Age: 32
Mai-Mae: Kung-Fu Treachery!
Non-smoker with Average body type
Chicago, Illinois
29 year old Woman, 5' 8" (173cm), Other Religion
Mixed race Libra with Black hair
Mai-Mae wants to date but nothing serious.
PhD / Post Doctoral
being awesome

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I am Seeking a Man For Friends
Needs Test Not Completed Chemistry View her chemistry results
Do you drink? Socially Do you want children? Undecided
Marital Status Single Do you do drugs? No
Pets No Pets Eye Color Other
Do you have a car? N/A Do you have children? No
Longest Relationship Over 3 years

About Me
[UPDATE: I'm in a relationship, but I'm still looking for people to learn from and hang out with. So if you're super gung-ho about wanting a relationship, sorry to disappoint.)

My knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by my zest for kung-fu treachery.

I moved here from Canada last September (Apparently I have an accent?). I am currently in a PhD program studying neuroscience (NOT neurology - I don't care THAT much about people >:D). The immediate response I usually get for this is some "Ooh, Ahh" followed by a comment about how smart I must be. It's a bit of a pet peeve; I don't want to acknowledge it lest I sound arrogant, and I really don't think I'm that smart. I still go get drunk at the end of the day just like everybody else.

Apart from that, I try my best to indulge in intellectual pursuits, debauchery and ultraviolence, but I could always use more people to indulge with. I have a personal adventure quota and I try to stick to it, but let's face it: it's tough when you're on your own. But since I like to run out, learn things and have said adventures, I like to think I switch gears at a rapid pace.

Example: So far this year I've tried out kayaking, homebrewing, qigong, burlesque, Linux, and writing a Ke$ha parody song about how much I love dim sum. Maybe I'll go for cagefighting next. Who knows? I don't have a Bucket List so much as I like to do ridiculous, stupid and awesome things, and then retroactively put them on my Bucket List. Like the one time I was onstage during a live Amsterdam sex show. The one time I kicked a girl in the groin. The one time I accidentally committed adultery in Japan. Or the one time I got drunk and high enough to vomit orange vitamin water all over the Sheridan platform the next morning (what, I hadn't done that before! Geez.)

I'm a qualified Tai Chi teacher and I've reached suitable proficiency in both Taekwondo and Naginata. I have a passing knowledge of anatomy and how various neurotoxins work, AND at the last Defcon I learned how to pick locks. I figure I'm that much closer to being a spy/assassin when I grow up (to the point where I've named my breasts "Search" and "Destroy"). If all else fails, at least I look good in a Chun Li costume.

Also, I have horrible interpersonal skills; I'm ridiculously naive, innocent and gullible; and I'm only witty in writing.

You should message me if:

- you have Balance.
- you're a ****ing Ninja. Or a spy. Or a hacker (and need a roommate for the next Defcon...)
- you have a knack for unlocking the potential in people.
- you're Irish. Or part-Irish. This isn't so much a preference as that Irish people are always messaging me, so I kind of want to keep the ball rolling to see how far it goes.
- you're self-sufficient and you don't need a woman for reassurance or to fill some gaping void in your life. I have one ****, I don't need another.
- you blast the Cthulhu Christmas Album in the car during the holidays.
- you can switch from introvert to extrovert and back without too much trouble.
- you like obscure beer and random trips to microbreweries/brewpubs.
- you can perform a Bollywood dance number with a reasonable degree of panache.
- you have a smidge of chivalry in you and you know how to treat a lady when it comes to it, but not to the point where I think you're a whipped idiot.
- you play the bagpipes or the fiddle, or you know what a bodhran is.
- you know the difference between Wu Chi and Tai Chi and how they lead to the Ten Thousand Things.
- you're willing to take photos of me trying "Pho with Cow Penis" at Tank Noodle and post them on Facebook with a caption saying "Mai-Mae loves the cow penis" or some similar innuendo
- you're devoted to bettering yourself but not to the point where you're anal retentive or hoity-toity about it
- two Zeusaphones playing the theme from Dr. Who gives you a raging nerdgasm.
- you like proper spelling and grammar.
- you're understanding but also willing to tell it like it is - I'm tired of being with people who are too understanding and too forgiving of my faults.
- wacky bullsh*tjust seems to follow you wherever you go
- you understand Rules 1 and 2
- you like tasty healthy food
- did I mention Balance?

First Date
I'm a bit utilitarian with people. I want to experience and learn things, and I appreciate people who are conducive to that. It sounds cold, I know. So sue me. But, I am all about a good ol' Information Exchange. I learn something, you learn something, we learn something together, ??????? PROFIT!

If you have interest/proficiency in any of the following:

- computer science. (emphasis on Linux and hardware hacking)
- ballroom dancing (I love Foxtrot and I'd LOVE to learn tango).
- naginata. There are NO nagi clubs in the city, and they are 2-person forms.
- qigong
- any hard martial arts
- archery
- languages (bonus for Japanese, Chinese, Latin, Gaelic)
- weapons of any and all kinds
- lockpicking
- social engineering
- homebrewing
- taiko drumming
- cooking (bonus for chinese food, indian food, vegetarian and vegan foods although meat OMNOMNOM)
- anything remotely interesting. This is in no way an inclusive list. Be creative and surprise me!

I can provide the following:

- a sparring partner for a hard martial art
- a push-hands/experimentation partner for a soft martial art (see also: Tai Chi Teacher, if you know nothing and would like to learn)
- naginata (see above; if you're gung-ho about it I can teach you although as an 1-kyuu it admittedly isn't much)
- someone to bounce ideas re: weaponry physics off of.
- basic lockpicking
- anything related to neuroscience (wanna know how caffeine works?)
- meditation partner
- basic Japanese
- roadtrip buddy
- anything goes here too. The harder the demand, the more I'm pushed and the more I grow.

Or, best choice, we can pick something and do it togevar! It will be glorious.