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I Am Erin Michael.
Published on Nov 18, 2015
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I WAS BORN IN 1984
IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
I GREW UP IN ORANGE COUNTY
WITH THREE YOUNGER SIBLINGS
Santa Ana, to be precise.
I WAS HOME-SCHOOLED
WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY MY EARLY 20'S WERE SO TERRIBLY AWKWARD
That was oh, about half of the kids I went to prom with. I'm the one in the back left, putting my hands in the air like I just don't care. Annnnnnd, that's my sister standing in front of me.
I WENT TO COLLEGE
TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE VIDEO GAMES
But the University of Redlands didn't have the most robust computer science department.
I GRADUATED WITH HONORS
...IN PHOTOGRAPHY, AND A FEW FLASH GAMES UNDER MY BELT.
They're funny here, but those koi were actually a bit terrifying in their frantic attempts to get the little food bits tourists were buying at the Dole Plantation on Oahu.
PHOTOS I'VE TAKEN AND STORED ON MY COMPUTER:
Most of them, really, should be thrown out.
PHOTO SUBJECT BREAKDOWN
And this is why.
I SPENT 3 YEARS ON THE EAST COAST
LEARNING WHAT SEASONS AND PIEROGIES ARE
If you've never had REAL pierogies (not the kind in the freezer section at the grocery store), you haven't lived.
THEN I MOVED TO SEATTLE
AND HAVE SPENT THE LAST 3 YEARS IN THE RAIN.
AND THE SNOW!
AND THE SUN.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, OUR SUMMERS ARE GORGEOUS.
NOW, I WORK WITH THESE CRAZY PEOPLE AT
AND MAKING PRESENTATIONS FUN AT THE SAME TIME.
This is from when we won App of the Year at the 2013 Geekwire Awards!
A FEW MORE RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
(Other than the obvious fact that I have a tattoo on my shoulder.)
I AM INSULIN RESISTANT
EVEN THOUGH I'D LOVE TO BE THE OPPOSITE
Does it stop me from eating sugar? No. Does it make me regret eating sugar? Oh, yes.
Pink Sherbet Photography
I HAVE A CLEFT CHIN
GO AHEAD. MAKE FUN OF IT. SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
I'll give you a hint at what happens: it makes you look desperate for a clever insult.
IS MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!!!
DAVID BOWIE IN LABYRINTH
I CAN JUGGLE CRYSTAL BALLS ALL FANCILY, LIKE
Oh, the things you learn when you're an outgoing but awkward 15 year old working at a Renaissance Faire...
I SPEAK A FEW LANGUAGES
ENGLISH, SPANISH, ARABIC, GERMAN, LEARNING JAPANESE
This photo is from my rural homestay in Jordan, 2006.
THINGS I DO:
Play the piano
Play video games
THINGS I DON'T DO:
All the sports, pretty much
Penicillin, since I'd die
Country music, sorry
Living far from the ocean
I HAVE SERIOUSLY CRAZY DREAMS
BOTH WHEN I'M ASLEEP, AND IN REAL LIFE
mayeesherr. (writing dissertation)
WE'LL SEE HOW MANY COME TRUE.
I HOPE ONE DAY I FIGURE OUT HOW TO FLY, THOUGH.
I do have a recurring dream where Danny DeVito teaches me how to fly, and scolds me for having forgotten upon waking the last 20 times he's taught me.