Currently I work full time at a bookstore. Books are a huge part of
who I am; I love being around them, talking with people about them,
and trolling book websites when I'm not working. I get an adrenalin
rush when I'm granted access to a digital ARC (advanced reader
copy). I read a variety of genres but mostly fiction and teen. I
also write stories, novels, essays, and reviews. I currently have
two blogs. (If you care to see: standupandspeakout.net and
I'm also crafty. My most productive endeavor is sarcastic handmade
greeting cards (visit the second blog for examples). I try
incorporating as many bad puns in them as I can.
Socially, I like to chill with friends, shooting the shit or
playing board games. Sometimes I meet with another writer and we
work on our projects together. My current work schedule has me
working as early as 8am and as late as 12am so it's usually hard to
plan things with friends, but I would like to be more
I'm geek by association. Some of my best friends are hard-core
geeks. I hope that doesn't make me sound elitist.
I am an addict of coffee. I don't hide it; everyone knows to not
bother me before my morning allowance of (at least) two cups. You
have been warned.
Some more tidbits:
- Toilet paper ALWAYS hangs over the top.
- When referring to peanut butter, it is implied that I mean
"smooth" peanut butter. None of that chunky crap here!
- Punctuation can save lives and capitalization can clarify
situations. Grammar is important.
What I’m doing with my life
There's a lot I want to do with my life but I lack the monetary
necessities for it. Mostly, I want to travel. I've never been to
Europe and I would like to go some day. There are also tons of
places in the US I haven't been to but would like to visit
sometime. I have a strong desire to see the Northwest.
I would also like to work full time on my creative endeavors but
until I can turn a size-able, steady paycheck from it, I will
always have a "normal" job.
I’m really good at
Apparently, I'm good at making people laugh. Mostly it's
unintentional because when I do try, the joke usually falls
On a deeper level, I'm a good listener, though I do expect the same
of others when it's my turn to talk.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not entirely sure but it's probably my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Asking a bibliophile to name her favorite books is just cruel. Oh,
I'll name some but I can't possibly fit them all here and
inevitably I'll feel guilty for leaving some out. To name a small
faction: Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen, Bitter is the New
Black by Jen Lancaster, The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti, The
Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Maus by Art Spiegelman,
Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner (really, anything by him),
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Where's Waldo? by
Mark Hanford, Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, The Basic Eight by
Daniel Handler, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky,
The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich.
TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fraiser, Tosh.0, How I Met Your
Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Wonder Years, Arrested Development,
Quantum Leap, Sliders, Sherlock, Black Books, Hell's Kitchen,
Kitchen Nightmares. I have just started watching Doctor Who - no
Movies: Harry Potter, Noises Off, Without a Clue, The Prestige,
Serendipity, Cool Runnings (I always cry at the end!), Happy
Music: I listen to mostly soundtracks along with pop and rock. My
favorite bands/groups/performers are Matchbox Twenty, Eve 6, Billy
Joel, Beatles, Green Day, KT Tunstall, Ben Folds, Nine Days, Savage
Garden, Goo Goo Dolls.
Random favorite things: Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Avenue Q,
Rent, Wicked, sugary smelling candles, unexpected flowers, being
reminded of a book/show/song from my childhood that I'd forgotten
about, Cards Against Humanity, Anomia, Fluxx.
The six things I could never do without
4. A comfy bed
5. BBC America
6. Pointless lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about whatever book I'm reading, how
long it will take me to finish, and figuring out which book I
should read next.
Also, sarcastic thoughts and how to work them into a greeting card.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually I'm working but if I'm not, then I'm at home. Every once in
awhile, I will chill with some friends and watch a movie or play a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I were willing to admit it, it wouldn't be private!
You should message me if
If you want to know the answer to this: what do you call a
prosthesis on a cat? :D