, or sci-fi (yes, i can hear you booing!!)

i'm not big into movies or tv, but i have been doing way too much glowboxing since returning to school and am dismayed to find that i gravitate towards crappy police dramas or ridiculously girly content.

different sounds are good for different activities so i could be listening to classic piano, britney spears, joni mitchell, tech n9ne, korn, balmorhea, MIA, peaches, rasputina, cat stevens, or tori amos depending on what else is happening at the time.

food is awesome when it doesn't hurt me
The six things I could never do without
1. chapstick
2. the sky
3. books
3. animals
4. an imagination
5. friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how many cannibals are left in the world? is it worse, ethically speaking, to develop bio-weaponry or pharmaceuticals? are men really people or just lizard brains? how many kittens can i fit in that basket? what if i had ebola? when do i get to see/touch/eat a coelacanth? why are women so scary? where can i get some pure quality hugs?
On a typical Friday night I am
weeping into a textbook
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
sometimes i lay on the floor and try to imagine myself as an ant
You should message me if can think of something to say. if you are having trouble getting started, try telling me what we have in common or asking me about a part of my profile that interested you. maybe throw in a question so i have something to respond to. but take note: respect goes a long way with me. be nice, okay?