About Emily

The basics

What can I tell you that this site, at least in some circuitous fashion, doesn’t already say elsewhere, less awkwardly?

  • Live in the South San Francisco Bay Area with my partner and our beloved rabbit companion
  • Love to give advice (when asked) on TV, vegetarian/vegan food, and sci-fi/fantasy books
  • Went to grad school because I didn’t know what to do with my life and am actually loving it
  • Have written fan fiction; no I won’t link to it
  • Politics very angry, much ranting
  • Pronouns are she/her or they/them

Infrequently asked questions I found on the Internet

What is your favorite flavor of jelly bean?

Sour by the handful or buttered popcorn.

What are your long-term goals?

I’ve never been the kind of person to have a 5-year plan, but I like to commit to things. I’ve been working toward my MLIS degree with an eye on working on something meaningful that uses tech and information skills to make the world a better place for vulnerable, marginalized people in some capacity. Figuring out exactly how and where is the next big task.

What are some of your biggest fears?

Never figuring out the answer to the previous question. Never being good enough to be chosen. Putting myself out there. Being unable to act. Never getting to experience new things. Losing everything. Zombies.

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

They’re singing carols at the beginning of The Addams Family, so…that counts, right?

Who do you look up to the most?

Activists and organizers who fight for things that seem impossible, knowing they are unlikely to see the fruits of their labor. People who do good with the word things and make thinking and/or laughing happen.

Tell me 10 things I’d see when I walk in your door?

Shoes, a freezer, 1 million boxes waiting to be flattened, packages/mail/grocery in “quarantine,” a vacuum cleaner, pet gate, banister, piano, the back door, maybe a bunny.

What kind of celebration would there be on a “St. YOU” day?

Ritual Giving of Fucks, laughing at Star Trek memes, rabbit cuddling, and mostly just everyone keeping to themselves.

Which TV or movie character do you identify with and why?

David Rose and Stevie Budd in Schitt’s Creek. April Ludgate-Dwyer in Parks & Recreation. Gordon and Haley Clark in Halt and Catch Fire.

What are you excited about most in your life right now?

Working on new projects, learning new things and applying them, getting lost in that.

Give me three words that describe you.

Opinionated, complicated, tired. Are you intrigued???

What are you most proud of and why?

On a regular basis, it’s my cooking. It’s not earth-shatteringly creative or “restaurant quality,” but I know what I’m doing and can put together a healthy, comforting, flavorful meal 1-3 times a day using my long-honed kitchen skills, with or without a recipe. Sometimes I really nail it and it makes me feel awesome.

What are your favorite addictions?

TV. It’s always on, even as background. There’s always a Star Trek to rewatch for the billionth time. And bunny-cuddling. Life is just infinitely richer with an animal companion, especially one as charming and affectionate as ours.

Are you a neat person or a messy person? Are you an on time person or a late person?

I’m messy but organized. And obsessively on time.

What’s your favorite 1950s rock song?

I don’t… really have an answer for this… after googling, I feel obligated to say “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee because we share a birthday.

Which one would you choose to watch: Family Guy or South Park?

Tuca & Bertie.

In a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice?

This is one of my greatest irrational fears and something I wouldn’t want to survive, so cyanide pills, I guess. Good lord, this is getting dark.

What is your favorite video game?

We Love Katamari is the only console game I ever got into. Otherwise, color matching puzzles on my phone.

What is the worst thing you’ve ever purchased and why was it so bad?

Most of my regrettable purchases are relatively small things that just weren’t worth it, or didn’t fit right, or broke, or something. The one I’m the most frustrated with is the laptop I bought for grad school. The power supplies have always been an issue, it runs hot, and the built-in webcam is at the bottom of the screen, for reasons I will never understand, meaning almost every angle in a video conference results in some serious chin/neck accentuation.

Which song or artist are you too embarrassed to say you absolutely love right now?

Something I’ve learned with age is that it’s useless to get embarrassed over liking something, and, conversely, to be petty about popular things I don’t like. Short of the popular thing being unkind or upsetting for some reason (plausible!), if I don’t like it, it’s just not for me. So if I like something poppy, why not! Who cares! Life is short, enjoy stuff.

What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?

Best in Show and The Big Lebowski.