I'm a 41 year old professional, transplanted from Chicago to the west. My lifestyle is heavily influenced by my liberal politics. I am vegetarian for ethical reasons and commute by bicycle. Favorite activities include mountain biking, swimming, running, nordic skiing, and snowball fights. I enjoy traveling, especially when it involves hardship (a bike tour or a backpacking trip). I'm an avid reader, and enjoy cooking, and eating various ethnic cuisines. I am capable of leaping very short buildings when they are tightly spaced. As the only patent and trademark librarian at the University of New Mexico, it's obvious to me what the world's greatest invention is.