I'm a native Angeleno, at home in the Valley and in the city, along the Pacific Ocean and atop the Santa Monica Mountains.
I'm feminist and anti-racist. I've spent time learning the theory, but I know that it's usually best just to listen to those who choose to speak, and not impose upon those who don't.
I'm a game player. I get together with friends to play a board games, card games, or role-playing games, and I play videogames on my exercise bike when I'm at home by myself.
I'm a thinker, and I take great joy in giving traditional art and modern pop culture the same careful analysis.
My friends want me to tell you that I'm a considerate friend, and that I'm amusing when I'm tipsy.
Books and Authors: Stanislaw Lem; Dr. Seuss; Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition; Philip K. Dick; A Song of Ice and Fire; Eduardo Bonilla-Silva; Judith Butler; Samuel R. Delaney; Ursula K. LeGuin; the Thomas Brothers' map books of Los Angeles
TV: The Venture Bros.; House; Life on Mars; the Olympics; Wire in the Blood; The Vampire Diaries (and its cracky bad goodness); Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Janelle Monae; Spartacus: Gods of the Arena; Cowboy Bebop; Doctor Who (My top three are Nine, Three and Seven); Mystery Science Theatre 3000; Once Upon a Time;
Music: Laura Viers; The Pinkertones; Aimee Mann; Antonio Carlos Jobim; R.L. Burnside; Bitter:Sweet; Stew; Jaime Cullem; David Bowie; Gillian Welch; Oh Susannah; Jim White; Tarnation; Doctor Octorock; Tanya Donelly
Food and Drink: tea; Eggplant Parmesan; sushi; peanut butter; Monte Cristo sandwiches; Tender Greens; carrots
Theatre: Passing Strange; Hamlet; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; the East West Players; UCB Theatre; Harold Pinter; Into the Woods; Reanimator: The Musical
Movies: Clue; The Princess Bride; Planet of the Apes; the Egyptian Theater; Cabin in the Woods
Games: Betrayal at House on the Hill; Trivial Pursuit; Super Meat Boy; The Legend of Zelda; non-serious poker; pinball; Apocalypse World; Super Metroid; Earthworm Jim; Pictionary; Charades; Smallville RPG
I think about language, how it works and how much there is to learn.
I think about games and puzzles, and I think about art, and I think about how to think of games and puzzles as art.
I think about music and beauty.
I think about my future, and how that future has changed from what I thought it would be.
I drive around Los Angeles, and I look to the hills and mountains and imagine how glorious it would be to hike up there and look out to the Pacific.
Or if you just want someone to talk to. I promise to be as interesting as my caffeine level will allow.