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My self-summary
Occasionally I set my location as somewhere I want to visit/meet people: I know I'm going to move to Oregon or Washington at some point, so I want to start making friends now!

I've been off and on this site for about two years now. I met my first and only boyfriend via this site, so don't give up hope! I can be loud, quiet, funny, deep, beautiful, Netflixy (a dirty bum), and all the ways in-between. But I won't belittle myself by describing me in a way that bores the reader. It doesn't fit me anyway.

I love to write, as you will soon find out. Don't worry, I still have a lot more to say and think. I generally take a while to open up. Then I go through quiet/talkative stages. The weather has a tendency to effect my mood.

I'm a detailed, not complicated, person. I want to travel everywhere, but at the moment I'm just enjoying some down-time working for a fun local health food store. It's nice to just relax every now and then and enjoy where you are.

I was a lead cook for one of Branson's most popular shows. (Threateningly sophisticated, I know.) I plan on finding a non-cooking job when I get to where I'm going, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't love food, both eating and cooking.

Although I'm still enjoying the single life, I do miss the idea of having a partner in crime. I'm pretty commitmenty. I dig the idea of working out together, Netflixing an entire show while we eat all the Nutella and ice cream in our sweats, camping, matching outfits, seeing kids movies in the theatre, crying during Titanic and The Notebook, and blanket forts. Dear Odin, the blanket forts.... I get excited about having someone to share dinner and holidays with the way some people get excited about maybe hooking up with someone at the bar.

I may not have what you would call an athletic body type, but I freaking love working out and eating. And the outdoors and all things fun. I love anything to do with getting my blood pumping (except running...). I love camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, writing, playing in the snow, dancing, yoga, camping, finding a cozy spot and reading/writing for hours, traveling, camping, bonfires, dressing up, camping, making shit and reading shit and singing shit and fixing shit. Also camping. Probably my favorite thing is settling down after a good, long, productive day and just cuddling, chilling by a fire or in a truck bed. Blankets, candles, music, and a truck bed is a pretty quick way to get to my heart. (That's an "In Case Of Emergency" date, when you really want to make me a happy panda.)

Thrift stores are probably the best things in the whole world. Don't take me to one if you want me to pay attention to you, or if you're on a tight schedule.

I have a few small tattoos and peircings. I like to wait for fate to let me know when it's time for more ink, but something is usually in my idea folder in my brain.

I get motion sick really bad. Video games and riding in the back of cars is off limits to me. Maybe that's why I love driving so much, and why I don't automatically find myself attracted to self-proclaimed gamers.

I don't take religion too seriously, although Buddhism and Wicca feel most right to me. I say I'm Wiccan most of the time but that's just one of the big ones I believe in. (If that scares you, go educate yourself.) I follow my own religion. Mostly I aim to be a good person. I still say fuck a lot and wish bad things on bad drivers and douchey customers too much.

Number 1: I can get physical love whenever I want. I'm here for friends. If we are lucky enough to make it to a relationship then that's great, but I'm really more concerned with surrounding myself with good people. Please don't ask me to be your "FWB". I'll ignore you.

Number 2: If I don't reply in a timely manner I am probably busy with work or life. Don't do that annoying thing where you send five increasingly-self-depreciating messages that are intended to make me feel bad for you. I'll reply when I can.

Number 3: I'm not a size 0. I work out when I can, but I love food. I eat mostly healthfully. I'm pretty pale. When I'm hungry, I eat. When I can I work out, sauna, do sweaty healthy things.

Number 4: I've been through a few things. They do shape me, but in a good way; they make me stronger. It's not baggage, it's leveling up. I am not perfect, but I am one of the most loving, genuine, hard-working people you will meet. I do not throw people away. I do not trust easily. I do not let people in on a whim. I am a fantastic person with the right treatment.

I'm an old soul that remembers wounds well. Keep that in mind when you feel like dropping some shallow, boring message. Show your depth. Tell me something real that will make me want you as a friend. I'm real. Try treating me like a person and not just a pretty picture on a dating site.

Also, if you willingly play with my hair for longer than a half an hour, if you love giving platonic massages, and if you love petting soft skin, I am clay in your hands.

Also.2, patience is the best virtue a man can have. Take time to get to know me. If you plan on keeping me you'll know we have decades ahead of us. People who want me for a short amount of time move fast. Valuable lesson for you young grasshoppers.
What I’m doing with my life
Working a healthy food store, writing, spending time with friends, reading, occasionally gym, thrift stores, crafting, riding my bike, dreaming/planning trips and motorcycle rides (IF I HAD ONE!!) and adventures.

