Here are some random facts about us:
-Josh and I met while volunteering for the World Science Festival in NYC, had our first semi-date at Figment (an interactive art exhibit), and rode in a giant Little Tykes Cozy Coupe on a ferris wheel at a Toys R Us on our first real date.
-Josh lives in Rockland County (we disagree about whether it's "upstate" New York) but drives down to Long Island every weekend to see me.
-I'm a Republican; Josh is a Democrat. It took us quite some time to learn to debate politics without biting each other's heads off ^_^;
-I'm a vegetarian while Josh will eat anything (but no, he doesn't have pika).
-We're both atheists with Jewish backgrounds (Josh fully, me half Christian, half Jewish).
-I'm a science person who dabbles in art; he's an art person who dabbles in science. If you're interested in the intersection of science and art, check out my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/ipskaya/science-loves-art/
-I'm a synesthete.
-Josh is a huge D&D/gaming fan.
-I have six pet rats whom I adore. I call them my yucklets.
-My patronus is a squid. Josh's patronus is a camel.
-I only know how to knit and purl, but boy is knitting fun! I want to learn how to crochet but had trouble getting the hang of it.
Josh is a metalsmith who just got his Associate's degree in fine arts at Rockland Community College. He is currently working on his artwork and will begin school, most likely at SUNY New Paltz, in the spring.
Josh is really good at gaming and metalsmithing, which means I get a bunch of custom-made jewelry. So far, he's made me a ring (for our first anniversary), a squid pin, and two pendants. Check out his portfolio: http://joshuaharris.daportfolio.com
Josh won't let me put the first thing people usually notice about him.
Josh's favorites are Slaughterhouse 5; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Lord of the Rings; A Song of Ice and Fire; I, Robot; and The Little Prince.
Movies: Spirited Away, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, anything Pixar
Josh's Favorites are Jesus Christ Superstar, Pan's Labrynth, My Neighbor Totoro, There Will Be Blood, The Silence of The Lambs, The Big Lebowski, and Pulp Fiction.
Music: Queen, Habib Koite, Andy Palacio, Mumford & Sons
Josh's Favorite Band is Electric Six.
Food: Diners, Italian food, Indian food
Josh's favorite foods are legumes.
But those are kind of boring, and I see that most people have them in some form, so I will add...
1. My Android
2. My family and friends
4. My parasol (only in the spring and summer, though)
5. My locker at Stony Brook (so useful!)
6. My beloved pets
Josh and I recently started a board game night with JonFromme. Contact me if you're interested in joining!
You should also message me if you are a Stony Brook student and would like to hang out sometime. I'm looking to make as many friends there as possible :) I commute, but I'm typically on campus all day on weekdays.
Also message me if you are interested in joining the aforementioned board game group! We could definitely use more people to play, and we'd meet somewhere public.
And finally, message me if you would like to teach me something crafty or if you would like to learn basic knitting from me (or both!).
Also, don't fear the "replies very selectively" warning on my message button. That's mainly because I get a lot of messages along the lines of "your cute, id like to get to know you better" -- in other words, messages from guys who obviously haven't looked at my profile. I'm also kind of lazy with responding sometimes, so don't take it personally if I take forever to respond.
If you've made it this far and are still interested, I hope to hear from you!