I have always had a bond with technology, and started programming when I was very young. I am not the type of person who needs to own every new technology out there, but I do love to follow all of the new advances.
I am a huge nerd/geek. I love nerd culture, especially gaming (board, video, and tabletop), comics, science fiction, fantasy, anime, and tech. I love going to conventions and events, and have been a member of board gaming groups and various other nerdy clubs in the city. I almost always go to the Renaissance festival, and am considering going in costume next year.
I love art and creativity, and visiting museums and galleries is a favorite pastime. I appreciate everything from renaissance realism to dada to abstract expressionism to art deco. I absolutely love musical theatre and would love to take an extended trip to New York and see a different show every night. I love finding new music and going to concerts. I enjoy open mic nights and poetry slams. I enjoy going to operas, the symphony, and ballet. Basically any excuse to get out of the house and enjoy an event with a friend or loved one is fun for me.
I'm Transgender, and have lived full-time as female since September 2015, and am legally recognized as female as of Feburary 2016. Transitioning has been a challenging but incredible experience. I spent much of my life dealing with depression largely caused by suppressing this part of me, but now, finally, I feel happy and optimistic for the future.
I am also pansexual, which means I am interested more in who you are than your gender, age, weight, or other physical attributes. I believe as long as two people are compatible psychologically, there are always fun things that can be figured out on the physical side of a relationship!
I write software for a living, and sometimes for fun. It's an exciting job that allows me to innovate and create new things every day!
I also love to make things to let out my creative side. I am excited about the advances in home manufacturing, and own a 3D printer, a CNC machine, and a bevy of tools for woodworking, sewing, crafting, electronics, casting and metalworking. I sometimes spend more time learning how to make things than actually creating them!
I am great at learning new things which matches well with my never-ending curiosity. I am always excited to discover and explore something I haven't seen before.
I love cartoons - and am recently obsessed with Stephen Universe, Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, and Bee and Puppycat. Disney and Pixar movies are also favorites of mine.
I hate almost all horror - I don't like being reminded of how cruel people can be, and I prefer to feel good after watching entertainment, not sick to my stomach. There are exceptions though that I actually love: campy horror like Evil Dead, comedy horror like Cabin in the Woods, or weird cosmic or supernatural/eldritch horror like anything by Lovecraft.
I often find myself watching youtube more often than tv lately - I love the Game Grumps, Cody's Lab, Good Mythical Morning, Tested, Taofledermaus, the Young Turks, VSauce and more.
I'm a gamer girl at heart but don't really play much anymore since some other hobbies have become more important to me. When I do play, it's usually creative indie games or rpgs. I mostly stick to PC gaming, but also have a soft spot for Nintendo - especially Mario and Zelda.
For food, I love everything interesting. I am the type of person who always orders the most unusual thing on a menu, and who loves to try all the new restaurants in town. I enjoy everything from fine dining to greasy spoons, but most especially experimental concept restaurants.
Musically, I am eclectic but mostly listen to pop, indie rock, folksy stuff, hip-hop and edm. If I am on a long drive alone, I prefer audio books.