Hello, IFIXIT crew and the world! Please call me Mem. Its very nice to meet you all. I am just starting out right now in the shipping/inventory field of IFIXIT, and I am just so excited to be chosen to be part of the team! I hope to be here awhile, so I plan on working hard and learning well to be an efficient part of my team.
I get a lot of compliments on the blue hair, and I have to admit, it was hard in the beginning. To be completely honest with everyone, I had only dyed it red, then tried pink on a whim. Unfortunately, I lost a bet at the time. If I lost, I would have to dye my hair blue. The first day, needless to say, was a disaster. I was embarrassed by all the stares. As time went on, though, I realized in order to do something so drastic, you not only need to have confidence, but it must be confidence from within. Over time, the blue hair helped me gain a inner strength I never knew I had. Now I proudly rock it!
I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California, and I can't think of another place I would rather be. Currently I live with my husband, Sean Rogers, and our two cats, Twisp and our new kitty, Chrono. Sean is currently going to Cal Poly to enter the Microbiology field. When we have down time, it is usually spent with friends, being nerds of epic proportions. In fact, one of our favorite things to do is quote (movies, TV, etc) back and forth with each other. Most of what we quote is from South Park and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
I feel very lucky to be where I am today. Living with the love of my life, having the friends that I do, and experiencing a new opportunity to be a part of something so wonderful.
I love Japanese culture. Not just the anime and manga parts of it, but the culture itself. The foods, tea ceremonies, and history. In fact, my wedding dress design is part kimono!
I walk everywhere, and love biking. I feel we are lucky San Luis Obispo is great for both. I also like swimming when the weather permits.
I am currently writing a fantasy novel, and have been writing it for some time. I also like to draw, and I like knitting. I am not as experienced at knitting as I would like to be, but I love knitting scarves out of alpaca yarn. It's very soft and colorful.
Also, I am a gamer. I have tons of consoles, and have been collecting since I was ten. Right now, my favorite is my PS3. My favorite games are Parasite Eve, Last of Us, Silent Hill 2, Rule of Rose, and Chrono Cross, and DDR to name a few. I am also a huge movie nerd. My favorites are The Fall, The Neverending Story, Hot Fuzz, Emperors New Groove, and every movie Miyazaki has made.
Last but not least, I'm heavily into music. If you see me walking around town, I am always wearing headphones of some kind. It's hard to narrow down my favorite bands. I worked in a record store, and I heard so much good music of so many different genres. I really like music you can dance to. My all time favorites include Keane, Genesis, and Hanson. Sometimes when I really like a song I can put it on repeat for hours, sometimes days! Some examples are my two favorite songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0QbF12P... Keane- Call Me What You Like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75L7L6za... The pharcyde- Runnin (Philippians Remix)
If you feel like it, come up and say hello! I always like to meet new people and be introduced to new things, or meet people with a shared interest. We can play a game of Fluxx together (if you have never tried it, I highly recommend it!) or talk about just about anything.