I've been in the city four years now. I came here for an internship in neuropsychology, worked on a study of bipolar disorder in children, doing brain scans and psych tests for a while, and now I'm working at a company in Evanston and secretly aspiring to be a game developer.
My favorite sport is DDR and my favorite goat is the one that makes cashmere sweaters.
INTP, Chaotic Good
I used to volunteer with ICAT (abortion clinic escorting), but I fell out of it once I started working full time. If you a social justice organization near Lakeview that needs help on weeknights you should message me.
I went through the Second City improv program (A-E) a couple years ago. This year I'm taking classes with the Neos, currently Let's Get Physical.
Oh, and for money I write code.
Learning stuff, making fires, navigating Chicago, biking later into the winter than most. In college I was a theatre and psychology major, and I did pretty well at Directing.
Juggling. This summer I figured out three-club cascade, 3-ball Mill's Mess and 4-ball asynch fountain. Now I'm working on 4-4-1 and 3-ball shower with the left hand.
Nightwish, Fair to Midland, Pain of Salvation, Regina Spektor, All Caps, Flight of the Conchords Garfunkel and Oats Jonathon Coulton. Any melodic or symphonic metal, rock, or guitar/piano folk type stuff with good lyrics.
Movies: Big Fish, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Princess Bride, Spirited Away
XKCD, SMBC, asofterworld (RIP)
This is my favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bkyBpmksdk
This is my other favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jXXFr3GP40
A lot of how I see the world comes from reading The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in high school, a neuroscience book called Phantoms in the Brain in college, and The Sandman Series after college. My favorite novel is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, even if the first five chapters are a kind of blatant rip off of Harry Potter.
That was a joke.
Like Don Quixote, you pit yourself against the grinding windmills of all life's little miseries.
You're a Carl Sagan fan, or if this does anything for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ugFcwsgpE
You know who the eff is Hank.
You have a TED talk for me. Or you have your own ideas worth spreading.
You want to pet the penguins. Seriously. Let's go pet the penguins.