I'm trying to find the word that describes me.. and.. I'd have to say eclectic.
Yeah. Eclectic is a good word. I try exciting things (paragliding, skeleton), drag friends to musicals/plays and go to crazy gigs, but I also bury my nose in scientific literature and like spending time with myself. I've dipped my toes into several academic fields and hobbies and I am generally just a curious person.
Brains are fascinating and I'm really interested in the intersection between what makes us human and the biology that does so. I study developmental neuroscience and write popular science pieces on anything biology related.
I also love to photograph aesthetically pleasing things like people and architecture as well as draw, and I worked at my school paper as a designer. Art and science make me happy.
I do photography and freelance graphic design/illustration for extra cash.
All-time favorite shows I will (and have) watch repeatedly: Scrubs, Firefly, Sense8.
Favorite authors: Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Matt Ridley, Mary Roach.
Music: I usually listen to electronic music (GRiZ, M Machine, Liquid Stranger) or indie stuff (GEMS, Chet Faker, Sevdaliza, FKA Twigs, SBTRKT, Pomo). Also been known to listen to from everything from Stevie Wonder to Metallica to Madonna to Bowie, so it really just depends on my mood.
Food? I eat primarily vegetarian. I will never say no to Jaffa cakes or Vietnamese food.
Why light can't go any faster than it does, stuff about brains, stuff about whether or not we absorb calories from our own saliva, stuff about how people become contortionists, stuff about bonobos, gender/sex, cats, dogs, how to avoid doing actual adult things, how unfairly easy it is to be a female on okcupid...
As a side note, I appreciate messages that are more interesting, so feel free to dazzle me with your huge.. intellect.
(Seriously. If you want a response, please do not just send "hi hows it goin" or some explicit message because that gives you literally no credit and no appeal, especially when your grammar is atrocious. I know it sounds mean, but hey, a girl's gotta have a way of distinguishing the good from the bad).