Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been told I'm too kind for my own good and I spoil people with
my thoughtfulness. I'm very sweet but there's an "edge" here as
well. Think Maggie Gyllenhaal from Stranger Than Fiction -- she'll
bake you sugar cookies with a large dollop of extra sass.
There are really two main things that dominate my life: reading and
I've always got a book with me wherever I go and I only purchase
purses that can fit a standard hardcover book inside it. I'm
surprised I wasn't born in a library because for as long as I can
remember, I've always had my nose in a book.
As for sewing, I'm following my dream of pursuing costuming as a
career. I've been sewing since I was 13 and currently half my
living room is my studio. Sometimes I'm up at 1 am ruffling tulle
like a madwoman.
I started listening to CBC Radio One recently as background noise
for when I'm working on homework or a project and it's great! Am I
turning into an old lady yet?
Call me: a sapiophile, an autodidact, a daydreamer, and an
irreverent, mischievous gamine.
What I’m doing with my life
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- Jill-of-all-trades type of woman
- currently studies costume design full-time (just finishing up my
- also works at the library when not at school
- formerly studied literature and a bit of philosophy and political
- formerly worked at a psychobiological lab with human blood at
- yes, I do sew my own clothes when I have the time
- ballet and lyrical jazz dance classes
- board games
- baking cookies to give away
- plotting the next skill or activity I want to master
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sewing. Duh! And reading while I walk.
Being witty and clever with words. I have a sharp tongue and a
biting sense of humour. This is partially influenced by British
comedies and my family.
Being incredibly polite, especially to waiters and anyone working
in customer service. But once someone spends more time with me,
they realize I'm also a foul-mouthed sailor.
Being silly. I don't take myself very seriously and my default
status for most situations is to laugh and smile. I'm kind of like
And dancing! I went out dancing with a friend and their art school
friends one night. The next day my friend was telling me everyone
was impressed with my moves. "Is she a pro??" (Not quite but I've
got decent musicality. Ya gotta groove with the rhythm.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My hands, as weird as this sounds. I have a few funny anecdotes of
people noticing my hands and I've actually been a hand double in a
short film. The universe seems to be telling me I should become a
Freckles. I have Asian freckles like Lucy Liu.
Probably my sense of style. I tend to stand out in a crowd, looking
like the heroine from a Miyazaki film or some sort of rock n' roll
French girl. As much as I love putting together unique outfits,
I've got quite the collection of nerdy t-shirts that I'll throw on
when I just want to be the girl next door. I used to volunteer as
an Eco Ranger for Stanley Park during the summers so I know how to
get down and dirty yanking English Ivy from the roots or wading
around in Lost Lagoon snipping Yellow Flag Iris. (They're invasive
plant species that need constant management!)
I also often speak too excitedly about things I'm passionate about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I appreciate both "high" and "low" culture -- one moment I'm
laughing my ass off at a shitty, low budget B-horror movie and the
next moment I'm binge reading a book that was nominated for a Man
Booker award. I have an open mind and appreciate things for what
- I love classic literature, literary fiction, and non-fiction. To
give you an idea of the breadth of what I've read, so far I've read
about 400 books in my life of a variety of genres and authors. I
really don't feel it's enough though so I'll keep on reading till
the day I'm dead. I love talking about books! *hint hint* Just
finished After Dark by Haruki Murakami. Currently reading Slade
House by David Mitchell.
"Don't point that gun at him. He's an unpaid intern."
- I'm a bit of a cinephile and watch as many movies of all genres
as I possibly can, often at the Rio or Cinematheque. No genre or
era of film is unwatchable for me although there might be specific
films I won't want to watch like Twilight...
- I don't have that much time for TV but I make time for Game of
Thrones, Sherlock, and House of Cards. My newest favourite show is
True Detective. Old favourites are Xena, Star Trek, Twin Peaks, and
Simpsons which I can quote ad nauseam.
- My music collection is eclectic and weird. I have sugary pop
songs people think are crap intermingled with the obscurest stuff
no one has ever heard of. Soul, indie rock, dream pop, jazz,
rockabilly, electronica, alternative, and more; from Erik Satie to
Matchbox Twenty, or Miles Davis to Wanda Jackson -- I'll listen to
pretty much any genre and usually find something I like.
- Food? I eat sushi at least once a week if not more. I am an
adventurous eater and will always try anything once (if not
I'm never a snob and I love the things I love with gusto. I'm not
content with liking the same things day-in-day-out. Recommendations
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Witty brains, kind hearts, silliness, a good book, all of my
friends (yes, all of them), and of course my glasses (boring answer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How everything's finally coming up Milhouse!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Anything from helping a friend load a U-Haul, having breakfast for
dinner, throwing a party at my place, staying in alone to binge
read a book, or out dancing late into the night.
I prioritize two things: my friends (either helping them or
spending time with them) and having fun however the hell I want.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sit around in my underwear 99% of the time at home. It's cute
underwear with lace and bows. Pants? I refuse to wear pants!
"I hope he tells us to burn our pants...DON'T YOU HATE
I have a crush on Steve Carell. And Stephen Colbert. Note their
initials are both "S.C." Hrm...But I also have a crush on young
Stephen Hawking. Maybe I just have a thing for Stephens and their
You should message me if
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You think giving someone a hard time is a lot of fun. I'd love to
meet someone I can sass and who will sass right back. I don't
expect a witty first message though, that's too much pressure to
put on someone! I'm kind of a zombie in that I care more about
brains than looks.
I adore genuine people.
"Are you drift compatible? Initiate neural handshake."
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