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My self-summary
Don't be fooled by my ridiculous screen name, I started OKCupid when I was 19 just to take the personality tests, and I am pretty sure I was drinking at the time. While I am goofy, I am not the silly, conceited girl that the name implies, and I'd like to say that in my drunken state I was most likely attempting to be ironic.


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!
What I’m doing with my life
Living, loving, and learning. I grew up moving around a lot; I was born in California, raised there and in Hawaii, lived in various countries in Europe for three years, as well as several US states. Needless to say I've been called a gypsy quite a few times. I've lived here in Portland for five years now, which is the longest I've stayed in any one place. I've grown to love this city, and I think I'd like to stick around and finally establish some roots. So far I've made some great friends, a cozy home, and am building my career, so I think I'm doing pretty well, all things considered.

Oh, and I have a not-so-secret plan to save the world. Ask nicely, and maybe I will tell you.
I’m really good at
-Viewing things from all angles. My mom tells me I should've been a lawyer, but really, I just love a passionate discussion (read: a challenge). I genuinely enjoy hearing other people's points of view, even if I disagree. I believe I can learn something from everyone. We're all on this chunk of rock blasting through the universe to teach one another, right?

-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.

-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 would probably 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.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. It is mostly curly, but also has random wavy and straight spots. It really has a mind of its own. I gave up trying to tame it years ago.

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.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I enjoy satirical political commentaries, fantasy novels, and books that give insight on how to better relate to myself and others. Candide by Voltaire, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Lord of the Rings Epic by J.R.R. Tolkein, and World Religions in War and Peace by Henry O.Thompson are a few favorites. Naomi Klein, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Brene Brown and Don Miguel Ruiz rock my socks (especially Naomi Klein. Girl-crush status!).

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 few 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.
Six things I could never do without
-Good friends. It takes time and care to nurture great friendships with genuine people, and I am grateful for all of the ones I have. I didn't get to choose the family I was born into, but I do get to choose the people I spend time with, and they are pretty fucking awesome.

-An internet connection. Its format perfectly fulfills my voracious appetite for reading. Plus, Amazon 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.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future. The world, and my place in it. How many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.
On a typical Friday night I am
...Is there really such a thing as a typical Friday night?

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.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love video games, even though I hardly get the chance to play them anymore. I can play Dance Dance Revolution for hours. It's great exercise! I think that Final Fantasy VII is the greatest video game ever made, and Super Metroid comes in at a close second. Contra III is, well, third. And I pretty much rule at fighting games, especially Street Fighter II, Marvel vs Capcom and Super Smash Brothers.

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.
You should message me if
You have your proverbial shit together (or are well on your way) and are interested in a healthy, affectionate, mutually supportive relationship with someone who encourages you to be your best and welcomes the same treatment.

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!
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