Lapsed vegan/vegetarian, former bartender, Tarot curious. I own an embarrassing number of grey t-shirts.
What I’m doing with my life
Overall, Californian transplanted to the South. Finished up my MFA in creative writing and continued on to med school, hoping work with under-resourced populations in primary care fields.
Minutely, practicing skipping rocks, back squats, and charcoal drawings.
I’m really good at
I've never lost at thumb wrestling in recent memory. Update: Have lost, but against a leftie with my non-dominant hand. And I was tipsy.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told I have a very somber resting face (sometimes at parties it's phrased as "Are you having fun?") but there's a terrifying squeal of a laugh hiding right under it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the Secret History, Middlesex, Pulphead, Stiff, Empathy Exams, Autobiography of Red, Funhome, lots of EB White.
Bjork, Sufjan Stevens, Vampire Weekend, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wilco, the Decemberists, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem. A more honest me should probably list 90s era Mariah Carey.
30 Rock, Gilmore Girls, the X-Files, dumb shows with flawed protagonists with super powers
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Best in Show, Spirited Away
The six things I could never do without
I don't know if I could never do without, but I really like nice
tequila, salads that use farro, inky pens, em dashes, whispering,
and watching buses run late at night.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How forward I can be about asking to pet strangers' dogs.
On a typical Friday night I am
Well I just bought a second version of Settlers of Catan, so
clearly really badass stuff.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I felt so full of myself and qualified my first year of college and
applied to work at a sketchy neighborhood porn store for fun--they
never gave me a call back.