I have a PhD in cancer research – specifically blood vessel growth into tumours (angiogenesis) – from an institute in central London affiliated with Queen Mary University, where I now do sci-comm type stuff. So you may address me as Dr Noodlemaz.
I like to think of myself as a realist rather than a pessimist, but perhaps that’s just optimistic.
I’m a scientist, atheist, feminist and other selected -ists.
Often compulsively honest, sometimes to my detriment, but my friends love me for it (that is probably optimistic…).
I’m obsessed with matching things (especially earrings, I have hundreds). Wilful ignorance annoys me. I’m tired a lot. I sing a bit and play keyboard.
I like languages. In 2010 I learned some Russian (title reads: ‘about me’/’myself’) and took my first ‘proper’ holiday there. Should brush up on the German and p’raps have a go at Swedish at some point if I find the time. Spanish would probably be useful. I learned French for a few years when I was young but hated it and still haven’t gone back.
Love (in no particular order): music – I listen every day, can’t live without it. See Lyrics for a selection of musical words I like. TEA, my mum, nature (a good ramble ftw), cider, games – video/board, friends, snow, pool (table+balls, not water), red wine, pub quiz, stand-up, dark chocolate…
Do not want: religion, smoking, general bigotry, rap, parmesan, crocs, grammar fail (we sell panini’s!), inconsiderate/selfish people, tinned tuna, James Corden…
I think that’s enough random factage. Go put the kettle on.
NB/ This is an entirely personal blog and in no way speaks for any company/organisation I am or have been associated with!
In case people stumble upon this and think it’s true, here’s a counterpoint. One of a great many, you understand…