34Wilsonville, United States
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My self-summary
I'm not very good at self summaries. Every time I write one I come back a few months later, look at it, and ask myself what on earth was I thinking. Then I click the edit button and stare at the blank self-summary section and then give up and hit cancel.
But here goes an attempt:
I'm currently in a relationship with a guy I met on here, so I'm not looking for any romance, but I would love to make more friends.
I'm a few weeks shy of getting the piece of paper saying all my decades of schooling was for something, with a Bachelors in History. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to get a degree in, since I kinda suck at decision making, but I'm getting better.
I love museums and parks, history, art, nature, anything. I love tours (giving and receiving, ooooh yeah). I'm hoping to at least find a good museum to give volunteer tours, since I really miss it.
I also really like movies, but it depends on the movie. I like bad/cheesy horror. I love dark comedy. I enjoy a good, well written, and not overly formulaic/massively tear-jerking drama, I require my drama to be sincere.
There are a lot more things I'm into, and I'm open to a lot of adventures, so if you're looking for someone to hang out with, try out a restaurant with, go to a museum with, whatever, hit me up!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm new to the area, I work as a cashier at a grocery store, and trying to meet new people. Oh yes, my schooling and student debt sure are making up for themselves now! I'm catching up on all the TV I missed while I was doing my homework hermiting. I'm also trying to make my new apartment work for me, the design kinda sucks, so I'm trying to fix all the storage issues. Eventually this place will work, probably a full 20 minutes before we start packing up to move out, but it will work!!
I’m really good at
I do stained glass as a hobby, I can put together a pretty beautiful window at the expense of my fingertips. I give awesome tours, in my own victorian garb, including corset. Try walking and talking in one of those suckers for one hour tours-- talent (nah, it's just something you have to work on consistently, but driving in a corset and/or putting one on all by yourself is some mighty talent-- that I have).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm kinda shy when it comes to approaching people, but my conversational abilities are set to the laws of inertia, and I love to make people laugh, and I love people who make me laugh.
Like everyone it seems (unless they are really tall) I don't know exactly what it is that people notice first about me, they just always tell me after a while that they didn't really expect me to be so cool. I'm not sure how to take that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Etgar Keret Amanda Filipacchi Douglas Adams Sarah Vowell Howard Zinn David McCullough Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk Alice in Wonderland Lemony Snicket (yes, I love a few children's books. I also like Harry Potter) I like a lot of books, I'm just too lazy to list them all, so I'm mostly going with the authors that I have the most of.

Marx Brothers classic films Muppets documentaries cheesy horror/sci fi Galaxy Quest Girls will be Girls Hank & Mike Labyrinth Dark Crystal Fido Studio Ghibli weird indie comedies Singin' in the Rain O Brother Where Art Thou Fargo Death to Smoochy Eagle Vs. Shark Harold and Maude Wristcutters Pixar Perfume: Story of a Murderer Alice in Wonderland (seriously, every version) Clerks Ghost Town Elvira The Last Unicorn Clue Rocky Horror Picture Show Some Like it Hot Hedwig and the Angry Inch Fifth Element Bronson John Waters and I'm starting to get into Big Lebowski but I'm not at the quoting level that some of my friends are. I also dabble in Star Trek and was a massive Star Wars geek in high school. Years ago I would have said that Star Wars was better, but in my age I recognize that Star Trek is more socially redeeming.

Doctor Who Arrested Development Daily Show Colbert Report Jim Henson's Dinosaurs Rupaul's Drag Race Fraggle Rock Sunrise Earth Flight of the Conchords Breaking Bad Orange is the New Black When I'm feeling stressed I tend to pop in Northern Exposure to relax to (seriously, don't ask me why, I just do it. And yes, I know they got pretty weird after a while, but at least it didn't get as bad as Seaquest. Seriously, if a 10-year-old can recognize that a show has gone to shit, it has **GONE** to **SHIT**).

The Residents Florence + the Machine Slim Cessna's Auto Club Scissor Sisters Tom Waits David Bowie Divine Voodoo Organist Nick Cave Tori Amos Cibo Matto Handsome Family Rasputina Dion and the Belmonts for horrible cheesy reasons

Beer. I also love Mexican, Italian, and Vietnamese food. I also like Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Mongolian, Ethiopian, potatoes, soups...
I love having an excuse and time to throw together something made on Titli's Busy Kitchen. Titli is awesome.
Six things I could never do without
My cat (Mab), a pen, paper, my truck (or some other form of shelter), good friends, and good beer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
organization, finances, nerd things, what I'm going to do with my life, the life experiences of the shrub-frog, vegetables- their origins, impact, use. I have ADHD, so I don't think about much for long.
On a typical Friday night I am
I work retail, at the moment, so there is not such thing as a typical Friday night, since that implies routine. I don't know if I'm working, morning, mid-shift, night, or not working at all. Since I haven't made many friends yet I don't really do much outside the apartment, unless I'm working or exploring. In other words: either at work or at home would be my best bet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I wonder with this question what exactly is a private thing to admit so as not to wander into the realm of TMI. This ultimately forces me to end up admitting to quirks that really aren't very private, because I really don't know what direction to take this.
You should message me if
You want to hang out, get to know me, or anything. Need someone to rant over Doctor Who, history, or any common interests we share, I'm there. If you know what HorrorClix are, please be my new best friend. If you know of an amazing place in the Portland area that I must know about please let me know. If you have no problem with a person who secretly obsesses on drag queens and wants to be a drag king. If you think we could be friends, besties, frenimies, or nemesis, I'm always up for getting to know new people.

Warning: if you intend to just post "hi" or something without substance, I will not respond. Please say something I can work with in conversation.
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