I am a sucker for enthusiasm - anything that involves in-depth knowledge and overly excited hand motions is sure to get my attention. I love the new passions new people bring into my life - recently I've been attending local comedy shows and discovered the band Delux thanks to new friends.
I myself am very enthusiastic about bicycle adventures, singing at any time in almost any place, queer community, building shit, my hedgehog (who recently became a grandpappy!), being a grumpy feminist, NBC's Hannibal, drinking excessive amounts of tea, rambling on foot through Portland streets, and doing fun things at which I am not very skilled (rollerskating, instrument playing, quilting, socializing).
Reading books is sexy! I am a lazy terrible cook! Trying new things is terrifyingly amazing! Pie is the best! Walking upright is hard! Canoeing is fantastico! I love camping! I fail at color coordinated outfits! I win at making expressive noises with my face!
I am genderqueer, not that Okcupid has an option for that. Although my body is coded by the world as "female," I have no internal sense of being a man or a woman - I am a person. I would appreciate not being referred to with female-coded nouns (girl/woman/lady/mistress). If you just treat me like a person, we should get on fine.
Random facts: I wrote my senior anthropology thesis in college on alien cultures in science fiction novels. I volunteer at the Oregon Zoo. I have SO MANY colored Sharpies.
If you're a long-time member of the Awkward Army, I am Make-out Spartacus. If you don't get the reference, you should probably read more Captain Awkward.