I did stand up comedy once. It went really well. I haven't done it since. I'm terrified I won't be so lucky next time.
I'm a world traveler. A knitter, a painter, a writer, a book reader, a bad/cheesy/inappropriate joke maker (though, I try to steer clear of humor that relies on belittling others, if you have to take someone else down to make a joke, then you're not actually funny.)
I tend to surround myself with intelligent and witty people.
I enjoy art, literature, writing, camping, hiking, languages, travel, comedy, and more!
I also enjoy video games and board games.
Also, if I've learned anything recently, it's that honest is never the wrong way to be.
I'm looking for a connection. Also in the market for high quality cuddles.
I'd like to meet someone who appreciates and values companionship and affection but doesn't absolutely need someone always around in order to be happy.
Getting back to the heart of things. Improving.
Working, a whole lot.
I'll be graduating in May with a degree in Modern Languages and Cultures: Spanish, with a concentration in French. And a Chinese studies Minor. Now I have to figure out what I'm going to do with it. The opportunities are endless. I'm pretty excited about it.
I have a passion for words. If you're a good writer that's always a plus for me. I didn't realize until recently that I can be attracted to the way in which people phrase things. Diction, syntax, vocabulary. But don't try too hard, it doesn't work that way.
In my spare time I like to knit, crochet, paint, build things, etc. The act of creating useful and/or aesthetically pleasing things is very satisfying. I'm lucky enough to be able to sell my stuff sometimes.
I've recently taken up woodcarving. I also make decorative bowls out of old vinyl records. And I've been struggling (and failing) to create a back-strap loom with which to weave. I took a class on how to use them when I was in Mexico a few years back and I've been trying to make my own ever since.
Understanding: languages, people, complex situations
Currently reading: El laberinto de la soledad -Octavio Paz
Favorite Shows! 30 Rock, Game of Thrones, True Detective, Star Trek: TNG, Community, Adventure Time, The Venture Bros., The Brak Show, Last Week Tonight, Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty
Favorite Music! The Mountain Goats, The Decemberists, Rilo Kiley, The Beatles, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Modest Mouse, The National, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Neutral Milk Hotel, Paul Simon, Talking Heads
I've been listening to a ton of podcasts recently: Harmontown, Radiolab, This American Life, Comedy Bang Bang
Favorite Movies! Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Royal Tenenbaums, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Labyrinth, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, The Life Aquatic, Harry Potter
Food! Tacos. Sandwiches. Chinese food in China. I'll try anything. I'm the least picky. I cook most of my own meals at home. I've been told I'm an excellent cook. I'm notorious for spending entirely too much money at the grocery store when I get excited about crafting some kind of high concept meal.
The way that language is nothing but arbitrary symbols and sounds that, when combined in various ways, can have infinite meaning and power.
Raising alpacas. Shearing them, spinning yarn, and making awesome stuff. Repeat.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about practical life choices, and how they can lead me to full time, paid adventuring.
Trying to decide if I want to go to grad school.
Camping. I really want to go camping.
Lately I've been mostly studying. Pretty much all of the time.
If you don't take yourself too seriously.
If you have something substantial to say.
If you like to read.
If you have things that you are good at and passionate about.
If you stay at least moderately aware of current events and news, and you actually care about people who are not you.
If you understand the importance of empathy.