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My self-summary
Bipedal. Mammalian. "Artist". (And, dude, I will always use the scare-quotes.) Founded in 1987 in the state of Minnesota and then ran away to London for five years. (Uhh, the one in England. Not the one in Canada.) I like to make things.

I love nature but I think it's doomed to remain an unrequited passion. I love to get REALLY EXCITED about doing things but I often get awkward as soon as I find myself in the middle of them. I love awkwardness in general. I love absurdity. I love history. I have been known to shout "LET'S GO ON A DRUNKVENTURE" even when sober. One day I'd really like to run off to sea.

The best kinds of conservations are the kind that combine philosophy, little kid humour, and spontaneous expression.
What I’m doing with my life
Just graduated with an MA in Media Communications, and trying to plot out how to take over the world where I'm going next. Who invented the concept of the five year plan? Seriously. Does anyone actually have a five year plan?

Somehow I seem to have fallen into doing graphic and web design, with a little writing and teaching on the side. The dream job is to work as a marketing executive in film/television or run my own digital content production company.
I’m really good at
Some of my friends have an on-going joke that my X-Men mutant power is finding missing things as long as they don't belong to me. Lost your keys? Or your wallet? Or your iPod? 9 times out of 10, I can find them for you.

Unless they're with my keys. Then you might as well ring a locksmith/Apple store/someone who sells wallets.

It's a slightly flawed mutant power, I admit.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm either going go with my height or my hair colour (as it changes a lot -- the hair colour, not my height.

. . .Though, granted, that would be pretty awesome, in an Alice in Wonderland kind of way.)

I got some pretty awesome/ridiculous life stories.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My degrees are in media. So, uh: I consume a lot of media. But these have been recurring themes in my life over the last decade:

Film: Oh, I suppose I have to say Pirates of the Caribbean. That is the One True Film of my teenage heart. I think I can still just about recite the entire film from memory off the top of my head. Including musical interludes during the action sequences. (Yeah. That was a productive summer, that was, learning to do that.) I also like things like Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films and The Departed and Django Unchained and Nightmare Before Christmas and Jurassic Park and Saw (but only the first one).

I generally like big, epic, adventure films or films that are psychological thriller types that get under your skin. Or historically-set-but-NO-HISTORICAL-ACCURACY-WHATSOEVER-can-we-blow-things-up-now-and-laugh-about-it films. I will also pretty much watch any documentary ever if it exists, extra especially-special if it's about dinosaurs. Because dude dinosaurs.

If you know of anything that might fit under those descriptions, recommendations are more than accepted and encouraged.

Show: Arrested Development, Friends, Frasier, True Blood, Top Gear, Horizon, QI, Jeeves and Wooster, Sherlock Holmes (1985 Jeremy Brett version), Gilmore Girls, 21 Jump Street, Project Runway, Shark Tank, Good Eats, Burn Notice, Supernatural, The Simpsons, Stargate Atlantis, Elementary, Orphan Black, Orange Is the New Black. I also have a lot of love for old school American television like Taxi, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, Welcome Back Kotter, I Love Lucy, etc. I totally binge-watch crap reality TV with my mother and it is glorious.

And, man, if you can find a common theme in that list, I would love to know it.

Music: Radiohead. Radiohead is the ultimate answer. Radiohead is 42. If someone stuck me on an island and told me I could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, I'd be perfectly happy with that. Otherwise, I'm stuck more in the sixties and seventies. Pink Floyd, T-Rex, Bowie, The Kinks, Beatles, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan etc. Or really cheesy 80s bands, like Duran Duran and The Cure. You can never go wrong with the Pixies. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Modest Mouse.

Books (more like writers): Jack Kerouac, Richard Siken, Naomi Klein, Harold Pinter, Michel Foucault, Jane Austen, T.S. Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, Friedrich Nietzsche, P.G. Wodehouse, that Shakespeare dude, Augusten Burroughs, JK Rowling, Maureen Orth, George Orwell, Tim O'Brien, Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce, Stephen Crane, Suzan Lori Parks, Richard Lovelace, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, e.e. cummings, Samuel Beckett, H.D. Thoreau. I also really love (auto)biographies and a wealth of non-fiction.

Food: Well bacon cheeseburgers are pretty fabulous. Uhm. Red Bull? I drink a lot of Red Bull. That's another thing someone usually first notices about me, at least on repeated viewing. Is she carrying a Red Bull can? Yes she is. My family is Polish so really good, homecooked Polish dishes will have me rolling on the floor making happy sounds and singing odes to kielbasa.
Six things I could never do without
In no order whatsoever:

Compassion; creativity; self-awareness; humour; adrenaline rushes; and straws. Because that's how I like to drink things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Oh let's see.

Metanarratives; American culture; Polish culture; British culture; German culture; places I want to travel one day; places I want to live one day; how Foucault is awesome; why hats are awesome; feminism; queer rights; the thoughts and life experiences of fictional characters; why capitalism sucks; brand marketing; sewing projects I never seem to get around to doing; what to cook for dinner; if Photoshop is actually an expression of OCD; particle-as-wave theory; how Supernatural fandom is crazy; the people I find attractive; whatever creative project I am working on at the moment; how to bring back the mullet; Stuff.

Yep. Stuff. Everyone thinks about Stuff right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Drawing on my face with Sharpie;
Sitting in a dive bar, debating politics;
Snuggled up with my dogs and something to watch;
Sitting in a coffee shop, playing cards;
Having dinner with friends;
Playing tag in a park;
Seeing a play;
Seeing a film;
Dancing outside;
On a plane or train going somewhere (this seems to happen a lot);
Reading things on the Interwebz;
Working (this also seems to happen a lot).

Combine at will. Mix well. Serve at room temperature with a sprig of mint.
You should message me if
You got a good heart, and the life experience to teach you that's nobody's perfect (but that most people are still pretty awesome).

Bonus points if you have a mohawk or body modifications.

Extra bonus points if you like dogs, you think mockery is a form of an affection, that there are some days where driving five hours just to eat really good marmalade is a worth-while endeavour, calling someone up at 4am to go ziplining with you is a feature not a bug, or if you want to teach a random person elementary physics.

(I like physics; I just don't know a lot about it. I will trade you physics for a lesson on cultural imperialism?


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