Moved from Brooklyn to Philadelphia about a two years ago (wow), but still feeling like a noob. Spending most of my free time these days still trying to fit in in my new city.
Homebrewer. Olympic Weightlifter. Bipolar individual and mental health advocate. Practicing buddhist. Flexible Nonmonogamist. Feminist.
Stephen Crane, kale, John Cale, John Cage, Johnny Greenwood, Johnny Otis, Otis Redding, Brahms, Ramen (the real stuff), Brahmans, Hunter S. Thompson, Roland Barthes, Marxist parties.
Fine tea, Tchaikovsky, Tarkovsky, Béla Tarr, Béla Bartók, Béla Fleck, the Punch Brothers, burgers, craft beer, kraft mac&cheese, artesian cheese and things made by honey bees.
-Earplugs (I spend a lot of time in front of large speakers)
-A well-stocked kitchen (cooking's my stress reliever)
-Pen & Paper (I seriously never leave the house without my journal)
-My books (comprised 75% of the boxes in my recent move)
-NPR (The soothing drone of Terry Gross is like crack to me; on the inside, I'm really a middle-aged woman from western Mass)
-If you can transition seamlessly between a night out at the Symphony and a sweaty DIY house show
-You want to help me build a robot
–If you are weirdly passionate about horror movies and get down 'n nerdy dissecting genre conventions.