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tranquil dreaming under an Arizona sky.

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I'm Rai:

26 year old female. Quirky & klutzy. Native of the Boston area; resident of Tucson, Arizona. Graduate of the U of A. Continues to be a student of urban development and Latin American history, even though the classes have ended. Anti-car, pro-bicycle. Amateur archival technician and library scientist. Sometimes-doodler. Compulsive knitter. Dedicated recycler. Aspiring gardener. Stringed instrument player (guitar/violin/viola/ukulele/mandolin(?)). Hula Hooper. Language enthusiast. Crafts geek. Contemplative and ditzy both. City girl to the core.
As of fall 2013, math/physics student. Still not sure how that happened, but I dig it.

I like Spanish, iced coffee, furry animals, and warm breezes, and I have an unhealthy obsession with Mexico and the rest of Latin America. When I'm not there, I'm constantly daydreaming about going back. One day, I know I will.

I'm chronically ill with an undiagnosed condition that doctors have been trying (and failing) to identify for more than 4 years, which leaves me frustrated and occasionally devastates me when I let it. This journal tends to generously reflect that, but I try to keep it positive too. I'll get better one day...I think. My life is contradictory in about every way, but I try not to sweat the details. It'll all work out somehow.

If you think we'd get along, feel free to friend me--though please do comment to say hello. I will most likely add you back. My posts are often in English, sometimes in Spanish, and very occasionally in broken versions of other languages. As of Feb. 2013 all new posts are friends-only because I was receiving so many spam comments on new public entries.

¡Hablo español! ¡Háblame! Me encantaría conocerte. :D
Falo português (pelo menos um pouco)! Fala comigo! Gostaria muito de conhecer você. :D
Other languages I know some amount of: French, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Esperanto
Other languages I don't know much of but I'm interested in: ASL, Navajo, Japanese, Nahuatl, Kaqchikel, Danish
If you want to talk to me about languages you'll be my favorite person ever :'D
^_^, aardvarks, acoustic music, all-nighters, alphabets, alternative energy, anime, archives, asking dumb questions, biking, black corn tortillas, blankets, boba, books, boston, brazil, bunnies, caffeine, cafés, calculus, california, cats, central america, chicken buses, cirma, cities at night, ciudad juárez, coffee, colored pencils, crafts, creating, crocheting, curiosity, cuteness, dancing in random locations, danish, ddr, disinfectant, drawing, el voseo, español, esperanto, etymology, farmers markets, fluid sexuality, foreign scripts, free hugs, french, fresh ideas, funky looking languages, gay things, going green, grammar, green tea, guatemala, guinea pigs, guitars, hugging pillows, ice skating, iced coffee, indoor rock climbing, insomnia, japanese, kaqchikel, knitting, la hora chapina, languages, latin, latin america, learning, libraries, long flowy skirts, lychee soda, mandolins, manga, mexican slang, mexico, multilingual instructions, national public radio, navajo, new urbanism, paper cranes, permaculture, personal dance parties, phoenix wright, photovoltaics, physics, pijijes, playing guitar, plazas, poking things, portuguese, prensa libre, pretty dresses, prog rock, public transit, questioning everything, rainbows, random kanji like 熱帯魚, rats, reading, recycling, reggaetón, ridiculously potent coffee, salsa music, san francisco, scarves, science fiction, science friday, sewing, sharing umbrellas, shiny things, shortwave radios, sign languages, silence, skyscrapers, snowflakes, solar energy, spanglish, spanish, star trek, tamales con chile, telenovelas, telescopes, tfk at the regent, the caf crew, the desert southwest, the letter å, tofu, tropicálida, ukuleles, united nations, urban skylines, used bookstores, vegetarian sandwiches, violas, violins, vitamins, watching people, watercolors, wind turbines, words, wradio, xela


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