Lover of life, creativity, and travel. I like telling and listening
to stories, and surprising people with things that make them happy.
I love making people laugh with a clever comment, but when my
friends need me, it's important to me to support them.
I grew up in LA, and moved up here for college. I fell in love with
life in the Pacific Northwest, so I decided to stick around. I'm
glad I made the move, but I make it a point to visit LA at least
once a year.
There's a lot of really cool stuff to do in the world, and I want
to do all of it. I've gone scuba diving off of Maui, both
officiated AND dueled with the groom at a wedding (two different
events), flown a plane over Seattle, and performed with a taiko
group in rural Japan. And I'm just getting started.
What I’m doing with my life
You know how when you were a kid, you dreamed about being something
exciting, something outrageous, maybe even impossible when you grew
up? Like a movie star, or an astronaut. I wanted to be a video game
designer. Silly right? Anyway, I'm a video game designer.
I try to stay creative outside of just games. I like to create
things I enjoy. So I write short fiction, compose music and brew
beer. It's a great for keeping the creative juices flowing, and
allows me to express myself in more ways. I've also been teaching
myself to play guitar, and if my luck holds out, I'll have a cello
to teach myself to play soon. Learning new things is exciting to
me; the more I know the richer everything becomes!
I love to travel. I've been to about a dozen of the states, and
nearly as many countries across Europe and Asia. I love visiting
new places and seeing what life is like there. There's so much to
the world, and I want to see and experience as much of it as
I’m really good at
making people laugh. I love doing it, too. I really like making
people happy. I'm probably the loudest introvert you'll ever meet.
The first things people usually notice about me
is my beard. It seems to be the only thing, since people tend to
think I'm a red head. Did you?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book is Moby Dick. As dark and horrifying as parts of
it are, it also speaks to so much of that which is good in
humanity. It's an inspiration to me.
My favorite movie is Blade Runner. I love the way it plays with our
expectations, both of how stories are told and of what it means to
I listen to a lot of symphonic metal and power metal. All of the
energy and skill of metal, but with no cookie monster vocals. I
like music that's triumphant; it helps keep me motivated.
Food: I'm a big fan of Asian food generally, although not sushi for
some reason. Indian buffets are dangerous places for my heart, but
I figure my modesty scotch and brandy habits help out with that
The six things I could never do without
My friends - I'm loyal to a fault.
Music - What can I say? Music keeps me sane.
Travel - There's so much world out there; I love seeing new places
and experiencing how other people live.
Books - I love reading, always have. I tend to alternate between
denser, more literary stuff and lighter nonfiction or pop
Awe - Sometimes I just stop and contemplate mankind's place in the
universe. It's pretty amazing. Try it sometime!
Curiosity - There's always something new to discover, something new
to learn. It's how people grow.
Numeracy - I'd hate to make some silly counting mistake.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a lot of things! I'm a creative person; a designer and a story
teller, so there's usually some game or story brewing in my head.
Either that, or I'm thinking about upcoming plans with my friends,
and if there aren't enough for my taste, planning more.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about life, and how to live it
well. How can I be making the most of myself, and of the time I
have in the world?
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with friends, chilling with the roommates, or doing
some writing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that my making fun of something doesn't mean I dislike it. I
just have a sarcastic (and a bit dark) sense of humor.
You should message me if
you think "It'll make a great story" is a good enough reason to do
I'm looking for an intelligent woman who has at least a solid
direction for what she wants to be doing in life, and strong sense
of who she is. If that's you, I'd love to hear from you!