I'd prefer someone else to summarize me, but here goes. I was born here in Florida. I tend to prefer smaller crowds over huge gatherings. I try to be level headed and see all sides of a situation. I have horrible spelling and usually forgo all forms of punctuation and capitalization when typing online (save the trusted period). I have severe allergic reactions to drama kings/queens. I enjoy sarcasm a good deal of the time, and even can appreciate a good back and forth sarcasm-fest with the right people (ie. not being vindictive, just poking fun and being facetious). I make jokes (even bad word puns. I love words.) all of the time (which some people can't stand... what can I say, I like to laugh and make others laugh... I attribute it to my love of MST3K... i'm Riffing on Life). I am a social and fiscal liberal, but in saying that I am not too fond of people who are excessively evangelical in their views... this means I respect your right to disagree with me, as long as you respect my right to not be convinced and converted - religious, political, etc - to your way of thinking. I work a boring job (To most. I've had people tell me they would go crazy doing what I do. It's ok to me) writing VBA script and reporting to doctors how much money they've made. (A hint. It's usually a lot.) I work in Oldsmar, and live in the Town N Country section of Tampa... yes, I think that's how it's actually spelled. At least it's not the GIT R DUN section. *shiver*
I am here because I find it impossible to meet new people. I'm not a bar person, and I don't date co-workers. Can I find my dream girl online? Who knows, but if I can, we can lie about how we met if you like.
That and that I work at Gizmonic Institute, just another face in a red jumpsuit.
2. Movies - Lost in Translation. Rosencranz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Man on Fire. Casablanca. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Many Akira Kurosawa films (Seven Samurai (duh), Yojimbo, Rashomon). Anything riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now, by extension, Cinematic Titanic and Rifftrax.
3. Music - Just about anything, but I gravitate towards rock - Counting Crows are all time favorite, BNL, Train, Muse, et al. - and away from Rap... however I maintain a large Outkast collection. And Mozart's Requiem is awesome driving music. I also tend to keep blissfully horrible music around to listen to from time to time. like Donna Summer's rendition of MacArthur's Park, David Hasselhoff's Looking for Freedom, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's First of the Month. You can't have music without a little suffering every once in a while, right?
4. Food - pizza. steak. sushi. chicken. i really love spaghetti and meatballs. I won't try to explain it. it's just a great dish, ok?
2. Friends - Even those who I have had falling outs with... I would be mad now if it weren't for them
3. Something to talk about. I love all forms of conversation, from stupid stuff like making up comedic scenarios that would be totally awesome to happen in life, to actual discussions about how the world is today, and what's wrong with it, and what can be done to fix it.
I took a second and realized there isn't much I couldn't do without, aside from the basic set of things required for life (food, water, oxygen, etc.)
1. You're willing to converse about anything. Conversation is a 2 way road. "lol" is impossible to respond to most of the time, and it's not a form of punctuation.
2. You're not going to spazz out if I don't talk to you for one day because I'm actually doing other things. (I've had this happen.)
3. You're eventually willing to hang out and do stuff, whether date-related, or just because. I know way too many people who's idea of a good night is how much they can mine in EVE.
4. You've actually read this far. I mean, if you spent the time to actually read all the junk above this, it had to be for some reason. Even if it's to tell me how stupid I am.
5. You promise to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever drunk dial me, no matter how much you love me, dude. (This has happened as well.)
6. Please, don't just say "hi" or "hello". I have nowhere to go with that. The most common message I've gotten on here went. Her: hi Me: Hello. Her: how are you Me: fine how about you. Her: Not bad. and that's it. if you can't string together some thoughtful sentences when introducing yourself, then I'm afraid we might not get along. I prefer talking to people who want to be active participants in talks and discussion.
I'm sure there's plenty of other reasons, but this is a good start!