If I had a catch phrase, it would be "Pun Always Intended". Or "Time for a Dance'mergency!".
Steeped in stories. Stewing in laughter. Burnt by ambition. (A thing I wrote once that seems to sum me up).
Urban exploring!! And by that I guess I mean exploring the culture of an urban environment. I've a little obsession with trying to do everything around me. If you have any suggestions of places I need to check out in the Bay, please let me know!!
Writing? Well, I'm working on being really good at it. I used to write a short poem everyday on a #MetaphorADay twitter. I hope to one day turn them into a zine.
Maybe's it's just my curly hair. What do you think?
I love Thao Nguyen's music so much that I am tempted to end the list here. Seriously, seeing her perform feels like church to me (the church of live music). But for the sake of variety, other favs include Lake Street Dive, Chairlift, The Wild Reeds, Radiation City, Electric Guest, Architecture in Helsinki, Black Kids, Pink Martini, Louis Armstrong and Camille. Also, I have been listening to Hamilton non-stop for 4 months. Update: continually.
Movies that have given me an art coma (a haze of wonder that renders you speechless): Moonlight, Pan's Labyrinth, A Separation, Babel, Revolutionary Road, Pina.
If I could have an actress play me in a movie, it would be Jenny Slate. And my romantic lead would be John Mulaney.
Books that I pause to say hello to every time I'm in a bookstore: A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norwell, Everything is Illuminated, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Alif the Unseen, The Phantom Toolbooth, anything by Aimee Bender or Rainbow Rowell.
Give me a tv show with strong female leads any day: Parks & Rec, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, Firefly, Jane the Virgin. Also, I could watch Gael Garcia Bernal in Mozart in the Jungle forever. And I think Please Like Me is the best written TV show I've ever seen.
I have a podcast recommendation for everyone. Currently, it's Magic Lessons. I listen to Code Switch, Politcially Re-active, Pop Rocket, Democracy Now, Dear Sugar, Judge John Hodgman, Dinner Party Download and Wait Wait on the reg. I was an avid fan of Gilmore Guys. If you are a Gilly, please move to the front of the line. The Memory Palace is the most beautiful thing ever created.
I will stand in line for veggie Southern food, brunch, or weird ice cream.
I have wished I could live in the theater so I could see all the plays. I seriously considered moving to Ashland for the summer to do just that.
If I were to come across an Andy Goldsworthy artwork in nature, I would cry. I dressed as Cindy Sherman for Halloween once and it was my greatest achievement.
And that's my attempt at brevity.
1) a community
2) art to absorb
3) good food
4) a purpose
5) creative constraints
6) something to explore
There are so many things to do in life. So, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to best use my time (thus wasting time). Again, teleportation would help.
A bulk of my time is spent reading/thinking/talking about sexism, racism and all the intersectional isms.
Also, I can rap all of Gold Digger by heart (sans the n word). I'm actually quite proud that I can pull this off.
Still looking for something to say?
Tell me about your perfect weekend. If your Lazy Sunday involves making breakfast and listening to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, then you are made of solid gold stars.
Or share with me something you consider to be beautiful. I'll start: https://youtu.be/mT8itwSlFx4
And if you have a great punny name for a roller derby or quidditch team, then you must tell me immediately!