Disclaimer: Michelle had a particularly difficult time getting this bio in to our editors. Here’s what she came up with:
It’s not that I hate writing. I actually like words, but I don’t like the writing process or a timed writing process or the I-must-stare-at-this-blank-screen process. My lack of love for writing stems from the fact that I would rather be outside climbing a tree than describing what the bark felt like as it dug into my skin on my slow descent to the ground. My passions don’t involve word sorcery or getting turned on by semicolons. I give zero shits about the Oxford Comma.
7 Things That Make My Heart Beat
Travel: I have always been a fan of leaving the safety of any shore to explore new places and to push my own personal boundaries. This stems from a majority of my family not wanting to leave the country. Sometimes you have to be the one who brings home cool gifts and stories from distant places. From a young age, I wanted to find a Delorean or the Millennium Falcon and zip around the galaxy and/or mess with the Space Time Continuum. To date, I have traveled and worked abroad in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Big fan of Asia.
Spicy food: Chances are that if it involves chopsticks and chili, I will like it. I grew up in a predominantly Asian city. I was usually surrounded by Asian cuisine. Noodles are as much a comfort to me as a plate of Tamales. I am never going to turn down Menudo or whatever animal innards that I haven’t tried yet. I like to travel and taste the popular dishes of where I go and enjoy it with people I care about.
My ideal weekend involves brunch, a gym session with an accountability buddy, and then a dinner party with people who enjoy the same 80’s pop-culture references I do.
Cleanliness in shared spaces: If it’s sticky, it needs to be cleaned. Embrace a sponge and soap, and get your cleaning game on. I like clean spaces and sanitary conditions (blame working in Japan for 4 years). I will make a disapproving face if I have to endure a workspace that looks like a loaf of bread was used as a murder weapon. Say no to crumbs! (Rick is secretly my spirit animal).
Team Spirit: I am never going to say no to a impromptu game of Twister.
Books, cafes, and avocado toast that doesn’t cost $9. I am calling YOU out [Name was removed to protect the establishment].
Volunteering and competing at athletic events. I love the Olympics and watching Ironman races. It’s not about winning; it’s about the struggle to get your lazy ass on a treadmill and into the weight room to get ready for a battle that might only last a minute. You have to love your sport enough and build a relationship with your team and coach before even getting the chance to be on a medal stand. I competed in sports in high school, college (running and swimming), and had the amazing opportunity to compete at the national level in rowing.
That’s it Angela. I am going to cut my wrists if i have to write more. You will literally have to answer all the phone calls to the office if I have to pull 100 more words out of this empty carcass.
Three words that would describe you as a child?
Creative, passionate, defiant
Four favorite albums?
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Sign – Ace of Base
Green and Blue Album – Weezer
Any Coldplay album
The Head and the Heart
If you were to host a dinner party, which 12 fictional characters would you invite to dine with you?
Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John H. Watson, Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones, Walter White from Breaking Bad, Desmond Hume from Lost, Will Hunting from Good Will Hunting, Jordan O’Neill from G.I. Jane, K-2SO from Rouge One, Princess Mononoke, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, Jerry Seinfeld, and Rick Sanchez (Dimension C-137) from Rick and Morty