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My self-summary
I'm a multiple transplant, moved to New York City by way of Chicago via Upstate New York via Boston, from Vermont, starting from California.
I've spent now most of my time in academic research, growing cells and making proteins, staining tissues, almost all of it glowing.
I like nerdy things but not the obsessive nerd culture that goes with them.
Once I get back to regular swimming I'll probably have a whiff of chlorine about me all the time from the pool...
I fucking love plaid.
What I’m doing with my life
Cancer immunology, with plenty of microscopes. Also on a quest to cultivate a high quality bad movie collection. Recommendations appreciated.
I’m really good at
Simpsons/Futurama/MST3K references for any occasion. 1-4-5 and the pentatonic scale. Drawing simple cartoons (but not so much with any sort of stories, or dialogue... I really should start working on that...) Not frying computer components. Taking pictures of cells. Explaining all the science I do. Triumphing over rebellious ankles.
The first things people usually notice about me
Glasses? Of course name usually ends up being a topic of conversation when I first meet someone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Well, obviously, Simpsons (classic episodes only) Futurama, MST3k. Dr. Who, Twin Peaks, Party Down, Parks and Rec as well. Anything the Cohen Brothers, Or Kurosawa, Sometimes Terry Gilliam, Paul Thomas Anderson... this could go a while. And that's just the good movies! There's also Samurai Cop, Miami Connection, Disco Godfather, Things, Breakin 2, R.O.T.O.R., Robo-Vampire.
John Vanderslice, Blonde Redhead, Pavement, Modest Mouse (old, none of the new stuff) Dirty Projectors, Sonic Youth, Pinback, Yo La Tengo, The Handsome Family, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bill Callahan, Radiohead, DEVO.
Recently got sucked into the Foundation trilogy, and I've always had a soft spot for Philip K Dick. Hell, I might as well list the sci fi standards here (Enders Game, but fuck Orson Scott Card, Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land). 100 Years of Solitude, Grapes of Wrath, bunch of other stuff I was fortunate enough to have been assigned in high school. Slaughterhouse 5, Metamorphosis, Audre Lorde. Moby Dick will probably be my favorite of all time though.
And pie. Specifically Hoosier Mama Pie Company pies, so sad to see them go in Chicago.
Six things I could never do without
Central Heating in the winters,
Toothbrush and toothpaste,
Allergy meds,
Something to occupy my mind,
The scientific method
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Used to be the corpse eating robot apocalypse, but lately I'm more and more convinced they'll be a mechanism by which those with capital will finally edge out human labor. As you can guess, I'm a real hit at parties.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lab floor happy hour that they can't call a happy hour because we don't want to piss off GOP reps outraged that we're drinking on the NIH dime (even if they aren't paying for it...)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get maybe a little TOO much enjoyment out of counting and wrapping my spare change for deposit...
You should message me if
You can have a conversation based soley around Simpsons or MST3K quotes (suggested, not required). You have story ideas that I could draw for. You can teach me to be a better guitar player. You want to discuss my theory that Ahab and Fedallah are photo negatives of Ishmael and Qeequeg, and whether or not the Pequod can be interpreted as a metaphor for an individual. You have a copy of "Footprints on the Moon" in widescreen and original Italian with subtitles. Or if you feel like it, who am I to stop you?

I'm not about to spend money for this a-list thing, so I won't see who you are if you click like.

Trump supporters fuck off.
The two of us