Someone recently called me "a real character." I decided to take it as a compliment. I like to think I'm funny, or at the very least I try hard to make people laugh.
I like reading 15 page articles about obscure Mayan tapestries in the New Yorker in Malcolm X Park with some wine, pounding the pavement for a good cause, and going dancing at some wild party- preferably all in one day. I'm very serious about my parties.
I'm into new music and am continuously building my music library. I love being dragged along to shows of people I don't know, kicking and screaming, and coming out loving them. 9:30 club and Black Cat are some of my favorite hangouts.
I was named after the first woman in space. So I feel pretty strongly about planets, stars, and moons.
I enjoy all the travel I get to do. My only problem is that every time I visit a new place I immediately want to move there. Any takers for moving to Lima?
I like surrounding myself with politically minded-passionate people. You definitely get extra points if you hold a megaphone in your pictures.
I do storytelling. There are some cool venues in DC to tell stories, I hope to perform on the Moth stage one day. Do t worry, I probably won't talk about our date in front of a few hundred people.
Movies: Harold and Maude, Almost Famous, Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Grindhouse, Fargo, Lolita, Psycho, Royal Tenenbaums...And a bunch more that I can't think of right now. I am realizing some of these are a bit dark, but I am not I assure you!
Shows: Mad Men, Arrested Development, lately Game of Thrones (oops). I would like to avoid saying that Girls really speaks to me, but I can't. So there. I said it.
Food: A sweet heirloom tomato in August. Also, sushi, peaches, cheese, Mexican food, and Pad Thai. Pizza. But who doesn't like pizza?
Music, in no particular order: The Smiths, Morrissey, Feist, Stars, Silvio Rodriguez, Billy Holiday, Vampire Weekend, Rilo Kiley, Wilco, The National, Wild Belle, SBTRKT, Leonard Cohen, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Diplo, Jay-Z, Miguel, Nina Simone, Frank Ocean, Sylvan Esso, Ana Tijoux, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, James Brown, Parliament, Major Lazer, the Streets, the XX, Kanye West, Chet Faker, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, James Blake, and Bon Iver and you know, a lot more, and maybe you can turn me on to new bands too?
Public radio anyone? Yes. Please. This American Life, Radiolab and Prairie Home Companion. Audio Smutt. 99% Invisible.
2. iPhone. I hate to admit it but I am so plugged into twitter and co. that I would dearly miss my phone if it disappeared.
3. My siblings
4. Mango juice
6. Coffee (one splenda, bit of milk)
If you have a sweet secret favorite spot in DC that I don't know about.
You are funny on twitter.
You're a third culture kid.
You want to talk about BRC.