25 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Hi, my name is Ali (short for Alessandra). I'm complex and human. And a pretty cool lady.

I have a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in acting. I volunteered with President Obama's grassroots team in 2012, then interned with Senator Jeff Merkley at his Portland office. I'll probably go to grad school some time in the next few years, but for now I'm content with working hard and resting hard.

INFJ, though that's a small I. I'm basically an ambivert. I don't know why my personality tab says I'm not friendly. I only decapitate 80% of the people I meet.

FYI, my "profile photos" album contains my most recent pictures of myself, while my "more photos" album contains ones I like that aren't as recent.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working full-time at the CityTarget downtown as a team lead on the sales floor.

I also recently deleted over 1500 answers to questions on here, so I could create a more accurate portrait of who I am now, as opposed to who I was, like, two or more years ago.
I’m really good at
-making people laugh
-being honest when prompted
-making people (whom I like) feel loved and appreciated
-getting along with cats
-smart fashion choices (though I'm sometimes too lazy to make them for myself)
-teaching people how to do things
-making music playlists
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm funny - at least, in person. People tend to start laughing within five minutes of meeting me. That's not to say that I'm some kind of class clown (well, not always!), I just like to make people smile and laugh. Also I have a very unique personality, and I always try to stay true to myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books:
Red Rising series
A Song of Ice and Fire series (though I found A Dance of Dragons to be a bit boring)
Hunger Games trilogy, Divergent trilogy, Harry Potter series, Anything by Tennessee Williams
As You Like It and Richard III by William Shakespeare (Basically most Shakespearean plays, though I'm not a fan of R&J or Comedy of Errors.)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Lucas by Kevin Brooks

Favorite movies:
Hunger Games, The Fall, Howl's Moving Castle, Tangled, Good Will Hunting, Moonrise Kingdom, Once, Another Earth, Anastasia, Harry Potter series, Star Wars
Various superhero movies

Favorite TV Shows Um, a lot. I watch a lot of TV.

One Direction, Kitten, Two Door Cinema Club, Marina and the Diamonds, St. Lucia, Charli XCX, The Naked and Famous, OK Go, Jinja Safari, The Colourist, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, Spoon, Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, The National, Jimmy Eat World, Vampire Weekend, Lorde,
lots of people/bands who don't make top tier,
and lots of excellent older bands that I inherited from my parents.

Salad with thousand island dressing, burgers, cheesecake, fajitas, key lime pie, fruit, chocolate, breakfast food, American Chinese food, indian food, thai food, bread, etc
The six things I could never do without
Water, Shelter, Food, Friends, Family, hope.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
cats, what I want to do for the rest of my life, how to be social like a normal human of my age (including, but not limited to, Remedial Starting a Romantic Relationship which I seemed to have skipped or slept through in high school), clever things to say to people that I often forget to say, song lyrics that I think are cool but I tend to forget to write them down
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't really have a typical Friday night. It could range anywhere from sitting at home alone watching TV, reading a book, or playing video games, going to a movie with a friend, seeing a concert, working late, or endless other possibilities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I often browse Craigslist's missed connections, hoping that someone's missing me.

When I was a little girl, I actually believed I might secretly be a Sailor Scout and repeatedly attempted to transform into my Sailor Scout uniform (I thought I was "Sailor Planet X.")

I'm willing to admit anything. I only keep secrets when It's improper not to.
You should message me if
you want to. I can't guarantee I'll respond. I'll read your message, and I'll look at your profile. And if I think I might click with you, I'll respond. And if I don't respond, it's nothing about you, or how you look, or what you say. It's that intangible "something" that everyone looks for in someone else. It's just a matter of finding it in each other. I hope that's you as much as you might hope it's me. Give it a shot.