I've coerced one of my close friends into providing a description for me, although I guess that makes it a her-summary instead of a self--summary:
"I would say you are clever, open minded, and always up for adventures, fun, and mischief. You would be my go-to person for an awesome quote, an impromptu road trip to see the world's biggest ball of twine, or cooking partner if we wanted to see what the appeal of pig's feet was, anyway."
I'm still fairly new to Pittsburgh. We've only been here for a year and a half.
Every Tuesday, I instruct a historical European martial arts class at a local gym and develop the curriculum throughout the classes. Sometimes people even want me to travel to go train with and teach them in other states! Throughout the year, I travel to other states and even other countries to compete or help run events.
After swords, my main interests lie in food and, consequently, the outdoors. I have a goal to eventually provide 50% of my calories through growing, raising, foraging, hunting, and fishing. I did some math... it isn't going to be easy. Before I upgraded from Baltimore to Pittsburgh, I had the space for a large garden, chickens, and rabbits, honing my experience in those areas. Up here, I've recently taken up hunting, fishing, and foraging in order to develop those skills towards this goal. This isn't some survivalist or prepper thing; I just believe that I should attempt to source as much of the food I eat as ethically and cleanly as I have time to.
Movie: Black Dynamite
TV: No Reservations
Band: Extreme... or Dream Theater... or Grand Funk Railroad. It depends on the mood.
Almost anything. Seriously. I've eaten deep fried cow brains in Italy. It was the restaurant specialty. They kind of taste like that weird yellow fatty stuff you find in blue crabs. I've eaten things out of the woods. I've eaten weird stuff with no English labeling from the Asian grocery store. I'm totally up for trying cicadas. The biggest exception to 'almost anything' is cucumber; cucumbers come from Lucifer's garden. And I don't mean in the 'These are blasphemously delicious' sort of way.
2) An internet connection. Anyone who answers 'No' to 'Can you form a friendship with someone you've never actually met' might not understand me. I've made friends all over North America and Europe online and have met a majority of them over the years.
3) Airplanes. For getting places, because as much as we all 'fought' the waves when we were younger, the ocean is pretty insurmountable otherwise.
4) Land. I don't think I could live long term in an apartment or townhouse.
5) Pets. I have two cats, Spectre and Gadget, and one dog, Doebringer.
You should message me if you're enthusiastic about diving recklessly into new activities and hobbies; you'll get tired of me if you are not down with that. If you are legitimately okay with the note I put at the top of this profile. If you are adventurous about trying new things.