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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 30–50
  • Near me
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My details

Last online
Apr 11
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Christianity, and laughing about it
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Rather not say
Strictly monogamous
Has a kid, and might want more
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), German (Okay), Chinese (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A few things about me:
- Female, but not girly.
- Geeky and a little nerdy.
- Mechanical Engineer with a minor in a foreign language.
- Jill of all trades, master of none.
- I'll occasionally surprise you, and enjoy doing so.
- Low-grade grammar nazi (mostly spelling).
- Gothy, though I'm pretty fond of pastels and colors.
- Generally more sane and less Drama-filled than most girls (it's the engineer in me).
- Comfortable with both screwdrivers and sewing needles.
- I'd rather live in Chicago or Boston or San Francisco, but the business I love is pretty much only in Houston (human spaceflight).
- Guns are bad, mmkay?
- Other turnoffs include smoking and drug use.
- Built like a farm wench - sturdy and strong, with a little softness to get me through the lean years.
- Your mom would almost certainly like me.
- Not poly. I've nothing against it, but have found it's just not for me. (If you have to ask what I mean by that, you don't need to worry about it.)

Hopefully this list includes a few things about you:
- honest
- reliable
- creative
- intelligent
- a little silly
- responsible
- conscientious
- self-motivated
- at least moderately liberal
- not particularly into televised sports
- willing to try new things, in all aspects of life
- more gregarious than me (but that's not hard)
- happy to pitch in and help (aka midwestern work ethic)
- interested in taking care of your body and health, or at least making a concerted effort
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Dreaming of being a Martian colonist - I made it to round 2 of the selection, and am awaiting interview information. (See more at In the meantime I help keep current and future astronauts breathing safe air and I'm gradually financing the infrastructure repair of my aging house, plus doing a million little projects myself. I'm also working hard to get fitter and lighter, and am nearly to my goal weight. If Mars One doesn't pan out, I think I'm at a good point in my life to take a break and go do that Peace Corps stint I've been wanting to do for 25 years.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making things happen for myself. I'm responsible and proactive and self-reliant (to a fault). If I don't know how to do something I need done (usually involving fixing something or beating a computer program into submission), it often becomes a personal mission to figure out how to do it myself.

And all four categories in Cranium, but especially yellow.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm typically very quiet, which is sometimes notable after the observer has walked into me after not noticing me. (I'm considerably more verbose in type.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A selection of favored books and authors: Harry Potter, Stephen King (esp. Dark Tower), Discworld, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jim Butcher, Edward Gorey, Neal Stephenson, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

A selection of video: many Tim Burton flicks, Animaniacs, Star Trek (esp. DS9), new Battlestar Galactica, What Dreams May Come, most Joss Whedon stuff (esp. Firefly), most Pixar flicks, many Jackie Chan flicks, assorted anime, Better Off Dead, This Old House, Scrubs, Mythbusters.

A selection of music: Nine Inch Nails, Yello, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, They Might Be Giants, Peter Gabriel, Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance, Thomas Dolby, Suzanne Vega, Michael Gulezian, REM, Rasputina, Weird Al, Metallica, Dead Milkmen, Peter Murphy. I love dancing to industrial/EBM, but don't own as much as I might like.

A selection of food: yes, please. I like food (my body would say a little too much). Ice cream is my kryptonite. If I don't know what I want to drink, I ask for something blue. I like good teas, especially flavored blacks and oolongs and greens. I like lots of international stuff, and I like to try new things (though I'm not a SUPER-crazy adventurous eater).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. A job and/or a person with which I share mutual love.

2. Something to read.

3. Regular social interaction (despite my general misanthropy), one-on-one or small groups are better than big crowds.

4. At least a little space that's all my own.

5. Things that make me go "SQUEE!" See also: number 1.

6. My 4-in-1 screwdriver.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My endless to-do lists. I always have way more ideas for projects than money, time, and/or motivation to do them. I sometimes have to remind myself to take time to play, though I do have periods of being a complete slug.

Also, I lament the current fashion for men to have long beards. *shuddersquick* I'm not a fan of beards, and especially not long ones. Close-cropped (hairs shorter than ~1/4") is tolerable, but not preferred. Long head hair is great, though - I have a weakness for guys with nice long hair. (Long hair and big beard together, however, is extra-squicky.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
doing the same thing I do every night, Pinky.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I loathe the "Hey, how are ya?" generic greeting because the person saying it almost never knows me and rarely stops for a reply, much less actually cares about the real answer to that question. I usually just ignore that greeting or lie in response. Consequently, if a greeting like that is the entirety of your message to me here, it will be ignored and deleted. See below for a reiteration of this. I've given you a lot of material to work with here, between profile text and a bazillion questions answered. Start a conversation about something that piques your interest.
You should message me if
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you're OK with possibly not getting an answer, or at least not for a very long time. I'm only erratically on here, and am told by friends that I'm too picky. I prefer to think of it as not settling for less.

You should NOT message me if you are incapable of spelling out simple words such as "you" and "are" and "you're."

And, borrowing from my best friend, you should also not message me if:
"1) You simply want to make a vague inquiry about my general well-being. I'm feeling fine. Life is adequate. No need to check.
2) You want to just say "Hello". "Hello" is a simple but very effective way of greeting someone prior to engaging in a conversation. However, the word itself in isolation is not a particularly stimulating platform for discussion."