Somewhere in there I got an undergraduate degree in Ecological Engineering and fell in love with Oregon. I will move out west again one day.
I have had many jobs. Most recently I was an organic seed farmer for 2 seasons. Before that I was a sustainability coordinator/garden educator at an elementary school in Portland Oregon. Now I am doing research at the Center for Industrial Ecology.
In 2011 I spent the whole winter with my best friend in a remote cabin in the wilderness of Wyoming. I didn't go into a store for 5 months! It was incredible.
I am super into sustainability. Not in a preachy way, but it's central to my life. I ride my bike practically everywhere within 6 miles and further if I feel I have the time. I compost and grow tons of food. Last year i grew 160 pounds of dry beans! Someday I will grow most of my own food. I brew beer. I love to do these things with my friends. I buy used stuff and recycle like it is my job (cause it is).
I am crazy active. I run LOTS. I love hiking and rock climbing. Ski touring and mountaineering. I love streams and waterfalls and tall trees. I am sad to be leaving the Cascades because I won't get to do many of these things. The PNW is immaculate.
I swear often, but NEVER in front of children.
I love dogs, children, cats and the elderly in that order. Horses are ok, but I would prefer a water buffalo (they have milk too).
Noam Chomsky is my boy. Obama is cool enough but overrated. Newt Gingrich is the fucking devil in a tight suit.
I use a mac and can't imagine wanting a PC.
I drink water constantly, sleep in the yard regularly, and hate humidity.
Some of my most wonderful friends are gay. I absolutely love my friends. We are super tight, but they are mostly in Oregon and Texas. I miss them greatly.
I came here to go to Yale. I am nervous about it for many reasons.
I am as much a kid as an adult, but I take care of business when necessary.
I can't stand times new roman fonts. I really like Avenir light right now (it's fun). I write for my sanity and entertainment.
I don't like the phone. I love the internet.
This list is random, but my brain is systematic. Balance is important.
And I don't know what I am doing here. I just started answering questions and now I am writing this. What do I want...? I'll know it when I see it.