34 Glencoe, United States
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My self-summary
The unfortunate result of taking in too much TV during my formative years. While I've come to terms with the fact that neither the settings nor the people are quite as well put together, I'm still not quite over the part where there aren't dialogue coaches to keep everybody at their snappy best. Looking for people to help me get my fix for banter and hijinks.
What I’m doing with my life
Building my business back up after a bit of a health related mishap last year. Vowing never to take networking for granted again.

And since the last planmaking point man in my friend group got sidetracked by the adorable time sucks that are children, trying to find what's exciting for when everyone gets together.
I’m really good at
Finding things that people like. It's eerie. After I get a bead on someone, I'm assured to dig up at least one thing that fits them perfectly. Which I should warn can lead to a major lack of free time and in some cases major fandom issues.

(Okay. That's a bit of a cheat. A lot of the above comes when I give somebody a funny look and say "you've never read/seen/played/heard X?")

That, and getting into other perspectives. Given a bit of time and nothing throwing me off-balance, I can get a fairly solid idea where somebody else is coming from. It may not be a right or even a healthy place, but at least I can find the angles from where things do look like they say.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I open my mouth. Being a super-spy extraordinaire would be easy with my ability to blend in practically anywhere I go. Except instead of coolly bluffing my way past the guards, I'd get caught up in the extended banter that's usually saved for major characters.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: There's probably a ton of overlap here, where we both love Gaiman, Rowling, and Palahniuk. (Although for the last, I prefer Tom Robbins' hippie style over Chuck's nihilism.) Instead, I'll mention a couple of random finds off my kindle that it would be really nice to fan out with someone over; Rysa Walker's Timebound (plucky female teenage protagonist averts a dystopian future - for history buffs) and a good chunk of Richard Roberts' catalogue (worlds operating by dream/fairy tale logic). Open to hearing about more obscure favorites as well.

Although for the Potterites out there, I do have to say that Dresden is easily the superior wizarding Harry.

TV/MOVIES: At the moment, I actually watch more Youtube than anything else. (Expect this to change when iZombie is on the air again, but you're asking near the summer slump.) The big watches are comedy news (Oliver and Bee fighting over the top spot since we lost Stewart), and PBS videos (helping me sound much smarter than I actually am).
The six things I could never do without
All that Maslow stuff you learned about in intro psych. Might as well get the basics out of the way.

Water/sunlight/physical activity. All three are vital energy-givers. Missing out on any of the above quickly makes things feel sluggish and dull.

Good conversation/TV/movies/books. Actually, let's just file this all under "things that broaden my horizons". Things that force me to constantly adapt and evaluate are good things.

My phone. Which actually stays in my pocket most of the time, but earns a spot just for how handy it is when I want to wind down before bed/boot up after waking up.

Modern western medicine. I'm not a pretty picture without.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing god. With funny-shaped dice. (Although in reality my D&D group fell apart due to creative differences. The wizard is a prima-donna, the fighter always goes off on side projects, and the drummer keeps spontaneously combusting.)

Reading or out for a walk. Summer only lasts so long, and sometimes the simplest pleasures are the best.

And at risk of seriously dating myself - because if I don't, who else will - the same thing I try to do every night. Try and take over the world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am totally judging you on your explained match questions. As a motormouth, they're an easy way to spot similarly minded folk.
You should message me if
You can make up a good story about how we met. Not because there's anything wrong with meeting on the internet, but because wacky stories are more fun.

You have an apocalypse survival plan that - and this is important - doesn't involve the reanimated dead.

You want to swap book/movie/series recommendations. Oftentimes the best part of getting really into something is getting other people into it so you can geek out together.

And most importantly, you see the world differently from most people. I need someone who makes me think.