That profile picture is a much better visual depiction of who I am
than any other photo in my possession. It's a bit blurry, but then
again who isn't?
I'm an American in London. I'm working on a post graduate degree
studying international business and innovation. Much more of a,
'this is our one shot humanity, let's do it right' rather than 'the
bankers will save us with their capitalism.' I'm an optimistic
extrovert who likes heights and spontaneity. Repetition and
monotony drive me a bit crazy if Im honest. I am also willing to
admit I have a bad habit of getting bored at large events like
clubs and tend to find high vantage points to people watch. Oh and
I can't dance. Not that I'm unwilling to learn, just at this time
that is most certainly not a skill I possess.
I'm from the Southern US; Georgia in fact. You may remember us from
that lovely banjo tune. I strongly dislike it there. So now I'm
here. Life is short, I don't see the point in wasting it.
What I’m doing with my life
Wandering around London as there is always something to do. In this
weather I've been grilling out and reading in parks quite a
I work part time doing fun techie things for a open source
community event company. However, Im working on my dissertation and
really should be giving it much more of my attention.
I do tend to have bizarre hobbies. I like learning. Anything,
everything. I fence, scuba dive, rock climb, and spent a good
portion of my life doing martial arts. London's expensive for those
hobbies so I've picked up Spencerian script, and studying
cartography and am considering learning shorthand because why not?
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't have a southern accent. This is intentional. If you're into
the stereotypical "Georgia Peach Girl," I am not her, she is not
me. I do love mint juleps though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I lost my headphones recently and my laptop is mid-reformat and
currently is a glorified paperweight. I also don't own a
television. Consequentially I'm reading as my main form of
entertainment. Im trying to maintain my goal of reading one brain
candy book and one quality book so I don't just read fun sci-fi day
in and day out. In the last year the only television shows I've
been current on have been DW and Sherlock and I've just realized
how little I miss weekly program habits.
Books: I love to read. Anything. All the time.
Movie: Comedy/Action. I like when things blow up and when I get to
Tv Shows: Sci-fi and situational
Music: Anything but rap really. I love instrumental pieces.
Food: I'll try anything once except olives. I hate olives. I keep
testing the fact, but I keep hating them. I'll give it another
The six things I could never do without
A good pen.
My glasses or contacts
Sunscreen (I burn so very much)
A good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Humanity. I've been thinking a lot about where we are going, what's
been happening recently technology-wise, and whether or not we're
going to rally as a species before we destroy this planet and just
leave the next generation to deal with it.
Also how much I dislike wearing shoes and socks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Are Friday's ever typical really? I'd say on average, Friday is my
LEAST typical day on any given week. I'm not locking myself in with
this question. The way I see it, Friday should remain shrouded in
mystery. Otherwise it'd be a Thursday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Dissertation work has taken up all my free time recently. I'm
taking a break from OkC for a bit. I'm not quite sure how to pause
my account though. Will be back in a few months. Apologies folks.
You should message me if
"Ariel's quite nice, actually. "