I'm an intellectual, a reader, a thinker. I've only ever met one
person with a darker sense of humor than I have. I look for the
truth of things.. which might sound mystical and all, except that I
actually look for stuff that is, you know, true. Mostly that means
remembering where I know things from, and saying "I'm not entirely
sure about that, but I think I remember... lemme check my
I listen before I talk... which means that when in groups, I almost
never talk at all. If somebody stops to ask me, I occasionally get
that sort of "Wha? OH. Hmm." look, which is fun.
What I’m doing with my life
House repair! I just moved into an eighty-year-old house. I can
talk about how the place is in great shape, and in the next breath
start listing the Problem With The Doors, and the Issue With The
Windows, and the Thing With The Floor and the Hideous Pipe and and
and... but it's all true, all at once. Amazing.
Also, I parent my two teenage daughters. Pulling the social one
back home to do her homework and pushing the anti-social one out of
her den in the basement to get some sunlight... I could do it all
day, which is just as well.
I’m really good at
Computers, fixing cars, knowing which way that big pile of stuff is
going to fall, picking up cats. I caught a baby once... that turned
out fairly well. The kids seem to like what I cook, but kids would
eat a bowl of spiders if you put on enough barbecue sauce.
It might be more fun to wonder what I'm *bad* at. I completely
can't play any instruments, am sort of okay at painting and
drawing. I'm utterly inadequate at long walks (broken ankles,
woo!). Don't ask me to navigate bureaucracy. I go completely
deer-in-the-headlights at door-to-door sales people, though I do
manage to throw them out without buying anything.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oooh, books. I can't list all of the ones I like. The Terry
Pratchett, Connie Willis, and Steven Brust keep getting read until
they disintegrate, and I had to get the expensive hardbound edition
of the "Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox" because the
world ran out of paperback copies.
The last musical thing that really struck me was running into
ThePianoGuys' version of the "Mission Impossible" theme, which
trailed off into looking at random Lindsey Stirling videos at three
in the morning. In the background, I keep listening to Foo
Fighters, Amanda Palmer, and various really skilled guitarists.
The six things I could never do without
Tempting to go look for six titles on the bookshelves, but..
seriously, a purpose, something that needs done. A computer of some
kind, something I can write code on. Something to do with my
hands... dishes, painting, Rock Band, whatever. I'm not sure about
three more things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Making sure the kids grow up to be their own people.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the winter, home reading a book. In summer, walking down by the
You should message me if
You think that having only ONE bookshelf is... a little
You're okay with being messaged now and then with "OMG look at this
cool thing about proteasomes!," or maybe "Linear B!" or "absorption
spectra!" The thing with the proteasomes really was pretty cool.