I will be posting on the Scientopia Guest Blogge for the next two weeks. Who am I? I am a card-carrying neuroscientist, and a first-year tenure track professor. I have a dog, and we enjoy running. I have a wife and we enjoy talking about politics and also talking about the functional and structural anatomy of the reward system. I love watching TV. My house is located on the northern land border of the United States. I got my undergraduate degree at Hot Weather University, my Ph.D. at Mild Weather University, did a post-doc at Basketball University, and now sculpt tomorrow’s minds at Cold Weather University. Some of my secret side passions include etymology, grid cells, political science, and the interstate highway system. The most played song on my iTunes is Carry Me Ohio by Sun Kil Moon, followed by Last Songs, by Dntel. My blog has no unifying theme, no consistent axe to grind, and no higher purpose other than my own amusement. I often blog about academia. I sometimes tweet. I discovered the neuroacademic blogoverse in the summer of 2011 and it has helped me navigate a confusing first year, for which I am very thankful. I am honored to join it officially for the next two weeks.