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My self-summary
I'm a warm, occasionally socially awkward but friendly nerd. My sense of humor consists of basically being ridiculous and being amused by normal situations. I enjoy and need people but I also like my alone time for Netflixing, reading, and the coffees. I'm intelligent, hard working, and relatively responsible, but often lack common sense or am just plain lazy in many standard life things.

I'm nerdy about very specific things, but vary between being casually into them and seriously obsessed. I am interested in politics and social justice, identify as a feminist, and love books, television, and musicals. I think subways are sexy and empowering. My moral development and outlook on life were strongly influenced by my parents, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my queerness, my brownness, and my partial deafness. I value family and friendship. And also popcorn.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished a year teaching English in Madrid and traveling a little bit. My Spanish got much better and now I'm just trying to maintain it. Kind of.

Now, I am basically a bureaucrat. Specifically, I work as a Grants & Contracts Specialist at UT Austin, which means I get to help scientists get funding for research. I actually rather like it. I get to be the attention-to-detail person that I'm good at being, work for an organization that does some mostly good and interesting things, wander around a lovely campus, and come home at 5 pm. I also tend to enjoy my coworkers, who provide me with candy, distractions, and the occasional bitch session.

In the non-work related area of life, I'm basically just trying to enjoy life as I live it by spending time with friends and family and doing things when I want to do them.
I’m really good at
Apparently I'm a terrible singer and dancer, but I do it anyway. I am really good at finding excuses to not exercise or eat well. I'm also great at reading, analyzing, and over-thinking things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a chibi.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I adore "Pride and Prejudice." When a couple as intelligent as that verbally duke it out, swallow their pride, fall in love in spite of themselves, and then work to make themselves better people for each other, they become the epitome of epic hotness. I also enjoyed "The Time Traveler's Wife." "Little Women" is an old favorite. Some more new favorites include "Maurice," "The Hours," "George Washington Gomez," and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Cat's Eye." Also, "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. HOLY SHIT, that book is amazing. It tore at my soul and might be number one on my list right now. "Smoking Typewriters" is non-fiction and made me consider a graduate degree in media studies.

As for movies, I have way too many of those to list. I enjoy a wide variety of genres, but "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," and "Harold and Maude" are a couple favorites. I like the Pride and Prejudice miniseries a hell of a lot more than the 2005 movie. And I love musicals above all and classic movies in general.

I do really enjoy music of many kinds, but if you're a music snob, my music will embarrass you. I promise. I am not an indie music hipster. At all. That's not to say that I don't like indie hipster music (as well as Frank Sinatra and his entire generation, classic rock, generic popular music, 90s pop, folk, singer-songwriters, country, Disney music, Broadway and film soundtracks, power ballads, etc.), but I just never developed an obsessive need to know, understand, and "discover" all music. I therefore have a huge gap of pop culture knowledge in this area and can't really converse about it. I've also developed a severe aversion to judging other people for their music.

Favorite foods: most things incredibly unhealthy and delicious. Popcorn. And Peruvian food! My people make amazing food. Unfortunately, I can't cook it. I'll just take you to La Criolla if you want to try it.

TV Shows: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (too sad to watch the new host), The Colbert Report (also so sad), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Star Trek DS9, Star Trek TNG, Friends, MASH, Happy Days, Boy Meets World, The West Wing, Quantum Leap, How I Met Your Mother (until the godawful finale), Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Agents of Shield.
The six things I could never do without
This is a very unfair question. Damn.

1. Family 2. Friends 3. Chapstick 4. Books 5. Comfort (I live in soft things) 6. Internet - this is also how I get my TV and fanfiction. Yes. I'm shallow dammit. Did I list world peace? No, I didn't.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Work, fictional characters... I daydream a lot. Sex, the future, growing up, growing old, my family, my friends, the current state of things at any given time, feminism and various related topics, whether I'm doing things right, whether I'm full of shit, whether I should even be so concerned about those last two, which TV show or movie I can get my friends to watch with me, where I can find a glass of wine or a good cup of coffee as dirt cheap as I could get in Spain...
On a typical Friday night I am
I only moved back to Austin a few months ago and my sister was preparing to get married during that time, so I feel like I haven't had a truly typical Friday night in a while. But I would guess that if I'm not out with friends, I'm Netflixing at home in my pajamas... with wine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read fanfiction. Yeah...
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If you feel like it.