Rian Johnson once said that making me a mixtape would be like giving Stephen Hawking a solar system diorama for his birthday. I try very hard to be worthy of such praise.
I play mandolin (awfully), ukulele (tolerably well) and washboard (like a champ). I sing and play washboard in a street folk band called The Mongrel Jews (It's ok, we're actually Jewish). I used to be a music journalist, but now I write mainly fiction.
I'm pretty gorram nerdy. I have a tattoo of a semicolon and one of an ampersand. I'm an admitted anglophile, a nerdfighter, a browncoat, and a whovian (if you keep track of that sort of thing). I get tetchy about incorrect grammar and punctuation, though I try not to deserve the n-word. No, the other one.
I'm a city girl and somewhat indoorsy, but I can't go more than a year or two without camping on the San Juans. I like a nice hike or bike ride, but if you want someone to scale mountains with I am sadly not your girl.
Hella monogamous. Quasi-demisexual. Pretty vanilla.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any 4 people, dead or alive, who'd be coming? Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, David Tennant, and Frank Turner. Are you seeing a pattern?
Where do you like to hang out? Ballard.
What kind of person are you attracted to? The kind that knows how to waltz and can use a semicolon correctly.
Who’s someone you’d like to be trapped in a confined space with? Julie Ferrier. Cute French contortionist seems like the way to go.
If I could change one thing about Seattle, it would be: Ballard could use a few less bars and a few more bookstores.
One book everyone should read is: Flowers for Algernon. See, if this book makes you cry, then you're human. If it doesn't, you're a robot. You'd be surprised how many people don't know this.
One movie everyone should see is: Tod Browning's Freaks. Because there's nothing else like it, and never will be. It defines the phrase "a product of its time."
If I could only eat one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be: Blueberries.
I consider myself an open-minded person, but my deal breakers are cheaters and drugs.
Design your ideal mate: the brain of Paul F. Tompkins and the body of David Tennant.
My idea of a great date is breakfast for dinner.
My guiltiest pleasure is trock.
The quickest way to my heart is playing an instrument that isn't guitar. The quickest way to my bed is slower than you'd expect. And in the morning, I like my eggs cooked by a line cook in a diner, and served with bottomless coffee refills.
A fault my friends tease me about is having no inside voice.
It's Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I'm not still sleeping, I'm eating brunch.
When I die, I believe I will go in a pine box.
One sport I will never get is cricket, but then I'm not convinced ANYONE actually understands how that shit works.
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