Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Allison but I also go by Alli pretty frequently. I don't
know what you want to know about me, so here are the basics:
-I'm a huge English dork. If you can't string a proper sentence, we
aren't going to be friends for long. Spelling and grammar count,
folks. If you message me and substitute letters like "U" and "R"
for "you" and "are," I will first plot to murder your first born,
and then promptly ignore you.
-I care a lot. This applies to friends, family, significant others,
pets, causes, opinions, whatever. I just sort of put my all into
it. Apathy pisses me off.
-I laugh a lot. I'm very easily amused and have a wicked case of
-I'm a D&D nerd and a sci fi geek. More so the latter
-I like to write, but I don't do it nearly enough anymore.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work for an appraisal management company as an appraiser liaison.
It sounds super fancy, but it's still a desk job- like any other. I
love it, though. I'm incredibly lucky to work in the environment
that I do.
I'm living in the Irvington area with my roommate. My office also
recently moved downtown, so all of a sudden, I'm no longer a suburb
dweller. I'm loving it, though.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My best skill is turning phrases into abstract concepts that barely
reference their original inspiration. I have yet to decide if it is
a good thing to be good at this.
I'm a fantastic worrier. I was born to be the motherly type. I fret
and want to make sure that everyone is okay. I play den mother to
my friends and they learn to love me for it.
I'm good at heckling life. Taking things that people say and
randomly cracking jokes? I wish I could make a career out of that,
but sadly I can only do my best to create a slew of "You had to be
there" moments for my social circle.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height! I am ridiculously tall for a woman. Next is usually my
laugh, as I am a loud person who loves to laugh at all the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I have read a good deal with medieval/fantasy in my time (If
you know about the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind then you
are my hero), but lately I have been picking up more
modern/literary fiction than anything else. Flannery O'Connor is a
personal favorite from my fiction classes. From my childhood, I
have a great appreciation for the His Dark Materials trilogy - The
Subtle Knife was my favorite.
Oh, and the Beatnik poets piss me off. Their actual poetry and
prose isn't bad or anything, but the concept behind their movement
is absolutely ridiculous and more than a little offensive. I don't
think less of people who are fans of theirs, but after spending a
semester studying their lives and works, I just... can't even
pretend to think that they're anything but privileged brats who
thought they could play the poverty game for kicks.
Movies: Musicals appease the vocalist in me. I will never get
enough of Funny Girl, Hairspray and The Producers. Beyond musicals,
I enjoy Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, Thank You for Smoking, Boondock
Saints, Dumb and Dumber, Kung Pow, and others that I will probably
never add at a later date. Because let's be honest- most people
love a lot of fucking movies.
TV (even though they didn't list it): Stargate SG-1, Farscape,
Sanctuary, Doctor Who, Warehouse 13 - remember when I said
something about being a sci fi nut..?
Music: Sarah McLachlan wrote my life before I lived it, I'm
convinced. Other artists that I enjoy include Eisley, Say Anything,
Lenka, The Lion & The Sail... again, there is not enough time
in the world to list them all. I will listen to anything, but will
not promise to like it.
Food: I have always had strange texture issues when it comes to
food, but I am a huge fan of most Italian food. I grew up on it, so
it's not too surprising.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I hate this section. You don't care about it either. Let's just
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
As weird as this may sound, typography and printing technology. I
minored in graphic arts technology and digital publishing in
college and have since then found myself fascinated and easily
distracted by thoughts and conversations about layouts, typography,
print styles, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't do the bar scene a lot. It's not that I don't enjoy it when
I do go out, but it's just rare. I prefer a night in with Netflix
and a craft/home project. But I'm open to the idea of company :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I care, I care a lot. This gets me into trouble.
You should message me if
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Message me if you see something that makes you want to learn more.
There is only so much I can convey about myself through these
little essays. I love meeting new people and making new friends.
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