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My name is Ambra Nykol and I am a not-quite-thirty-year-old living in Seattle, Washington -- land of Starbucks, Microsoft, grunge, people who wear Teva sandals to black tie weddings, white people, and my two personal enemies: apathy and passive aggression. You should come visit. It really is beautiful here. I started this website when I was twenty-one with lots of lofty ideas, superfluous time (and income) and a lot of parenthetical expressions. I no longer have superfluous time (thanks to a toddler) or income (thanks to mortgages and my penchant for overpriced jeans). I will however, forever remain a lifelong fan of the parentheses.
I started writing after I dropped out of my very prestigious college and abandoned my plans to become an attorney. My blog was a means of expression and self-discovery which oddly found its way to politics. Now I write about life, worldview, social commentary and sometimes that includes politics.
After college and a few years of climbing the corporate ladder, I landed in the most unlikely of professions - I became a College Recruiter for top fortune 500 companies. That's right. The girl with no degree flew all around the country, to the top colleges and universities, to sell students on Corporate America. There truly are few things more gratifying for a college dropout such as myself than giving business case presentations to Harvard MBA students.
This blog has led to all kinds of intriguing opportunities such as radio interviews, op-eds, columns, magazine features, guest speaking, book inquiries, and even an appearance on the now defunct Tyra Banks Show (and yes, I was fierce). I find all of it totally hilarious considering I started this website because I was too lazy to write in a journal.
I'm happily married to a man who insists on putting ketchup on his tacos and washing sippy cups with filtered water. Nevertheless, he's my best friend and together we plan on taking over the world one less apathetic person at a time. In 2009, we welcomed our first son who pretty much rocks.
The rest of me can be found in my memoir. (If you're a literary agent or an editor, call me.)
For kicks (and to manage my randomness) I discuss my daily life, thoughts, and musings in less than 140 characters on Twitter.
Likes, Loves and Obsessions:
I love Jello, cilantro, Bill Cosby, Kix and eating cereal without milk.
I have an affinity for used bookstores, black & white photography, Bill Cosby, raggedy Bibles, dogs with hot breath, Macs, Tracy Reese, crepes, Steve Jobs, Pixar, retro t-shirts, Chick-fil-A, cello, bacon, white space, over-priced jeans that sound like hippie non-profit organizations, shopping for things I don't need, Bill Cosby, bananas foster, guitars, Crate & Barrel's packaging, Whole Foods, lip gloss, Nutella, reading the first 3 chapters of books and then losing them, The Cosby Show, peach cobbler, parenthetical expressions, and television shows that are beyond their expiration date (and Bill Cosby). I do sudoku in pen. I think meat is one of God's gifts to mankind. Eat of it daily and you will be blessed :-)
Photography - Grace Kim, GH Kim Photography