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My self-summary
I'm a polyamorous engineering geek with delusions of technical and artistic accomplishment. I'm married to a grad student at the University of Washington.

I was a physics and mathematics double major the first time I went to college, and an engineering major the second time. In between, I've been a veterinary technician, a manuscript illuminator, a lab rat in medical device development, a rocket engineer, a fencer, and an amateur folk musician (not necessarily in that order).

I'm a "serious" amateur cook - I cook for the fun of it, but those who have sat at my table generally hold my cooking in good esteem and I take pride in pleasing my guests. I also have been a photographer since age 12, and am currently pursuing several projects involving a camera.

I should warn all and sundry that I am, in fact, an introvert to the point of frequently being downright laconic and it often takes me a bit longer than many to say "Hello." I typically move fairly slowly in relationships, and I tend to keep the ones I have for a long time.

I am warm, quiet, and a polymath
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to Change the World, one invention or research project at a time.
I’m really good at
Calculus, kissing (or so I'm told), photography, writing, cooking and swordplay.
The first things people usually notice about me
The kilt gets the most comments; after that...?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are a couple hundred linear feet of bookshelves in my home but here's a random sampling of titles: I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves; Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin; Foundation by Isaac Asimov; Space System Analysis and Design by Humble, Henry and Larson; The New Professional Chef by the Culinary Institute of America; The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde; Writing, Illuminating and Lettering by Edward Johnston; Alice in Quantumland by Robert Gilmore; Watership Down by Richard Adams; and Slaves of the Volcano God by Craig Shaw Gardener.

I like many good movies and several bad ones - but a truly "good" bad movie is priceless.

"A little of everything" is the quick answer as my library spans nine hundred years of music ... for those who want examples, putting my player on "random" calls up Cheb Mami, Evanescence, the "Hairspray" cast album, Capercaillie, Bananarama, Glenn Miller, Underworld, B.B. King, Vivaldi, and Antigone Rising as the first ten selections.

Almost anything that comes out of my kitchen.

Six things I could never do without
Covalent bonds, oxygen metabolism, synaptic acetylcholine, optical violet pigment, concupiscence, and a yard of good steel
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think it would be easier to list the things I don't think about...
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading ... or writing ... or cooking dinner ... or going out on a date ... or watching the ballet ... or parrying swords ... or developing pictures ... or cuddled up on the couch ... or ...

Hm. Maybe "typical" isn't a good word for the way I spend any given night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
... is that I'm not willing to admit anything private here.

... dass, ich werde nichts privat hier schreiben

... hic nihil revelatio
The two of us