I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and have lived my entire life in this wonderful state. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and have worked as an environmental laboratory analyst performing phase contrast microscopy and polarized light microscopy of asbestos in building materials for the last 15 years. I am currently single but am engaged to a very pretty lady from Evanston, Il. ithiriel with the date yet to be determined. I am creating this LJ page to help me keep track of my many friends who are already on LJ and to get them to stop bugging me about getting on LJ.