I'm Nonnie. I grew up in Salem, MA, have lived in Columbia, SC and Portland, OR but now live in Richmond, VA. I play music and like other music and read books and write poetry. I like to screen print, wander around, high five, watch lightning storms and go to house shows. Elephants are my favorite animal. I am undefeated at bananagrams (but to be completely honest, I've only played like 10 times). I'm a far left anarcha-feminist. Into anti-oppression politics. Must hate cops.
When I made this, I didn't realize that the username I picked would be an unchangable display name as well...so it's my given name, not my name. Please don't call me by it.
I just got a new job working as a bar back at a bar and restaurant. It's actually pretty awesome.
I moved into a new house where we have shows a few months ago, so I'm constantly looking for my new favorite local bands so I can book them here. Input is super appreciated!
I've also lately been working on trying to eliminate ableist language from my vocabulary. I think this is important.
My pupils are often drastically different sizes from each other. I'm actually a little worried about it.
Currently reading: The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin and Freaks Amour (a graphic novel)
Writers: Jonathan Safran Foer, Milan Kundera, Kurt Vonnegut, Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemmingway, David Foster Wallace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dave Eggers, Aaron Cometbus, Alan Moore.
Poets: Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Cohen, Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath (yeah, she's on here twice), Carl Adamshick, Pablo Neruda, John Donne.
Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jurassic Park, Amelie, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Warriors, Synechdoche NY, Whatever Works, Taxi Driver, The Brothers Bloom, Rope, Quarantine, 28 Days Later, Children Of Men, B.I.K.E., Troll 2, Blade Runner, SLC Punk, Sweet and Lowdown, This Is England, Trainspotting, Lars and the Real Girl, Cool Hand Luke, Annie Hall, Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, Quarantine, We Are The Best, Birdman, Straight To Hell (not really, but really).
Shows: Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Jon Benjamin Has A Van, Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone, Eastbound and Down, Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, The Walking Dead, Wilfred, Shameless, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Vikings, 3rd Rock From The Sun, The Wonder Years, Hey Arnold.
Music: Bomb The Music Industry!, Jason Anderson, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Defiance Ohio, The Taxpayers, Murder By Death, Elliott Smith, Aesop Rock, Why?, Mischief Brew, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Nana Grizol, Good Luck, Walter Mitty and his Makeshift Orchestra, Paul Baribeau, Rosa, The Weakerthans, The Gaslight Anthem, Titus Andronicus, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, The Wild, Waxahatchee, Abi Yoyos, Ovens, The Clash, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Wingnut Dishwashers Union/Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains/Ramshackle Glory/any Pat The Bunny bands, Spraynard, Black Eyes, Ah Horse Hockey, Songs For Moms, Plow United, Kickball, Mallory, ROAR, Lucero, Tim Barry, The Modern Lovers, Outkast, By Surprise, Brotha Lynch Hung, Wu-Tang Clan, Best Friends Forever, The Mountain Goats, Young Mountain, The Microphones/Mount Eerie, By Surprise, Kudrow, Hail Seizures, Chinup Merriweather, Sharkpact, Ghost, Joyce Manor, The Pixies, The Pogues, Two Gallants, Blackbird Raum, Hop Along, The Act of Estimating as Worthless, Hard Girls, Adult Braces, The Front Bottoms, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Dead Dog, Potsie, Jeff Rosenstock, Meatloaf, Blondie, The Beach Boys, Black Eyes, Archipelago, Koalacaust, The State Lottery, Man Man, Pheramones, Slugging Percentage, Fucked Up, The Specials, Shakey Bones, Koalacaust, Trashaxis, Lumber Lung, This Is My Fist, Radiator Hospital, Sledding With Tigers, tons and tons and tons more.
Lots of local bands. Tell me your favorite local band. I want to check them out.
I hate dubstep.
Food: I'm vegetarian (15 years) and love sandwiches, burritos, pasta, I really like sauces and condiments. I sort of feel like food is just a vessel for its toppings. Avocados are great. So are berries (except cranberries). And banana bread. Chickpeas, too. Brussel sprouts are one of my favorite veggies (they remind me of tiny brains). And broccoli and asparagus make me feel like a dinosaur (I like this).
Smashing the state/patriarchy.
Where to go next.
A lot of the time, if I overhear people laughing, I think they're laughing at me.
I prefer to be little spoon.
You're really cool! Or if you think I might be too.
You hate cops and landlords.
Do not message me if you are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, ablist, or just generally an asshole.
Ask before adding me on facebook, definitely don't do it before we've actually been talking.
If you message me a single sentence, it better be a really good sentence.
You want to play magic cards or backgammon on the floor while listening to records and eating pizza.
You're really good at healthy, open communication.
You want to go see some awesome band, event or exhibit somewhere.
I like jokes. A lot. Message me jokes. Please?
Don't be boring.