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My self-summary
I like knowing stuff, all stuff, and I have a podcast problem. I tend toward non-fiction and academic topics, but I long for the days when I felt up-to-date on pop culture.* Can you recommend a podcast to keep me young and/or cool? Please contact me immediately.

I observe many social graces, but I don't really pretend to be normal. Once, during a new employee orientation, I volunteered aggressively for a demonstration because I'd get to use a fire extinguisher for the first time. Throughout the remainder of the day, several people recognized me as "fire extinguisher girl," and congratulated me on my performance and/or enthusiasm. The joy of getting to use a fire extinguisher was very nearly smothered by the feeling that I'd publicly embarrassed myself with over-eagerness to use an everyday object.

Things I think are sexy: Good cooking, absurd senses of humor, people who care about mastering their hobbies, people who really fucking enjoy their lives.

Sometimes I give myself high fives.

*This was never. This has never happened to me.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently got my M.S. in evolutionary biology and am now one of many reformed graduate students in IT. I teach farmers to use research software. I am a pale, soft-hands academic who takes bugs outside rather than killing them, so farmers are definitely my demographic.

Cooking: I learn new techniques and then apply them to brunch. Brunch is so perfect I can't even -- it's sweet AND savory, there's booze in my juice, and I get to go back to sleep after because it's Sunday.

Coding: It's fun.

Playing in a nerdy folk band: We set Tolkien lyrics to folk music. We have also played Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Shakespeare, and Taylor Swift. We are awesome. *high fives self*
I’m really good at
In no particular order: spelling and grammar, learning languages, cheering up sad people, eating quickly, locating free Wi-Fi in airports, keyboard shortcuts, math and statistics, cooking dynamite breakfast
The first things people usually notice about me
Short hair. Smile. Probably some stupid shit I'm doing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
True Grit
Station Eleven
Some Kind of Fairy Tale
American Savage
Anything about food

True Grit
28 Days Later
The Full Monty
Legally Blonde
Rosemary's Baby
Black Swan

TV shows:
Mad Men
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
30 Rock
Orange is the New Black
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
The Splendid Table
Call Your Girlfriend

Lyle Lovett
Paul Simon
Shovel and Rope
The Tallest Man On Earth
Gillian Welch
Tom Waits
Also I once threatened to kick someone out of my car for trying to throw my Taylor Swift CD out the window. We're no longer friends, I'm just saying.

Six things I could never do without
1. My cats. They rule.
2. Amy Poehler. Feminism.
3. Good food. Bad food also. I love food. Food food food.
4. Smart and/or surreal comedy, any medium. Mike Birbiglia rules and so does this joke: Two cows are in a field. One says to the other, "Hey man, are you worried about this mad cow disease thing?" The other says, "No way, I'm a plane."
5. My iPhone. Don't hate! It's the only reason I make it on time to things (like dates).
6. NPR. I know this is not the point, but if Diane Rehm started a cult, I'd definitely join it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I'm covered in glitter all the fucking time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Not wearing pants.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have shit myself twice in a day before. I was 26.
You should message me if
You don't think every silence is awkward.

You can make me laugh. That's not a challenge, as in, "Message me if you're funny enough to make me laugh, for I am difficult to entertain!" It's actually really easy to make me laugh. I laugh at my own jokes all the time and they're usually not even funny.

You can beat me in Scrabble. That IS a challenge, motherfucker.
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