crussellate
25 Seattle, WA
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My self-summary
For arty things, catty things, and tasty things: https://instagram.com/peatandpixels/

If you're a fan of bulleted lists (and really, who isn't?)
-Southern
-Progressive
-Capitol Hill
-Erstwhile writer
-Less erstwhile painter
-Kitchen tinkerer
-Methodist
-ENTJ

And no I do not consider those first two contradictory :)

Longer Summaries!

Was born and raised in the South (Mississippi by way of Georgia), but I moved up to Seattle couple years ago. The city's strange and wonderful and weird, and so far it's been pretty neat.

I've been informed that I'm essentially a 1950's housewife with a beard. I like baking, cooking, and hosting parties, and actually give a damn about my apartment. Unconfirmed sources also report that I'm trying to learn how to knit. Also love painting (acrylics and watercolors; oils are a bad idea with cats...), and am trying to get more into the art scene in Seattle. Latest attempts are blacksmithing and jewelry-making classes down at the Pratt Center.

I believe very firmly in the "Life's short, so enjoy it!" philosophy and try to fill my days with tasty food, weird experiences, and good friends.
What I’m doing with my life
Professionally: Just got my bachelor's from Georgia Tech and am starting out as an engineer. If you see a tiny Brazilian lady around town, it might be my boss, so tell her I'm awesome, even if you've never met me, please?

Personally: Taking care of two cats, Whiskey and Mocha. It's a lot like having two adorable drunk people in the house. Drunk people who enjoy licking my eyelids at 6am and stealing my socks. I'm also taking art classes around the city.

Socially: Cooking comfort food for, sharing wine, and playing games with friends. I'm lucky enough to have met a cluster of wonderful (and slightly crazy) folks I met right after moving up here that I try to spend as many of my days with as possible. They tend heavily towards one or more of the letters in LGBT, and just as heavily towards board gamers.
I’m really good at
Cooking, and I'm not shy about it. Jambalaya and red beans and rice are my specialty, though if you're feeling in a particularly artery-clogging mood, I might fry up some Milky Ways or Oreos. Currently on a baking kick, given we're smack in the middle of the season of cakes and pies.

Travelling! Always trying to tick new places off my to-visit list. I used to live in Spain, so it's got a special place in my heart (and passport), and I love anywhere in the Mediterranean. Went to Japan last year, and starting to plan a trip to Iceland and Scotland for the spring, with Southeast asia coming later in the year.
The first things people usually notice about me
My propensity for the word "y'all." I don't get why you northerners find that so dang amusing >:(
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Neil Gaiman, Brandon Sanderson, or John Scalzi. Major fantasy fan.

Movies: Pixar. Pretty much all of it. May or may not have been watching Wreck It Ralph while setting up my profile. Oh, and Hot Fuzz is England's greatest contribution to society since fish and chips.

Music: On a bit of an EDM kick right now, though I like rock as well. Most recent music on my phone is Tiesto, Paramore, and the soundtracks for "Scott Pilgrim" and "The Book of Mormon"

Food: Anything Cajun, though red beans and rice is my absolute favorite.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where my career will end up. Scheming how to get my family to move up to the PNW so I can see them more often. How I can paint in my apartment without it resulting in a purple and pink cat wandering about. Other crafty things I can do in a small apartment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Beer and cookouts on friends' roofs, board game nights, the occasional bar-hop, weird kitchen experiments, and movie nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The only thing stopping me from getting a seer-sucker suit is the utter lack of anything to wear it to.
You should message me if
You want to grab coffee. In person. Friends are great. As are internet acquaintances. But that's not what I'm here looking for.
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