courtney2468
32 Palo Alto, CA
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My self-summary
I've been putting this question off, because the topic is too broad. How am I supposed to describe myself in such a little box?! I think I'll take the easy way out, and say that if you want to know about me, you'll have to ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm trying to decide what to do with "the rest of my life." I have always been very interested in culture (my own and others), and although I have been an armchair anthropologist for years, I have yet to really experience a foreign culture firsthand.

I have been studying Japanese for the past two years; I would love to move there for a year to teach English as well as to really immerse myself in the language and culture, but the thought of moving so far away is somewhat intimidating. Perhaps I'll start with a vacation...

Recently I've been learning bachata and kizomba, and I've been having a lot of fun doing so. (It's less fun when my toes are being stepped on). Update: I am attempting to learn tribal belly dance. I have never felt so uncoordinated in my life.

I attend yoga classes regularly at my gym; while unable to pretzel myself to any impressive degree, I really enjoy my practice. The first time my friend drug me to a class, I thought the meditation portion was ridiculous. Now I look forward to my sessions and the feeling of relaxation I take away. I would practice at home as well, but I've learned through experience that my cat views yoga poses as a sign of weakness, and will attack without mercy.
I’m really good at
Ballroom dancing and latin dancing; puzzles and logic games; video games; studying for classes that interest me; oversleeping on workdays; singing (or at least I like to think so); procrastinating; and to top it all off, I have a very good sense of direction.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know about the first thing they notice, but the first thing they comment on is usually my eye color. I've heard a range of descriptions - from beautiful to freaky.

I guess I should add my pointy vampire teeth to the list. Yes they are natural, no I am not a real vampire. I should look on the positive side; at least my Halloween costume is already taken care of.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Wheel of Time Series; The Blind Assassin; Harry Potter; sci-fi/fiction
Movies: The Princess Bride; Lucky Number Slevin; Holiday Inn; Zombieland; The Boondock Saints; Der Krieger und die Kaiserin
TV Shows: Psych; The Office; Frasier; and almost any show involving forensics; Iljamae; Big Bang Theory; Community; Supernatural
Music: I really love all kinds of music. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Reggaeton (Don Omar and Daddy Yankee) and dance electronica, but I also enjoy Alternative, Rock, Metal, Pop, Classical, and Country. It would be awesome if you've heard of Crossfade, because they are one of my favorite bands!
Food: I love Japanese food! I visit the sushi place near my work so often, the sushi chefs and I are on a first name basis. I will eat pretty much anything with avocado, because avocado is amazing!
The six things I could never do without
1. Music, because regardless of whether I'm any good or not, I love to sing and dance!
2. Cheese - self explanatory, I think
3. Netflix
4. My smartphone - I really hate that I'm so dependent on it...
5. Video games
6. Cute shoes - I may not wear them all the time, but I have to have them in large quantities. I am a girl, after all.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Because I've been extremely busy, I've had the feeling like I've forgotten something important. So lately I spend a lot of time thinking about what it could be...
On a typical Friday night I am
After a busy week at work, I want nothing more than to relax. I watch movies, hang out with friends, or read a good book. Lately I've been hard at work trying to rescue Princess Zelda.

Update: Princess Zelda remains in captivity as I attempt to power through the Assassin's Creed games. For a gamer who typically muscles through with button mashing and beserker rage, it's challenging to be "stealthy."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will admit nothing; that way you have plausible deniability.
You should message me if
You think we might get along; as friends or otherwise.

You want to know more, or want to tell me something about yourself.

You prefer joking around over deep conversations. I rarely take myself or others seriously.

You have something of more substance to say then, "hey" or a variety of crude suggestions I won't repeat here. For the former, you're not giving me a lot to work with. For the latter....well that's just rude!
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