Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up being shuffled around military bases, so I don't really
have a hometown. This means that there's usually an awkward pause
after someone poses the "where are you from" question, as I try to
decide on the long, medium, or short answer. Lately I've just gone
with Idaho before I found myself settled here in Texas. And then
someone makes a potato joke.
Anyway, all of this moving around has made me adaptable to most
situations, and adept at getting along with just about anyone. It's
also taught me that there is always something to be had in common
with another person, no matter the first impression.
Editing now because shy doesn't apply to me anymore. It took a
whoooole lot of time and work, but now I'm outgoing and confident
in social situations. It's so much fun I can barely stand it.
I'm pretty low key in my habits and hobbies, large crowds and
flashing lights tend to lead to sensory overload and headaches for
me, so I'm more of a neighborhood bar than a downtown club sort of
girl. I do make exceptions though, because dancing is awesome, no
matter how ridiculous of a dancer I am.
I read until my eyes cross, play fun video games, and apply thick
layers of sunscreen to my poor poor skin in my annual summer quest
to become a proper water mammal.
Note 5/10/12--I just took a test on my philosophy whatever. It says
that I'm a rationalist, and now I'm deeply offended >:(
Also, all you spelling obsessives out there, just think about how
annoying you are to all of the dyslexics out there. Spelling is
such a mundane and inaccurate measure of intelligence or curiosity.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Wait, there's supposed to be some kind of plan or intentionality
about this? I've been doing it wrong the whole time.
Or my rubric just doesn't match up with the common understandings
of success. I feel happy and fulfilled, so I think this is probably
I think that I've reached a point where I've got all the basics
under my grasp. Pay my bills, call mom regularly, keep the house
clean. Clean-ish. Not gross. Ok, the house is cluttered, but the
dishes are clean.
My creativity just sort of exploded recently and I can't seem to
stop writing or thinking of poetry/prose/philosophy projects. Yes,
I am *that* nerd. But I don't bring out the philosophy jargon when
it's not appropriate to the situation. I'm not *that* nerd.
Anyway, now maybe I get a chance to work on the fun stuff. Learn
new things, relearn old things, worry a little less, and maybe make
my way into a job that's a little less dull.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Scratching dogs just the way they want to be scratched. They didn't
even know that spot was itchy, but I found it, oh yeah.
Making fantastic spaghetti while consuming way too much of the $7
giant bottle of St. Genevive Pinot Nior
Relaxing all of the muscles of my face, neck, and shoulders. Years
of chronic headaches make for a useful teacher. They've also lead
to me being really good at...
Neck and shoulder rubs!
I feel like if I add any more to this, I'll just be tooting my own
horn. Which I'm also really good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have no idea how people perceive me, so I did a quick
quiet, an irony laced sense of humor, wears cool hats
That was forever ago, why would you ask me?
Funny, fabulous ass (cue me blushing, and preening a bit)
Tendency to sit back and observe, with occasional commentary
Personally, I just assume people like me and act accordingly
I've become a little less quiet on first impression. Although I do
often slip back into observation mode. Sometimes I just like to sit
back and appreciate what's going on :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Listing my favorite books would be an undertaking. I've been a huge
fantasy /scifi nerd ever since I started swiping reading material
from my brothers. They're also the ones responsible for my early
indoctrination to pen and paper rpg. And 80's and 90's industrial,
punk, alternative. From sisters of mercy, to front 242,the pixies,
I miss the surge of girl rock in the nineties, although it seems to
finally be making a comeback.
A few other favorites : Josh Ritter, New Pornographers, The
Thermals, Frightened Rabbit, Janelle Monae, Dessa, Titus
As far as movies go, I love classic romantic comedies, hate almost
all new ones. Love genre movies, horror, thriller, noir and its
descendants, etc. Good documentaries. I have a soft spot for teen
movies. Bring It On, Whip It, Band Slam and the like.
A few great books, off the top of my head : Spin, Terror, In The
Woods, Tigana, Snow Crash. I love history and nonfiction, mostly in
audio book form recently. Oliver Sacks is my hero.
I'm on a "lesbian" fiction kick. Cheesy romance novels, more
serious lit, sci-fi/fantasy (look up Nicola Griffith, you'll thank
me) and everything else that fits.
I've been reading a lot about psychology/brain
This is getting long D:
I also play lots of video games, but am not very good.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Skipping the big things for the more interesting :
Cheesy lesbian romance novels. Everyone needs their crack, after
My stupid smart phone that has dissolved my ability to wait in
lines without distraction.
Audiobooks and podcasts for work. My job is boring.
San Francisco Bakery. Come to me, Santa Clara on wheat
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Fantasies. From dirty, god-disapproved ones, to that one about
taking off to live in the keys, to the daydream where I'm a
globe-ranging superthief who charms all the ladies.
Will I ever be finished putting my room in order?
Would I eat that for a dollar? (Probably)
How strange it is to be anything at all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At happy hour with friends, or just hanging out playing bomberman
At home playing the netflix game cuddled up with dogs and
Probably not at a club
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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While most people have more social anxiety in real life rather than
online, I am the complete opposite. I'm not all that nervous around
people I meet face to face, but when it comes to emailing or
messaging someone through the wires of the intertubes I'm suddenly
all "omg what if they don't want to talk to me or maybe I'm
bothering them I don't know what to doooooo". I don't really
understand it, since anonymity is supposed to be freeing and all
You should message me if
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You think I'm cute (omg, you're making me blush).
You want to talk about or do nerdy things. Or not nerdy things. I
like things in general.
You'd like to go on a "date" date and see me blush in person.
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