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My self-summary
Recent u of t grad, working on finishing up the last bits of my first non-fiction book while also in the midst of exploring/researching my thesis for graduate studies.

I'm quick to laugh, almost always a smile on my face, and love to find fun in all things I do. But, I am also kinda shy at first, so there's that. I also have a big ol' conscience, so it would be nice if you did too, otherwise I doubt we'll get along well.

What drives/fascinates me is studying and/or thinking about big picture/systemic issues, capitalism (I'm a socialist, btw), technology/innovation, economics and social justice, and how they all intermingle. A lot of people are being taken advantage of in the world, and I'd like to do what I can to change this.

I also love nature and landscape photography, and like to be physically active whenever possible (biking the city is a favourite pass time of mine, as well as hiking in the woods and snowboarding when I get the chance). Despite being a bookworm, I keep myself in shape.

More than anything I'm looking for more adventures and excitement in my life, so having an accomplice would be nice.
What I’m doing with my life
see above.
I’m really good at
Being awkward? I'm also pretty good at photography (despite my awful profile pics...) and really enjoy helping people with the technical aspects of it and gear choices (I worked at Henrys for several years in my twenties and spent many many hours of downtime testing and determining the best bang for your buck).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Novels/books: Karl Ove Knausgård,
Anything by Steinbeck, John Irving, Jack Kerouac, Hemingway, Robertson Davies, Nick Hornby, and lots of others.

Non-fiction: mostly books about economics, urban planning, capitalism, and critiques of Western society.

movies: lots of foreign flicks, docs, and really well made drama's and comedies mostly.

T.V.: True Detective, Game of Thrones, Misfits (UK), Boardwalk Empire, peaky blinders, Community, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, The Office (UK & US), Brotherhood, The Chappelle Show, The Sops, Weeds, PBS,

MUSIC: just saw The Lumineers play, Amazing! I like alt rock, classic rock, folk, some punk, etc. Check out my Spotify playlist oldsasha for more of what I listen to.

podcasts: This American Life, Serial, Startup, The Sunday Edition, Vinyl Cafe, TVO's Big Ideas, Ideas from CBC Radio, Strangers,

Favourite foods: Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Palestinian and Japanese.
The six things I could never do without
The woods
The city
Social justice
Computer with Internet access
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Besides my studies...

Living in a Winnebago, crisscrossing Europe or the Southwest while writing and photographing the landscape.


On a typical Friday night I am
more than likely working on my never ending book (so close to finishing!). Very much looking forward to having a different answer to this question!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was homeschooled by my hippy mom, raised on a vege macro-biotic diet, without cable t.v., till I was 11.
You should message me if
You are a kind person who is left wing.

You strive to be a good person (recycling, social justice advocate, help old ladies across the street, etc.)

You must love kittens (let's face it, if you don't love kittens we both know you're a monster. But hey, I'm not gonna judge. Just crawl back into your cave and we'll just forget this ever happened...