I'm a 20-something engineer starting out her career and navigating
the awkward road to adulthood. I like music, books, bikes, and
cooking. I love to travel, but I also love finding new things to
like about Edmonton.
What I’m doing with my life
Starting out my career, trying to figure out this whole "being an
adult" thing. Trying to get more involved in activism. Learning to
I’m really good at
Writing, cooking, and riding bikes.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm (at times obnoxiously) politically outspoken.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm basically married to the library, so it might be hard to list. Ivan Coyote and Kurt Vonnegut are pretty great. I'm kind of on a neverending short story compilation kick.
Movies: I'm not a huge movie watcher, but some that immediately come to mind are Dr. Strangelove, But I'm a Cheerleader, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I also watch lots of documentaries. *Lots.*
Shows: Buffy, Daria, Cosmos, and Orange is the New Black I guess. Also not a huge TV watcher.
Music: The typical 20-something hipster pantheon. The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tegan and Sara, Against Me, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sleater-Kinney, and anything that Kathleen Hanna has ever touched. Also the occasional thing that's completely out of line with the rest of my tastes like Mastodon or Anamanaguchi.
Video Games: I might as well toss this in here. I've been known to play a JRPG or two - mostly whatever Square/Atlus have published recently. I also am physically incapable of ever being sick of the NES/SNES Mario platformers and Yoshi's Island. Plus I've been on a Phoenix Wright kick lately that doesn't seem to die down.
Food: Vegetarian stuff! Curries, risotto, tabbouleh, various things with quinoa, wild rice salad, and pestos.
The six things I could never do without
-Friends and family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of the universe, feminist theory, the nature of
oppression, politics, and urban design.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to a show, hanging out with friends, or having a couple
drinks (not that I'm a bar star, by any means). A Friday night
spent at home is a waste of a Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Doesn't broadcasting this to the Internet at large make it no
longer private? Might as well go for a trifecta:
-I don't know how to whistle (You just put your lips together and
-I sing (probably terribly) in the shower
-You know when you're eating some olives and you run out of olives,
but you just want to keep the party going, so you drink a tiny sip
of the brine, but it totally doesn't taste like olives, it just
tastes like salty barf? Yeah, I totally do that. I never learn.
You should message me if
A bike ride, a show with some middling local band (but they still
manage to get everyone moving), or an art show is your idea of a