MERrecords
31 Austin, United States
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My self-summary
I dig music and concerts and vinyl and hockey and internet weirdness and random crafty shit and Gold's Gym and eating fancy food.

I love cooking and baking, spend way too much time online, and have devoted a lot of time this summer to exploring various hiking trails in Austin. I tend to ramble a lot (obviously), have owned three black cats (purely by coincidence), and am kind of annoyed that all my friends are coupling up and settling down.

I haven't been on here for a while so some of my answers to various questions may have slightly changed. What hasn't changed: liberal, feminist, atheist. Also y'all I have no idea what your all-caps letter mashup personality thing means because I don't have the patience to take the damn test myself.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing some pretty dry stuff with a nonprofit during the day, going to concerts, collecting vinyl, taking photos, following hockey obsessively, hiking the greenbelt, and occasionally baking really complicated things on a whim.

Hockey learn how to skate lessons? Sure. Boxing lessons? OK, why not. In other words, I've got a lot going on this summer.
I’m really good at
Photography, compulsively buying vinyl, geeking out over poetry, baking, sewing (when the whim strikes me).
The first things people usually notice about me
Prob my hair and whatever bright color it happens to be at the moment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I grew up reading sci-fi/fantasy, so I have a weakness for anything in that genre (but especially Gaiman, Bujold, Pratchett). The Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction, Rat Queens, Hellblazer, Sandman, more.

My Netflix/Hulu history includes the Great British Baking Show, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, the Wire, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Community, Arrested Development, America's Test Kitchen, Parks & Rec, lots of Star Trek. Movie-wise, I'll watch almost everything except rom-coms (for real, fuck rom-coms, y'all) and gory horror. Off the top of my head, a few things I really dig: Aliens, the Shining, Mean Girls, Spaceballs, Rocky Horror, the Fall, Mulholland Drive, the Avengers, the Royal Tenenbaums, more. Also, hockey. It's hockey season, which means I'll be watching a LOT of hockey.

Music loves are too numerous to mention, but for a rough idea just imagine anything you'd see on a stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest, plus some jazz, blues, and old-school country. I love going to concerts. Lately I've been listening fairly frequently to Anderson.Paak, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen, Destroyer, the Mountain Goats, Shearwater, Nick Cave, the Monks, the Bush Tetras, Goldfrapp, and so much more.
The six things I could never do without
Music, the internet (people talk about wanting to be born a hundred years ago, but I always wanted to be born in the future… I fucking love the internet, and modern tech in general), something great to read... Let me get back to you on the others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"I wasn't like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere's a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm gonna give it my best shot."

I didn't know what to put here, but every time I looked at the blank space and that damn ellipsis I thought of this quote. I figure it's as good as any other. If you recognize the source and don't judge me too terribly for it that'd be great.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a concert or at home marathoning something random on Netflix or at the gym or...?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a tumblr? I don't drink beer? Really, I keep private shit to myself unless I know someone.
You should message me if
Message me if you think I'm interesting! I'm terrible at making contact first... Shit, I should work on that, shouldn't I.
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