38 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Eight years in SF before getting displaced because I don't make brogrammer money. Three years in Oakland, still trying to figure out the best ways to spend my time.

I say "spend my time" like I'm not a graduate student.

I really don't actually have much time that isn't accounted for on a syllabus somewhere.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading, then writing papers on the readings. Talking to my dog. Listening to podcasts. Drinking scotch. Wishing I could spend more time with my TV.
I’m really good at
I do really well on standardized tests? Also, if I commit to doing something, I will not stop until the job is done or I have collapsed from exhaustion.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't really look my age.

I also have no interest in acting my age, frankly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"All time" is kind of hard. It changes a lot. Though, for sake of argument: War of the Worlds, World War Z, Y the Last Man, Planetary, Rat Queens, Guns Germs & Steel, Scott Pilgrim, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, New Who, Steven Universe, Galactica, Labyrinth, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Welcome to Night Vale, Lore, Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, ELO's "Time", Lorde, Florence + The Machine, Fun., The Decemberists, Zeppelin, Purple Rain.

My second favorite movie genre, after "Stuff with Explosions" is female-lead high school dark comedies.

Though, honestly, I find high school/teen movies to just be another genre of sci-fi/fantasy.
The six things I could never do without
Beyond food, water, shelter, internet, booze and puppies?

I dunno, I'm kinda covered after that. Comics, probably. Written word in general. Clothes that fit. A comfortable bed. Something to play games on. Someone to talk to besides my dog.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over."
- Junot Diaz

^That. The social politics of popular culture and Future Space Latinos.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have a stats class at 9:30am on Saturday morning and am 38.

So you tell me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My problem was that I'd given up on cooking, but eating out was too expensive and unhealthy. Now my problem is that I want to stick pretty much all foodstuffs in the blender.
You should message me if
If you're also a graduate student slowly losing touch with how actual people communicate in the real world. Or an academic who never figured out small talk in the first place.