I transplanted to Colorado Springs about 4 years ago, and it's a town I find simultaneously beautiful and deeply unsettling (in a "Twilight Zone" kinda way). Until July 2010 I lived in the suburbs of Phoenix where I worked for the Arizona Museum of Natural History in a very broad variety of capacities (paleontology / archaeology lab and field work, exhibit design and installation, coloring book illustration, public science education outreach and beer consumption). That experience was inspiring, and I'm hoping to return to school soon to complete my degree so that I can turn vertebrate paleontology into a career. In the meantime I do a lot of science education volunteer outreach work through multiple science advocacy organizations here in the Springs. Yes, I am something of a nerd. Yes, I am comfortable with this fact. I am enlightened.
Although science is my primary focus, I still try to keep my right brain adequately exercised. For several years I was a multi-instrumentalist/backup vocalist in an eclectic folk music group, and I have been involved in improvisational comedy for close to twenty years. I've always enjoyed writing, but only recently have I had adequate inspiration to get behind the controls of a great godamighty steam shovel and start plugging away at my own feeble attempt at writing the great American novel.
Regardless, there is one aspect of my life I've been neglecting; I want to find someone to share this bizarre journey with, and that brings me here. I'm hoping to find a kindhearted, funny, slightly evil and (above all) intelligent woman for companionship and shenanigans.
Contrary to the automatic assumption people make upon seeing my username, I am not a rabid hockey fan. "Zamboni" is my mafioso alter-ego used in improvisational comedy (long story).