I work in a lab at a Stanford, studying a virus, and trying to earn my degree in a resonable (less than double digit years) amount of time.

Sometimes work goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s like all jobs where you hate it (most times) and love it (sometimes). Hopefully they balance out. Good thing I’m not in it for money or fame!

I’m married to John. He works in retail. We’re high school sweethearts. Sort of. It’s a complicated story in the beginning, but happy in the end.

He has two cats (the white one and the gray one) and I have a rabbit (Fred the bunny). I think this means I should be able to get a dog to even out the numbers.

John and I do a lot of scuba diving. And road biking when we have the chance.

He plays a lot of computer games, and I read a lot of trashy romance novels.

The University of Arizona is my basketball team. If you’re a Duke fan, I may not will not speak to you!

College basketball in general rocks. Unless it’s Duke. Then I hate you.

I hold grudges, especially if you’re Duke. Or a Duke fan.

I’m a fan of CSI, Jeopardy, Top Gear, and Good Eats. I wish I had time to watch them. I did watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip until it wasn’t renewed. And My Boys is pretty good.

I like crossword puzzles and really hard sudokus.

Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors. He writes travel memoirs, and someday I’m going to visit all the places he writes about, but Australia may have to get rid of some of their snakes first.

I’m completely and totally and unbelievable and psychotically terrified of snakes. Even fake toy ones. Completely. Totally. Unbelievably. Psychotically. I kid you not. Therapy has been involved, believe me.

Online quizzes tell me I’m a “benevolent leader”. Someday, when I rule the world, things will be different.

I prorocrastinate a lot, but only about certain things. I hate messy kitchens.

I’m a baking addict, but I like to give stuff away rather than eat it all myself. Too bad, because brownies are tasty.

I collect postcards from foreign countries. Send me one, will you?

I am becoming a caffeine-based lifeform. You can’t be a successful grad student without daily doses of caffeine.

I am a cold-blooded person and require warmth at all times.

Killer Bunnies is the best game ever! And the people who came up with it were on crack! Think of the killer bunny in Monty Python meets weapons like “(Bittersweet) Chocolate-covered Anti-Matter Raisin”. Who can resist that?

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Some words to live by:

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” –Robert Browning

“Life’s too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink.” –someone very, very smart

“I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to be an asshole.” –Voltaire, via Bill Bryson

“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and go well with ketchup.” –best. quote. ever.

“When you enter the ocean you enter the food chain, and not necessarily at the top” – Jacques Cousteau

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” -Oscar Wilde

“Basic research is when I’m doing what I don’t know I’m doing.” –Werner von Braun

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