um, if the pretentiousness of that "I am a" statement doesn't do it, let me say: i'm a grad student and an east coast (that would be anywhere top-to-bottom east of the Mississippi River) girl to the bone, trapped but having a good time in the abyss of Bay Area California. learning, teaching, speaking, reading, writing, drinking, thinking, and music. much much music. dave chappelle, richard pryor and mitch hedburg. i think i'm into Tar, Waxpoetics, Stop Smiling and Fader much more than Vogue (though the Black Barbie issue was genius). kinda missing Jane right about now. and the 90s.