In my grown-up alter-ego, I'm a professor of English literature and composition at a local community college where I get to spend my time actually teaching rather than doing pointless research. Give me a room full of students, a novel, and a whiteboard/chalkboard, and I'm a happy professor.
You know that question where people want to know what single book you would take with you onto a desert island? The answer is supposed to reveal something about your personality, and in my case I think it does. I'd take The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. There's enough there to occupy a person for a very long time: love, lust, hate, ambition, happiness, despair, the ephemeral nature of joy, the depths of the human heart - all that and more is there for anyone willing to plumb the waters.
Not surprisingly, I love to read, and not just Shakespeare. (He's just the best of the best.) I'll read just about anything except those awful romance novels. (To be fair, I did go through a romance novel phase when I was much younger, but even then I knew they were terrible.) I'm just as likely to get sucked into a well-written non-fiction book as an adventure novel.
When I'm not teaching or reading, I enjoy costuming, either for Renaissance festivals or Steampunk events.
I used to play World of Warcraft, but stopped before the Pandas invaded. Between the content not being engaging and having so many other fun things to go out and do, it just wasn't worth it any more. WoW wasn't good as face-to-face, table-top roleplaying (or is it role-playing?), but it was a great social outlet for a while. In fact, I've actually met a fair number of the people I played WoW with in real life and count many of them among my friends out in the real world.
I've been doing Tai Chi for a few years at an amazing school in Owings Mills. For those who are interested, I'm doing Yang Style Long Form. If all goes well, they'll be giving me a sword (albeit a wooden one at first) in a few months. Watch out world - this girl's gonna have a stick!
In the interests of full disclosure, you should also know that I'm polyamorous, which means I am open to (and currently involved in) multiple intimate relationships with the knowledge and consent of all involved. I believe that love is not a zero-sum game. If we're going to hang out – whether just as friends, or potentially something more – you need to be okay with that. And if the whole concept is foreign to you, or you're just curious, I'm happy to chat.
My cat-self likes ... well ... cat stuff: lounging, napping afterward, snuggling. And having my head scritched. And my belly petted. And pushing my partners to the very edge of the bed.
I am giggly, witty, and unconventional