Thermochronic is the author's alter-ego. I pull this out when lab equipment, georef, or students are being particularly unruly. In real life, I am a geologist, currently a research scientist specializing in thermochronology and tectonics.
I believe that Triscuits are the king of all crackers, Joni Mitchell is a very underrated guitarrist, shaving is only slightly worse than facial hair, Neil Young is great because some of his songs aren't, and if I could I'd have lunch at Observation Point in Zion National Park every day. And, I'm the ocean, I'm the giant undertow.