What I’m doing with my life
Came to Pittsburgh for my master's degree and fell in love with
this stupid, charming city. Trained as a librarian, but work in
information science instead of a library - it's in my field, so I
can't complain! And my job allows me to stay in PGH, so I'm a happy
camper! My lovely housemate got me into Scottish Country Dancing
and I love it! Make fun if you want to, but what's wrong with
skipping around church basements with really awesome people?
Answer: nothing. Unless you're against fun or something. Then, you
know, I don't know what to tell you. :-)
I’m really good at
- making guacamole (and then eating it)
- trivia (ask me anything!)
- making stuffed animals sing and dance (never fails to crack
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my laugh. Apparently, it's very distinctive!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a librarian, so I'm always reading. I tend toward
biographies, cookbooks, and novels (both trashy and non-trashy). If
I had to pick a favorite, it would probably "Summerland," by
Michael Chabon. He's an amazing writer. Or the "Outlander" series
by Diana Gabaldon. I bought the most recent one on my Kindle, I've
been saving it up for vacation because I know it will be
Movies: Apollo 13 (I recently decided that it's my number one movie
of all time), The Sound of Music (love musicals), Shawshank
Redemption, Zoolander, Billy Madison, Star Trek (the reboot, but I
like the original series as well), Lord of the Rings (all of them,
but part 2 especially), Easy A - I like comedies a lot. I won't
watch horror movies though - just not my thing. I also
un-ironically love the Fast and the Furious movies. I have still
not seen Sharknado.
TV: Adventure Time, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99, Sons of Anarchy
(I'm a few seasons behind though), and The Mindy Project (current);
Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing (older)
Music: Dave Matthews Band, Ray LaMontagne, Tom Petty, Coldplay,
Mumford and Sons, Iron and Wine, Swell Season, Death Cab for Cutie,
Allman Brothers Band, Elton John, Bastille, The Lumineers, The
Black Keys. Always love Stevie Nicks. I'm trying to appreciate
jazz. I like classic country (like Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard)
and folk/country fusion or whatever the heck it's called, but NOT
pop country (no, thank you). Taylor Swift kind of makes me wanna
Food: Mexican food! I pretty much love it all. Breakfast food as
well, it's pretty much awesome. Ravioli. Shrimp. Red chili hummus
with tortilla chips. Olives (like the nice kind. With the pits
still in). Crab cakes. Mashed potatoes. Pie (all kinds. pie is the
bomb). Cheese (all kinds. cheese is the bomb).
The six things I could never do without
-a comfy bed
-beautiful outdoor space (Oregon makes it easy, but I think
Pittsburgh has a lot to offer as well)
-coffee! coffee should probably be at the top, but I don't want my
family to feel bad. (tee hee)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Getting in the pool. I heart the pool. Tacos. Unicorns and glitter.
The traffic situation in Pittsburgh - I'm seriously obsessed,
especially since my commute is....considerable. There's GOT to be a
better way. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck
could chuck wood?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either hanging out with friends, or collapsing from exhaustion from
the week. Or running spy missions. Wait, I wasn't supposed to say
anything about that. Whoopsers!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a secret fan of "Teen Wolf" - not the 80s movie with Michael J.
Fox - but the new one on MTV. I mean, it's hot werewolves - what's
not to love?
You should message me if
You're cool and funny, and have your act together. Clingy guys need
I love laughing, and making people laugh. I know it's cliche, but
having a good sense of humor is pretty important to me....soooo,
yeah. Try to have one of those. :-)