are you there god? it's me, maven.

I'm kind of a professor, I'm kind of a grad student, and I'm kind of a professional classical singer. If I ever finish my doctorate, I can knock "grad student" off that list, and if I ever get a long term job, perhaps I'll stop feeling like a pretend professor. I'll probably never make my entire living from being a singer--though for some stretches in life it was actually my only job--and you know what, I'm totally okay with that. When I read audition listings these days, it makes me want to barf, and if that's not a sign I don't know what is.

I like to read, write, hike, thrift-shop, and cook. I can live excellently well on almost no money (though I have to admit that is getting a little old). I have started running, if you can call the plodding thing I do "running." I meditate every day, for a few minutes at least, and I am convinced I can influence my health this way. I am always on the verge of being late.

This diary is locked; email me if you want to read it. I'm over at now. If I'm not there, you can probably find me at Goodwill.

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My favorite music:

Neko Case
comments: Komeda, Dungen, Postal Service, Ella Fitzgerald, Mos Def, Outkast, Verve Remixed
Big Star
comments: Andrew Bird, Dolly Parton's bluegrass, Brahms, old Bonnie Raitt, the Roots, Bach
Nina Simone
comments: Joe Henry, American Music Club, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, Kings of Convenience.
Jeff Buckley
comments: Jayhawks, Wilco, Blackstar, Jill Scott, Jolie Holland, old Bowie, Final Fantasy.
comments: Bjork Bjork Bjork, Calexico, Rilo Kiley, the Arcade Fire, The Sights, Cat Power, Ed Harcourt, blah blabbity blaaaah. I heart music and listen to new stuff all the time and could change this list every week.

My favorite movies:

Raising Arizona
comments: And others of that ilk. I am not highbrow when it comes to movies.
comments: Cold Comfort Farm, Moonstruck
Before Sunset
You Can Count on Me
Wet Hot American Summer

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Some favorite books:
comments: Mating, Mortals, The Once and Future King, Middlemarch, His Dark Materials, Possession, Lucky Jim, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
A.S. Byatt
comments: Peter Carey, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander (I do enjoy the nostalgia reading)
Norman Rush
Philip Pullman
Louise Erdrich

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