28 Baldwinsville, NY
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My self-summary
I enjoy dancing, stories, and food. I work a day job that I enjoy though it wasn't really what I expected to be doing with my life and I try very hard to say yes to new things. Most of the time I'm fairly successful at that last bit. I'm fond of stickers, I can build or fix a computer, and I like board games that I don't play nearly enough. I consider myself to be a well rounded sort of nerd.
What I’m doing with my life
I tend towards yoga or dancing when I want to be active and reading, painting, or video games when I want to be a layabout.

I currently teach a Swing Class in Baldwinsville!
I’m really good at
Listening! Really though, it's a gift. And it's served me well many many times over. It's a wonderfully useful skill and applies to so many things, from just being an engaged friendly ear to being able to "listen" to a partner on the dance floor it's served me very well over the years.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've most commonly heard two things, my smile, or my laugh. Rumor has it that my voice carries pretty well (I can be a bit boisterous). I'd blame a theatre background but I think that's mostly coincidental.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Listing out favorites of anything is hard because they tend to be rather fluid, top fives and tens sort of shifting about wildly over time based on mood current surroundings but here's at least a quick once over. It's still too long, but I'll work on that. Probably. Maybe. On second thought, skip it and just ask me in person. Dramatically more interesting conversation believe me.

I tend to read a lot, I have a kindle which is pretty constantly loaded with a couple series and enough samples to put a cafe's library to shame. This is to speak nothing of the veritable library of books I own, currently in storage. My primary genres are science fiction and fantasy but I'm pretty open to anything.

Most Recent Series Completed: The Cycle of Arawn, Edward W. Robertson
Current Series In Progress: The Cycle of Galand
Next Planned Series: I actually don't know. Suggestions?
Recently Finished: The Dresden Files, Jim Butcher, The Culture Sequence, Iain M. Banks, The Expanse, James A Corey, The Cycle of Arawn, Edward W. Robertson

My movie taste also tends towards science fiction, but I'm a sucker for a romantic comedy, action movies, sappy stories, comedies, ooh, and anything that's got a super distinctive style or would fall under the "style porn" genre (think movies with particularly spectacular visuals Redline I just really really like movies. I've been a little lax in my film watching lately mostly because after having spent many years going to the movies alone, I prefer to go with people. STAR WARS IS SOON

TV is, really, really eclectic. I'm one of those folks who almost needs to have background noise of some sort and TV tends to fill that role, along with my radio drama podcasts (Shameless Decoder Ring Theatre shout out right about here). As a result I watch a loooot of different shows. My favorites are ones I can connect with, most recently How I Met Your Mother was the big one, I suspect it'll be awhile before anything comes along to really fill that void. But I love ridiculous soapy dramas like Agents of Shield and MTV's Teen Wolf (I swear, it's surprisingly good!), I really enjoyed Once Upon a Time, and good lord Galavant was amazing. Of course Game of Thrones is probably my favorite, "I desperately need to read this instead of watching it but ugh I can't get past the first three chapters..." guilt trip.

Frankly, if you find my taste in TV to be eclectic, you'll probably find my music taste to be utterly bizarre. Spotify has been a god send introducing me to more music than I know what to do with

I love Electro-Swing (Think 20's-40's big band music with electronic mash ins) and mash-up style music as well as mixing in legit swing, tons of pop, blues, and everything else in between. There isn't really music I don't like, just stuff I don't listen to. If you want to get a real feel for my musical tastes ask me for one of my Spotify playlists, it's probably faster than reading this. Spotify gave me a weekly discovery playlist and it's the best.

Finally food... Food is important, I like a well prepared steak (just a hair shy of medium), vegetables picked up from the farmer's market on Saturday morning, or sandwiches that require waaaay to much time and effort to prepare. The Shooter's Sandwich was amazing to make but if I make it again I think I'll make some adjustments to the flavor profile. I made a commitment several years ago to stop turning down food I hadn't tried in an effort to stop being a picky eater. I've been mostly successful culminating in the consumption of a pig's eye and brain. The eye wasn't bad, the brain was... Pasty... About the only thing I won't really eat are shellfish and that's pretty strictly because they make me really really ill. I love shrimp, especially in sushi, but I have to limit intake. Oysters, clams, and other such monsters of the deep however are to be avoided entirely.

And that's seriously out of hand, even with trying extensively to keep it short. Seriously, skip that and ask me, so much faster, so much more interesting.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

1. Blues and Swing Dancing (In that order!)
2. Good food, if you give me a recipe, some time, and a trip to the grocery store I'll try to cook just about anything.
3. Good people, I find that people make or break my day.
4. A creative outlet, currently painting and some solo jazz.
5. A regular internet connection, if only so I can occasionally take a weekend away from it to enjoy the rest of the world.
6. Mystery! Because what's life without a little bit of mystery now and again. Adventure is important.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The amount of dancing and running I really should be doing, I also think about what I want to read or watch next, what I'm doing with my life, and the inevitable collapse of our labor based society, the consequences of the transition and what it will mean for the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally? Living a varied and interesting life! Realistically? It varies! At least once a month I go dancing, frequently it's a games night, other times a movie. Fridays are good days for adventures, whether they're out of the house or on the couch!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You know how you can love to tell a story, be really good at it, but when someone asks you to tell a story you can't think of a good one? That's how I feel about this question.
You should message me if
You can tell me what your happy place is.

You can tell me about a good dancing spot.

You just want to get a cup of coffee.

Or if you have a really good joke, who doesn't love a good joke?

Ooooh, or if you have a really good place to eat, I haven't spent nearly enough time in the area finding good food!