My name is Angela, and I've been living in Madison for a while now,
but I'm always looking to make new friends and meet new people! I
am dating a pretty fantastic gentleman (that I met here, have
faith!) and have this profile up for posterity and to creep on
profiles that I am linked to by friends. Weee!
What I’m doing with my life
Outside of work, I love spending my time going to bar trivia, knitting hats for people, hiking in the woods, getting drunk and watching TV with friends, running (more sporadically than I'd really like), eating delicious food...basically doing whatever sounds like a good time. Sometimes that involves sitting quietly by myself with a warm cup of tea and a good book, and sometimes that involves getting tipsy on tequila then going out with friends and embarrassing everyone with my super sweet dance moves.
As far as work goes, I spend my time at the Social Security Disability Determination Bureau. I determine if citizens are medically eligible for social security benefits...pretty exciting! It might sound dull, but I love what I do, and it keeps the bills paid!
I’m really good at
knitting sweaters, drinking a nice porter, dancing like a weirdo in
public, kicking ass, taking names?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I listen to more audiobooks these days than I do physical
books (and by physical books I mean my e-reader...yeaahhhh). I
listen to fiction and read non-fiction for the most part. Off the
top of my head...
Fiction: Time Traveler's Wife, ASOIAF, Anna Karenina (seriously
anyone want to gossip about Anna Karenina with me, I mean damn),
The Century Trilogy, Kindred, Slaughterhouse-Five, 1984 - I really
am trying to expand my "classics" repertoire...currently slogging
through War and Peace. I liked Anna Karenina, you wouldn't think it
would be that hard to get into this!
Nonfiction: Botany of Desire, Spillover, Game Change, The Age of
Wonder, anything by Howard Zinn, etc etc, boring books, etc.
Movies: I'm not a huge movie watcher - I do get over to the budget
theater on the west side though every so often to see whatever is
TV: Parks and Rec, West Wing (the greatest show), 30 Rock (rip),
New Girl, Newsroom, Modern Family, Community, Game of Thrones,
Daily Show/Colbert...etc etc, basically I make up for not really
digging movies by watching all the TV shows
(also I will watch and surely love anything Aaron Sorkin writes
soooooo deal with that I guess)
The six things I could never do without
I tried to come up with a genuine answer to this question, but I
truly believe that if I am surrounded by my family and friends that
everything else will work itself out. Six seems like a pretty
arbitrary number anyway.
On a typical Friday night I am
eating at an unexplored restaurant with friends, going out for a
few drinks, or maybe staying in with a movie and a bottle of wine.
I'm pretty easy to entertain.