I spent twelve years living overseas in Greece and Saudi Arabia, and I don't take too kindly to xenophobes or people who refer to Muslims as "terrorists".
I really love studying scientific things like evolution, modern human/animal hybridization (although that one's actually for a story I'm writing), and psychology. Neurology in particular is really interesting for me.
I'm a sucker for movies about the apocalypse, and I really REALLY love thunderstorms.
I'm goofy and really don't take myself all that seriously.
I'm also really good at working with kids. I have a lot of tricks up my sleeves that childcare professionals don't think of.
I'm a pretty good cook. I love cooking for people and I will most likely make you my savory baked apples because they are to DIE for. That, or melomakarona cookies.
I like to think I'm good at writing, too.
BOOKS: "Treasure Island", "The Lady And The Unicorn" and "The Girl With A Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevaliers, anything by Cormac McCarthy, "Cat's Cradle", "The Jaguar Princess" by Clare Bell (this one has a shitty title but a freaking incredible story). I also love anything David Sedaris has ever written. Harry Potter and the collected works of Tamora Pierce will always hold a special place in my heart.
My favorite non-fiction books are "Napoleon's Buttons: Seventeen Molecules That Changed History" by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson, and "Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds" by Charles McKay.
MOVIES: It would be absolutely impossible to list all the movies I love (I'm a HUGE movie buff), but I will say that my top seven are Swimming With Sharks (1994), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Stage Door (1937), The Third Man (1949), Road To Perdition (2004), The Secret Of Roan Inish (1994), and 12 Monkeys (1995).
TV SHOWS: Dexter, Supernatural, Broadchurch, The Office, Dead Like Me, Seinfeld, Elementary, Game Of Thrones, Scrubs, Firefly, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Hannibal, and Orange Is The New Black.
MUSIC: I like a TON of different stuff, from opera to a few heavy metal songs. Mainly I listen to movie soundtracks - my favorite scores are from "Gravity" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild". I also love anything by Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Ennio Morricone, Marco Beltrami, and Mychael Danna. Bear McCreary is awesome too.
As for bands/singers, I'm big on The Black Keys, The Kongos, Milo Greene, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Of Monsters & Men, Relient K, Walk Off The Earth, AWOLNATION, The Acorn, Boy, CCR, Queen, The Beatles, Freelance Whales, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, AC-DC, The Avett Brothers, Bastille, and especially David Gray.
FOOD: Greek food, burgers, breakfast foods, sushi, General Tso's chicken, clam cakes, clam chowder, improvised cooking at home... I can be picky on occasion but I can find something I like on any menu!
I spend a lot of time pondering what cities would look like if they were abandoned.
Please don't message me if you are over 30, or in another country. I really do mean it when I say I'm looking for people near me.