I have always had a bond with technology, and started programming when I was very young. I am not the type of person who needs to own every new technology out there, but I do love to follow all of the new advances.
I am a huge nerd/geek. I love nerd culture, especially gaming (board, video, and tabletop), comics, science fiction, fantasy, anime, and tech. I love going to conventions and events, and have been a member of board gaming groups and various other nerdy clubs in the city. I almost always go to the Renaissance festival, and am considering going in costume next year.
I love art and creativity, and visiting museums and galleries is a favorite pastime. I appreciate everything from renaissance realism to dada to abstract expressionism to art deco. I absolutely love musical theatre and would love to take an extended trip to New York and see a different show every night. I love finding new music and going to concerts. I enjoy open mic nights and poetry slams. I enjoy going to operas, the symphony, and ballet. Basically any excuse to get out of the house and enjoy an event with a friend or loved one is fun for me.
I'm Transgender, and have lived full-time as female since September 2015. Transitioning has been a challenging but incredible experience. I spent much of my life dealing with depression largely caused by suppressing this part of me, but now, finally, I feel happy and optimistic for the future.
I am also pansexual, which means I am interested more in who you are than your gender, age, weight, or other physical attributes. I believe as long as two people are compatible psychologically, there are always fun things that can be figured out on the physical side of a relationship!
I write software for a living, and sometimes for fun. It's an exciting job that allows me to innovate and create new things every day!
I also love to make things to let out my creative side. I am excited about the advances in home manufacturing, and own a 3D printer, a CNC machine, and a bevy of tools for woodworking, sewing, crafting, electronics, casting and metalworking. I sometimes spend more time learning how to make things than actually creating them!
I am great at learning new things which matches well with my never-ending curiosity. I have an endless curiosity, and always excited to discover and explore something I haven't seen before.
For food, I love everything interesting. Food has long been a passion of mine that I picked up from my father who had a culinary streak.
I am the type of person who always orders the most unusual thing on a menu, and who loves to try all the new restaurants in town. I enjoy everything from fine dining to greasy spoons, but most especially experimental concept restaurants.
Musically, I am eclectic and have enjoyed everything from metal to rap to classical spanish guitar. Mostly though, I listen to pop, indie rock, folksy stuff, hip-hop and edm. If I am on a long drive alone, I prefer audio books.