I'm half African American, and half Italian. I'm more Italian in manner though. I was born on the East Coast, and tend to have - and appreciate - that straight forward manner. My mom's a New Jersey Italian if that tells you anything...
I'm a gamer geek in many senses of the term. I grew up playing D&D, but I got tired of all the die rolling and not enough actual role playing. I've since joined a group of like-minded folk and game on occasion. I am a fan of video games. I own a PS2, Wii, original XBox, 360, an original playstation, and a DS (I know this is repetitive).
I don't think that there's anything wrong with spending an entire day in your pj's playing a good RPG. As long as that's not a regular event, and time is taken to eat and bathe.
Don't get me wrong, the forests make me smile, and the ocean feeds my soul. I want a huge garden I can eat out of all summer, and maybe some chickens some fine day. But I don't tend get out into those environments without company.
I want to learn how to snowboard, dance (tango, salsa, anything else that strikes my fancy), do Chen style tai chi, play piano, speak Spanish, etc. But money and time have been lacking.
I may not know what I want to be when (and if) I grow up, but I do know that honesty is really really really important to me. If you want to get to know me, ask questions. If you want to get into my pants, don't act like you want to get to know me. I also know that some day I would like a family, kids, yard, dog... all that domestic shit.
Full disclosure: I suffer from depression and anxiety, and sometimes I need to be handled with kid gloves. This being said; I'm learning to communicate my needs to those around me so that no one has to guess, or constantly walk on egg shells. I'm also working on managing both the anxiety and depression.
Now, I'm officially withdrawn from school, working, trying to take care of myself through diet and such, and working on being more active. I have 3 jobs: full time as front office at a counseling center (Tuesday through Saturday), taking care of some techies once a week by stocking their food, office supplies, etc (Mondays), and occasionally helping an acupuncturist out with office stuff.
In my non-working hours, I often veg on something video related.
My all-time movie favorites are: The Fifth Element, and The Princess Bride. Love Mel Brooks movies, Monty Python Movies, and a lot of the Pixar movies (I really loved Mosters Inc.). I will not watch horror unless it's hilariously bad, I get nightmares too easily.
Shows? Depends on my mood: Dexter, NCIS, Say Yes to the Dress (I know, I AM a girl), The Voice, Family Guy, Nashville, Empire, Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, Game of Thrones, Elementary, Criminal Minds, Avatar: the last airbender, Legend of Korra, Invader Zim, Heroes, etc.
I like just about any kind of music except country, whiny "punk", most 80's music (especially the ass-rock), angry rap, and an over-abundance of oldies and hippy music. Muse, Rihanna, Pink, Sara Bareilles, and Amy Winehouse have been played a lot recently, but that changes often.
I love food, food is love in Italian culture after all. Though, I am a little picky, I'll try almost anything once. Not a fan of super fishey sea foods, mushrooms, raw tomato, broccoli or cauliflower, mustard, and gooey eggs. I LOVE potatoes and cheese! I love Italian food (go figure), I have a crazy sweet tooth, and am a huge fan of yellow curry.
I'm currently on the FODMAP diet, which is very restricted. I won't go into the huge list of things I can't eat, you can google it if you want to. It has been helping me not feel like poop every time I eat. On top of the restricted diet my body doesn't like sugar, gluten, and corn, so I have had to cut those out too. I know this may sound like torture to many Northwest people, but I can't do beer, not even gluten-free beer.
3. my smart phone
4. hot showers
5. comfy, cozy, fuzzy things
6. supportive friends and family (namely my sister)
Not in any particular order.
I tend to be a bit of a home-body, but I do like to get out an socilize.
Note: I will not reply if you only say "hi" a little more effort is required.