I'm an Iowan by chance and I'm a Californian by choice. I'm a midwestern expat living in Los Angeles. I love nerds, dorks, geeks, and spazzes. My heroes are Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Charles Nelson Reilly. I also love material scientists. And boxers. I'm looking for a material scientist who is a boxer. I don't like it when people start sentences with either "Look--" or "Listen--." I often dream of becoming Joan Crawford when I grow up. I can't get enough of Diet Coke. He's always there for me.