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My self-summary
I know some people have this notion of what a scientist is in their heads from grade school; some wallflower who's quiet, submissive, and shy...well, allow me to be the evidence to the contrary. I'm loud, implulsive, rash and all around bubbly....and that's how my friends and family would describe me. Chemistry is far more creative then people give it credit for....but that's explained more later.

I wish I knew what correct combination of factors will make this profile be a true representation of who I am as well as what I'm searching for. What sort of buzzwords and key phrases that will trigger the correct mental picture of my personality in the minds of people I've never met. But until I find that perfect balance, this is gonna be a work in progress; updated in my trademark train-of-thought type rambaling. Sorry :P

I really don't know what to put I be honest and show my flaws in the hopes of finding someone who can overlook them?
Do I hold them back till I think they can handle it?
Do I keep them hidden forever?
How many lies-via-omission of myself is it before it's too much?
When do I tell enough so that I show myself?
At what point do I become someone else?
Should I be assertive?
How much is too much?
When is it not enough?

I may, admittedly, not look like it. But ask anyone who's known me for more then an hour, and I'm a powder-keg of energy just waiting for a reason to explode. Are you gonna be that spark?
What I’m doing with my life
After graduating with both a B.S. & M.S. in Chemistry, I'm busy working my way through a PhD program at Rutgers. Right now, that's about the only major thing going on around here for me save for the occasional drink at the Union pub.
I’m really good at
Chemistry, is paying the bills after all (literaly). But, it's not just in the lab, I think a good chemistry "student" should be able to, and can, apply chemistry to a wide range of topics.

This leads to the second talent, cooking. All cooking is a long chemical reaction composed of a mixture of ingrediants or reagents, some acid/base reactions, and the use of heat, reflux, or distilation methods. It's the chemistry you can eat!

On the non-scientific end of things, I'm a writer, artist, poet, and enjoy trying my hand at all sorts of creative outlits (acting included). I tend to play the fool, and make people laugh, usually at the expense of my intelligence or physical well-being i.e. playing dumb when someone makes a suggestive comment/joke or climbing trees/rocks/buildings/benches/tables/chairs/your mom. Hense the name, "jester".

Oh....and I enjoy kareoke. I put this seperate cause it asks for things I'm good at....and singing's not one of them. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy it. Get a drink or two into me, and I'll be belting out Journy's "Don't Stop Believing", Def Leppard's "Pour some sugar on me", and Bowling For Soup's "1985" with the rest of them.
The first things people usually notice about me
If this was undergrad, I'd probably say my red&white jester hat complete with bells. I wore it for my orintation and first week of classes...guess the nickname stuck.

Now though, I'd have to guess that it's probably my long, curly, brown hair. But after having it for several years, I've gotten used to some of the sideways looks.....I'd much rather be noticed and stand out then simply blend into the crowd.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: My childhood favorite has to be "The Phantom Tollbooth". But since then I've expanded slightly to Piers Anthony's Xanth and Apprentice Adept series, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Movies: Airplane, Nightmare Before Chrstmas, The Shawshank Redemption, The new Sherlock Holmes, Any of the James Bond films with Connery or Bronson. I'm a big fan of pixar's 6, Shrek, Monster's Inc., and WALL-E.

Music: For the most part, anything that can get my blood pumping. Trance, Techno, Pop, some instrumental, Foriegn, and 80's rock (Bon Jovi, White Snake, Def Leppard, Twisted Sster, Billy Idol)

Food: Basiclly, anything you put in front of me I'll at least try once, unless it has nuts, peanuts (which is a legume), coconut, or excessive amounts of seaseme seeds....I'm Allergic. And the same goes for if I'm the one cooking the meal, I'll use whatever's in the kitchen some how...not all of it comes out edible I admit, but either way, it's a good learning experience.
Six things I could never do without
Everyone seems to give the same generic answers of Friends, Family, Love, pets...etc. So, I'm gonna assume that you'll trust me when I forgo those obvious answers for a few more creative responces.

1. A well stocked kitchen (not only because I enjoy food, but I'm also an avid, though amateur, chef; and enjoy cooking for those I care about)

2. The stuffed teddy bear I've had since I can remember. It'd been with me from home, to college, across Europe, and back again.

3. An excuse to buy someone something to cheer them up.

4. Chocolate. (what can I say, got a sweet tooth)

5. My imagenation

6. Video Games, RPG's mostly.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
basically....a whole lot of nothing. Sometime i have these really long day dreams about things in my life that "could be" if I got a dog, won a nobel prize, or got caught up in a international assasination. You know...just every day sorta things. I guess it comes from the feeling that at life feels pretty uneventful, and some excitemennt would make it that much better.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually sitting in my apartment after just cooking dinner and either playing those aforementioned videogames, working on my writing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I still sleep with my teddy bear from childhood. He's gone not only to college and grad school with me, but also to London, and on my tour of Europe. I find him a comforting and reassuring presence, and on those bad nights, it's nice to have something to snuggle with.
You should message me if
Something on here peaks your interest or you feel like talking to a spontanious, enthusiastic, chemistry nerd. And don't worry, I don't bite....much.

p.s. If you visit, don't be afraid to drop a little note saying "hi", I like finding friends just as much as finding something more.
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