In my past entry, a few students commented with the request that I post a biography of myself. I wrote a list of things I do and don’t like (Amelie style) on my old blog in August 2004, but it’s pretty hard to find, so here’s a revised version:
Here goes: I’m Mitra, class of 2007, course 14; I was born and raised in New
Jersey (no jokes, please), but I moved to Northern California in 2000, just in time for warm weather and a power crisis. My family still lives in the Bay Area, so I am racking up frequent flyer miles like nobody’s business.
Those are probably some of the most important things about me, but I’ll tell you more. (I know, just try and contain your excitement.) When I was younger, I thought “Brownian motion” was actually “brownie in motion” and “laptop” was “labtop” — you know, like a computer you put on top of a lab table. Revolving doors freak me out, and I really don’t like it when people bring more carry-on items than airlines allow. I find The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and American Idol’s Simon Cowell really entertaining. To be honest, I’m in love with Simon.
2006 update: Simon has been really mean this season, so my love for him has been displaced.
general likes: orange juice with pulp, lilies, Daria, 5.12: organic chemistry, Colin Firth, people who stop at yellow lights, sums of squares, Craig Armstrong, navy blue, efficiency, brown paper packages tied up with strings, pomegranates, integration by parts, the word “apparently,” David Sedaris, the Eudora noise, M.C. Escher, dorky pick-up lines
general dislikes: the green line, split infinitives, racism, tardiness, power outages, soft rock, fire alarms (ah, home sweet home), shrimp, public bathrooms, when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, Arial (the font), the spelling of the word “vacuum,” the fact that I use parantheses very frequently, non-dorky pick-up lines
Here’s a picture from one of my favorite websites:
(Note: The odds of achieving this are a little greater when you attend MIT: read. Seriously, read it.)
Original entry up here.
So yeah, that’s me. I am surprised and intrigued by the speculation about my background. Shouldn’t you people be busy working on scholarship applications?