My name is Jenn, I'm 23, and, I
I am currently a senior in chemistry, graduating this spring and applying for graduate school. I work in one of the labs on campus—I play with quantum dots for a living—and I tutor high schoolers in math and chem. In case the aforementioned didn't tip you off, I love math and chem. I'm taking complex variables for fun this semester, if that gives you any idea. I read more than anyone I know, somewhere on the order of five books a week. (Evidently I read more than anyone my English prof this semester has ever met, but I still haven't figured out if he's creepy or not, so we'll let that slide.) I've been referred to as "frighteningly intelligent", though I honestly feel dumb compared to the people I'm surrounded with on a daily basis. I play a lot of games, mostly indie stuff (Braid! Osmos! Magicka! Amnesia!), and some big-name games (Portal, Fallout 3, Borderlands, Fable, Half-Life 2 and its spinoffs).
Before anyone goes, "omg she is one of those nerds" and runs screaming into the night: relax! I write, a lot. I knit. I quilt. I play music (flute and piano). I have a creative side! ...ish. These days I feel like the only writing I do is proof-reading journal articles for my boss and typing lab reports, but that will change in approximately three weeks, when the lab class I'm taking this semester ends (THANK GOD).
What comes up in my journal...uh. Random polls, "ask the audience" type questions, and lots of talk about what's going on in my life. I suffer from social anxiety and a mood disorder that no one can quite seem to decide on a label for (bipolar I has been suggested as the most likely candidate). I talk about it rather candidly. I'm at a stable point in my life right now, but I would be lying if I said that it never comes up/that it doesn't affect how I view the world. I also talk about my boyfriend a lot. I very occasionally write about sex. Very occasionally. Once every six months, max. Mostly I write about my life—what's going on, how my day went, anything out of the ordinary, et cetera.
What you won't find in my journal: talk about politics. I hate discussing politics, because I feel that it invariably ends up falling apart into a flame war. I don't watch TV (no particular reason why not), and I'm not involved in fandom these days, so posts about either will mostly not appear in my journal. I don't post a lot of memes. I don't post my tweets. Apart from that, most everything is fair game.
I'm not looking for anything in particular, apart from the obvious "making new friends". I'd prefer if everyone adding me was above the age of 18, mostly because I can't see a high schooler being particularly interested in what I have to talk about (college life, woo), but that's not a hard and fast rule.
For the curious: my last.fm profile and my Goodreads profile. Easier than listing everything I like. :)
Before you write me off as a pretentious nerd, give my journal a once-over. Most everything is public these days, and, well. I never present myself well in these intro posts. :P