Things that I am: ridiculous, smart, a dog-lover, goofy.
Things I am not: a man, an astronaut, a scuba diver.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved to Vancouver from the great state of Texas (go fried foods!). I'm starting grad school at UBC in September, after finishing a second bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and neuroscience. My first degree is from NYU and is for theatre. Short story, I decided acting wasn't the career for me- still love it, but my true calling is research. I aim to do research in degenerative brain diseases and how neural prosthetics can help slow things down. Cool stuff. Downside- I spent years in classes with a bunch of kids who weren't old enough to drink. Upside- I'm learning the coolest freaking stuff. To pay the bills, I teach SAT/ACT prep classes.
I’m really good at
-reading and writing (I'm always the one friend that gets called on
to edit essays)
-acting like a total idiot in public (theatre school definitely
beats the shame right out of you)
-working sci fi references into everyday conversation (definitely
labeled a geometric figure as A' and told my kids to think of Spock
and Spock Prime. Sadly, no one knew what I was talking about)
The first things people usually notice about me
The ever present towel. That and my ridiculously awesome assortment
of earrings (including, but not limited to, weiner dogs in hot dog
buns, a mouse and piece of cheese, and multiple TARDIS earrings).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
--Books (this is like picking a favorite child)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (my introduction to
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Actually, ANYTHING by Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams
The Android's Dream by John Scalzi
Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Noticing a theme? Comedic fantasy/sci-fi :P
And lately, any novel ever written in the Star Trek TOS 'verse. I'm
amassing quite a collection :P
A Dog's Breakfast
The new Star Trek movies (haven't gotten to the old ones yet)
Shaun of the Dead/The World's End
Anything made by Pixar
The IT Crowd
Slings and Arrows
Star Trek TOS
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Big Bang Theory
Mac n cheese
Pasta (preferably with cheese...)
--And because I am born and trained into the theatre, favorite
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Last Five Years
The six things I could never do without
-My doggies! I have three, and they're awesome!
-Actual paper books. E-readers are NOT the same.
-My friends/family. Yep, I'd like a little wine with that cheese.
-The Internet (which might or might not feed my fanfiction
My towel. Which doesn't count as one of the six because it goes
without saying that I'm a hoopy frood who always knows where my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what makes people do what they do. I've always been fascinated by
Also, this new quickmatch thing. Why bother rating people out of 5
stars if the ultimate result is a binary yes or no?
On a typical Friday night I am
home with my dogs, watching a movie, and possibly dancing around
belting out Broadway songs.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I ran into a window hard enough to shatter it. With my eyes closed.
Because I thought I could get to Narnia
You should message me if
Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a psychic. Put down the damn tribble
and come say hi already!