I am a country bumpkin who can identify all of the major types of cattle in Florida and properly care for a horse. I can also navigate the city bus system and switch off my accent at will.
As a lady, I never curse, my manners are impeccable, and my makeup is always done carefully.
My favorite place to play as a child was the deep woods behind the house, and I learned which plants were edible so that I didn't have to go home for lunch.
I love talking about video games.
I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative.
I forego wearing shoes whenever possible.
I have a black belt in two martial arts.
I had an Associate of Arts degree by the age of seventeen.
What do you think?
I don't like to plan more than a few years ahead. I just try to set my future self up with the best tools to work with.
One unusual talent I have, courtesy of my southern lady lessons, is the practice of subtlety. I can read people and influence them without anyone noticing. I pretty much always get my way, but my way is best for everyone involved. Promise.
I rarely get in and out of a hardware store without someone fetching and/or carrying my things for me.
I particularly love The Book Thief, and my childhood was made complete by The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time, and their respective accompanying novels.
I love witty movies from the late fifties, like Breakfast at Tiffany's, although sometimes I am forced to acknowledge that older movies have woefully antiquated morals sometimes. (Audrey, honey, you don't ever marry a man who tells you, "He's as interested in your intellect as I am!" while trying to convince you of someone's ill intentions.)
Depending on my mood, I like to watch How I Met Your Mother, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, or Psych, among others.
Anything from Death Cab for Cutie to Pachelbel to Taylor Swift to Monsters and Men might be good. My genres are eclectic, but I usually only like particular songs from any one place.
I love Italian food, and I'm good at cooking it too. When I want Japanese though, I have to go out.
~My Family: I honestly don't think I would've been as successful as I have been without the most supportive family I have ever encountered. I know how lucky I am.
~My Friends: These at least I am allowed some pride for choosing well. I chose so, so well.
~Self-Control: I don't know how some people manage to survive this world while letting external forces dictate their emotions and thoughts and actions. I don't fight the flow, but I go with it because I choose to, not because I've been swept away.
~My Own Body: I wouldn't be nearly as comfortable in any other. I know this one's strengths and weaknesses and dimensions exactly. I know how to make it do whatever I need it to.
~Puzzles, in Any Form: Sudoku, chess, organic chemistry reaction mechanisms, anything to occupy the empty spaces between thoughts and keep me sane.
I feel like I just took up the entire conversation. You can fix that by talking at me lots. Please do.