I'm here to meet friends of all ages and generally cause trouble.
Big fan of funk, writing hip hop and poetry, swimming, yoga, electronic music, drawing cartoons, biochemistry (I got my degree in it!), and some good sweet lovin'! If you're open-minded and a bit of a freak yourself, give me a shout! I can cook, too!
I just finished a big-ass paper on heroin and the interface between the historical roots of addiction stigma, cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology, and public policy.
I am warm, goofy, and gregarious
Organic chem - I used to be able to plot some pretty damn good syntheses, back in the day... yoga stuff, swimming, singing, writing rhymes, public speaking, teaching, weird breakdancing balance moves, drawing (charcoal, graphite, conte), making huge messes, and stir frying with a giant friggin' wok cooker.
I love rhyming. I'm really good at it, and it's a really cathartic experience to write it.
I dropped out of the chemistry path for the moment to pursue programming more wholeheartedly. I'm just a newbie, but I've got code runnin' in production at a big search engine company monitoring and diagnosing and notifying other ASNs when BGP sessions go kerplunk on our peering routers. I just started programming three months ago, and it's my first ever program. 1500 lines of python, fully multithreaded, using BigTable, protocol buffers, asynchronous RPCs, callbacks, kerberos, email, regex, and unit testing.
Man, sometimes I love my job! Not planning on staying in it, as I'd rather do somethin' focused on improving conditions for addicts, even if I've chosen to skip the med school path. Life's fun like that!
House of Leaves
Cat's Cradle and other Kurt Vonnegut
Joseph Campbell and any sort of mythology
Boards of Canada
Orbital <-- since I was like 11 years old. First cd I ever bought!
The Chemical Brothers FOR DAYS.
Gorillaz, dude. Seriously.