rather_smashing
28 Bellevue, WA
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My self-summary
The thing is, I'm a big dork. It's hard to overstate my geek aptitude, but I've got many fingers in many nerdy pies. So maybe check your pies for finger holes, and if you find some, I'm sorry.

That being said, there's certainly more to me as well. I rather enjoy going out dancing, catching shows, and enjoying the lovely parks around the city. Oh, and I love coffee shops but I dislike coffee. Bummer.

For what it's worth, I score a solid INTP on the ol' Meyer's Brigg's.

Anyway, let's hang out and do science! And beer is science too.
What I’m doing with my life
I work with people with mental-disabilities. It's at times dangerous and stressful, but at mostly extremely rewarding.

I'm also looking into an apprenticeship in minor villainy. Stuff like stealing socks out of the dryer and misplacing car keys. Tipping over lawn gnomes. I'm nefarious.
I’m really good at
•Writing lists!

•Umm...

•Hm...

•Dang.
The first things people usually notice about me
My butt, apparently. I don't get to see it, generally, so I'm not sure why it's so amazing, but I'm told it is.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm getting myself back into reading books on the regular. So far, this has meant revisiting an awful lot of Vonnegut as well as discovering that I really like Terry Pratchett... just in time to understand the true tragedy of his death.

Movies are good. I like my silly comedies a la Dumb and Dumber, but I also find great delight in more cerebral films like Amelie and Spaceballs. I legitimately have a weakness for good foreign works.

My cooking skills are enough to dazzle my roommates, but I'm always interested in bettering my culinary aptitude. I'll eat nigh anything, but being that my grandmother was Korean, I have a soft spot for Asian cuisine.
The six things I could never do without
It's a shorter list them six. I could never do without friends, knowledge, and Zorb, the imaginary flying space lemur who tells me to burn things.

Everything else is superfluous.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Feminism.

Brevity and jocularity aside here, this is something that's been on my mind a lot lately. I've always identified as a feminist. I'm progressive and all for equality, so feminism was clearly quite fitting with my worldview. However, it's only recently that I've really begun to gain an appreciation of what it all truly even means.

I used to celebrate movies like Fifth Element, and the mindset was always, "Even though she's a woman, she's strong. Yay feminism!" And that pretty much highlights my own misunderstandings of the past twenty-some years. A better example, I should think, is Samus Aran of Metroid fame. With Samus, her happening to be a woman is not a strong part of her character, and it never needed to be. "She's strong; incidentally she's a woman." Christ but isn't that a much healthier way to think about things. I'm very, very ashamed that it's taken me so long to recognize the difference. And now I can see how little the latter is represented in popular media, and that's a problem.

Anyway, jocularity back on. 'Boobies' is a fun word to say. Incidentally, so is 'weiner.'
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting in a cafe writing a story that I'll never finish.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once did naked squats in a river in a forest at two in the morning with a log on my shoulders.

That's a lot of prepositions!
You should message me if
You've lost yourself to dance and you need a partner, maybe you have a new game and you need an extra player, or you're willing to show me all the best hikes around here.

Or, you're Around Schwarzenegger, you've come back from the future, and I need to come with you if I want to live.
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