I'm from San Francisco, but I lived the past four years in Northridge with my grandparents until I graduated and they sold the house and moved. I'm also the former president of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS or Sigma Alpha Pi), an honor society at CSUN, a position which I was super-proud to have. I hope I did the role justice! I'm also in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) as a member of the National Leadership Council and Golden Key International Honour Society. I guess that makes me a smart geek?
I'm extremely nearsighted. At one time, I tried to wear contacts, but I got a horrid eye infection. One of my eventual goals would be to get enough money to afford Lasik; that's about the closest I'll ever come to any kind of cosmetic surgery. It's taken a couple of years, but I'm frankly fine with the way I am. Okay, except with my teeth. I do have braces now, but apparently some people say they really can't see them! They're the clear kind, but they're not Invisalign. :(
Actually, if it were surgically possible to remove fear, I'd get rid of my fear of driving. I've taken classes and even gotten my permit, but I've never actually gotten a license, and when I'm behind the wheel of a car, I'm terrified. It's like the feeling I get when singled out in class, or before a big test. On the other hand, I love being a passenger (but not a backseat driver). I don't mind drivers who are a little "fast and loose," either, so long as they're not recklessly endangering others (e.g by driving drunk or by trying to text message while driving).
I'd like to consider myself a crafty girl: I enjoy making things out of polymer clay, painting, doing web design and other graphic design, cooking, and scrapbooking. I've recently discovered Craft: and Make: zines, and re-discovered Etsy.com. I wonder if I could sell any of my handmade creations on there?
I love writing fanfiction. I'd like to think my muse is some Goddess of Transportation, since I have an odd habit of getting good ideas when I'm traveling (by bus, walking, etc). Lately though, inspiration's been hard to come by, even for those fanfics where I have good ideas formulated out. It's one thing to have ideas, another to turn them into something consumable.
My dream job at the moment is to do editing of some kind, probably for a magazine or book publishing company. I'd love to edit video game strategy guides too, but I have a friend that told me it's not nearly as cool as I thought. Boo. Barring that, I love technology magazines like WIRED and Macworld, plus fashion magazines like Glamour and Allure (but not Cosmopolitan and Vogue, thanks). I'm undecided at the moment whether that means I should just try my luck in New York City after I finish my second bachelor's (from DeVry University in Multimedia Design and Development), if I should pursue a Master's in writing or Journalism, or if I should travel somewhere exotic and try for an advanced degree in something bizarre, like Egyptology (which would be kick-ass, but completely unrelated to my undergrad education).