Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like to refer to myself as a part-time poet, explorer and radio
nerd. But if that isn't enough, I give you an introduction of me
using small details (like the beginning of Amélie):
I love the words quintessence and kismet. I dislike empty walls. If
I had a catch phrase, it would probably be Pun Always Intended. I
like to come up with weird nicknames for pets. My roommate's cat
named Martin was Tini (Martini) to me and I even had a Martin &
Martinis party in his honor. I hope to own a cat again soon and
name it Tolstoy, cause cats know nothing better than war and peace.
C.J. Cregg is my spirit animal and Jad Abumrad of Radiolab is my
I think that sums it up.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Just moved back to the Bay after getting my Masters in Arts
Administration at the University of Oregon. I miss Oregon beer, ice
cream and movie pubs, but I'm open to suggestions in the Bay!
Currently in Benicia while I endear the trials and tribulations of
job searching, but hoping to end up in Berkeley/Oakland soon.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Laughing. I love to laugh. So, I surround myself with hilarious
Urban exploring!! And by that I guess I mean exploring the culture
of an urban environment. I've a little obsession with trying to do
everything around me. If you have any suggestions of places I need
to check out in the Bay, please let me know!!
Writing? Well, I'm working on being really good at it.
I have a writing blog where I post some works and I also have a
MetaphorADay twitter where I post a short poem everyday. And now
I'm actually getting paid to write sometimes.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My enthusiasm. "Let us step out into the night and pursue that
flighty temptress, adventure." - Dumbledore
Maybe's it's just my curly hair. What do you think?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have a very long list of favorites but I'm going to try to keep
it to the rule of three, for mystery! And science.
Books: Everything is Illuminated. Jonathan Strange. The Elegance of
the Hedgehog. Oh and Harry Potter of course. I was actually on a
muggle quidditch team in college. Goooo O.W.L.S. (Original
Wizarding League of Spartans)!!!
Movies: Well my younger self wants me to say Lord of the Rings, but
actually my 3 favorite movies are probably: Pan's Labyrinth, Babel
and Obvious Child, though there are many other contenders. Boyhood
won best picture in my heart.
TV: Firefly all the way! Parks & Rec wins my heart every time.
And I'm a real Gilly (Gilmore Girls fan). If you think "Oh that's a
girl show", that's precisely why I love it. A show full of women
talking about more than men?! Imagine that. Also why I love Orange
is the New Black.
Music: This is hardest for me to pick just because I think the more
you love music, the more music you love. So instead I will offer
Favorite album: Thao & Mirah
Favorite Concert: Well I can't say Thao again (though it was
everything I hoped it would be), so Gogol Bordello or Pink Martini.
Kind of on opposite spectrums.
Song(s) I May Never Get Tired Of: Contact High by Architecture in
Helsinki, Baby I'm Yours by Breakbot or Amanaemonesia by Chairlift.
Seriously, if you need a boost to your day, just listen to any of
Musician I Wish I Could See: Louis Armstrong
Guilty (not so guilty) Pleasure: Justin Timberlake
Bedroom Dance Party Music: Black Kids
Favorite Singer: Camille (basically the Bjork of France)
Sunday Afternoon Music: Kings of Convenience
I have a playlist called LOL Jams that brings me great joy.
Okay I think that's enough.
Podcasts: This is even harder because radio is my thang but if I
had to pick it would be 99% Invisible, How to Do Everything, and
Wiretap. Though I've been falling in love with The Memory Palace.
If you want to hear incredibly beautiful short stories about
history, you need to listen to this show. If you want to talk
radio, I will gladly do so.
Food: I will admit it, I'm a foodie. I love anything unique,
homemade or gourmet so here are some of my favorite dishes at my
fav restaurants. Notice they're all in OR. I need some CA
The Screen Door in Portland: I love fancy southern food and I'm
always a sucker for some baked mac n' cheese. You have not had
quality mac till you've eaten here, I promise you.
Pasta Piatti in Ashland: Everytime I drive to OR, I stop at this
lovely place to get my favorite pasta: gorgonzola tortellini. I'm
not actually a big fan of blue cheeses but this dish gets me
Jam in Portland: This place is a vegetarian's heaven (which I am
btw but not extremely strict about it), but my fav thing is their
oatmeal chai pancakes. Really you can stick chai in anything and
I'll love it.
And I have to give a shout out to my number one tourist
destination, the place I take anyone who comes to Portland: Salt
& Straw. This place loves inventing new ice cream flavors so
much that they release 6 new flavors a month. My fav of their
classics is probably Strawberry Honey Balsalmic with Black
Theater: I also really love theatre. One of my favorite things to
do is go see a play. I don't know if I can pick my top 3 but I do
go the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year and not just for
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) my friends
4) the environment
6) delicious food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How much easier my life would be if I could teleport. Then how
chaotic the world would be if we could actually teleport. I have
this idea that there should be teleportation depots at similar
named streets like go from one 1st St to the next 1st St. Somewhat
controlled chaos. At least strangers or worse relatives wouldn't be
popping up in your house all the time.
There are so many things to do in life. So, I spend a lot of time
thinking about how to best use my time (thus wasting time). Again,
teleportation would help.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well that all depends on what is happening Friday night. Know of
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a big celebrity crush on Darren Criss. Any Very Potter
Musical fans out there? Also, if you consider yourself to be
anything like Keith Habersberger of Buzzfeed/Try Guys, then I will
probably like you. Exhibit A:
Last but not least, I can rap all of Gold Digger by heart. I'm
actually quite proud that I can pull this off.
You should message me if
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You think we share some similar interests and you're ready for
Adventure Time! I'm looking for someone who has a lust for life.
Someone who wants to take advantage of living in the Bay and
explore this crazy metropolis with me!
Looking for something to say?
Tell me about your perfect weekend. If your Lazy Sunday involves
making breakfast and listening to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, then you
are made of solid gold stars. Or if you like to go to concerts and
dance your ass off (even if they're outdoors), then I salute your
steppin' it up, steppin' it up to the streets.
Or if you have a great punny name for a roller derby or quidditch
team, then you must tell me immediately!
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