I’m sitting here after a long day of work with a whiskey-diet and an Oreo McFlurry, wondering how my life got so freaking awesome. First of all, I’m drinking whiskey and eating an Oreo McFlurry, but perhaps more exciting (I know, that’s a bold perhaps), I’m sitting in front of the computer typing my first blog post that will appear in the Freethought Blogs network.
To those of you who are meeting me for the first time: Welcome! My name is Brianne Bilyeu. I’m a big ol’ nerd who really likes to learn things and have new experiences. I’m a softie who thinks that the world would be a better place if we could just walk a mile in each others shoes, or barring available footwear, sit down and have a chat. These are a few of the labels I put to myself and share with you: skeptic, humanist, atheist, feminist, pro-sexual freedom, nerd, geek, dork, bibliophile, activist, pro-choice, over-joiner, liberal, progressive, scientist, wife, sister, daughter, gamer, storyteller, listener.
On this blog I write about pro-choice and GLBT issues, science, politics, religious-based asshattery, separation of church and state stories, health and medicine, skepticism, humor, nerd/geek culture, family life, photography, adventures, cool places I go, events I attend, and the occasional piece of really random weirdness. I work a daily grind, but it’s not so much a grind as a super sweet job in biotechnology development. I don’t write about my work in any specific detail here, but I do drop the occasional post about life in the lab and office culture.
Most of my writing is still over at my wordpress blog (I’m working on transferring the archives, links, pages, etc. over here to FTB and I beg your indulgence during the transition), and I am a contributor over at Minnesota Skeptics. You can get more of me on twitter @abiodork and I invite you to Talk to Me any time.
I’m delighted to be here. Thanks for having me.