A social nerd. Third-generation New Yorker, and all that entails. Currently working in a local museum. I hope some day to curate at the Smithsonian, though I really don't know what the future will hold for me. I've got a bit of a food obsession (I once had occasion to produce a scholarly paper on the history of chili) and well-developed cooking skills, which can be a dangerous combination. I'm interested in a lot of things- urban decay, marine biology, nuclear accidents,the space program, et cetera. In my spare time, I like to play board games, build models, and sing karaoke. I'd like to learn to play the theremin or keytar some day, but I'm not really musical in real life. I couldn't live without my old greyscale iPod- I listen to a little of everything, but I lean towards classic rock, electronic music, and cheesy garbage from the 80s. I like to travel (like every other twenty-something in this city) but I'm more fond of road trips than flying to Europe or southeast Asia. Pro tip, guys- backpacking around Vietnam or Europe doesn't make you unique or interesting anymore. I've always wondered what it would be like to live under water. People used to tell me I was a pretty funny guy, but I don't really think too highly of myself. My favorite author is Terry Pratchett, and I read a lot of comic books.