BA/Psych, Minor/Creative Writing, MA/Autism
8th grade ELA teacher
Bands/Musicians: Violent Femmes, Everclear, David and the Citizens, Peter Murphy, The Notwist, The Dead Milkmen, Gin Blossoms, Blur, The Boxer Rebellion, Pulley, Danzig, New Order, Pink Floyd, Placebo, The Raveonettes, The Shins, Soul Coughing, Stereolab, VNV Nation, Flowing Tears, Yuck
The Queens: Suzanne Vega, Nico, Annie Lennox, Patti Smith, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Dolores O’Riordan, Ann & Nancy Wilson, Alison Mosshart, Chrissie Hynde, Sinead O’Connor
Movies: Spider Baby, House on Haunted Hill (1959), Daisies, May, Jug Face, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Drop Dead Fred, The Neverending Story 1 & 2, The Similars, The Fall, Lo, Legend, Dark Crystal, Empire Records, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Possession (1981), Synecdoche NY, Madhouse, Heavenly Creatures, Carnival of Souls, Hardware, all Hellraiser, Alfred Hitchcock, Jordan Peele, Mel Brooks, Christopher Guest, Wes Anderson, and James Wan
Television: all Williams Street, true crime, classic MTV/MTV2 programming, anything w/David Mitchell & Robert Webb, 6ft Under, Will & Grace, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, The Simpsons, Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica (2004), Becker, Friends, Frasier, Married With Children, It’s Always Sunny…, South Park, Those Who Can’t, David the Gnome, The Twilight Zone (and all in same vein), Flight of the Conchords, My So-Called Life, marine/nature documentaries, sketch comedy (KITH!), all Seth MacFarlane (and his face)
Artists: Egon Schiele, Luis Royo, Marianne Stokes, Oswaldo Guayasamin, David Ho, Gregory Crewdson, Raffi Cavoukian, John William Waterhouse, Don Hertzfeldt, Sarah Moon, Salvadore Dali, HR Giger, Vincent Van Gogh, Ralph Steadman, Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Dorothea Tanning, Fred Rogers, Henri Matisse, Hieronymus Bosch, Parke Harrison, Alex Grey, Luke Chueh, Jim Henson, Christian Schloe, Peter Nevins, Federico Beltrán-Masses, AJ Frena, Sonja Barbaric, Remedios Varo
Food: jelly toast, soup, cheese, stuffed shells, black olives, all squashes
Miscellaneous Loves: rocks, the possibility of ghosts, psychology, psychedelics, moths
I hate magic and birds.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting screenshots of The Simpsons, maintaining my writing blog, restoring furniture, catching up on important films/tv of the past, playing with my animals, photographing famous graves, and constructing terrarium hellscapes of my lucid dreams.