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My self-summary
I'm exploring. I never know where I'm going, but I can see where I've been. My goal is to put as much of life in front of me as possible. I'm pretty sure I'm walking backwards. Want to come with me?

I am quirky, inquisitive, and a bit shy

^It took me forever to figure out why I'd written such a weird, stubby, unpunctuated sentence dangling there like that, and I finally remembered: ages ago, when I set up this profile, OKC had three boxes and wanted me to write three words to complete the sentence "I am . . . ". That's how bad I am at social networking and online dating. So boys, if I haven't responded, it's probably me or the hole in my internet. Don't take it personally, I just need to be shouted at sometimes.
What I’m doing with my life
is trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life.

My education has concentrated on biology, largely because I happened to find this awesome professor whom I schedule-stalked from freshman to senior year. My future seems to be somewhere in design . . . or maybe teaching. If I were to continue the biology track, it'd be in evolutionary linguistics (and there's not much you do with a degree in that besides an academic post).

In between, I'm usually laughing. It feels good.
I’m really good at
racquetball (well, I think so . . . challenge me!)
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a Sahara-dry sense of humor. Sometimes that lends itself to gloriously timed scene-stealers, sometimes I just piss people off.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Short History of Nearly Everything; At Home: A Short History of Private Life; Lamb; The Old Man and the Sea; Harry Potter & X; Guns, Germs, & Steel; Day of Empire; His Monkey Wife, or, Married to a Chimp; Blink; Outliers; The Tipping Point (yes, I went on a Malcolm Gladwell binge)
. . . what am I forgetting . . .

Movies: Amadeus; Animal House;V for Vendetta; Stardust; The Lion King; anything by Pixar (except A Bug's Life); My Cousin Vinny; The Big Chill

Shows: QI, Top Gear, Would I Lie to You, 8 out of 10 Cats, 30 Rock Community, The Newsroom, Glee, Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News, Horizon, Modern Family, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Office,

Music: my tastes are ludicrously wide. Pretty much anything besides (gangsta) rap, metal, and twangy country.

Food: Thai, Chinese (hell, anything Asian), Italian, FreshMex (Qdoba-style) . . .
Six things I could never do without
My laptop
letters from friends
a fan

I spend a lot of time thinking about
delightful errata
On a typical Friday night I am
surprised that it's Friday again . . .

I'm not usually a wild partier. My idea of a great time is a few people hanging out, joking, cooking, having deep discussions, telling stories, playing an occasional game . . . basically, anything that lends itself to the creation of inside jokes. I don't need a thousand friends, but the ones I have need to be good at it. :p
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Pshaw, just ask.
You should message me if
something sparks your interest. I don't bite — at least, not over the Internet.
The two of us