Sunday, August 1, 2010
Ok, I guess since everyone else seems to be doing it, I’ll say a lil something about me.
Hiiiiii, I’m Evie, and I love science!
It started the instant I came into existence. Yup, I have always been a science nut. I remember being a tiny toddler, pointing up at the Moon and Stars wondering how soon before I could go there myself.
Funny story, my first word, or so I’m told, was ‘Self!’ as in, I wanna do that by myself.
I soon figured out that I should probably not rely on anyone else to get me to the Moon, and therefore set my sights on finding my own way there. So that’s pretty much what I’m doing now, working in commercial space.
I always wondered about the concept of time as well, time travel, parallel universes, the vastness of our own universe. Over the years I’ve tried plenty of times to cross through the looking glass in search of new adventures to go on.
Along the way I stumbled across the wonders of chemistry with the pretty atoms and molecules, and the cool bonds they form, and the electrons and protons they’re made up of. So I picked chemistry as my major in high school. Yea, we had to do that where I grew up, and it led me to finding the fields of particle physics and quantum mechanics which I instantly was hooked on.
Then in college I took a genetics class and found out just how cool DNA is, not that I know much about it, but I love it anyway. I also got interested in the search for renewable energy sources, which by the way, if women were allowed to do more, back when decisions were made about how to manufacture electricity and power vehicles, I firmly believe no burning of toxic gases or mining for coal would have ever been acceptable. I am confident a woman would have realized that though the planet seems large, resources are never infinite, and why make a huge mess of things, and breathe horrible fumes? Or send young children to slave away in mines? That’s just not good planning in my opinion.
So yea, green energy, I’m into that. And I love neuroscience, how the brain works, seriously guys, if I had my own fMRI machine, I’d be in it nonstop. So many questions!! Specially being a bilingual person from a young age, and bidirectional at that, that’s bidirectional
people.. One language is left to right the other is right to left.. I know that having learned both at a young age made my brain the way it is.. Yes, it is weird, but I mean, it’s also different from most. I can tell. Moving on..
Aside from the study of the really small building blocks and the really big planets and space that I wanted to visit, I turned out to be very much into fixing stuff and figuring out how things worked.
Now, I didn’t say I was good at it, I just said I liked it. I’ve taken apart a thing or two along the way just to see how they were built, and forgot how to put ‘em back together again. You know, had some spare internal parts left over when I was done.. and perhaps I may have also one time deleted a kernel32.dll file while attempting to make the computer run better, rendering that particular windows 3.11 machine capable of doing nothing but displaying the orange ‘it’s now safe to turn off your computer’ informative statement.
All those were great learning experiences. Or so I keep telling myself. That’s pretty much how I ended up at the college of Engineering, and settled on Aerospace, as I figured it’d come in handy when trying to reach the Moon.
Anywho, there was never any doubt that science was my life. To this day I simply do not understand how people can not
be interested in science. I mean, life IS
Do you ever wonder why mint is minty? How flowers grow? Why the sun makes stuff grow but also burns it to a crisp? How do cell phones work? Why can’t you undo the changes made to an egg once it’s been placed on the frying pan?
All those questions and oh so many more keep scrolling through my brain, continuously, and in both directions.. Oh and the record player, I know it’s kinda outdated, but damn! That to me is still just brilliant!
On a side note, though I do appreciate the digital age and the vast advancements it has brought, and I love the ease with which you can change stuff, a few extra lines of code and bam! Transformation complete, but, still I’m a total analog fan at heart. It still seems more reliable and robust.
So to sum up, I’m Evie, I’m bilingual, and I love science! Also, I grew up in a tiny apt in the city, didn’t see a bee or butterfly till we moved to the suburbs when I was 9, the first mall in the country was built when I was 4, no one spoke English in the country at the time, there was one national TV station in black and white that broadcast only a few hours a day, mostly news, and the programming was split half in Hebrew, half in Arabic. Annnnd, I like Ice Cream. K thnx bye!
Hmm.. if you wanna watch a lame and slightly embarrassing vid I made a while ago.. there ya have it.