: So many interests, lol.
; charms; beads;
; pyrographics; leather; rope
; lingam massage
haptics; forensics; emotional biochemistry
; gender identity
justice; animal welfare; alternative lifestyles
; kemetic steampunk
; community theatre
(lights, sound, and props); cultural history; the French
Revolution; industrial art; Medieval torture
(of which I have way more knowledge than tends to
make people comfortable, lol).
: Whip cracking
(I love the sound,
and It's great for stress relief).
I'm also very outdoors-y. I love zip lining
; parasailing; rafting;
; walking and nature trails; greenways; hiking
; travel; museums
; cultural festivals
; food and wine events; flea markets; antiquing; and live
minor league baseball games.
Crafty type things, which consists mostly of jewelry making and
: I have been referred to as "the athletic
geek type." I'm not exactly clear on what that means though,
main sport (Baltimore Orioles
) but I also
like hockey (Washington Capitals
you're more likely to catch me at a live game than you are watching
either on TV. I can't stand football. Or basketball.
I used to shoot pool in my 20s. It's something I haven't done in
quite some time now. I play air hockey whenever I have the
opportunity. I get stupid excited over air hockey, lol. I also
enjoy watching competitive dance, especially Latin and ballroom.
Part of me wishes I had stuck with it as a child.
: Mostly 80's rock, southern rock, and
country but I can usually find something to appreciate in all
genres of music.
; Lynyrd Skynyrd
Rock; Quiet Riot; 38 Special; Guns N' Roses; Poison; John
Mellencamp; Lady Antebellum; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Dave Matthews
; The Rogues
; Keith Urban; Coldplay
Katy Perry; Billy Currington; Fun; Trans-Siberian
; Billy Joel; Mark Harris; Darius Rucker; Michael Jackson
; The Band Perry; Thompson Square.
: Pedestian Polyamory
(currently my favorite poly podcast); PolyskeptiCast
; Poly Weekly;
(adult oriented BDSM podcast); This American Life; The
Savage Lovecast; and Penn's Sunday School.
: Foamy the Squirrel
down my all-time fave! Llamas with Hats
and disturbing at the same time; My Drunk Kitchen
with food; Simon's Cat; SnakeBytesTV.
: I'm not really a gamer, but there are a few
games I will totally geek out on. Mostly older stuff from my
childhood. Any and all of the Myst
series for example. Spy vs. Spy
(which you can
play on iPad now! Squeee!); King's Quest
available for iOS!); Mario Kart
; Sonic the Hedgehog...
As far as board games... classic and Chinese checkers. Also
Scrabble, though I'll admit I'm not very good at it.
For newer stuff, I really enjoyed The Room
and The Room II
which is a very
Myst-like puzzle game series for iPad. I play Scramble
too, but like Scrabble,
I'm not very good at it. However, I make up for that by kicking ass
Arcade games! I will play me some arcade games! Namely skee-ball
and air hockey
I do not enjoy games involving large groups of people, live action
role play (LARPing), or MMORPGs. But, I don't hold anything against
anyone who does. Just know that these aren't hobbies we will share
if that's your thing.
: I am not to be trusted in a book store with
a credit card. :p I love books and am really bad about buying them
way faster than I can read them.
I tend to prefer non-fiction
over fiction. Some of my
favorite subjects are ancient history; religion; neuroscience
; sociology; and
various subjects that fall under the heading of popular science
. I do read
a lot of historic fiction, classic literature, folklore, and
and Violet Blue
come to mind as more
recent favorites. Right now I'm working my way through both the
Myst series for the first time. I know. I'm late, lol. I've also
recently finished reading Maus
which is an amazing graphic
Also, I read a lot about polyamory
, contemporary polygamy
Speaking of books about polyamory though... You'd do well not to
in my presence, lest you endure my ranting about
what a terrible book it is. Just a heads up. I hate that it is
currently the most widely recommended book on the topic among poly
My personal recommendation, if you care to hear it, is
Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful by Anthony
. Also known as "the anti-poly handbook." ;) I've
More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory by Franklin
Veaux and Eve Rickert
on pre-order, which may or may not give
Roadmaps a run for it's money. :) We shall see.
: Flight of the Navigator
(1986); Escape to Witch
(1975); Moulin Rouge
; Matthew Bourne's
Sleeping Beauty (done as a gothic ballet
); In Time; Pan's
; Top Gun; Blackhawk Down; The Interpreter
; The Boondock
; The Outsiders; Sweeny Todd; From Hell
; Les Miserables
; Clerks (all of
them); The Terminal; Brokeback Mountain; The Notebook; The Quick
and the Dead; Side Show; The Scarlet Pimpernel
(1982 film, though I also enjoy live stage productions and the BBC
: Though I'm finding myself less and
less interested in TV lately...
Once Upon A
(Robert Carlyle can seriously rock a suit); Reign
; Robin Hood
(BBC 2006); Sherlock
; Downton Abbey
crime drama); Les Revenants
supernatural thriller); Terriers
(cancelled too soon);
Nathan Fillion); House; Weeds
(amazing series); Sister Wives; So You
Think You Can Dance; The Big Bang Theory; How I Met Your Mother;
; Pit Bulls and
Parolees; Fatal Attractions (not for the squeamish); Life After
People; Taboo; Hell's Kitchen
; Top Chef
; pretty much
all competitive cooking shows; TEDTalks
(which I usually watch online
or from my iPhone).
I'm usually a good three to seven years behind on any given show by
the time I start watching it. Stargate Universe
back in 2009 and I only started it this week (first week of
February 2014). NCIS was seven years in before I caught the first
episode. I'm almost never current on anything.
: Yes please! Total omnomnomnisexual! That is,
I love food and I don't cook, so I'm totally attracted to people
who do and do it well! LOL!
I'm a very adventurous eater and will try just about anything
I love ethnic food; seafood (particularly any and all shellfish);
; deer; lamb;
vegetables with sea salt
; roasted caesar salad
(*drool*); fresh pasta; pesto; chicken salad; sourdough bread;
granola (natural granola); cheesecake; pumpkin pie; apple crisp;
Thai and Southern
style iced tea
; and spiced chai
. I'm pretty sensitive to
sour flavors, though I love me some key lime.
My preferences tend to lean toward seafood
over just about everything,
over Asian, Asian
over Indian and Thai, and Indian and Thai over Latin.
Favorite restaurant? Tanaka's Grill & Sushi.
One thing I haven't tried yet, which I'd like to, is rabbit. Things
such as alligator and octopus would also be on that list. Also,
real African, Creole, and Caribbean cooking I'd love to try.