from hebrew abba (father) and gayil (joy); source of the father's joy

i don't tell people my middle name. i am a twin. i and my sister are twenty three. i graduated from michigan state university with a degree in linguistics, which i love, and german. in my senior year, i wrote a really good thesis. i have two jobs. i like my work.

i am a quirky and well-developed person. i know me. i have a penchant for kraft macaroni and cheese, all things hello kitty, snail mail, and very cold showers. my collarbone has been, is, and will be broken. my body and i have reached a tenuous agreement in which i provide it with things it loves, and it keeps me in good working order. my car and i have an identical pact.

if you are so inclined, here is a photo of me.