At 27, I'm still not entirely sure what I want to be when I grow up. My "dream job" changes on a weekly basis, but the two that I frequently return to are writing consultant/tutor/teacher and food critic. I am passionate about learning, writing and helping others -- and getting paid to eat delicious food seems like a pretty sweet deal to me.
I'm a huge nerd, and I love other nerds. I know very little about science, I'm terrible at math, and I suck at video games as a general rule. However, when it comes to film, television (particularly horror, modern fantasy, and more recently science fiction), and literature (of pretty much any genre that doesn't include Twilight or 50 Shades of Gray), my nerdiness is a force to be reckoned with. I've also recently started learning to play Magic: The Gathering and I love it, so I suppose that's another feather in my nerd cap. I'm interested in tabletop RPGs as well, but haven't really had the opportunity to get involved.
I will be the first person to call myself fat. It's taken me a long time, but I'm cool with it. Super skinny people scare me.
I read constantly and write frequently -- poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. I am attracted to other creative types, but not people who take themselves too seriously.
I'm not in the market for dating or a relationship right now. But I'm always interested in meeting new like-minded friends. If you share some interests & you're interested in friendship, don't hesitate to message me!
I love words, food, music, nerds, fat girls, good weed, and autumn days.
I also work at Target, in the snack bar. It sucks, and I hate it.
Cooking, especially if it involves starch of some kind
Reading aloud (my work and others)
Movies: It would take me about 3 hours to compose an exhaustive list of titles, but I love horror (both "legitimate" and stupid B movies), stoner comedies (especially anything from Kevin Smith and, to a lesser extent, Judd Apatow), black comedies (think the original Death at a Funeral -- not the remake), animated family movies, the Harry Potter series, the Cornetto trilogy, romantic comedies that aren't too formulaic, and dramas that make me think but aren't overly long. I have a pretty short attention span.
Music: You must really want to be here all day.
Shows: Without Netflix and Hulu, I would pretty much shrivel and die. I watch television the way most nerds play video games -- for hours and hours at a time. My all-time favorite TV shows are as follows (in no particular order): Boy Meets World, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Firefly, Spaced, and Supernatural. I also love 30 Rock, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, Parks & Recreation, Wilfred, as well as cooking, paranormal, and true crime shows. I have a HUGE girl-boner for British television in general (I actually wrote a blog about the subject for a little while), and I adore Black Books, The Inbetweeners, Red Dwarf, The Catherine Tate Show, and many others. I just started Misfitis and, predictably, I love it. If anyone wants to discuss the obvious similarities between Nathan and Bernard Black, feel free to message me :)
. . . after hitting "save", I looked at my edit again and realized that, in spite of saying "in no particular order" I totally put my list of shows in alphabetical order. It was completely unintentional and I'm kind of impressed with myself that I could do that without even thinking about it.
Food: I hate sweet potatoes. Pretty much everything else is fair game.
2. netflix, a television, and an internet connection
3. my computer
4. a back scratcher (I have a perpetually itchy back)
7. nerdy men with beards
8. sexy fat girls
I don't like arbitrary limitations.
I have a major thing for guys with facial hair. I won't say it's an absolute necessity because that would be shallow, but it's definitely a preference. Ink is also a big plus.
Note: the only one of these that's actually required is the last one.