About Me

 

If you hang out here for any length of time, you’re going to encounter all sorts of miscellany. I’m a poet and a writer, and I enjoy keeping up a steady writing discipline in this personal blog, so thank you for checking in and being a part of it.

You might be wondering: Why “That Asian-Looking Chick”? I’m an American of Japanese and English ethnicity, 50-50. A random guy once referred to me as “that Asian-looking chick” when pointing me out to his friends, and I overheard him. And saw him. He actually pointed at me. Being 20 and more easily amused than offended, I thought it was hilarious. Thanks for the inspiration, Random Guy!

I was born in San Francisco, raised in San Jose, and left California at age 18, in 1987. I landed in Arizona four years later after kicking around on other continents, mostly doing military stuff in Europe and Southwest Asia.

More in the way of personal generalities: “Crazy plant lady” (a reputation I brought upon myself); minimalism (a life effort); working out (a part of my therapy); helping animals (my passion cause). I’m also known for my addiction to water and early mornings, my fascination with haunted hotels, and my penchant for paper planners, paper books, paper everything. I love reading the works of poets, literary authors, and writers of horror, mystery, crime dramas, and thrillers. Do not get me started on The Secret, the plight of animals in the wild, or Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

I’m married to a French artist who designs motorcycles, amusement parks, and themed attractions. He goes by the irrational nickname “Callaghan” in some places, including in this blog. I moved with him to France in 2011, then moved back to Tempe in 2013, where we live with our cat and our Sonoran desert tortoise.

I’ll leave it at that, I guess. I upload new posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the later part of the day (MST).

~Kristi Garboushian

 

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