Eight years in SF before getting displaced because I don't make brogrammer money. Two years in Oakland, still trying to figure out the best ways to spend my time.
Just started up as a grad student in Public Policy, with an eye toward pulling this city off the path that San Francisco went down. I may not be from around here, but it's home now, and I want to defend it.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading, then writing papers on the readings. Talking to my dog. Listening to podcasts. Drinking scotch. Wishing I could spend more time with my TV.
I’m really good at
I do really well on standardized tests? Also, if I commit to doing something, I will not stop until the job is done or I have collapsed from exhaustion.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't really look my age.
I also have no interest in acting my age, frankly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All time is kind of hard. It changes a lot. Though, for sake of argument: War of the Worlds, World War Z, Y the Last Man, Planetary, Guns Germs & Steel, Scott Pilgrim, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, New Who, Galactica, Labyrinth, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Welcome to Night Vale, Lore, Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, ELO's "Time", Lorde, Florence + The Machine, Fun., The Decemberists, Zeppelin, Purple Rain.
My second favorite movie genre, after "Stuff with Explosions" is female-lead high school dark comedies. The meaner, the better.
Also, I'm really, really, really into Steven Universe at the moment. And I'll probably buy some Star Wars merch between now and December and have an embarrassing love for Optimus Prime.
The six things I could never do without
Beyond food, water, shelter, internet, booze and puppies?
I dunno, I'm kinda covered after that. Comics, probably. Written word in general. Clothes that fit. A comfortable bed. Something to play games on. Someone to talk to besides my dog.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over."
- Junot Diaz
^That. The social politics of popular culture and Future Space Latinos.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have a stats class at 9:30am on Saturday morning and am 37.
So you tell me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My hatred for doing dishes is such that I haven't actually cooked in months.
You should message me if
You think getting the Doctor Who LEGO set, taking it to a bar in the middle of the afternoon, and trying to put it together while getting increasingly buzzed sounds like a good time.