Pachyderms, specifically, ἐλέφας: characterised by a long memory, tough hide, and vegetarian diet. My alma mater’s mascot is an elephant; the “pachyderm” only coincidentally refers to the Republican party. Elephants in question:
*As the astute reader can tell, they are about my three great loves: federalism, feminism, and food(1). Perhaps nerdy science stuff should also be on that list, but it really ruins the alliteration.
**The left coast thing is fairly recent. In fact, it was a way to misspend the remains of my youth before 3L year of law school. Law school, in the grand scheme of things, is also a recent development – or at least a big change from structural composites and nanotechnology for various military applications. Before that, I studied engineering and classics in college. This all adds up to a vegetarian from Massachusetts who is, rather improbably, quite conservative.
(1) Food, in Greek, is “broma.” “Theobroma” is a food of the gods; theobromine is a chemical found in chocolate. “Theobromophile” is therefore an obtuse appellation for a chocolate addict.