eclectika
35 Austin, TX
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My self-summary
I'm a music- and technology-loving geek girl who can't live without books and caffeine of some sort (although I've cut the caffeine intake drastically as of late). Things that make me happy: Coffee and herbal tea, good music, great stories, silly and not-so silly podcasts, public radio, the word "eclectic," and cool autumn days, among many other things.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as an assistive/adaptive technology instructor, which I thoroughly enjoy. In my off time, I like to read, listen to music and go to live music and comedy shows.
I’m really good at
Writing, geeking out about technology, riding tandem bikes, cooking and baking, drinking coffee, learning.
The first things people usually notice about me
I carry a white cane, because I'm blind. After that, I suppose they might notice that I'm somewhat of an introvert, who nevertheless gets super excited about music.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite music: Joe Purdy, Passenger, The Lumineers, The Decemberists, Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men, Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, and many more. If it has two or more singers harmonizing, I’ll probably like it. Lyrics are important to me, as is the quality of a singer’s voice. If I don’t like those two things in a particular song, no matter the quality of the instrumentation, I most likely will not listen again.
Some shows I’ve been to relatively recently: Passenger, Joe Purdy, and Shakey Graves.
Favorite TV shows: The Colbert Report (alas, farewell!) and The Daily Show. I'm also fond of Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones.
Favorite authors: Anthony Doerr, Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris, and J. R. R. Tolkien. I love to read so much, it truly is difficult to pick favorites. The last book I read and fell in love with was “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr.
Favorite movies: Just caught "The Imitation Game" and really enjoyed it. I am a fan of many types of film, but like comedies in particular.
Ok Adding a category! Favorite public radio shows/podcasts: Snap Judgment, Radiolab, Invisibilia, Judge John Hodgman, A way with Words, Reply All, Wits, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.
Favorite food: Italian, Tex-Mex, Thai, Indian...I like it all. Well, except for beef, pork, and chicken; I've been eating a “pescatarian” diet for over a year. Don't worry, I don't judge.
The six things I could never do without
1. Family/friends.
2. iPhone.
3. My white cane.
4. Music.
5. The Internet.
6. Books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, the present, technology, music, and language.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not at home winding down from the week, you might find me at a live music or comedy show or at a happy hour with friends and co-workers.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own more electronic devices than I do purses.
You should message me if
You want to get a cup of coffee or grab some drinks, go tandem bike riding, go to a park for a walk, attend a live music or comedy show, or have another idea for something fun to do. Note: If the first thing you mention in your message is blindness or questions about how I use this site, you are much less likely to get a response from me. It is completely fine to be curious and have questions about those things, of course, but honestly, it gets very old to have to answer the same questions over and over again. If you're really curious about how I access this site, do a Google search for "JAWS screen reader" and/or "VoiceOver screen reader." If we hit it off, I'll explain in more detail if you're still interested.
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