My number one talent is gift-giving. I am the best at giving gifts ever. I tend to hand-make and/or customize a lot of gifts. Literally everything you say will be logged into my brain in case I will be giving you a gift. People often tell me that my gifts to them leave them speechless--and that's kinda why I love giving gifts.
I just received my Master's as a German graduate student from the University of Colorado in Boulder. My undergrad was in Russian and German. So, I love to study, but I also love to have fun (especially on the weekends). I like cooking, and I do cook almost every day.
My pets and my family are very important to me, and I love animals to death, so if you have a pet... all the better! Meeting new people and socializing are two things that I enjoy very much, but I also like some alone time to gather my thoughts and sit down with a good book.
Also, I have tattoos: a 3/4 sleeve, a back piece, a dinosaur on my thigh, a large piece on my calf, and anothed under my chest. Just in case any of you read this, and you find girls with tattoos a turn-off.
I was also the vice president of a secular and skeptical group in Colorado, so logic and reasoning are very important to me. If you are religious, this doesn't mean that I have a problem with you--I actually find religion really interesting and have close religious friends. I won't try to deconvert you and I won't judge you (within reason--I'm looking at you, Christian Scientists). So, if you don't have a problem with me being an active atheist, then please don't let this deter you!
Also, I'm pretty clumsy. And I know most people say this, but I am so clumsy that Social Services would not release me from the E.R. for a while as a child because they didn't think any child could injure themselves as often as I do. My parents were absolutely thrilled with me after that. (Don't worry, they really were just accidents, my parents were at the same place as me for only one of the instances.)
Movies: I don't watch too many movies, but I love corny horror/sci-fi movies (Evil Dead, Death Race 2000, etc.) Actual horror movies give me insomnia, since I'm kind of a wimp, but I watch them anyways. I also love cartoon movies, such as Mulan and Up. I secretly love chick flicks, but I rarely watch them, because I have no idea what good ones to watch are, and part of me really doesn't want to admit to myself that I like them. I am slowly making my way through a list of movies that I want to watch, so... suggest movies for me to watch, please!
Music: Anything that will make me dance is good in my book. I like techno (Pendulum, for example), rock (The White Stripes, Cage the Elephant), hip-hop (Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent), and classical (Chopin, Schubert). I go through phases for a year or so. Right now, I'd say my music tastes are leaning towards punk (Agent Orange, Zombina and the Skeletones, etc.) and heavy metal (Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, Nile, ...), also a lot of Amanda Palmer.
Food: I love things with a lot of flavor! I will put hot sauce on anything, and sushi is probably my favorite food of all time. Curry, okonomiyaki, soups in general, and pasta are probably my favorite dishes to make. Anything foreign or exotic is awesome and I love to try new cuisines, so let me know if you have any suggestions!
Games: I guess I should include these here, too. I'm currently playing through Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and Bioshock (I know, I'm late to the game). I'm also replaying Spyro: YotD for nostalgia's
sake. My favorite games have been Half Life 2, Mass Effect, Portal, Skyrim, The Secret World (also currently on this one), Fallout 3 (working my way back to NV), and Katamari Damacy. I also play tabletop games like D&D and Shadowrun. I will be joining my old group in their campaign in the coming month, which I'm really excited about! As for board games, I've been playing Munchkin, Shadows over Camelot, Battle Wizards, and Last Night on Earth.