ReporterAthena
28 Baltimore, United States
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My self-summary
I like NPR. I'm a pop culture junkie. I love to travel. I have a passion for movies – from classic Hollywood and big budget blockbusters to indie films and documentaries. I'm a feminist. And I can solve a Rubik's cube.

I am weirdly proud of the fact that I was the second best basketball player in my former pick-up game group. Considering we weren't that good overall, this isn't saying much, but I take what I can get.
What I’m doing with my life
Well, I'm a reporter-turned-communications-guru-for-a-political-campaign-turned-reporter-again. Ah, the circle of life.
I’m really good at
Being irreverent. I like my humor like I like my wine -- dry.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just some of many.

Books: A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, To Kill A Mockingbird, His Dark Materials Trilogy, Harry Potter, David Sedaris, The Blue Sword, 1984, Lord of the Rings, Ender's Game, Slaughterhouse-Five, American Gods, Catch-22

Movies: Young Frankenstein (and pretty much all Mel Brooks films), Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest, Some Like It Hot, Pixar films, Monty Python, A League of Their Own, Fred & Ginger movies, Dr. Strangelove, Mean Girls

TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Joss Whedon!), The West Wing, Orange Is the New Black, Person of Interest, Parks and Recreation, The Fall, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Music: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Pink Martini, Dessa, Janelle Monae, Adele, Neko Case, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Decemberists, Robyn, Dixie Chicks, The National, Brother Ali, Haim, Hozier, Caro Emerald
The six things I could never do without
My laptop (kinda lame, but true)
Red wine
Notebook (the paper kind, not the movie)
Jeans
Gushers (something the 90s really got right)
Old movies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Film and pop culture. Politics. Postmodernism. Hegemony. Patriarchy. Other big words that just mean I like contemplating how the world works.

Also, what would be the ideal weapon in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends. Or at home because Netflix -- she calls to me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really like line-dancing. Middle-aged Midwestern ladies and I know how to get down.
You should message me if
Honestly? I really only respond to messages that seem to have a decent grasp of English grammar. And if your message is something beyond "hey u," "wanna chat?" or "your pretty."

And you know what the "heteronormativity" card means when we play Cards Against Humanity.
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