2. What’s your current job? Law librarian at a law school
3. What are you talented at? Singing show tunes, thrifting designer clothes, Jeopardy questions
4. What is a big goal you are working towards (or have already achieved)? Getting a novel published.
5. What’s your aesthetic? Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel. So… overdressed, dim lighting, and murder. Hitchcock blondeism.
6. Do you collect anything? Souvenir magnets (mostly from places I haven’t been), postcards of cat artwork, mid century cat figurines, peach lustre Fire King dishes (vintage set of dishes from 1940s), silver flatware, Star Trek paraphernalia.
7. What’s a topic you always talk about? Books, films, TV shows. Fictional characters who have ruined my life. Gymnastics. Problems of the US legal system. Travel.
8. What’s a pet peeve of yours? Slow walkers. Especially those who walk in the middle of the sidewalk.
9. Good advice to give? If something feels not quite right, it probably isn’t. Don’t ignore your gut feelings. This is really important, especially as we move into this new era of government.
10. What are three songs you’d recommend?
* The Avalanches, Frontier Psychiatrist (bizarre but catchy)
* Bob Dylan, Things Have Changed (I actually cried when Bob won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This song also won an Oscar in 2001. That’s how good the storytelling is.)
* Lana del Rey, Swan Song (I’ve been listening to this song since last April. Still not sick of it)
@roboticonography tagged me in this and I am stunned I’ve gotten it done before I go back to work tomorrow
Rules: tag nine users you want to get to know better.
How old are you?: nearly 32
Current Job/Dream Job?: Currently I work in fundraising (we call it development) for a theater nonprofit/ Dream job is still kinda unknown? But writing, I think.
What are you talented at?: yeah, I don’t know. Giving gifts, if I know you well enough. Getting @plumandfinch to ALLCAPS at me over gchat. Stringing sentences together in ways that convince foundations to give my company money. Other stuff, maybe? I am not the person to ask about this, I am not good at positive self-reflection. Ask me about what I’m terrible at! Oh– answering the Jeopardy questions at home. I would be terrible on the actual show, though.
What is a big goal you are working towards (or have already achieved)?: Jesus, these questions are probably easy for most people, aren’t they? How about my goal is to figure out what the fuck my goal should be.
What is your aesthetic?: sweatshirts, messy hair and red lipstick
Do you collect anything?: books! pens that are satisfying to write with. unfinished thoughts
What is a topic you’re always up to talk about?: plenty! I have many varied interests, only I cannot think of them right now, and also I read a lot, so I have so much useless knowledge. But also: you, person reading this post. Let’s talk about you so we don’t have to talk about me any more
What’s a pet peeve of yours?: tourists taking up the whole fucking sidewalk and stopping at the bottom/top of escalators
Good advice to give?: Don’t sweat small annoyances unless, like an oyster, you too can turn a grain of sand into a pearl. Also: just do it.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): “The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!” The Brain has one goal, and he works towards it tirelessly, striving to take over the world every night despite constant setbacks. The Brain’s plans usually are extremely complicated and involve assumptions about what will put him in control of the world that don’t make a lot of logical sense when really examined. They involve counting on a domino effect, and how they’re going to put Brain in power must only make sense in his Ni visionary concept. He’s a bit set in his ideas, quickly making up his mind about everything and everyone he comes across. He’s interested in complex mathematical and scientific concepts, and disdainful of pop culture. This trips him up in the first Pinky and the Brain short, when his narrow-minded lack of interest in pop culture causes him to miss a jeopardy question.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): He’s practical and quick to take action. Every day of his life is devoted to making careful, step-by-step plans and putting them into practice. He takes his quest one step at a time, and is always fine with coming back to the drawing board. He craves to “take over the world”, attain power and organize the people of the world. He’s very intellectual, interested in cold hard data and a little bit detached from other people. The Brain is very blunt with his opinions, and tells everyone around him what he thinks of them, including Pinky. He doesn’t have much of a filter, at least when relaxed.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): The Brain is very contained with his feelings. He doesn’t like talking about emotions, preferring to put his energy into practical matters. When he’s really touched by something (like when Pinky gives him a model of the world for Christmas), he responds with actions, not with words. He’s very awkward in expressing his affection for Billie, since he’s uncomfortable with direct emotional expression, and has to take tips from Pinky in how to charm her and express himself.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): The Brain is most uncomfortable in physically demanding situations. He’s not much of an athlete, and it takes him awhile to adjust to a new environment. When he and Pinky are stranded in the jungle, Brain becomes helpless and the stronger Se using Pinky has to take control. Brain is comfortable with a lot of strange physical situations, as long as he’s planned them out ahead of schedule.
Another A/N because I am annoying: I had to repost because I didn’t pay attention in U.S history enough lmao
Sipping your drink, you turn the page to your history book. History was definitely not your strongest subject but it was for Michael. He always had a perfect score on every test. You were lying if you said you weren’t jealous.
“It was Columbus who found America first, right?” You ask mostly to yourself, flipping through the pages a little bit quicker.
“Actually, the vikings found America first. Columbus was just the person that conquered it, which is why people turn to him when they’re asked who found America.” Michael states, smiling down at his notebook, as if he won the grand question on Jeopardy.
“Okay, whatever mister know-it-all.” You sass back, still writing what he said on your worksheet.
“What? I answered the question, and you’d probably fail this class without me.” He retorted, throwing a paper ball at you. He was right.
You throw it back, missing him completely by a few inches and hitting another student. Turning around, the student glared at you.
“It wasn’t me, it was him.” You accusingly point your finger at Michael, trying to contain a straight face.
The student now looked at him, annoyed. You whisper a “sorry” to a baffled Michael and looked down trying to get the aggravated student to turn back around. Once they did, you look back up giggling at Michael.
“You’re an asshole. I hope you know that.” He says jokingly, tearing a piece of paper out of his notebook again, scrunching it up.
“Thanks, I try.” You comeback, trying not to distract the whole class from your laughter. He threw the scrunched paper ball at you for the second time, resulting in you catching it and throwing it square at his face. This made you laugh louder at how quickly your reflexes were. The whole class looked at the mess of you two and gave irritated glances your way. You didn’t mind though, this always happened in fifth period. You giggled again at Michael’s now surprised face.
“I will let this slide because this is the first time you’ve actually hit anything.”