ArtemisAbsinthe
43 Claymont, United States
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My self-summary
Me: I'm a socially ambivalent (shy some days, talkative the next), well read, foodie with a sense of humor.

I have an very eclectic set of interests, talents, and history, I rejoice in the absurd. I've been in medieval style battles (and own my own armor). I've worked with autistic children, and counseled in a prison. I have a 5 foot tall Chucky Cheese in my home. I graduated from college with a minor in Women's Studies. All Strange but all true. I love to try new things, and learn new skills.

Last summer I bought my first kayak (a tandem, so there's room for company) and I've been spending more time on the water.

A few months ago I was introduced to Geocaching, and I'm hooked. I've really gotten to enjoy hiking and seeking out new and interesting places.

You: In a partner, I value intelligence, open mindedness, passion for life, and creativity. I'm seeking someone who has her own interests, hobbies, and skills. What's that quirky little gift of yours that you'd like to share?

If you've read this far, thanks, and good luck in your search.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as a Millwright (You could ask me, rather than Googling it) and on the executive board of my Union,

Coaching an academic competitive team (OoTM) for my daughter's school (again, feel free to ask, rather than Google)

Impatiently waiting for Dragon Boat season.

Building, fixing, creating, laughing . . .
I’m really good at
cooking,
remembering useless trivia,
problem solving,
trying new things,
welding,
fixing things,
breaking things,
tinkering,
prattling,
digressing.
The first things people usually notice about me
The smirk I tend to wear a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read quite a bit.

Some favorites of the last few years were F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series, Butcher's Dresden Files, Kim Harrisons Hollows Series, World War Z, just about any HP Lovecraft. Christopher Moore's Lamb made history come alive. Tim Dorsey's novels of Serge Storms are amazing works of comedy and chaos. The Oatmeal, XKCD and Cyanide and Happiness are my favorite web comics, Questionable Content is a guilty pleasure.

Movies: The Princess Bride, (once saw the movie 35 times in 28 days - really stupid "Strange but true" story why), Better off Dead, Remo Williams, The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Clue, Office Space, Mumford, Heathers, Time Bandits, Soylent Green, Ice Pirates, Popeye.

Food: Sushi, Duck, and Pierogies are always quick wins for me. Pho, Pad thai, and lamb masala I adore. I am tremendously suspicious of any place alleging to serve tacos that doesn't have Tripa, Chorizo, and lengua.

Music: Elvis Costello, The Smiths, Jimmy Buffett, The Replacements, and most assorted 80s and 90s alternative.

TV: I watch very few shows with any regularity, as for shows I like - Good Eats, How It's Made, Doctor Who, and Warehouse 13 comprise the list almost in it's entirety.

I don't watch sports on TV. However I will keep you company while you do, if it's that important to you.

I don't really have anything against watching TV or playing online or console games, but I generally won't do either alone - just a quirk of mine I suppose.
The six things I could never do without
Pierogies,
plentiful reading material,
Hope,
variety,
my pet project (there's always something)
. . . . And leave the last one off - For Savings!!!!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do next, things I've yet to try, and my ever shifting DIY/Craft projects.

Speaking of which - should the next one be building a) a backyard trebuchet, or b) a mini metal foundry?

"Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

Every gal in Constantinople
Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
So if you've a date in Constantinople
She'll be waiting in Istanbul"
(TMBG version)
On a typical Friday night I am
Swimming at the Y, out for sushi or maybe Mexican food, or maybe just watching a movie at home (well, maybe watching, but more likely turning the movie on, then ignoring it to do something else).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't like the taste of chicken.

Also, I wore facial hair for 25 years, and just recently began shaving for work. I'm still getting used to seeing my "new face" if that makes any sense.
You should message me if
- You'd like to know what a Millwright is,
- anything else I've listed above makes sense to you
- You have a joke you want to tell.
- You have an odd or unusual talent or hobby you'd like to share.
- Or you have a strong opinion one way or another on the Trebuchet vs Foundry issue.
. . . but you really don't need a reason, so go ahead.
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