About This Lady : Hannah

Contributor-Photo-Hannah-Nobbe Hannah Nobbe : Self-proclaimed Riot Grrl with an affinity for lipstick, spaghetti, and all things velvet

What’s your weirdest, useless skill?

I’ve never lost a game of Oregon Trail. I might be the last person left in my family and dying of Dysentery but I will sure as hell make it to Oregon.

What was your favorite BuzzFeed list in the last 3 months?

21 Things You’ll Just Get If You Only Wear Black”, my wardrobe has a lot of black and I have definitely heard many of the things listed in this article.

What is your go-to mid-night snack/comfort food?

I really love those frozen hash brown patties that look like the ones from McDonalds. I ate seven in one night last February on my best friend’s birthday.

What was your favorite book as a tween?

I really loved the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Her books helped me get through my cross country move from Missouri to Texas and all the aches and pains of growing up as a girl.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Miles Teller, I’ve always had a thing for guys who can play drums.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people finish a roll of toilet paper and can’t put a new roll back on the toilet paper holder in the bathroom. It takes two seconds to change it!

What is your biggest irrational (or rational) fear?

I’m not afraid of heights but falling from high places.

What was your favorite high school extracurricular?

Theater because that’s all I did besides thrift shop with my best friend, Megan.

Who is your femme crush & why?

Chloe Sevigny, I have always loved her style and I am so jealous of all the cool stuff she has done. I would kill to be a model for anything Kim Gordon creates.

Tell us something you’re looking forward to in the next year?

I’m very excited for festival season and spending my first full summer in Illinois since the 90s.

What is your favorite concert you have ever attended?

I saw Death Grips this summer after scoring a ticket off some guy on Twitter. Seeing FIDLAR with WAVVES was pretty awesome as well. Ironically, both of these shows took place at the same venue but on different floors.

Describe your perfect date?

Lots of spaghetti and thrifting ending with a kiss on the top of a Ferris wheel but only if the Ferris wheel is a vintage two-seater.

What was the worst date you’ve ever been on?

One night after going out with my friends, I was going to meet up with this guy. When I meet up with him, he’s substantially shorter than me which is a very uncommon for myself as I am only five foot. On the way to the restaurant, part of his tooth filling falls out and he stops to look for the piece of his tooth. He spends about 10 minutes looking for his tooth while a family of raccoons scavenges in a nearby dumpster. I’m not sure what he was going to do if he found the tooth but he eventually gives up and we continue walking. While we’re walking, he keeps making weird whistling, Hannibal Lectur-esque noises because the new space in his mouth is bothering him. We end up not getting food and he walks me home because I am no longer interested. After dropping me off, he quadruple texts me about what a great time he had. I’m not sure what date he went on that night because it certainly wasn’t fun.

What is your dream job?

I would love to write for a magazine or be an art curator.

When was a time you felt most complete?

One night after going out, my friends and I decided to treat ourselves to the greasy paradise of the on-campus diner, Merry-Ann’s. During our drunken feast, I looked around at my friends gathered around the table and realized how happy and loved they make me feel. I felt like I was celebrated for who I am, not tolerated like I had sometimes felt with my high school friends because they considered themselves friends with my ex-boyfriend first and didn’t appreciate the effort I had put into the friendships with each of them. I was so happy to have found people like me who like me.

What was the last mind-blowing fact you learned or realized that shifted your worldview?

The Civil Rights Act is younger than my dad.