I tend to be the sort of person that, even when everything's blowing up around her, is quite happy to help her best friend out on the paper that she's been tearing her hair out about. That's a pretty central feature of my personality - I like to be there for people I care about, though I also try to make enough time to be present for myself, as well.
I tend to be something of a romantic. For me, emotional intimacy alone is already lovely. When it inspires physical intimacy, it's absolutely wonderful. Romance is something that I can see being found almost anywhere - over a delicious dinner with lots of wine at a good Italian place, at a movie, on a night-time walk down the street, or over TV and beer in my living room.
I also tend to be very good at messing with people's assumptions (or, perhaps, their assumptions happen to be good at messing them about, and I just provide the venue). For example, my aesthetic tends quite markedly in the 'femme' direction (though not in all things: I almost never wear makeup and my shoes are pretty much all flats). When it gets warm, I practically live in dresses (when it gets cold, I switch to jeans straightaway - I like feeling the wind on my legs, not having frost on my arse), and, of course, that leads many to assume that I must have a rather demure temperament and conventional philosophical views (it also leads a lot of men to apologise for swearing around me, which fucking cracks me up). I have to say that it is no small pleasure to watch people realise how little their assumptions are actually worth when I point out why the capitalist system needs to go and how to help it find its way to oblivion, swear frequently and artfully (and if you don't realise that there's an art to it, you're doing it wrong), and am quite well versed in the intricacies of the LBW rule.
As far as work is concerned, I'm a translator (Russian, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Dutch, English), writer, editor, and photographer (wildlife, landscapes, cityscapes, travel).
I can be reached at ElisitadeCinci (on AIM), eliserh (on yahoo), or email@example.com on MSN, eliserh (skype), 57636319 (ICQ)
I am smart, funny, and caring