I don't really have a master plan. See as much of the world as I can before I do the whole settling down thing? Yeah, that's the one.

I love camping, float trips, hiking, yoga, going out for drinks and doing anything involving friends, dancing, I will never turn down a decent concert or movie or random downtown event, I love dressing up, wishing I had a Harley cruiser, I love completely random things, I love being at home with no pants and a sweatshirt and moves and books and crafts. When I'm home I usually plan my night around bathing. I freaking love being clean. I love working on projects.
I’m really good at
If I'm as good at a thing as I love doing it, I'm a good writer/wedding planner/ friend/cook/decorator. I'm good at taking pain and turning it into a makeover. I'm fantastic at remembering important things like your favorite concrete at Andy's or your favorite color or where your brother is stationed or what food you hate. I can tell you right now that if I let my guard down enough you're gonna gain like twelve pounds. (I like to cook, especially healthy stuff.)

I love interior decorating, driving, singing, writing, working out, I love kids and babies so I'm fairly sure I'm good at whatever that means. (Teaching? Growing things? Not that I'm on the hunt for a sperm donor, I'm just saying I take kids kind of seriously. Childhood is not valued as it should be. Too often little people are never given a voice, are bullied and trampled on and told they need to be more. I feel like if I was a fairy, I would be one that protected kids. And I'm not ashamed of that.)
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair, my eyes, my smile, in that order.

I have long blonde hair, full lips, and green eyes that people constantly call blue (which pisses me off). (Which, for the record, is also how I feel when people spell my name wrong. Brittney. Not Brittany, not Britney, not Britany. Britt- to the mothafuckin'- ney.) I'm curvy, 5'5-5'6, love pin-up, the 60s, and anything vintagey and old and delicious. I will not be satisfied until I have seen as much of the world as I can. I'm quiet in new situations, but with time and trust and comfort I open up, just like anyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I freaking love books. Just all of them. Take me to Barnes and Nobles and used book stores and libraries. Just do it. I'm kind of a snob though, if it doesn't catch my attention I fall asleep. Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight, and the Sookie Stackhouse novels are my go-tos. Yes, I realize I just listed the "typical" female reading list. I have several book cases of things I could read for years and not get sick of. I'm always adding more, I have stacks of books and notebooks everywhere, it would take forever to list everything I've read and loved. Just know that if there are elements of the above in whatever book you hand me, it shall be read.

I love movies!! Especially anything about superheroes. I love $1 Tuesday and the Midnight Madness showing of Rocky Horror at the Palace, plus any good premiers at the Campbell. My current top two favorite movies right now are Winter's Bone and Moonrise Kingdom. That could change depending on my mood. Also Grand Budapest Hotel, Tombstone, Across the Universe, Moulin Rough, Silver Lining's Playbook, Madea, Breakfast Club, Pitch Perfect, SO many more.

I don't watch very much TV but I love Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Design on a Dime, While You Were Out, Long Island Medium, Orange is the New Black, Family Guy cracks me up, the Colbert Report and The Daily Show, I own every season of True Blood, Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State, Psychic Kids, and dig anything about ghosts or psychics. If you couldn't tell.

Music!! Can't say enough about it. If I didn't have band and choir back in the day I don't know what I would have turned into. Classic rock is my go-to genre, indie speaks to me the most, and add dashes of opera, classical, popular, and folk. I loooove 30s, 40s, and 50s jazz like Billie Holiday and Etta James. Lately country has grown in my heart, I love the folk sound and the stories behind the lyrics. I love banjos and fiddles and a good acoustic. I loathe 85% of rap or techno.

A list of perfection:
Mumford and Sons, Dashboard Confessional, Flogging Molly, Billie Holiday, Gin Wingmore, Etta James, Reel Big Fish, Pepper, Florence & the Machine, The Ramones, Birdy, Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver, ACDC, The Doors, Led Zepplin, The Civil Wars, Sublime, Johnny Cash, The Wallflowers, Ray LaMontagne, You+Me, Bob Marley, Black Keys, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Jet, Jewel, Norah Jones, Keaton Henson, Muddy Waters, The White Stripes, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Fun, Janice Joplin, Lilly Allen, Queen, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spice Girls, Adele, The Beatles, The Smiths, MGMT, Pink, Lana Del Rey, City and Colour, and SO much more. I'm always adding.

