I don't think it is possible to summarize myself (or anyone else). How do you distill an entire person into one paragraph? Besides, anyone can make themselves sound awesome on paper, right?
That being said, I am a total nerd. Full on, Dragon*Con-going, movie-obsessing, internet-dwelling nerd. If I have a spare moment, I'll be reading a book. I'm addicted to crossword puzzles. I am a casual video gamer. I recently taught myself to crochet and have been foisting crocheted gifts on everyone I know.
I am a fan of football (or as Americans insist on calling it, soccer), particularly Manchester United. Thanks to a friend, I've recently gotten into hockey; specifically, the Washington Capitals. Otherwise, I don't care about sports.
I am shy until I get to know you. I love giving gifts. I cry at movies and books (a lot!), but almost never otherwise. I am smart and capable. I need outgoing, extroverted people around me to bring me out of my shell.