about – late 2006

[written 08/01/06]
[me]

hi, i’m andrea hull. a moody, vegetarian, polyglot, pisces, 29 year old, middle child, introvert, 5’3” fiber-crazy bibliophile.

i just graduated from ucla’s department of information studies with my very own mlis and am currently the deputy administrator at the newly-born california rare book school. after aug. 31st, i will officially be unemployed and i have no plans to get a job for a bit, if i can help it. i’ve been in l.a. for six years this summer and plan to leave it sometime between oct 1st and nov 1st this year, a fact which scares/saddens/excites/overwhelms me on a pretty regular basis.

you’ll most often find me home sweet home! that’s a teeny apartment in koreatown with a loud street just outside my windows, bad pipes, and faulty electricity, but i love it. home is also sometimes maryland, just a few miles from the potomac river.

i love to read, eat carbs and grease, shower, play with my cats, dress up, go to sleep, play with little kids, make stuff, laugh, and make others laugh. i’m not very good at knowing when to leave or stop, expressing myself beyond simplicities and pat/practiced resposes, reading non-fiction, keeping to to-do lists, keeping in touch, or keeping my temper. i’m a pretty agressive driver, i’m afraid ~ all my repressed anger just bubbles up and i start cussing and feeling really competitive, so it’s a good thing i sold my car in july. it’s all about the bus now, in sickness and in health, etc etc.

this past year has been a ginormous kick in the pants and i’m still trying to just survive it as gracefully as i can, with the least amount of lasting damage to myself and others as possible. wish me luck, and good luck to you as well.

a great philosophy: “first, do no harm.”

mini-colophon(ish):

[* now i use the excellent textpattern, but before i tried ‘rolling my own’, and did pretty nicely if i may say so myself, using some basic php to access mysql databases, atomz, for free searching, and for commenting, first i tried symbio (commenting cgi script – it’s great and open source!) but it was a little overkill for me, so i set up dotcomments, which worked fine and needs no sql databases or weird cgi-stuff, i.e. it’s very easy (and fully customizable)]

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