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Arte de scientia - The art of science
So, now that we have the formalities out of the way a bit more about me. I am looking for something to satiate that thing inside me that craves more than there is. I am a poet and an artist with no-one to suffice as a muse save the ghosts who have carved their names on my back. I am Mr. Un-succinct. I am the long drawn out journey that if you rush to complete you will fail to realize that the journey was the whole point. I love music, and finding new music. I live to see, hear, learn, and know everything that I can. I am a scientist who dreams that we do the things we do to make the world a better place in our own way.
I love to cook and I love food. I am not a glutton, but I feel that it is a waste to live long if you don't enjoy it. I tend to be quiet at first but I also open up fairly quickly. You know what, that was such a cliché why don't we pretend I just finished this off with a long string of clichés and then you don't have to read as much and I don't have to write as much. Sound good? Sweet.
Insert string of super awesome clichés that make you long for me here.
At the moment I work in research labs at Creighton and am also working towards upgrading my degree level. My ultimate goal is to finish my Doctorate and continue working in academia, preferably somewhere in the pacific northwest. I am a very focused person weather working or 'playing'. I enjoy drawing, painting, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and enjoying nature in my free time.
Those things aside more existentially I suppose I am looking to make my mark on the word and maybe to find that the world I would like to believe we live in and the world I have come to observe hold more in common than I happen to be able to see at this point in my life. *Read as : hopeful rather than depressing*
I spend a lot of time thinking about what my next move is going to be, and where it will take me. I also think about the mistakes I have made and what I think I have learned from them. I think about the promises I have made to myself and kept, and those I have failed to keep. I think about the future and the wonderful or horrible things it may hold. I think about the past and how I came to be where I am. I think about life, love, happily ever afters, and how that is not quite how the story originally ended.
I also spend a ton of time thinking about my job, but a big part of my job is thinking about my job so that is kind of a given.
So, just so you have an idea about my tastes here is a very abbreviated rundown of my favorite books, movies, music, and food.
I tend to stick more to the classics, not because there is anything wrong with modern works persay, there are just so many great books out there. Some of my favorite authors: Jules Verne, Edgar Alan Poe, Shakespeare, H.P. Lovecraft, Dante, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells. I also love the Grimm fairy tales, but they are more of a collection than so much authored. I enjoy Clive Barker, and I really have tried to like Stephen King but simply could not.
I love horror movies, I also really enjoy psychological suspense, science fiction, thriller, action, comedy, and even romantic movies. For me it is more about the quality of the story and movie than the genera. Special effects do not a good film make. Some of my all time favorite films: Pulp Fiction, Ladyhawke, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, Soylent Green, A Nightmare on Elm St. (series of films), Night of the living dead (both versions), Return of the living dead (1-3), Gremlins, Repo: The Genetic Opera, and though some people may cringe Human Centipede : The first sequence. There are so many, many others though.
Well, I always have music of some sort playing in my head. More often than not that music is far removed from what may be playing on the radio, but I have a a massive number of bands I enjoy off the top of my head some of my favorites: Tori Amos (drool), Emily Autumn (also Drool), Depeche Mode, Cradle of Filth, Anders Manga, Annie Lennox, Apocalyptica, Assemblage 23, Blumchen, Billy Talent, Clan of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Collide, Tool, Covenant, A covenant of Thorns, Unfinished Thought, Cruxshadows, Cyndi Lauper (also drool but back in the day), David Bowie, Diary of dreams, Eurythmics, Flowing Rears, Funker Vogt, Wumpscut, Garbage, Ladytron, Loreena Mckennitt, Marilyn Manson, Misfits (with Danzig post Danzig just sucks), Peter murphy, Nick Cave, Placebo, Qntal, Queen, Kiss, Duran Duran, Rasputina, Regina Spektor, Shakespears Sister, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Suzanne Vega, The beatles, The Who, The Clash, The Stray Cats, Within Temptation, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica (pre-saint anger, I just couldn't force myself to enjoy that crap). And a ton more.
Yes please! I love food, all sorts so long as it is good food. I generally say my favorite is Italian, but I love good Mexican, French, Indian, and Greek food. I am willing to try just about any food, and will do it again if it is good. Also, steak, bacon, a good cheeseburger, chocolate, or many other tasty things will make me smile. Banana Bread. Carrot Cake. I'm getting hungry now, I'm glad this is the last list.