When I'm not out and about trying a new restaurant (or revisiting an old favorite; do you know how many restaurants in this city serve good grits? Two. Brenda's and Radish.), I'm generally hosting a game night or movie night among friends. The latest favorites are The Resistance: Avalon, Pandemic, and Power Grid; occasionally we'll revisit classics like Dominion and Settlers of Catan; and of course, once the average sobriety dips below a certain threshold, Cards Against Humanity.
The introductory sentence in the preceding paragraph made my inner Grammar Nazi somewhat uncomfortable. That should tell you a lot about me.
I tend to be extremely rational. I actively think through everything I do and try to figure out why I do it (like balancing my eggs from the inside out; when I said everything, I meant it). Conversely, if you can convince me that I'm doing it wrong, I'll gladly and graciously accept defeat and do my best to adjust. If you're the kind of person who enjoys introspection, there are plenty of great conversations in our future.
I've thought about whether or not I should include this, but you'll likely find out anyway: I am not an outdoorsy person. Like, at all. Sheldon Cooper said it best: "If 'outside' is so good, why has mankind spent thousands of years trying to perfect 'inside'?" Many have tried to change my mind, but all have failed. It's not my thing. Just like sports.
This seems to be popular, so for you MBTI people, I'm INFJ. I've also scored INTJ a few times, too.
Impractically, I'm very good at games - board games, video games, you name it, I'm on it and probably decent at it, too.
I'm also a pretty decent baker... likely a result of the chemistry degree I don't actually use. Still working on the cooking, though I have mastered a tasty pancake, eggs, and french toast. It figures I'd know how to make a good brunch.
There were too many firsts in that last sentence.
Shows: Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Firefly, South Park, Star Trek (TNG), Archer. My family recently got me in to Grimm, and my friend finally convinced me to watch Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood, for those wanting to know).
Music: Muse, Adema, Celldweller, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Garbage, Snake River Conspiracy, Paramore. I'm told I'm tone deaf and like music with a strong bassline. Or a female vocalist.
Food: ... basically, anything. Coffee tops the list. The rest is all a tie for #2.
Books: 1984, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Death Gate Cycle, Harry Potter, The God Delusion, Good Omens, Small Gods, Feet of Clay... Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are at the top of the list, and then everything else.
2. Dogs. I love dogs. They can always make me smile, no matter what. I'm just trying to find a place in SF that will let me adopt a pair...
3. Coffee. My office manager is a little afraid of what would happen if we were to ever run out of coffee. We did, once. It was not pretty.
4. Brunch. I'm very serious about it. My friends know that if I haven't sent out an invite by Friday, they should file a missing persons report.
5. Semicolons, apparently. I've used upwards of 10 (maybe closer to 20) in this profile alone. I use them in IMs. What would I do without them!?
6. TBD. Either there are only 5 things I can't do without, or the 6th is so fundamental to my existence I can't even identify that I need it.
Except Sunday morning. I always know exactly what my brunch plans are.
... you need a coffee buddy. I'm always down for a fine cup of joe.
... you've found a typo. That would be really embarrassing. Tell me so I can fix it!
... you're going to rate me 4 or 5 stars. OKCupid will, on rare occasion, tell me who you are. The rest of the time, I can only guess; and while I'm pretty good at guessing, we've got a much better chance of talking if you start the conversation.