I am a confident, goofy, gumptious woman (it is still weird to call myself a woman, but I am trying to be more than just a girl) who enjoys food a little too much (I'm not fat, I promise!) and counters this with exercise and road biking on the weekends.
I work for a large, public health non-profit where I oversee our access to care and quality of life patient programs for California; I can only hope that I am making a difference in the world. If I had my druthers, I would be free to play all day, go on adventures and donate my time to a great cause instead of working the mundane daily grind - maybe in another life I will have that privilege.
On a lighter note, you should know that I have a wealth of esoteric knowledge and completely useless facts. Trust me. (ask me about my stint as a Quizmaster, or Quizmistress, if you will, for a widely known Bay Area pub quiz company).
I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
• being funny. I like to think that I am HILARIOUS, but I am pretty sure that the only person I am good at making laugh is myself. My sense of humor is somewhat dry, but you also might compare me to Jim Gaffigan (and that has nothing to do with my paleness....Hot Pocket)
• I am also REALLY good at getting ready REALLY fast. I have been known to sleep through my alarm and still get ready for work (showered, teeth brushed, and dressed) in less than 8 minutes. Skill? I think so.
NOTE: I normally wake up at a normal time.
almost anything by the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino (his movies have great soundtracks) or Guy Ritchie, pretty much any Will Ferrell comedy, latin american/Spanish cinema including Amores Perros and Biutiful.
Cien años de soledad (100 Years of Solitude), Lolita (don't judge me for this one)
Anything by David Sedaris. I believe he's my spirit animal.
Lots of political and health-related non-fiction
reggae-rock, classic rock, rock en español, edm, indie folk, whatever genre Milky Chance is.
P.S. I am totally addicted to my Odesza station on Pandora <3
ALL THE FOODS! Except for eggs, rootbeer, popcorn, bacon, raisins and mayonnaise.
I am not sure where this would fit, but I really like TED Talks. Would that be considered a show? I remember watching one that totally blew my mind and I was hooked. I now aspire to be a speaker for TED....and Radiolab podcast
chapstick - there are no words to describe my love for moisturized, smooth lips.
cappuccinos - I enjoy a warm, soothing beverage any time of day. I'm also a complete coffee snob. I admit it.
a heater - I am thermally challenged. I would like to live somewhere that is at least 77 degrees every day.
ramen - I think ramen/soup is the best type of food. If i could live off only one type of food, it would be soup....or sandwiches...or sashimi. Shoot, now I'm conflicted.
mascara - a girl just has to look her best.
gps - even though I have lived in the bay my entire life, I can still manage to get lost in a city I have navigated a thousand times over.
craft cocktails and bold red wine - I feel as if I should have more reservations about telling the people of the interwebz about my love of adult beverages, but I figure you need to know about how pretentious I am when it comes to libations (hope you enjoy a good drink, too!).
favorites: mezcal, smokey/peaty scotch, whisk(e)y, spicy cocktails, full bodied zins and cabs
• Why orange juice tastes so much better with champagne.
• How to become an infomercial actor/spokesperson.
And sometimes you can find me blasting the music super loud, dancing next to the roaring fire in the fireplace, and then jumping in the pool. only to run back inside to do everything all over again...I just realized my comment above about trying to be a "woman" is now completely bunk. You now see what I am really like.
I'm a comedy college drop out.
Or you aren't afraid to be goofy. Extra points if you are fit, attractive and tall (yep, I said it, I am looking for someone attractive).
OR you are currently on BART or MUNI and you are using the app on your phone to look busy and avoid making eye contact with the other passengers. #avoidthestrangerdanger