Who I Am

I am angry in a fun way! LA makes you that way after 6.5 years of residency.

I’m an ice cream connoisseur. It takes me about 6 attempts to spell connoisseur correctly.

I like to travel, although I’ve been fairly stuck in California over the past few years. At least it’s an alright place to be stuck.

I read. Lots. Too much.

I have a kitten who’s a bit of a pain in the ass. She has an awesome black goatee marking.

I’m moving to Austin, TX in August to get my masters in Information Studies (aka 21st century librarianship). I expect to gain at least 15 pounds from bbq consumption. I will have an affected Texan accent within 3 weeks of living there. I’m already working on inserting “y’all” in my day to day conversation.

That is all.

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24 Responses to “Who I Am”

  1. Danie at Pasadya April 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Ack! I’m from Texas! Hope you like it. 🙂

    • ohdizzle April 27, 2012 at 1:24 am #

      I hope so too! I’m sure there’ll be a lot of Texas focused posting as I get closer to moving. Thanks for checking out my blog!

  2. Vikk Simmons June 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Funny. My friend moved from LA after about six years saying the same thing. I can’t spell that word right away either. I like to travel but am stuck in Texas. I read and my mom has psycho kitty who I often called PITA. I won’t be moving any time soon, so y’all come on down, y’here?

  3. Naomi July 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Hey – a fellow librarian! I just finished my MLIS from UW – Milwaukee this past December. It was alot of hard work, but definitely worth it. Best of luck to you!

    • ohdizzle July 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks for the well wishes!

  4. sarah kim July 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    I gained 15 lbs from a 1 year master’s program …

    Good luck!

    • ohdizzle July 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Nooooooooooooooooooooooo. I’m kind of terrified of that. Hopefully I’ll muddle my way through without too much extra weight!

  5. Valerie {all mussed up} July 18, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    What fun to find your space today via Freshly Pressed, congratulations! Here’s to reading and drawls and kittens.

    • ohdizzle July 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  6. Jamie July 18, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Austin is perfect! 🙂 I’m from Orange County, but moved 4 years ago and haven’t looked back. Salt Lick BBQ might be the greatest thing on the planet. Good luck with the move!

    • ohdizzle July 18, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      Thank you! I’m so ready for bbq…my waistline may not be prepared though. 😉

  7. snarkyquilter July 18, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I enjoyed reading your non fiction book selections and then wandered over to your about you section. My heart sank when I read you’re going for an MLS. I guess you’re committed now, but let me urge you to focus on either the technology or archive aspects of that field. Those are about the only areas in demand. I know way too many newly minted MLS grads struggling to find even substitute work as they work coffee bars and contemplate their student loans.

    • ohdizzle July 18, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Hi! Thanks for the advice. I’m actually heading towards digital archiving, as I’m not particularly interested in traditional librarianship. Hopefully that’ll make me a slightly more in demand job candidate…though it is pretty scary out there! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  8. funnyphuppo July 19, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    No one can be angrier than New Yorkers. Good luck on your move.

    • ohdizzle July 20, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Ha, maybe true…though I’d say the people driving through Beverly Hills during their morning commute could give New Yorkers a run for their money.

  9. writeaway18 July 19, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    Welcome to Austin! I am a transplanted San Franciscan. I occasionally miss California — the smell of water, the lack of feeling like I am being slow-roasted in a convection oven. But all in all, I am happy to be here. Austin has a lot going on, the people are friendly, and anything you want to do here is absolutely possible.

    • ohdizzle July 20, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      Thank you for the comment! I’m nervous about heading out to Texas, but I keep hearing all these wonderful things about Austin, so I’m sure I’ll like it. The heat does terrify me a bit though! I guess I’ll just have to get used to it…and drink lots of cold beer. That’ll help, I’m sure.

  10. ardent and awkward in austin July 20, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I just moved to Austin as well, and have not been here very long, but I love it so far! I happened upon your blog through your non-fiction picks post. Great stuff! Best wishes on your new adventures!

    • ohdizzle July 20, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear you love it. I’m nervous about uprooting my life, but I think Austin will be a great place to start fresh. 🙂

  11. Stephanie (@ST_vivalavida) August 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi…I stumbled across your blog through Pink of Perfection. Welcome to Texas! I hope it’s hot enough for you! 🙂 I live in San Antonio and actually visited Austin for the first time ever just a few months ago! Good luck with your degree!

  12. Elena December 13, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    haha! true about LA : ))

  13. Kas-a-fras December 17, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    I have really enjoyed your blog, so I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The rules are at http://www.livesimplykmm.wordpress.com
    Congrats!

  14. fabliss April 18, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Love your blog! Excited to follow your food adventures in Texas!!!

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