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Sixteen/female/sooooo not Texan. Rampant perfectionist with a penchant for micro/cell/systems/evolutionary/everything biology (though physics and chemistry have their interesting subfields), quality journalism, eloquent and well-thought out essays, old textbooks, freedom from religion, the cool parts of history, the clanedestine parts of politics, 1000+ page novels (and maybe the occasional sci-fi junk novel, note the MAYBE), coffee+french+physics (best combination EVER), and buying more stuff than I can afford. I am competitive beyond the realm of rationality. I like books and tea a bit more than the average person. I can have passionate love affairs with the humanities, but can't manage to fully dedicate myself to them. I'm really not loving this profile setup right now, so it will change shortly. I'm also a stressaholic, which is kind of like a workaholic except a squillion times more awesome.

Friending is fine - spontaneous, rl people, whatever. Nothing here is exceedingly private, context-wise (honestly, now, it's the internet).

Snow Patrol + Fiona Apple + Thea Gilmore + U2 + Splashdown + Marty O'Donnell + Rilo Kiley + Our Lady Peace + Alexi Murdoch + Jack Johnson + Harvey Danger + Rachmaninov + Handel + Bach + Mahler + Incubus + Dishwalla + Michelle Featherstone + Lucy Kaplansky + Dar Williams + Regina Spektor + Muse + Dave Matthews + The Killers + Natalie Merchant + Sarah McLachlan + Papa Roach + Tori Amos + Bloc Party + AFI + Chevelle + Breaking Benjamin + Powerman 5000 + The Goo Goo Dolls + The Vanished

John Steinbeck + Ayn Rand + Steven Pinker + Kate Chopin + Walter Miller + Orson Scott Card + Jane Austen + Virginia Woolf + Richard Dawkins + Bryce Courtenay + Vladimir Nabokov + Alexandre Dumas + Sylvia Plath + William Golding + Charlotte Bronte + Charles Dickens + H.P. Lovecraft + H.G. Wells + Douglas Adams + George Orwell + Joseph Heller + Steven Pressfield + Deborah Chester + Neil Gaiman + a whole slew of other people


"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
-Samuel Adams

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
-Issac Asimov

"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."
-Marie Curie

"If you set out to climb a mountain, however high you climb, you have failed if you cannot reach the top."
-William Golding

"I no longer dismiss a mental process for which nine-tenths of the population is the nearsest they will ever get to a thought. They have immense solidarity. We had better respect them, for we are outnumbered and surrounded. A crowd of grade-three thinkers, all shouting the same thing, all warming their hands at the fire of their own prejudices, will not thank you for pointing out the contradictions in their beliefs. Man is a gregarious animal, and enjoys agreement as cows will graze all the same way on the side of a hill.
-William Golding

"I have never let my schooling interefere with my education."
-Mark Twain

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Biology is Test Tube Love

Oh, and your poet Eliot had it all wrong: THIS is the way the world ends.
-a friend of a friend

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