My life more or less revolves around my friends and family, especially my niece. I'm the kind of person that drops everything to help someone I care about (which has come back to bite me in the ass more than a few times).
I'm really not good at the whole "describe yourself" thing.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a degree in history, with a focus on Medieval Europe and modern Central and Eastern Europe. My overall goal is to go to grad school and get a Masters in Library Science working with archives and special selections, but I'm not sure when that's going to happen.
In the meantime, I work in a small law firm handling documents for court.
My friends and I recently came up with a goal of hiking (part of) the Appalachian Trail and just being more generally outdoorsy, not to mention getting in better shape.
I’m really good at
I'm proudest of my baking and I have a probably unhealthy obsession with the Great British Bake Off. I'm always up for a challenge and enjoy spending entire days in the kitchen.
I'm quite crafty and like doing things with my hands. More or less, if I can make something myself, I'll give it a try. Though I have yet to attempt making cheese. Someday I will. And it will be damn good cheese.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall and thin, so I tend to stick out quite a bit.
Occasionally, I smell very strongly of coffee, something more than
a few people have commented about. Though one person's first
comment on meeting me was that I have very masculine hands. I'm
still not sure what that means....
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have way too many to actually list, so I'll just summarize.
Books: Catch-22, Dubliners, The Count of Monte Cristo, and lots and lots of nonfiction
Movies: Housebound, Clue, Ghostbusters, Young Frankenstein, the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, LOTR
TV: Bob's Burgers, Futurama, BSG, Pushing Daisies, Firefly, Fawlty Towers, Golden Girls, The IT Crowd, QI, GBBO
Music: Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, The Tallest Man on Earth, ABBA, The Boy Least Likely To, Laura Barrett, Fleet Foxes, Broken Bells, Frightened Rabbit, Florence + The Machine, Adele, The Magnetic Fields, Kings of Convenience, Trampled by Turtles, Hozier.
Food: Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, North African, Cajun/Creole, pretty much everything. I'll try anything once.
The six things I could never do without
Old books, my phone, caffeine, friends, baked goods, family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can achieve my goals and how I can become a better person.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with people. Or maybe relaxing at home alone. Really, it varies. I could be at a party, just watching movies, drinking coffee and/or booze and playing games, discussing history (which somehow tends to end up being mostly about Poland and/or World War II), or grabbing a few friends, getting into a car and seeing what happens.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The only thing I can think of is just very weird:
I spend way too much money at coffee shops. Especially because I've
been known to drive fifty miles to go to a particular one.
Occasionally up to ten days in a row.
Really, I'll admit to pretty much anything, but I can't really
think of anything without prompting. If asked the appropriate
question(s), I'll spill everything to a complete strange. It's like
You should message me if
You find me interesting I guess. But please make it an actual message. No winks, no "Hey"s, and spell things correctly and completely.