ajbcI'm a graduate student in Computer Science at Princeton, a heterodox Mormon, and would like to one day live on a few acres of land. I think about and enjoy lots of things, and never have enough time in the day.
If you read this regularly or know me in person, you'll know that I'm an all-around geek who cares about design and occasionally has mild compulsive tendencies. I'm a paragon of domesticity gone terribly awry and am prone to philosophical wrongheadedness. I also like to turn off my electronics and go outside for prolonged periods of time. And I'm pedantic.
I grew up in Southern California then went to undergrad at Swarthmore College, which sits outside of Philadelphia. NWC (or N in older posts) is my husband (m. 2010) and we love to travel and otherwise be adventurous. We met in the Bay Area, where I worked for a few years, and now live in New Jersey, which I'm enjoying much more than I anticipated.
absonantI wanted a one word url, and am fond of the letter "a"; I went with the archaic absonant meaning dissonant, discordant, or unreasonable. I like to play devil's advocate and I can't sing in tune to save my life, so it seemed like a good fit.
Also, I giggle maniacally (yes, like an evil mouse) when people read it as abstinent.
There are three main categories on this blog: geekery, adventure, and contemplation. I've tried to organize these into subcategories too, but it's a work in progress.