As for food: I've been pescetarian (vegetarian+ fish) since the 8th grade. I don't drink soda. While I still need to see an allergist I think I'm allergic to wheat and/or gluten (I break out in hives within 48 hours of eating pasta/bread.) I love food. Pizza, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, chocolate, berries in general, Mexican food, sushi, Italian, hummus, quinoa, veggies, and smoothies. I love breakfast. I love baking stuff for other people. I love lunch. I love (gluten-free) bread. I love dinner.
The six things I could never do without
1) Some sort of exercise or physical movement
2) People I love
3) Music
4) Good books and writing utensils
5) Creative projects
6) A sense of purpose
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Selfie poles
- Becoming a writer
- Flying
- Hogwarts
- Where I want to go before I settle down
- The next story I'm going to write
- Wondering why the fuck guys take pictures from their crotches up (are they hoping girls will get used to the view?!)
- Joining the Navy (one day... maybe)
- Working for a cruise ship
- Native American culture
- Magic (the energy one, not the card game)

I think a lot about what kind of person I want to be, who I've been, who I think I am. I think a lot about what has happened in the past, what my family has been through, what my ancestors must have been through. I think about whether I'm doing everything I can to become the right version of myself, I think about how amazing it would be to fly, to live someone else's life, to be in a book, to be famous, to be a writer or actress or someone profound and cool. Also how fantastic it would be to be with someone who wants me around for an indefinite amount of time, someone I not only love but who genuinely loves me, not just the body parts attached. Also dreams; having a beautiful Harley cruiser in my garage, a vintage VW bug to keep her company, having that one semester of college be payed off, having a real forever family and people to cook for and make happy, learning to surf and how to stop a longboard and take hills and curves on a longboard, rock climbing, going in a hot air balloon, seeing Ireland and England and New York and Oregon and Washington and Pennsylvania and Itay and Fance and Salem, Massachusetts and Canada and Alaska, all the cool things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, working out, bathing, sleeping, hanging with friends, watching a movie, running around downtown, playing dress-up, drinking, reading, fiddling on Facebook, reading, Instagramming, crocheting, reading, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you bite me, I'll probably fall in lust with you. Anything to do with the neck, really. As a matter of fact, if you play with/brush my hair and/or massage my back for more than an hour I will probably agree to marry you. Also nice biceps. And beards. And vests. The whole suit thing in general. And uniforms. And if you play guitar, piano, or some other classy instrument. And if you're really nice to old people and great with kids.
You should message me if
You should message me if you are a really genuine person who likes to make friends; if you live anywhere interesting that I might want to visit/live; if you love movies and music; if you can play an unstrument and/or sing; if you aren't judgmental; if you love to joke around, even at my expense (as stupid as it sounds I die at 'that's what she said' jokes, puns, and anything funny... I love to laugh); if you don't pressure me into dating you.

I will immediately judge you (and not respond) if your message contains "u" "ur" "lolz" "hey" "hi" "i'm" "im" "nice eyes" or "nice hair". Or if all you say to me is "Whats up" or some other two-to-three word greeting with nothing else. I got shit to do, fellas.

If you aren't lazy, if you don't mind being a listener every now and then, if you enjoy lazy times every now and then, if you like to do workout things, if you are okay with the mere IDEA of reproduction EVENTUALLY, if you are genuinely prepared to love (and are not pining over someone still), if you are prepared to deal with all of the people who love me, if you get a bit jealous (I like feeling like someone is afraid to lose me), if you like being happy and laughing, if you're funny, if you're punny, if you're manly but not a douche, if you're not snobby or pushy about your religion (or lack thereof), if you don't pull a face when I say things like "Wicca", "witch", "magic", or that I would like to teach my future kids a bit about it, if you believe in ghosts and energy and auras, if you don't hate cats, if you treat everyone with courtesy, if you have tattoos or peircings, if you don't but like them on others, if you love music/movies/going out/camping/float trips, if you have fun friends, if you like old things, if you love being intimate, if you are capable of saying the "L" word when the time is right, if you think you can compliment me even if I threaten your life, if you think you could want to show me off, if you love cuddling.

If you only send one or two words or if I have to modify my knowledge of the English language to decipher the code that is your hitting on me, I won't even reply.

Also, I know this is long. It was easy for me to write, even if it wasn't easy for you to read. Forgive me, but I'm not going to give you a gold star for doing your homework. I'm not going to water myself down because you can't handle me at 100 proof. It's long for a reason. I figure people who are out to get laid won't bother, and people who want something lasting and meaningful will find it refreshing. I'm not ashamed, I'm not going to edit myself, and by extension this "dating site" profile, to fit the current male attention span. Forgive me.