Handle/Nickname: nil8r, nil8r13, BlueMel, dangerous_toyz,
Mel, Mena, the blue-haired freak... among others
Eyes: Hazel or
whatever they feel like
Hair: I alternate between marketing
friendly black, auburn, mahogany, or chestnut with occasional streaks
of anime red, plum, purple, blue, black and whatever else I can sneak past
the suits. I still miss the all blue, of course!
Kids: None. However, I have a cat named
Zelda (combining the literary and gaming reference) who is spoiled, and her
kitten-ness is the closest thing to children that I plan on
Job: Once, I temporarily sold my soul to the
Evil Empire, in order to play games. Actually, I was an Associate Site
Manager for Xbox.com. In past lives, I've been a Beta
Coordinator, QA/Software Test Engineer, Computer "Inside Sales" Girl,
bookstore shiftless lay-about, fast-food extraordinaire, slacker, student, and
I work for the prodigal son of the evil empire (Expedia). In fact, my soul
was revoked the moment I was re-org'd into the marketing department.
Specifically, into the email marketing channel where I handle the
operational aspects and technical implementation. It's actually a great gig,
where I can do left-brained and right-brained activities on any given day.
Major: I'm back on track and enrolled at
Washington State University, finishing my B.S. in Information Systems. In a
dream world, I'd be a music major.
Interests: Computers, gaming,
reading, sleeping, shopping, music, knitting, French and Japanese cultures,
anime, Buffy, Angelina Jolie, camping, cats, drinking, dancing, sex, comics,
spontaneous excursions, sci-fi, cyberpunk, Camelot/Arthurian lore, cooking,
movies... but, not necessarily in that order.
Music: Well, like
most of you who'd be reading this, I have eclectic tastes. Obsessed with--
Depeche Mode, Wolfsheim, Tori Amos. Totally groove to-- a lot of 80's retro,
Garbage, some hip-hop and rap, Cake, INXS, Brandenburg Concertos (#3 being my
favorite), VNV Nation, a number of techno/electronica one-hit wonders, The Cure,
various nostalgic-inducing hair bands, Covenant, Beastie Boys, Apoptygma
Berzerk, Madonna, Green Day, Moonlight Sonata, Velvet Chain, Beborn Beton,
Delerium, "old-skewl gawth", Stained and the other sound-alikes, Sinatra,
Paperboys, Toccata and Fugue in d minor, "You know, that one song?" ... among a
gazillion other things.
Spoken Languages: English (in theory) and
the cobwebs in my head that represent the remnants of French.
Goals: Someday, I want to be eccentric. The key difference between that and
crazy is simply the amount of cold-hard cash you have. I need a lot of money to
furnish the lifestyle my friends and I have grown accustomed to. If I can swing
it, put those vocal cords to use and front a band. After music, computers were
my first love... it was always a toss-up between working for Apple or Microsoft.
I was 9yrs old when I came up with that brilliant plan. Once upon a time, I
wanted to be a fashion designer. Nevermind that I can't draw, there were tools
for that. I just decided that it was a bit too shallow of an industry for me.
Not that the tech industry doesn't feel like Hollywood at times. It's not so
much about your "mad chez-geek skillz" as it is who you know.
Nicks: E-Mail me for it. If I've met you before or had some friend-type
connection you'll probably get it, otherwise it
Anything else you'd like to know?