You were a child forgot
lessons of love untaught
now no embrace, can quite replace
the one that never found you
— A Fine Frenzy, “Beacon”

So Who am I and why should you care?

According to my most-recent therapist, I don’t deserve help because I just haven’t tried hard enough and other people have it worse than me.

  • I’m a 30-something trans-woman still trying to find my place in a world that hasn’t yet decided if people have value just for being people.
  • I grew up poor, with emotionally absent/immature parents. Some day my story/autobiography will return in long form.

  • As of January 2016 I’m homeless. This isn’t my first experience homeless though, my family was homeless a couple of times when I was a child.

  • I’m the family black sheep/outcast, the sibling you never mention when people ask about your family.

  • I’m not terribly girly, but honestly would love to learn more about fashion and beauty and explore that long repressed part of me.

  • I’m a general tech nerd/enthusiast. I’ve dabbled in shell scripting, web design and development, graphic design, etc.

  • Most recently I was trying to learn Swift; though this is complicated and largely academic until Apple releases a compiler for iOS since I no longer have a computer.

  • I gravitate towards pretty much all things Apple, currently listing over the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, etc. Waiting for version 2 or 3 of the Apple Watch though.

  • I like to read, watch YouTube and twitch.tv and I write this fairly esoteric tech blog.

  • I’m not a big fan of modern TV but some of the recent shows I’ve enjoyed are: Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Grimm, Doctor Who, Top Gear, NCIS, Halt and Catch Fire, The Expanse.

  • I never finished breaking bad…

  • I hope to move to the Pacific Northwest some day (sooner the better) ideally Seattle, but am open to other areas with good public transit and wonderful overcast climate.

  • I’m a moderate coffee snob; Kalita Wave, gooseneck kettle, burr grinder, and fresh beans = heaven.

  • I have had (new lease is no pets ☹️) a cat, an orange tabby named Aslan, nicknamed P.I.T.A. Accordingly he’s a bit of a jerk (he eats fabric on occasion) but he also lets me swaddle him, so he gets away with it.

  • I’m a decent cook, though I tend to rotate through a handful of simple staple dishes.

  • I was an overweight/fat kid, but got in shape in my twenties, so now I’m deathly terrified of gaining weight again. I tend to think of food more as fuel than as fun/a hobby.

  • I’m a fan of low-carb/keto and paleo style diets/lifestyles, but it’s not set in stone.

  • I want to be useful to people. I want to help others be the best possible person they can be. At the same time, my hopeless romantic days are long gone, and I’ll forever struggle with anxiety and depression.

  • Disneyland will forever hold a special place in my heart, even if the constant price increases have made it impractical to visit these days.

  • I spent a lot of time camping and hiking as a kid, so that passion continues today.

  • running out of things to say…. pictures of coffee and cat here: https://imgur.com/a/SrIEg

As of 2016, this blog is written, edited and maintained entirely on iOS devices.<<