So you really want to know more about the person behind “peachy knits”? I guess so, as you’ve clicked the “about” link.
But seriously, what should I write here? I haven’t got a clue.
Let’s just begin with the basics, I guess.
I’m 24 years old, was born, raised, and currently live in Vienna, Austria, Europe (we are the guys with the Alps and Mozart, not the kangaroos). I’m a university student, subject Molecular Biology, in about a few months I should be finished with my diploma thesis, getting my Master of Science degree (MSc, here we call it Magister (Mag)). I plan to study on for my PhD, and will eventually work in this field for the rest of my life. “This field” means basic biological science, basic as in “what makes everything go”.
I’m happily living with my boyfriend and two cats, Éowyn and Eillistraee (Ellistree spoken), a.k.a. the Dumb White and Se Demon Cat, respectively; both only listening to “Nein!!” (meaning NO! in english), and “Raubtiere!” (meaning predators in english) when they get their food. After a year with them we have given up any hopes of ever taming them.
I love to knit, which you probably already know, as this is a knitting blog! I also crochet and sew, both with success but not very often. Life and work just get in the way of things.
Should I ever win the lottery, and with winning I mean enough cash to never even think about doing something useful, we might move over to the US, because of monetary and yarny goodness 😉
The farthest I’ve been from home were two weeks in Iceland, quite cool, but more in style then temperature (but that, too). I’ve also love to spend my holidays in London, four trips already stating that.
I’m known as a compelled computer gamer, gamer in the sense of spending weeks with new games, and not all of the unbloody kind. I also think that violent games do help the psyche, to a certain kind and when used by people who know about their general mental state – but there’s nothing like a fast hour of plain unread tournament when your boss made your life miserable during the day. At least it helps me 😉 But honestly, some of the shooters I just play for the graphics. Honestly 😉 Yet generally I prefer role-playing games. I also belong to a small D&D (dungeons & dragons, we play hardcore pen & paper!) group, all of us are academics in background, and yes, we are nerds! All but one even wear glasses. Now this is starting to freak me out …
If I had three wishes, one would be dedicated to having more money than I would need (see lottery above). If I just had one, I’d take happiness – seriously, if you are happy, do you need much else?
I’m an unpublished author of a gigantic, epic fantasy novel I started writing when I was in high school, nearly 12 years ago. One of my great visions is getting that thing edited and done, published, and then made into a movie by a director who really knows how to get it straight. Probably Peter Jackson, and Weta for the effects. Please?
If I could turn back time I’d go back 3 years, and get the few loose ends of my study right before they get too loose – or go back 6 years and study something totally different. But I’d rather have option 1.
If I did not depend on money, I would spend my days writing, knitting, and playing with my cats.
Now you know something of me.
Plus, I’m Staff Writer at the Lime & Violet Daily Chum , so if you’ve read till here, and still feel like you want to communicate with me, personally – drop me a line at peachy AT limenviolet DOT com.