I'm a Midwestern-born, former Deep South resident, who now resides in San Francisco, while trekking down to Mountain View most weekdays for work. I also don't know the meaning of relaxation, apparently, as I tend to pack my weekday evenings to the brim, usually with some sort of athletic endeavor. I've been a figure skater in some capacity since I was 7, and have recently been giving tumbling/trampoline, weight lifting, and ballet a go.
Stories live in my head and often make their way onto paper (more accurately, Scrivener) during my free time. Naturally, I decided to pursue and nurture my creative inclinations by going to law school.
Wait...that doesn't sound right. At any rate, that's what I did. After graduation, I decided I still wanted to pursue writing, became a tech journalist for a few years, then found my way back into the legal field as an editor of attorney-produced website content. I like my job and I enjoy the people I work with. Now, if they'd only relocate 50 miles north so I'd never have to use Caltrain again.
A few years back, I finally came to grips with the realization that I was transgender (ftm) as well. Then came the acknowledgement that I was gay (and that transguys even could be gay...thanks, oblivious Midwestern upbringing for not cluing me in on that one!). I'm in the process of medically transitioning at this point and couldn't be happier. I have a great group of friends, am out as trans in a supportive work environment, and am feeling comfortable in my own skin for the first time in my life. Now I just need to find a guy to share it with. In the meantime, I'm open to making new friends as well. If you think we might click on any level, drop me a line.
I also seem to take copious amounts of camera phone pictures and tweak them on Instagram in a way that I'm going to pretend is profound.
Also probably not sleeping enough, but hey.
Learning foreign languages. Not sure why, but I pick them up relatively quickly.
Being a dork when it comes to internet memes.
Blogs: G-A-Y (because Jeremy Hooper is amaze-balls), Waking Up Now (same goes for Rob). Gawker's not really a blog but I read that a bunch too. Same goes for Qweerty sometimes.
Movies: Anything but horror, because I'm a wuss. I really like indie films and docs. Sometimes mainstream big-budgets are just as fun though. I pretty much live for Frameline every year.
Shows: I'm going to puff out my chest and pretend I'm not ashamed here when I admit to "America's Next Top Model," "Project Runway," and pretty much anything on HGTV. I also love "Suits" - obligatory lawyer dramedy + eye candy men in suits, ahoy.
Music: I like a lot of genres. Right now, my Spotify playlist has songs from All Time Low, The Ting Tings, Caught a Ghost, Fun., Scissor Sisters, +44, The Format, Anberlin, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Maine, Mat Kearney, and Hedley if that helps any.
Food: Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, and Lebanese top my list. I'm an on-again, off-again vegetarian too, which means I don't care if you are or not and I'll sometimes eat meat (pork excepted) myself but mostly don't.
I am also a bit shy about the idea of messaging guys I think are cute, even though I know it's a bit silly. Rating people highly is my passive way of saying I'm interested. I know I need to grow a pair (uh, literally?) and just start messaging but...yeah, well, I'm working on it.
You have an idea for a fun activity you think would be made even better with a companion.
You have any inclination to do so whatsoever? Yeah, let's go with that.