A large, highly vascular lymphoid organ, lying in the human body to the left of the stomach below the diaphragm, serving to store blood, disintegrate old blood cells, filter foreign substances from the blood, and produce lymphocytes. This organ is conceived as the seat of emotions or passions: venting one's spleen.
Suffix "-ess": indicating a female (e.g.: lioness, actress, waitress, sculptress, stewardess, etc.).
I only have one spleen but it tries hard anyway. Right now my spleen and I live near Washington DC. I studied communications and biology as an undergrad because I love
science and, well, communicating. I might be the smallest-haired person you've met that hails from the
big-haired state of NJ. I grew up on the Jersey Shore but have yet to
see the infamous TV show.
In my free time, I run a few blogs, Twitter feeds, a Flickr account and a
few other social media sites. I'm especially interested in usability
data. I sometimes informally tutor a group of seniors on technology and
this is one reason I pay such close attention to good design and
navigability; people adopt tools when they're truly useful, not just
hip. Online communities thrive with participation, just like real-life
communities, so it's important for me to be active online, not just
lurk. But I like my contributions to be valuable, so you'll rarely find
me announcing what I ate for lunch. A number of my social media contacts
have turned into good friendships -- I met my oldest online friend in a
Usenet group in 1994!
I live 3 Ani DiFranco songs away from work and like to make jewelry on weekends.