Crystal Sykes grew up happily in the suburbs of Stockton, CA playing with the children (and lizards) the outdoors had to offer. When she was eleven, her mother allowed her to keep the family computer in her room. What grew was a trail of bitterness, sassymouthing, and deliberate solitude only the internet can forge (AOL chat). She considers it to be the best decision her mother ever made.

You can find her at a bar in SF, talking to her plants or not updating her whiskey blog (

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