Mrs. A.

About me

Industry Student
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
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Introduction Weird animals like me. I have had in my bedroom: a bat, a foot long Scolopendromorph centipede (in my pillowcase, no less), a flying squirrel, numerous lizards and lizard tails (the cats had the rest), and hermit crabs. There have been, of course, invited guests, most notably Empress Cixi, my pet turkey (R.I.P.), and my husband. I love, like any good girl: my husband, roses, baths, novels. I hate, again like any good girl: communist apologists, religious hypocrites (I have no problem with nuns and missionaries, and a different kind of problem with the mujahideen), strangers who try to talk to me on the street, men who are not gallant, and, of course, anyone who has ever hurt or been rude to my husband.
Interests My husband, Ballet, Clothes, Savannah cats, Russia, the USSR, Beauty, Words, Philosophy of Language, Chess, Russian gold, the Moscow Art Theatre, North Korea, Hypochondria
Favorite Movies Dr. Strangelove, Burnt by the Sun, Life is Beautiful, Wild at Heart, Valley of the Dolls, James Bond films
Favorite Music Shostakovich's 7th Symphony (the Leningrad Symphony)
Favorite Books Lolita, Pale Fire, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Gulag Archipelago, Vanity Fair, Jude the Obscure, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Man Without Qualities, Doctor Zhivago, Eugene Onegin, Envy, The Master and Margarita, Faust, Richard III, Hamlet, As I Lay Dying, Washington Square, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Moni, Darkness at Noon, Petersburg, Invisible Man, Fathers and Sons, Oblomov, Dead Souls, A Hero of Our Time, The Thaw, Ten Days That Shook the World, To the Finland Station, Naming and Necessity, Speech Acts, Philosophical Investigations, On Certainty, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding