Like all little girls, I dreamed of becoming a VH1 countdown maker, but I somehow ended up as a 2nd year doctoral student in a political psych program. By day I discover patterns in government and social psychology, which I then try to publish in journals that nobody has heard of. I love my career path, but everything I do in my program is so incredibly sane that I need to supplement my education with bits of absurdity. Last year it was spontaneous techno concerts, which could only last for so long. This year I make Lists of Five that real human beings might actually read and enjoy. I hope you are one of them.