I grew up in New York and graduated from its suicide-fabled land grant institution. Most of my closest friends are physicists, although I spend most of my own time in the humanities. After college, I lived in Boston for a few years and tortured law students for a living. Don't take that too literally. Law students are tons of fun. Being the ABA's mercenary let me entertain folks on weekends and take up a six month gig at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
I gave into my wanderlust after two years and took odd jobs in interesting places. I eventually landed in California and picked up a master's degree in library science and a juris doctor. I'm also a certified massage therapist in California, although I rarely practice professionally these days.
I met Nerdy_Gentleman in California, and we both came out to Lincoln! He's here to be awesome and teach. I'm here to be awesome... and I also teach. I'm still figuring out my place here.
I am inquisitive, innovative, and impractical
Last episode: "Kate gets paid to be herself." I aim to continue this foray into occupational bliss.
I do what I can, and that turns out to be pretty awesome. For instance, I once grabbed a temporary gig in Minnesota where I disassembled a 26 ton ultra high vacuum chamber. You don't have the clearance for additional information, citizen.
I once considered applying to ethnomusicology graduate programs, but I have yet to be convinced that the advancement of ethnomusicology will rely on the Ivory Tower in the next couple of decades. I'm content to be a layman these days, although you'll still see me at academic conferences on the topic.
Instead, I chose to pursue a dual MLIS/JD. I completed the former degree a few years ago and I just finished the latter. I'm a little bit of an information retrieval geek, and I like to tinker with HCI and design, but I've found that I enjoy reference work and education the most. I'm particularly interested in community education on legal issues. I currently spend a lot of my time as an instructional librarian for undergraduate and graduate programs.
I used to practice massage therapy in Massachusetts. I love massage, but it has not been my income source for some years.
I like to perform. My longest real music job was a six month gig at the Boston MFA with the Boston Village Gamelan. We were the centerpiece of the Sounds of the Silk Road exhibit, and performed on a gamelan that was forged around 1840. I've played in many gamelans since then. The last group I played with was the Balinese group, Gadung Kasturi. I'd love to play in Nebraska but Creighton's Javanese gamelan is on hiatus, and the closest active gamelan appears to be in Kansas City.
I hope to spend some semi-serious time in Indonesia. I have spent some not-so-serious time all over the US, around Eastern Canada, hiking through Germany, sightseeing throughout Vietnam, and looking at archeological digs in Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico.
The awesome, wide, and knowing smile. -- HeirofHagsgate
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Taking out the request for wikiedits is not a suitable wikiedit, lightbulbjack1. ;)
Since I have now received over thirty messages regarding one of my pictures, I'll state something about it in this profile.
No, they are not tattoos. :)
For those who have seen the pictures of four girls together with physics equations on their back: those pictures are unedited from a poster shoot, and they weren't supposed to be used or sold outside a specific audience. The pictures were fodder for what was originally a limited edition poster engineered by aphysicist28. This was waaay back when all the folks involved were in school together. After the photographer decided to sell his raw photography on cafepress (as physchicks2), the original cafepress link became public. If you really enjoy the picture, you can pick up the poster at http://www.cafepress.com/[[PhysChicks">PhysChicks' target='_blank'>http://www.cafepress.com/[[PhysChicks and be happy. //That ends what I have to say.
Mmm, and I guess I'm required to mention Eduardo Galeano's The Book of Embraces. I've lent it out so many times that I forget it's one of my favorites. I never see it around my house.
A sample of what I love to hate: (a) Faulkner's works (b) Requiem for a Dream (although I would like to see what Darren Aronofsky does with Lone Wolf and Cub) (c) Wagner. This often includes music/productions that can be considered Wagnerian (d) red meat (includes cow, sheep, and ox), along with any of my other alleged food allergies
I identify as polyamorous even though I am in a monogamous relationship. As I am in a monogamous relationship, I am not available for additional romantic relationships.
You'd like a new friend. I am happy to be messaged about friendship and unromantic things! Please do so!
You may be disappointed if you message me for a date. I am in a monogamous relationship.
You may not want to message me if you'll be offended if I don't respond. I have long periods of inactivity on OKC interspersed with short periods of activity. I don't habitually check for messages when I log in. Sometimes I respond to messages some months after they've been sent.
You'll generally have a better chance of getting a response if it involves meeting up outside of OKC, especially if it's a group event. I always prefer hanging out in person than on the internet. I'm easily distracted from OKC, and it is much simpler for me to respond to a stranger on the internet regarding a concert next weekend than it is to argue Debussy vs. Wagner. Save the debate for in-person meetings. ^_^