Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Opening sentence that catches your attention... complete with
ellipsis and an exclamation point!
Please forgive the multitude of selfies. I don't love having my
photo taken so, it turns out, I don't have many photos of myself.
Therefore, selfies it is.
Now that that's out of the way... I'm a Florida native who moved to
Colorado about a year ago. Went inactive for a few months but
decided to give it another try.
Moving onto the requisite self description. I like to dress up for
the office but am just as comfortable in a tank and cargos,
swinging a hammer. I can just as easily enjoy myself at the theater
or symphony as I can at a dive bar having a great local beer or
staying home and knitting. I have a wide variety of interests and
am looking for someone to share the experiences those interests
provide. Also, if you happen to be excellent at pub trivia, I
usually have an opening on my team.
I also feel like I need a photograph of me standing on a mountain.
It seems to be a requirement for Colorado dwellers. Alas, the last
time I stood on a mountain, it was dark and no one had a camera.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I trudge through my days working for a cable company (you know
which one). I spend my free time knitting, doing other fiber arts,
reading, gathering useless trivial knowledge and various other
activities that raise my dork quotient and increase my pub quiz
scores (I dominate the music round!).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knitting! Seriously. Scrabble, Risk, Trivial Pursuit. Playing piano
and cello. Sarcasm. Some people say drawing, but I don't think so.
I dabble in sculpture (very small figurines).
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hysterical laughter. If I'm with my friends, you can hear me before
you see me. If I'm being quiet, then it'd be my hair (you can't
miss the bright pink), or the yarn I'm sure to have somewhere close
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
If I answered these wholly, the list would be ridiculously
Books: My favorite author when I was young was Roald Dahl. It then
changed to Michael Crichton. I'm now enamored with Jasper Fforde
who writes in a style similar to some of the greats... Douglas
Adams, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman et al. I do have to say that if
George R.R. Martin dies before he finishes A Song of Ice and Fire,
I shall be extremely put out. I'd probably just pick up the next
Dresden book though (thank you Jim Butcher for being so prolific!).
I'm somewhat ashamed to say that I also read romance novels
voraciously. You know the ones: Buxom women in various states of
undress being carried off by rakish men. I consider them to be
candy for my brain. I don't care if it's not good for me, I love
My favorite movie, hands down, is The Princess Bride. I'm also of
the opinion that if you can't quote at least one Mel Brooks movie
and one Monty Python movie, you aren't truly living (Young
Frankenstein and Holy Grail being my personal favorites).
I don't watch very much TV but when I have time to catch up, I like
things like Doctor Who, Homeland, Once Upon A Time, Game of
Thrones, and other assorted shows. I do work for a cable company,
though, so I can hold my own in a discussion on many programs even
without watching them and have caught at least one episode of just
about any show on the air.
My taste in music runs the gamut from classical to metal and
everything in between. Music is so inherent to my very being that
I'm not sure I can elaborate without just listing ten thousand
songs that I love.
I love food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I could probably "do without" all of these things. Now, would I
want to? Absolutely not, but I could.
My Glasses. Since I cannot see without them, I'd not last very long
if they were gone.
Music. I am never without a song. Even in silence I have music in
Books. I love the act of reading words. It feels good to turn
letters into words and understand the meaning of that word. There's
a whole section of the human brain devoted to giving us that
ability and I definitely use it.
Yarn. I am a fiber enthusiast. I knit, crochet, spin, tat (poorly),
weave, design, and participate in almost any other activity one can
do with yarn. I own quite a lot of yarn and am never without at
least one project.
My car. It's fun to drive. It gets me to work where I make the
money that keeps me in yarn ;)
My computer. It is where I store my music. It is also my gateway to
the most extensive information network on the planet. With a little
looking, any information can be found.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
This changes so frequently it's ridiculous to answer with
specifics. I think about interesting things I read. I think about
what correlations could be discovered if only it were possible to
have universal, unlimited data. For instance, are people who put
their footwear on sock sock shoe shoe more likely to spread peanut
butter first when making a PB&J?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Home unless I have something to do. I'm not much of a party animal
so when I go out, it tends to be for my knitting group, trivia
(less so recently), or just dinner and hanging out with some
friends. Most of my downtime is usually spent relaxing with a good
book, good show, and always, good yarn.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Assembling Ikea furniture is one of the most thrilling things to
do. My sense of accomplishment knows no bounds once it's complete
with zero fuck-ups.
You should message me if
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It's the internet. It's free. Do what you want. The worst thing
that could happen... I mean, literally, the worst possible thing,
is that you don't get a response but I *am* going to try to be more
open this time around.
Or... you know... if you could pass for a viking.
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