I'm a transplant from the social oasis that is Austin, TX, and as such, I'm partial to say "y'all" and the occasional ironic "howdy".
From Austin I moved to Seattle for a Ph.D. program at UW, studying genetics. I loved it -- partially because I love science and partially because geneticists are, hands down, the dopest people on the planet. Believe it.
Eventually, though, my interests lead me elsewhere. Those interests developed into an online business, and now I travel around doing fun stuff while building my business. Right now, I'm hosteling through Europe, but I'll be back in Portland soon.
During one summer in grad school, I interned as a science reporter at the Oregonian through the AAAS. That was pretty neat. If you're into science, you can read some of my articles here: http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/bblakeley/posts.html
I'm a slut for fresh linens, seasonal cocktails, and the Oxford comma.