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Enough that love is the chemical result...

I work as a genetics laboratory technician in Atlanta. The rest of my life is taken up by playing keys in a rock band, practicing fiber arts, reading political blogs, bicycling, dancing, petting my cat, playing with Giant Pyramids, flying kites, and all those other things that young urban hipsters do. I guess.

Middle America would not vote for me for President. I'm a hard-nosed atheist/skeptic, although I try to avoid heated discussions because I'm shy. Funny that. On the political compass I score (-7.50, -6.00), putting me close to the Dalai Lama and Ghandi. However, do not mention teaching "Intelligent Design" creationism in science classes, or I will beat you with a stick.

I live in a house with my significant other dfunkman and our friend gaidig. Dfunkman likes playing bass and fixing bikes. Gaidig likes architecture and all things Scottish, and has been called an "internet pugilist," which overstates the situation somewhat but is very amusing. We do not own a tv, although we have been known to watch Firefly and random jots of YouTube on the laptops. My Powerbook G4 15" - which I repaired myself, dammit - isn't quite the oldest computer in the house, but I admit I have a thing for low end Macs.

Whenever I'm not busy (ha!) I like to read science fiction/fantasy books - favorites include Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Hambly, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. LeGuin, plaidder, and Spider Robinson. I think one of the best non-fiction biology books out there is Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation, as it speaks to my love of biology *and* my love of sex advice columns. Plus it seems very accessible to those without a biology background.

I have NO idea what I want to do when I grow up.