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’ll leave it at that, I guess. These days, I’m uploading late on Wednesday and Saturday nights.


~Kristi Garboushian


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Does your diet keep you feeling good with Hashimoto’s. I was diagnosed with it last year and I feel just horrible. I do take Levothyroxine. Thyroid med. I was just wondering if it is ok to eat whole wheat pasta, or Dave’s killer bread. I read I should be completely gluten free? I have tried I just can’t do it! Not really sure that I should! I know I should keep it very low but I need whole grains I think? If you have any good advise on Hashimoto’s can you please share.


  2. Hi Sheila, oof, I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling awful with your Hashimoto’s. I wish I had some advice for you, but all I can tell you is that I’m feeling well by just doing what I normally do… I haven’t changed anything in order to help with Hashimoto’s. I’m vegan and I eat a lot of complex carbs…. lots of whole grain pastas and breads (yes, Dave’s Killer bread is great!). The bread that I eat the most, though, is Ezekiel bread. It’s flourless, sprouted grain bread, and it’s delicious. I hope that you start to feel better soon. ❤


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