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My self-summary
Rather than try and fail miserably to provide an accurate self-summary, I'm going to instead try and succeed spectacularly at making something up.

I'm sixth in line to the British throne by way of an illicit affair between Prince Charles and my paternal grandmother. This doesn't come with all that much wealth or prestige (I don't even get invited to family gatherings), but in the event of a series of unfortunate events I could potentially find myself a head of state. I find this frightening. On the other hand, the annual gift baskets and small monthly stipend are a nice supplement to my income.

I once escaped a collapsing Mayan temple using only my wits, a fedora, and a ten-foot pole. I speak six languages, one of which is dead and another I made up while high on salvia with the help of a mango tree. One of my oldest friends is an orangutan who runs a well-known university library. One day I will discover the secret of eternal life and am convinced coffee is the key.

For some reason, thunder tends to boom ominously and somehow threateningly when I pass within ten paces of a church.

Also, apparently the first word I ever spoke was "cat."

Agh, fine, you want an actual sort of summary thing? Heterocisgendergeekysnarkywhiteyfeministmcnerdface. ENTJ, if you're into that sort of thing.

I tend to talk rather quickly when I'm in an engaging conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Not working in the entertainment industry, or trying to. Specifically I work at a firm which sits a bit more than halfway between pure research and management consulting, so I get to work with a lot of data but also see how the numbers get turned into ways for clients to improve their business. I think it's pretty cool.

Less professionally, I'm still sort of weirded out by this whole "having my shit more or less together business" and am looking to branch out a little beyond my existing core group of friends in whatever capacity ends up happening.
I’m really good at
Turning $10 worth of stuff from Trader Joes into 4 days of dinner.


Spelling like an Englishman.

Geeking out on surprisingly random topics.

Identifying songs I'm actually capable of singing at karaoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue hair and atrocious fashion sense.

If you're paying attention (or if I've had a couple drinks) you may notice an accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Machiavelli's The Prince, Sun-Tzu's The Art of War, Good Omens and Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy round out the books. Two of the above are lies. I love Hunter S. Thompson's writing style. I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy, but occasionally delve into non-fiction if it's particularly interesting. Currently looking for my next book/series.

For movies, favorites change frequently but Shawshank Redemption's a permanent top 5 fixture with, oddly, Big Fish.

I will listen to anything that doesn't suck. Songs guaranteed to make me smile include but are not limited to: Libertango (Astor Piazolla), Buster Voodoo (Rodrigo y Gabriela), Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra or Armstrong), No Leaf Clover (Metallica), Hey Pachuco (Royal Crown Revue, live version with all the solos in the middle), Brotherswing (Caravan Palace); I'm a sucker for strings and hard rock/heavy metal but will try anything once. Thus, I love The Piano Guys and Lindsey Stirling's stuff to bits.

T.V: The Stewart/Colbert Hour of Win, Monty Python, BBC's Sherlock, Fringe (R.I.P.), House of Cards, pretty much any 90's cartoon executive-produced by Spielberg, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, MST3K etc. Sci-Fi is good. Funny is good. Interesting but neither of those is also acceptable.

Food: Love Indian, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and grillables. Weird dislikes include non-diced onions and vegetables cooked past the point of crispness. I am slowly trying to learn more vegetarian dishes and would love suggestions. Fond of craft beer, dark and stormy's, (dry) gin martinis, and whiskey on the rocks.

Top 3 Python Sketches: Hungarian Phrasebook, Upper Class Twit of the Year, Dead Parrot/Lumberjack Song.
The six things I could never do without
-A kitchen.
-Nerds, geeks, and witty people.
-My emergency survival kit.
-My fedora.
-My ten-foot pole.
-Coffee. And none of that pre-ground shit either, I own a grinder and french press and know how to use them.

Yes, I know that's seven, but so what?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Who knows. After three decades of pathological curiosity and several career changes my brain is a mess of random, often seemingly useless information and has been known to go from point A to point Q without warning. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Recent thoughts (that need context) have been: wtf is up with Japan, whether the many worlds hypothesis is true and if so how much car cheese insurance would cost, and what the world looks like to a mantis shrimp.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hip deep in jungle mud, searching for forgotten treasures older than western civilization while avoiding poisonous animals and worse.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an irrational dislike for capucin monkeys and Pachelbel's Canon in D.

I nicknamed my car Janeway. In my defense, it was earned.

I know both Valjean and Javert's parts in Confrontation from Les Mis.
You should message me if
The older I get, the more I get sense of what it is I'm actually looking for in a partner. These days it goes something like this:

You're driven but understand that weekends are for (whenever possible) doing stuff or doing nothing, as the case may be. My job does occasionally demand late nights and/or some weekend hours, I but I try to avoid them as much as I can and hope you take a similar approach.

You're whip-smart, quick-witted, have a similarly dry/British sense of humour, and ideally are well-traveled.

You can either accept my geek/nerd tendencies as an amusing quirk or join right in.

You want to go on adventures and have a cool list of stuff yet to be done, but appreciate that sometime you just need to spend an afternoon not wearing pants and either binge-watching Netflix or playing PC/XBox/etc. (or just grabbing some people for board games or Cards Against Humanity).

If you can pull this off, we should talk. But I might drool.

Note: I'll probably message you if I'm interested (eventually), but I am always impressed by women who take the initiative. Especially if it's an actual message, rather than a single word or sentence.