About Elizabeth

Born in Little Portugal, raised in Alum Rock, adulting in Downtown San Jose.

Q: Who are you?

A: Elizabeth Avila Barcelos, sometimes called Liz.

Q: What are you?

A: An insufferable know-it-all and a fan of slant rhymes. Portuguese-American. Millennial in her 30s. Former gifted and talented student. Aries sun/Scorpio moon/Aquarius rising, which I’m told means that I’m hotblooded, intensely emotional, and (italics used to indicate an appropriate amount of irony) not like other girls.

Q: Where are you?

A: Born and raised in San Jose, California. (Okay, I was actually born just across the border in Santa Clara, but close enough.) When I’m off the clock, I’m most likely to be found at a coffee shop in DTSJ or on the sideline of a quidditch pitch.

Nah, let’s be real: I spend way more time on my couch hunched over my laptop or cuddling with my husband while we watch Jeopardy/The Great British Bake Off/insert wholesome show here.

Q: When are you?

A: Obnoxiously early for everything, because I hate wasting other people’s time.

Q: Why are you blogging?

A: I like having my personal corner of the internet. Welcome. Sometimes I get paid to write things. Sometimes I write things for myself. This is where most of the latter lives, though sometimes I shamelessly plug the former here, too.