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Allison's just this girl, you know?

So apparently I now have a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT. Still trying to figure out what the hell to do with it.

I live with an adorably tiny calico cat named Callisto [after the moon of Jupiter, not the nymph (nor the X-Men character)]. I adore her only slightly more than I adore properly-nested punctuation.

I am synaesthetic - I feel letters and words have intrinsic color to them. This makes spelling errors stand out like a sore thumb.

I have an affinity for pandas, video games, and geeky Asian boys (one in particular). I'm not an adventurous eater, but I'm better than most Caucasians at eating rice with chopsticks, and I sure do love fried rice and scallion pancakes.

I have volunteered at the library, taught rock climbing at a summer camp, worked at a bookstore, painted-glazed-and-fired ceramics, test-ridden Segway prototypes, run a telescope for science, given tours of the universe, taught physics in a classroom and under the stars, and managed a dorm of 60 high-school girls. And that's just since high school. It's never too early to start beefing up your obituary.

I'm an astronomer and a nerd in every way possible. I'd rather play Trivial Pursuit than go to a party, I'd rather talk about physics than gossip, I browse Wikipedia voraciously, I'll drop everything for a carbonaceous chondrite, I know far too much about minor Harry Potter characters, I carry a d20 and a d12 in my purse in case of emergency, and I'd rather see sunrises before bedtime than after waking up.


Anything else? Just ask.
"wicked" = adverb, 1.61803399, 2.718281828459, 3.141592653589793, 70s music, 80s music, agnosticism, albert einstein, alphabetical order, amusement, astronomy, astrophysics, atheism, autumn, bad puns, baseball, baseball stadiums, bookstores, boston, boston red sox, calculus, cambridge, classic rock, comets, crossword puzzles, ddr, distant moons, ducks, e, entropy, extrasolar planets, extraterrestrial life, falling asleep in class, fast cars, fenway park, fighter jets, fireworks, foliage, football, geek humor, geeks, geeky boys, geeky pickup lines, general relativity, glow-in-the-dark stars, grammar, happiness, harry potter, heisenberg's uncertainty principle, hexadecimal colors, hitchcock movies, hot geeks, html, hugs, impact craters, insomnia, irony, island universes, jigsaw puzzles, laughing, lazy pandas, life, lj icons, lobster, logic puzzles, love, lowell observatory, macgregor, macs, making fun of massachusetts, massachusetts, math, medium-rare steak, merrimack, meteor showers, mit, my asian boyfriend, mysteries, national parks, nerd jokes, nerds, nerdy stuff, new england, new england patriots, new hampshire, ocd, optics, orbital mechanics, panda suits, penguins, perfect squares, photography, physicists, physics, pi, planetary geology, planetary science, playgrounds, pluto, polarization filters, power ballads, pro-choice, puns, puzzles, quantum tunneling, rayleigh scattering, red sox, relativity, resonance, richard feynman, riddles, ring systems, roasting marshmallows, robotics, rocks, roller coasters, rubik's cubes, s'mores, sandcastles, sarcasm, science, science puns, setting stuff on fire, sherlock holmes, smart people, smiling, spanish, sparklers, speeding, spelling, spelling bees, stars, supersonic flight, symmetry, teaching, telescopes on clear nights, the blues brothers, theme parks, thinking, treeforts, trivial pursuit, velcro, volcanism, web design, wordplay, xkcd, yankee hating

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