mlinds87
28 Denver, CO
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My self-summary
Depending on your political beliefs, I'm what's wrong with America, and I'm perfectly ok with that.

One of the best feelings in the world is when someone laughs at something you said with the intent of it being funny.

I finished my masters program last June, spent the summer impersonating George Costanza (without actually living with my parents), and I work with a foundation in Denver. It's coming up on one year, awesome so far.

I'm originally from Minnesota, and I've been told I have a slight mid-western accent, which can be further provoked and emphasized when drinking is involved. If you ever find yourself in my company when this happens, ask me if I can see Russia from my house and enjoy the following fantastic Sarah Palin impression.

-I think the US Postal Service is fascinating.
-I sort M&Ms by color (and into a bar graph) before eating them.
-I've been using the same bookmark since I was in 8th grade.
-Dinosaurs are pretty neat
-I have season tickets to the Colorado Mammoth, and I'm excited for the season to start
-Close-mindedness is the single most unattractive quality a human can exhibit.
What I’m doing with my life
I instagram a picture of my cat every morning before work. Maybe that should be in the "private things" category, but at least I'm honest about it.
I’m really good at
-Buying books and then waiting about 5 years before I read them
-Telling travel stories
-Political discussions
-Correcting grammatical mistakes
-Peppering conversations with obscure references to things that most people don't care/don't know about
-Knitting
-Watching terrible movies from the 90s
The first things people usually notice about me
I show up to things about 3 minutes late, intentionally.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: in no particular order, books I have enjoyed include:
House of Leaves, Love in the Time of Cholera, Decision Points, Paradise Lost, The Night Circus, People of the Book, A Good and Happy Child, Running with Scissors, Gone Girl, It, anything by John Grisham, limited Vince Flynn, Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings, The Book Thief, Unholy Night, The Hunger Games series, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dracula, Kite Runner, and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I am always looking for a scary book, so if you have any recommendations (that aren't Stephen King), please share.

Movies: Love scary books, hate scary movies. I like action-adventure super-hero movies, re-watching movies from childhood, and it's almost embarrassing to admit the number of "great" movies I've never seen.

Shows: I don't own a TV, so every time I'm in the same place as a TV, it really doesn't matter what's on it, it's all interesting to me.

Food: For the past few years, I've been trying really hard to diversify my food and drink selections. To say that I was a "picky eater" would be putting it kindly. I'm beginning to enjoy the Colorado beer scene, and I'm far more adventurous in cooking and eating. Having spent 2 years living abroad and being forced to eat the food that was presented to me, I'm pretty willing to try and eat anything. Except sushi. I hate sushi.
The six things I could never do without
Never is such a strong word, but
1. Chapstick-brand Chapstick
2. A good book
3. A wristwatch
4. Blue BIC Cristal pens
5. A second good book, just in case of an emergency
6. Free will?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why is it that when you see a picture of a guy with a cat, the thought is, "Oh cool, he has a cat, he must be an awesome guy!" Whereas when you see a picture of a girl with a cat, the thought is, "Oh, she has a cat, she must be crazy!" Why you gotta hate? Can't we just all be crazy awesome cat people??
On a typical Friday night I am
I hate when people respond to this with "there is no typical Friday night," or the equally predictable "out grabbing a drink with friends, at a show, or staying in for the night and watching a movie on Netflix." If this is you, I suggest going for slightly dishonest creativity (think 2 truths and a lie).

For example: on a typical Friday night, I can be found at a laser light show at the planetarium, cheering disturbingly loudly at a CO Mammoth game, or making sure that all the cans of soup at Safeway are turned with the label front and center.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think Space Jam is one of the greatest cinematic achievements in the history of motion pictures.

I'm also working on a new categorization for libraries called the Newey Dewey Decimal System. Also in the works: metric clock.

I once saw a quick ad for a movie, which I thought was called Bee Wars, which, let's not kid ourselves, sounds awesome. I was devastated to find out that the movie was actually Beer Wars.
You should message me if
-you have a fantastic book recommendation
-you like to roll a D12 to help make "important" decisions
-you agree that having fun isn't hard if you've got a library card
-the idea of sharing a pitcher (or two) of Coors Light is not only appealing, but ideal
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