About the Girl

A random girl trying to find her element while learning the ABCs of growing up.

Things That Make Her Happy: Spike & Xander (her ratties), SF Bay Area (her hometown), science, technology, food, nutrition, integrative medicine, functional medicine, holistic medicine, a sondheim score, violins, hidden hearts, office supplies, Sherlock Holmes, the Hagia Sophia, sunflowers, the visible light spectrum, gadgets, bookstores & libraries, Audrey Hepburn, coffee & tea shops, spiral staircases that resemble a double helix, transit maps, airmail envelopes, handmade things, Joss Whedon, a good Beatles cover, mechanical typewriters, handwritten letters, shortcuts, bubbles, Doctor Who, leather-bound books, sidewalk chalk, open source, building forts, organizing (on the slightly compulsive level), innovative teaware, pretty teaware, integration of knowledge, gadgets, dark chocolates, superheroes and supervillains, Steven Moffat, fairytales, fables & folktales, happy endings, socks, make-believe, tabletop games, being productive, pops orchestras, caper films, Disney and Pixar, Foxtrot comics, museums, six degrees of separation, crêpes, bedtime stories, Muppets, cherry starbursts, Miyazaki films, naps, house hippos, people watching, epiphanies, tea parties, red foxes, Sesame Street, public radio, Holmesian Old Time Radio, rubber stamps, plain tart frozen yogurt

Favorite Movies: Aladdin, Antitrust, Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast, The Fountain, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Love Actually, Millions, My Neighbor Totoro, Ocean’s Eleven, The AvengersThe Italian Job, The Lion King, The Prestige, The Princess Bride, Sabrina, Serenity, Spirited Away, Stardust, To Catch a Thief, The Usual Suspects, V for Vendetta

Favorite TV Shows: Alice, Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, The Big Bang TheoryBuffy the Vampire Slayer, CastleDetective Conan, Doctor Who, Firefly, FringeHouse, How I Met Your Mother, One Piece, Scrubs, Sherlock, That ’70s Show, TrickScooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated

Favorite Video Podcasts & Web Shows: communitychannel, Diggnation, Geek & SundryGeekBeat.TVTEDTalks, ThreadBanger, The Totally Rad Show, Vlogbrothers

Favorite Audio Podcasts: The Bugle, The Moth, This American Life, This Week in Science, RadioLab

Favorite Books: A Little Princess, The Bell Jar, Ella Enchanted, His Dark Materials, Howl’s Moving Castle, La Belle et la Bête, I, Robot, Sherlock Holmes, The Kite Runner, The Secret Garden, The Stranger, Tiger Eyes, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Winnie-the-Pooh

Favorite Webcomics: Girls with SlingshotsPhD ComicsQuestionable ContentSinfestxkcd

Favorite Comics: Calvin & Hobbes, Fables, Foxtrot, The Dapper Men, Scott Pilgrim

Favorite Musicals & Plays: A Little Night Music, Assassins, Avenue Q, Company, Inherit the WindInto the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Oliver!, Spring Awakening, Sweeney ToddTwelve Angry Men

Favorite Writers: Max BarryFrances Hodgson BurnettAgatha ChristieCLAMPRoald DahlSir Arthur Conan DoyleEdogawa RampoAlfred HitchcockGail Carson LevineSteven MoffatTamora PierceOgawa YayoiChuck PalahniukDavid SedarisDr. SeussShel SilversteinJoss Whedon