Likes and dislikes

These are, in no particular order, some things about which Chandra had strong opinions.

Things Chandra liked

Things Chandra disliked

  • Drag queens
  • Hallowe’en and Thanksgiving
  • Grey, drizzly weather
  • Doing edited volumes
  • London City Airport
  • Sending text and email replies consisting solely of “Ha”
  • Evidence-based insight
  • Bullshit bingo
  • Vodka martinis made with Cîroc or Grey Goose
  • Other cocktails, especially a Bloody Mary or Cosmopolitan
  • The champagne bar at St. Pancras Station
  • Brunch
  • Lamb
  • St. JOHN restaurant, for nose-to-tail pork dishes
  • The Ginger Pig
  • The Bistrotheque
  • Dosas
  • Fizzy water
  • Phở and Sichuan hot pot
  • Magnetic spice tins
  • Mentoring graduate students and junior scholars
  • Reykjavik
  • Björk
  • Bette Davis
  • Dark red and purple lipstick from MAC
  • The Tate Modern
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars
  • That time Kimberly blew up Melrose Place
  • Grandpa Simpson
  • Eurovision
  • Jane Siberry
  • John Lewis
  • Liberty London
  • Borough Market
  • After coming back from a trip, using her washy-spinny while waiting for Ocado
  • Shiny silver shoes and wallets
  • Her Elmo handbag
  • Outrageously tiny handbags, including one that looked like a Chinese take-away container
  • Menthol-flavoured, coloured Vogue cigarettes
  • Cable car journeys to nowhere
  • Finding bars that no other ISA conference participants knew of
  • Rowdy football fans
  • Christmas
  • Hot, sunny days
  • Doing edited volumes
  • Heathrow
  • Text messages and emails signed off with an X
  • Self-involved theorization
  • Nonsense
  • Vodka martinis made with Absolut
  • Eggs
  • Stealth cheese
  • Sweets
  • Getting chili in her eye while cooking
  • Rodents
  • Dogs
  • Mould
  • Pollen and nature in general
  • Stuffy rooms
  • Uber
  • Nars and narettes
  • Denim skirts
  • Sycophancy
  • War criminals
  • Bianca Jagger
  • Ridiculously bureaucratic university procedures
  • Israeli airport security
  • Not keeping to deadlines

To suggest additions to this list, please drop us a line at LaChandra.org@gmail.com.