velociraptor7
26 Goleta, United States
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My self-summary
Professional mad scientist, part-time artist, full-time storyteller. Fan of bicycles, meditation, ballroom dance, and cooking. I believe that people should sing more in their daily lives.

Friends tend to ask me for help making their lives more fun, unique, or surreal.
What I’m doing with my life
Art history nerd trapped in the body of a scientist. Grad student at UCSB, after a few years of New England. My PhD work involves using spreadsheets to evolve cancer drugs and other biomolecules.

Also: drawing, a capella, number puzzles, cooking, video games, wine tasting. I have approximate knowledge of many things.
I’m really good at
Speed-painting, haberdashery, gumption, barbershop harmonies, losing at board games, and analyzing algorithmic run-time over non-traditional data structures.

Not echolocation, because it turns out that's really difficult.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Sandman changed my life, but that was like 10 years ago.

Currently Watching: OITNB Season 4
Currently Reading: Margaret Atwood, China Mieville, Squirrel Girl
Currently Listening: Welcome to Night Vale, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Currently Singing Along to: Joan Jett and the Runaways, Billy Joel
Currently Cooking: Frittatas, yakisoba, trying to learn tamales

Other favorites: Firefly, Parks and Rec, Simon & Garfunkel, Queen, The Princess Bride, Porco Rosso, Shakespeare, Asimov, Bruno Schulz
The six things I could never do without
Farmer's markets
Transit
A sense of humor
Notebooks
Food trucks
Conversation

(I survive pretty well without a phone or computer, but notebooks are important)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Impressionist art, saving the world, humor theory, dinosaur skulls, the history of astrology, computational linguistics, genetic engineering, how to become a professional spy, and the sun.
On a typical Friday night I am
Singing, dancing, sewing, painting, cooking, sword-fighting... I'm a bit of a Disney princess.
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