Pardon the language, but I'm from New Jersey and I find it the best way to emphasize what's important. Also, Penny Arcade is a bad influence.
Anyway, I *AM* a 26 year old video game company forum moderator, ex-radio personality, and all around best home cook ever (you're going to have to cook for ME in return if you want to defend your title, guys, because I make some kickass gyoza). I majored in International Politics in undergrad and was in the .000001% who didn't want to go into campaigning or law thereafter. I got a Master's degree instead and am economic consultant for parks and public spaces. Woo!
You want interesting backstory? I got plenty.
I love working with kids and have spent several summers volunteering with them, working with legally blind, blind, and blind/mentally handicapped kids on the Jersey shore. I also volunteered my Saturday mornings (had to leave at 7:30 AM!) to tutor English to the elderly living alone- it was a chance not only to meet other elderly Japanese with no families, but also someone from abroad- all while holding down a job and finishing my undergraduate degree. Yeah, in Japan. In Japanese. My undergrad gave me a dual degree from University of Delaware and Soka Daigaku in Tokyo.
I've been to four continents, and held residence in four different countries in the past eight years (other than the US, that would be Japan, Vietnam and China in reverse chronological order). I grew up being able to speak Hebrew and Swedish- now my head's been filled with Japanese and I've mostly forgotten them both. I can still read and write a bit in Hebrew, though.
I was born with translucent eyes. I'm a real-life mutant, dammit, and I was waiting for that invite to Xavier's like most kids wait for their owl to Hogwarts.
I work my ass off. None of this aspiring to be a stay-at-home mom shit. Kids? I'd consider it, later down the line, but only adoption.
I used to study industrial design, which means in addition to being able to joke with you in multiple languages, I can also get my hands dirty. Need a cabinet built? Made the bookshelf in my bedroom. Shirt's been ripped in two (wonder why that happened, eh?)? I can make you a new one from scratch. But it's always fun building shit together- I could always use a pair of hands to finish building that Portal turret replica I started crafting back in May. You up to it?
In short, try and keep up with me. I don't take stragglers. And I'll do my damned best to keep up with you. You like long walk on the beach? Awesome. We'll go. But none of this whining "it's time to go back" after an hour. Get ready for a hike.
And bring a tent.