Let me start off by saying I am awesome: intelligent, funny, kind, and really, really, really ridiculously good looking. I'm also incredibly humble :-p
Je parle un petit peu de français. Mais je n'ai personne avec qui pratiquer, donc je plus ne parle pas très bien!
Oh, and I have a not-so-secret plan to save the world. Ask nicely, and maybe I will tell you.
-Not taking myself, or life, too seriously.
-Being spontaneous and playful. This usually manifests itself as going on random roadtrips, blasting loud music, taking tons of pictures and doing silly stuff along the way.
-Being compassionate and championing progressive causes. Apparently OKCupid disagrees. WTF, mate?!
-Cursing like a drunken sailor--a charming side effect of working in a pub full of men the year that I lived in England. It kind of negates my well-mannered icon and would make my mother cry if she ever heard me, but really...I have impeccable manners. I'm only "rude" to the ones I love (or who have had a bit too much to drink)!
-Seeing the positive aspects and humor in nearly every situation. I'm not particularly good at getting other people to do so. Sometimes that gets me in trouble, which only makes me laugh more.
...and I'm a damned good cook, if I do say so myself.
After talking for a bit, the next things I've been told that people notice are my laugh and my smile. I'm easily amused and have a warped sense of humor. Sometimes I laugh at the most inappropriate things. Once I really get going I can't stop, and will laugh until I can't breathe. Some find it endearing and hilarious, while others don't quite know what to make of it. Either way, it's pretty contagious :-)
I am one of the happiest people you will ever meet. It's not because I've had it easy...It's because I know how far I've come and where I want to go. I'm working my ass off to get there, and refuse to have anything but the time of my life while doing it.
I have the attention span of a doorknob when it comes to watching movies. If it doesn't catch my attention in the first few minutes, I will wander away and do something else. But I do think that The Usual Suspects is, hands down, one of the best movies ever. The Princess Bride is a close second and one of the few movies that does its original book justice. Pan's Labyrinth was everything a fairy tale should be: lush, dark, tragic and beautiful. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels makes me laugh until my cheeks hurt. I also love Face/Off, Heat, Fight Club, Training Day, Leon, most English and American gangster films, and classic musicals.
If you ask me, I'll probably claim that I don't watch TV, but Netflix has nurtured in me a slightly unhealthy obsession with the shows Lost Girl, The Arrow, Archer, Revenge, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and Orange is the New Black. The Blacklist makes me look forward to Mondays! James Spader as Red Reddington is damned sexy and deliciously nonchalant, yo.
My taste in music is pretty varied. Hot Sugar, The Glitch Mob, Puscifer, Tool, Tupac, Nas, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Jason Mraz, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Eminem, Queen and Earth Wind & Fire tend to play on repeat. Generally listening to all types of EDM, hip hop, jazz, opera and classical music makes me insanely happy.
Growing up in a multicultural family and traveling around the world quite a bit, I've become very adventurous when it comes to food. I was diagnosed Celiac a couple years ago so now I've got to eat gluten-free, but I've found that it's not as limiting as I was afraid it might be. I love Mexican, Italian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Persian, French, Indian, Greek, Thai, Ethiopian, and Korean cuisine, and anything spicy. Sushi is one of the keys to my heart.
-An internet connection. Its format perfectly fulfills my voracious appetite for reading. Plus, Amazon.com and free porn.
-Quality, high-count Egyptian cotton sheets. I'm not picky about many things, but burrowing into crisp, clean, buttery soft sheets and stacks of fluffy pillows at the end of the day is definitely one of them. Life is too short to sleep poorly!
-My passport. I strongly agree with Mark Twain's assessment that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” I have learned more about the world and myself from getting lost in random places and spending time with different people than I have from anything I've ever read or heard on TV.
-My vape. Since I quit smoking I pretty much suck on that thing like it's my full-time job.
-Oxygen. Because, duh.
Sometimes I'm out for a couple of drinks with friends, sometimes I'm cooking a three-course meal for a dinner party. Sometimes I'm catching up with an old friend on Skype, and sometimes I'm just curled up in my memory foam beanbag chair with a good book and a glass of wine.
On the best Friday nights, I'm out in the wilderness exploring a place I haven't been before with my favorite travel buddy, gazing up at the stars while chatting in front of a campfire.
Did I mention my love for Pokemon? I still take my GameBoy Color with me when I travel on a plane. Gotta catch 'em all, you know.
I'm not a geek, I swear! Sort of.
Or, if you are interested in making new friends and going on spur-of-the-moment adventures. I recently went on a 36 hour, 1000 mile roadtrip with a friend through California and Oregon to explore the redwood forest on a whim. We made pit stops along the coast and through the mountains, visiting a motorcycle club, waterfalls and hot springs along the way. I plan on exploring Oregon even more, as well as Washington and Canada this summer. Message me if you want to come along for the ride. I'm open to new ideas and new people!