Amanda McGuire Rzicznek

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Industry Education
Occupation Composition Instructor
Location BG, Ohio, United States
Introduction Skeptic, Composition Instructor, Writer, Reader, Connotation Press Food and Wine Editor, Doggie-Mama, Wannabe Techie, Cook, Locavore & Daydreamer. Queen of Typos.
Interests Literature, Visual Art, Music, Basically all of Pop Culture, Pedagogy, The Environment, Food, Fitness, Gardening (even though I can't keep any plant alive), and Architecture.
Favorite Movies The Royal Tenenbaums, Donnie Darko, Lord of the Rings (all 3), Star Wars (only Episodes 4, 5, & 6), Pretty In Pink, Sideways, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, Cold Mountain, 10 Things I Hate About You, Stand By Me, Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bewitched, The Godfather, Pride & Predjuice (BBC Version), Bridget Jones' Diary, 16 Candles, The Hours, Sense and Sensibility, Clueless, and The Departed.
Favorite Music Aimee Mann, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Wilco, Ryan Adams, JT, Beck, The Beatles, Beth Orton, Bjork, Daft Punk, Dixie Chicks, Elliot Smith, Gillian Welch, Grandaddy, Nirvana, The Beastie Boys, Harrod & Funck, Hem, The High Llamas, Carole King, The Jayhawks, Tim Easton, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Kasey Chambers, Le Tigre, Liz Phair, Loose Fur, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams, Madonna, The Magnetic Fields, Mary Lou Lord, Miles Davis, Mirah, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Old 97s, OutKast, Paul Simon, Pixies, R.E.M., Pullman, Richard Buckner, Sonic Youth, that dog, Tori Amos, The Ventures, Veruca Salt, Ween, and Whiskeytown--just to name a few...
Favorite Books The Glass Castle, Any Jane Austen, Bastard out of Carolina, Lately, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Short Stories: Girl in the Flammable Skirt, How I Live Now, Blankets, Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions, Any Emily Dickinson, BirdGirl Handbook, Neck of the World, US Weekly, Cabinet, Cloud Tablets, AdBusters, Blueprint, Dwell.