I'm in tech by day. At night, I may go out dancing or catch a movie if I'm relaxing, or hit the gym if I'm trying to be diligent. I'm mostly looking for friendships at the moment, as my social circle has recently splintered a bit; but something more is always possible.
My three big time consumers are reading (both non-fiction and fiction), watching movies, and playing PC video games. Most games I play are towards the casual end of the spectrum; I usually play just a few really, really intensely and only dip my toes into others. I read probably a few hundred books a year -- I read pretty quickly, and I read a lot of light fiction. I try to get in a mixture of 'foundational' books (I'm currently working through a number of some classic feminist authors) with some that are generating buzz and a lot of urban fantasy.
I also try to mix up my movie watching; when left to my own devices, I watch action movies when I need my blood pumping, but otherwise tend towards comedies (and an embarrassing weakness for romantic comedies).
What I’m doing with my life
Just getting through it, mostly. I do like trying to 'improve myself', so I have a lot of coursera courses and practice projects on my 'to do' list; sometimes I even get to check something off on it.
I’m really good at
I'm not great at it, but I do really like dancing. I've done a lot of ballroom in the past, along with some club dances like west coast swing and salsa. I like dances that are heavy on improvisation, but lend themselves to a variety of different musical styles.
The first things people usually notice about me
If it's in a small group on certain (probably nerdy) topics, that I
have opinions, and I'm not afraid to express them. In a larger
group, they'll probably never notice me at all...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really like summer movies.
Mulholland Drive (mysterious imagery, beautiful women, makes almost no sense on the first viewing -- what's not to like?); The Prestige (perhaps my favorite movie post-2000). Musicals are fun -- I like all of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Moulin Rouge, and Sweeney Todd. On the other hand, I really don't like Sondheim's Into the Woods and I *hate* Carousel.
I read pretty indiscriminately within genre fiction, but some of my favorites recently read include The Kingkiller Chronicles by Rothfuss, The Song of Ice And Fire (Game of Thrones, etc) by Martin, and Catch-22 by Heller.
Music-wise, I have been listening to electro-pop lately, but have no real strong opinions about it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Narrative tropes, and how they influence what we do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Even odds between being at the gym, out dancing, and eating out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I talk to myself when I think I'm alone.
You should message me if
anything sounds like it wants a response, or if you just want to get something off your chest, or, you know, you feel an inner impulse to do so. I'm looking for new friends or distractions as well as more intimate relationships