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My self-summary
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primata
Familiy: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: Homo sapiens sapiens
(abridged, of course.)

Of primarily caucasian descent. Resides primarily in North America. Has a tendency towards eating wild fruits and vegetable matter, but prefers processed cereal byproducts. Engages frequently in reading ecological/evolutionary/genomic texts and literature, picking up odd things off of the ground and bushes [and so on] and staring at them intensely, prepping genetic stuffs in all manner of strange and interesting ways, digging in the mud for turtles eggs, bare-handing unwieldy hymenoptera and wading hip deep in bog sludge and through fields of biting flies.

Interacts decently with select other members of same species as well as native arthropods, fish, amphibians and certain cats. Has a habit of misplacing center of gravity. Is known to exclaim inanities along the lines of "Well, I guess we need more chloroform, then.", "Newts?! In MY tadpole trap?!!", "I used TWICE the proteinase it asked for; how the hell is there still protein there?! Why does DNA hate me so much??!!" and the like. Also: finds it particularly annoying that all the names of the most basic of phyletic levels for a human is primarily considered "misspelled", according to OkCupid.
What I’m doing with my life
Incurring enough UV exposure to strike fear into the hearts of microbiota everywhere. Giving affectionate pet names to wasps. Riding an old bike of too many hills and listening to its complaints. Developing an immunity to implausibility. Working on the Rosetta Stone for "Drunkanian" as an aid for noob bartenders everywhere. Reading what could be construed as "enough lit to choke a grad student". Working enough hours to make one fall asleep standing up. Observing the world - somewhat intensely. Being entirely too amused by small aspects of life, including especially well-adapted insects, creepily efficient parasites, particularly sweet clover heads and exorbitantly fat kittens among them.
I’m really good at
Finding small things.
Finding small things entirely too amusing.

Saying silly things.
Saying silly things I didn't know were silly.

Thinking really hard and possibly too hard.
The first things people usually notice about me
Most of the time it varies. Generally, the awkward humor and bizarre vectors of amusement. Meaning I'm mortifyingly easy to amuse.

Also: a blatant disregard for the egos of others compounded by the tendency to unabashedly query into people's meanings and reasonings behind them, all performed conjointly though an act of sheer innocence. Meaning I'm horrifically, yet unwittingly, rude to most.

Also: a demure, docile nature that quickly transforms into brazen oddity (including proffering compliments involving the receiver's resemblance to a cat or thoughts about how one perceives tastes and some of the weird places folks have taste receptors [naturally]).

Or: the goddamn hoop earrings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A) Everything Neal Stephenson has ever written, most everything written by Paolo Bacigalupi, the (obligatory) Hitchhiker's series, The Selfish Gene and The Extended Phenotype, Margaret Atwood's collected works, Dune, the Earth Children series (up to book three), Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, Parasite Rex and the wide variety of textbooks and manuals in my possession; others are included as necessary, particularly if they're proper science fiction (no, Star Wars doesn't count).

B)A Boy and his Dog, Wall-E, Roman Holiday, Finding Nemo, O Brother Where Art Thou?, the Meaning of Life, M*A*S*H, Shaun of the Dead, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Repomen and all of Adventure Time.

C) Death in Vegas, the Streets, Queen, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Hank William, Joe Williams, Beck, Harry Bellafonte, The Jurassic Trio, Kid Cudi, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lily Allen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Atmosphere, Thomas Dolby, proper folk, sea shanties, big band swing ala 40's (Glenn Miller, Eddie Condon, Bob Crosby and Martha Tilton in particular), and lots and lots of Dixie. Seriously: So. Much. Dixie.

D) Various fish, seitan, veggie dogs, muffin breads, raspberries, Annie's Cinnamon Bunnies (specifically) and wild food stuffs.
Six things I could never do without
2)Nucleic acids and their derivatives
3)a variety of organic and inorganic goo, exogenous and not
4)Internal organs, systems and processes
6)The ability to reason
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Genes, functions, behaviors, and critters, mostly. Occasionally silly things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Somewhere, no doubt.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Occasionally, I really want to wear frilly can-can skirts.
You should message me if feel persuaded to do so? Though it would be preferred if some hardy intellectual conversation were offered in payment for a response. Addendum: conversation must be one of stimulating nature or of good humor.

Note: if you have a social life as barren as mine, don't be shy; I'll probably find it chuckle-worthy too.
The two of us