English major / Now a Librarian.
I used to sing the national anthem at sporting events. Yay Merka!
Feel the BERN!
Devoting hours and hours to reading things online. Politics, psychology, random Wikipedia articles, just immersing myself in information.
Leaves of Grass
Oryx and Crake
(I'm a librarian, so I could go on for a while)
Being John Malkovich
Call the Midwife
Game of Thrones
Florence + the machine
Murder by Death
Ella Mae Morse
Is Wine a food?
Gender, feminism, to what extent people are unaware of their own biases. My facebook newsfeed is awash in arguments where people regurgitate talking points as if it's their original idea. I think when most people are confronted with whatever new issue of the day the media is obsessed about, the average person thinks about it for a second and a half and picks a side based on their "gut." Then they just grasp at somebody's talking points and then act like they've made a real informed decision and want to make sure everyone hears their side of it. Seriously, most people act like they are politicians, they want to make a gut call, then never change their mind, otherwise they'd be flipfloppers. It's all part of our anti-intellectual society that looks down on statistics and research and throws praise on fortune-cookie sound bites. /end rant
We're on here to meet people, make some new friends and, pardon the cliche, expand our horizons.