Hi! Are you smart, independent, and interesting in ways that some people might just not get? Me too! I'm a fairly outgoing introvert (I like to be social, but I need my recharge time too), a bit of a science geek, a bit of a politics geek, a bit of a language geek, a bit of a fitness geek... let's just say I dabble. Who are you? :)
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to come to grips with the idea that I pretty much have the rest of December off, getting back into eating better, getting back into shape (I voluntarily downgraded myself from 'athletic' to 'average' after 6 months of not working out enough and not eating well enough :( ). Shouldn't be long though!
I’m really good at
Doing things right the first time, except for evaluating houses. If I view a house for sale I always fall in love with it on the spot, and only see the flaws later :P
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my worksite beard right now. Don't worry, it's grown rather attached to me but I wouldn't say we're inseparable ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My all time favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo. I tend to vacillate between sci fi/fantasy novels and college textbooks.
Movies... good ones? I love cheesy kung fu flicks, especially the really old ones with awful dialogue. I go in for a bit of horror, a bit of sci fi/fantasy, not much romcom, not many action movies.
There are some shows I like, but I haven't seen a lot of the big popular ones these days: those seem like the sorts of shows to watch with people. I am binge watching Grimm these days, which is just a lot of fun.
I don't like country or rap or too sappy pop or too ragged heavy metal, but other than that it's on a song-by-song basis. My Pandora stations are: Oud Funk, Enya, No Light No Light, Yoga (perfect for napping :D ), Parov Stelar, George Frideric Handel, Celldweller & James Dooley, Malaguena Fantasia, Coriander, Lost (Chill Version), and Salsa. If that tells you anything then you have weird tastes. Too. :P
I'm walking a dietary tightrope these days. I'm trying to balance low(ish) carbs with low saturated fat. It can be tough getting enough calories without overshooting the sat. fat! Other than those guidelines anything goes, but especially Indian and Mediterranean foods.
The six things I could never do without
Something to work on.
Some way to work out.
Something to think about.
Oh, and the internet. I really like that.
Antihistamines, these day :/
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've been thinking that it's easy to find someone who wants to do exciting things with you, but someone who makes the everyday amazing is a true treasure. But we can still do exciting things too :D
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to visit my parents for dinner on Friday evenings... no, that is NOT a date suggestion.
You should message me if
You don't smoke and you don't mind that I'm allergic to fuzzy pets. I love cats and like dogs, they just stuff me up :(.
You like watching thunderstorms and hiking (not necessarily at the same time).