I get through every day by breathing at different rates.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend a lot of my time tricking people into thinking that I’m
smarter than I am. I’ve done a pretty good job; I think the glasses
help, and maybe the two master’s degrees--but I haven’t won that
“dream job” yet, the dream of somehow being financially successful
without actually working, so I guess I have to keep trying.
I am a writer. And yes I get paid, though I wouldn’t say I’m
rolling in the dough; I would say I barely get enough to make
dough, but such is the creative life sometimes. Eventually I will
make the big bucks and when I do, perhaps I can buy a loaf of bread
from the store, perhaps that store can be Whole Foods, then, then I
will know that I am finally successful.
When I’m not writing, I am probably reading, or drinking or
drinking while reading. Or sleeping. I really enjoy sleeping.
I’m really good at
Beating you at every game.
The first things people usually notice about me
the freckle on my right arm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Writing by: Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros, Gloria Anzaldua, Tom Robbins, David Sedaris, Annie Dillard, David Foster Wallace, bell hooks, Donna Haraway.
Movies: Ghost World, Secretary, Empire Records.
TV: Broad City bitches!!!! Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Archer, Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks, Jeopardy.
Music: Fiona Apple, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sleater-Kinney, Robyn, Bob Segar, Bowie, Missy Elliott, EMA, MIA, Bikini Kill, Peaches.
The six things I could never do without
1. Some way to write (pen/paper, computer etc.)
3. Tasty beer
4. Good books
5. Socks (I have super cold feet)
6. Toilet Paper
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Words. What they mean, how to put them in a comprehensive order,
how to get beyond the symbol of the word itself to the deeper
meaning behind it, how there are so many I do not know, why some
people can use them better than others, why many people just skip
reading words altogether and look at pictures instead.
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking good beer, telling bad jokes, winning and losing at life
and/or Ms. Pacman.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I listen to Mariah Carey's greatest hits cd in my car on a regular
basis (yes I belt it out and yes I said cd).
You should message me if
You hate bananas.
Or you dig deep stimulating philosophical conversation and want to
pretend to be smart with me.
Or you actually are smart, that works too.