What I’m doing with my life
I work in education; specifically, grantwriting and communications
for a nonprofit that helps schools get better at teaching and
leadership. I sing with the Symphony and explore Houston's cuisine,
art, and offbeat museums. And I fight crime using my superpower,
[flips through the Cards Against Humanity deck], saxophone solos.
I’m really good at
-retrieving things from the top shelf
-spelling and grammar
-keeping things lively on the dance floor
-rescuing children from non-emergency situations, ex. hunger,
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: yes please! Mary Roach, Gregory Maguire and Colum McCann are
Movies: Gravity took my breath away, and I thought Enough Said
deserved more than its zero Oscar noms. Also, the Veronica Mars
movie was perfect.
TV: right now I'm loving Broad City for giving Girls a
well-deserved poke in the eye, and looking forward to the new
seasons of Veep and Game of Thrones.
Music: For a musician, I'm not very picky. I like most things in
moderation, but I'll binge on Chet Baker Sings. And after three
hours of rehearsing Handel oratorios, I like to put the windows
down and blast Girl Talk.
Podcasts: I'm a raving fan of Lexicon Valley, RadioLab and On The
Media, among others.
Food: I enjoy a good food adventure like the goat brains masala at
Indika, but I can get down with a bowl of queso too.
The six things I could never do without
Obviously I could do without any of the below if I were, for
example, thrown in a Turkish prison. A more apt lead might be, "six
things that make life more awesome are..."
-watersports, particularly swimming and boating
I spend a lot of time thinking about
education, opportunity, and the growing income gap that is
undermining the American Dream. Facebook addiction, whether it's a
real problem, and whether it's *my* real problem. Gratitude,
because I've heard it will make me happier. Restaurants, and
whether I should make a go at an amateur food critic blog.
Pro-Houston PR. And sentence fragments.
On a typical Friday night I am
relaxing: a low-key happy hour, a run or swim, an evening of
entertaining baby nephews followed by bourbon time with their mom.
Saturdays are for adventures, cocktails, dancing. And Sundays are
for naps, errands, rehearsals and barbeques.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The first boy who kissed me was named Clint, and I was so
surprised, I bit him. In my defense, it truly came out of nowhere.
Who tries to make out during Stigmata?
You should message me if
you are looking for smart, funny, opinionated, tall, cybernetic
enhancements, tasteful sideboob... note to self, must stop looking
at Cards Against Humanity deck for OKC profile ideas.