I am a native Coloradoan in my natural habitat. Denver is my favorite city in all the world and I like to learn a little more about it every day. I'm always up for an adventure to a new place, to a new restaurant or to try out a new activity. I love museums and the like, interesting districts and even the occasional hike. Since I recently started working downtown, I'm discovering more of the city every day and realizing how little of it I've actually experienced.
We'd better get this out in the open quickly... I'm definitely a geek. A huge geek of multiple flavors-- literature, games, bad movies, old people music, cooking, themed parties. I'm very outgoing and friendly and I like to have fun and break the ice with new people. At home I tend to relax in peace and quiet, though-- I'm a pretty solid INTJ on the ol' Meyers-Briggs.
I have a very dry sense of humor and it comes out fairly often, and I always appreciate someone witty who can laugh with me.
I've been trying to become more active lately and have been looking for fun ways to get my exercise in. I settled on running (I use the term loosely) but would love to try other options. I'm also working on expanding the range of what I can cook, trying new recipes and ordering way more cookbooks than are probably necessary.
That's sort of at odds with the whole "fitness" goal but I really like food...
I used to fence, though sort of fell out of it in college. I'd love to get back into it. It's a very interesting sport, particularly if you like pointy things. If you know what I mean. (Foils, what do you think I mean?)
I guess that wouldn't be the FIRST thing people notice... if you want to get really technical that would probably be that I am short. How exciting.
To Kill a Mockingbird, The Plague, The Catcher in the Rye, Shakespeare and other assorted other English Major Fare (been there, read that. My favorite Shakespeare is Twelfth Night.) Discworld or just about anything else by Terry Pratchett, Harry Potter, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Anansi Boys and just about anything by Neil Gaiman. Good Omens, of course.
Arrested Development, Firefly, Pushing Daisies, The Mighty Boosh, MST3K, Flight of the Conchords, Reno 911, Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time. Also, you win a thousand pretend bonus points if you get the reference from my screen name (It's a cartoon, it's nearly 20 years old.)
I actually don't watch a whole lot of TV. I like to multitask so TV is more of the background noise while I surf the internet or crochet. I watch a lot of PBS cooking shows and travel documentaries. Rick Steves is the man.
Mel Brooks films (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, etc), the occasional genuinely funny comedy, inept movies that aren't self-aware about it, Zombieland, Yellow Submarine, superhero flicks, doofy action movies... I like escapist movies for the most part. Too big of a wuss for horror movies. Definitely NOT a fan of most romantic comedies. Except Moulin Rouge, my sole girly guilty pleasure.
The Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Jethro Tull, Barenaked Ladies, Boston, Sonata Arctica (Finnish power metal), Coheed and Cambria, and many other bands that died or broke up before I was born.
Oh I love me some food. I love all kinds of cuisines and I'm learning how to cook a variety of different things. I will try pretty much everything once. I like to choose a new cuisine or a new restaurant and go on a "food adventure" every so often.
2. My pets. I love all animals, cats and dogs, and I absolutely adore my diabetic cat.
3. My family. We are a big loud Irish and Cajun bunch.
4. My friends.
5. Humor. Or else what's the point?
6. Food. Not just in a "eat food, not die" sense. I like trying different things and learning to cook them.
Oh, and I love bar trivia. I will be the anchor on your bar trivia team.
Actually, if you are a cell phone, you should message me. That would be really interesting.