tobivalerie
22 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
I love: the idea of the west coast, graphic design, craft beer, forests, writing, journalism, cooking, ats, wandering, food, magazines, bodies of water, non-fiction essays, TV, restaurants, movies, pop culture, spontaneous adventures, artsy cliches, and snuggies/onesies.

I hate: weather under -5C, pessimists posing as realists, misuse of the word literally and olives.

INFP/INFJ if you're down with Myers and Briggs.
What I’m doing with my life
Chasing dreams, having existential crises, and enjoying it.

In terms of a career, pursuing magazine journalism and design.
I’m really good at
Picking pizza topping combinations, writing lists, buying presents, and planning awesome trips I'm not going on.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair I guess, although people don't generally tell me what the first thing they notice about me is.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies:
Dead Poets Society, Into the Wild, Coach Carter, Short Term 12, Girl Interrupted, St. Elmo's Fire, Parent Trap, Kids, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Love and Other Drugs, Stuck in Love, Kill Your Darlings, Drinking Buddies, Kicking and Screaming (1995), Virgin Suicides, The Hours, Still Alice, Moonrise Kingdom, While We're Young, Top Five, Oslo August 31st. Tons more.

(Preferred) Non-fiction:
Chuck Klosterman, David Foster Wallace, David Sedaris, David Rakoff, some more Davids, Gloria Steinem, Emily Nussbaum, Andy Greenwald, most pop culture writers

(too many) Magazines:
Dazed, Fader, Esquire, Huck, i-D, Vice, Complex, Vulture, NY Mag

Fiction (read way less often):
Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Shows:
A crap load. Like a stupid amount of TV.
All time favourites: Broad City, One Tree Hill, The Wire, Orange is the New Black, The O.C, Wentworth, Happy Endings, Californication, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless, Brothers & Sisters, White Collar, The Good Wife, Weeds, How to Get Away With Murder

Music:
Alternative, indie folk, chillwave, shoegaze, lo-fi, indie electronic, art pop
Notably: Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Daughter, Ben Howard, Volcano Choir, Husky Rescue, Milky Chance, Alt-J, Angus & Julia Stone, Local Natives, The Civil Wars, Portugal. The Man, London Grammar, St. Vincent, The Antlers, RY X, Cold War Kids, etc.
The six things I could never do without
wandering and wondering
tranquility
food delivery
writing
TV
dreaming
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Portland Oregon, the future, the social significance of popular culture, magazine articles, Kristen Stewart, really weird things, food, intersectional feminism, hypotheticals, anti-oppression, graphic design, why questioning ourselves is called an existential "crisis".
On a typical Friday night I am
Expectations: With friends and/or cute girls out at concerts, cool bars, exploring, wandering, eating at restaurants, drinking beer
Reality: drinking beer and watching TV with my roommate
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still check behind the shower curtain before I get in
You should message me if
You want to compare/gush about TV or movies, you like engaging in banter, or you know restaurants in the city I should visit.
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