So self-propaganda just seems awkward and odd to me. I have a hard time putting together resumes too or really any kind of self-promotion. Just not one of my strengths. However, here are some truths about me:
I have a dry sarcastic witty banter sense of humour and have been referred to as funny, although I always get embarrassed when I tell a real joke and usually turn bright red. I don't know too many jokes, actually, and the ones I do know aren't that funny.
I'm shy, but I guess I hide it well, since most people are surprised when I tell them that. I'm an introverted extrovert. Or an extroverted introvert. Either way, I can be pretty quiet, and I like to sit back and listen to people, but then other times, I love to talk and laugh and generally have a good time.
I don't get out as often as I'd like, but I'm in the process of a life-revolution right now, and fully intend to finally get to know this city that I've chosen as my home for the last few years. Any suggestions are fully appreciated.
Anything else about me you can probably glean from the rest of my profile, or just send me a message and ask.
Just graduated with a Masters in Information Studies from the University of Ottawa. I'm applying for pretty much every job that seems like it might be in my field, but no bites yet. Working retail to get by until then, so, please, wish me luck.
Other than that, trying to get back to my writing, which hopefully will actually happen one of these days.
I would also like to acquire a guitar to teach myself how to play, but so far, no luck.
One day, I'm going to learn how to make ceramic mosaics. One day.
I've been told that that *isn't* the first thing people notice about me, though. I've been told it's my eyes. I don't really get that since they're generally behind glasses, but I've been told they're good for catching people's attention. Also, I've had a lot of people tell me that I've got a great smile.
I guess I can't really say what what the first thing people notice about me is. It's been a long time since I first noticed myself.
Books: I had more time for recreational reading before university, but I fit it in wherever I can. Dracula has always been a favorite. Writers I love are Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Jane Austen, Tad Williams, Jacqueline Carey, Juliet Marillier, Edgar Allan Poe, and I have recently become enamoured with the poetry of e.e. cummings, although I'm not a huge poetry fan. I will admit that I did read Twilight to find out what the fuss was all about. All four books. I know. Shame face.
Movies: I like movies. Full stop. But here are some examples of stuff I like (I'll try to keep it relatively short): the original Star Wars trilogy, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, V for Vendetta, Office Space, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Bridget Jones, 28 Days Later, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the A&E Pride and Prejudice, the new Star Trek movie, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, and my all-time favourite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. ...I also have a guilty love for romantic comedies and Disney movies, although I can be allergic to too much sap. (My eyes tend to water in an excessive fashion... most peculiar.)
TV: Here are a few shows that I watch: True Blood, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Glee, CSI:Las Vegas, Big Bang Theory, and Bones. I'm also looking forward to when the BBC show Sherlock returns, if it ever does. If you want to debate or discuss or gossip about about of these, I'm generally pretty willing. :)
Music: Again, I just like music. I'm pretty inclusive, genre-wise, and sometimes I even like the stuff I say I don't like (rap, country). Right now, I'm really into classic rock, but I also like many many other kinds of music, current and back through the decades. I particularly like stuff I can sing along with, but not exclusively.
Food: This is where I get picky. Hate raisins, and pretty much all dried fruit. The stuff creeps me out. Love cheesecake, Caesar salads, and pasta salad. But not together. Also love: pizza, pho, Thai food, lasagna, to name a few. I'm generally willing to try just about anything, as long as it's dead, cooked, and not moving TOO much (if it moves more than jell-o, I have to decline).
I honestly can't live without tea.
2. my friends and family
3. personal hygiene (mine and everyone else's)
4. my computer + the internet
4. sleeping in on weekends
6. my mind
Occasionally, I think about serious things, like climate change and world peace and kittens for all.
More frequently, I think about other random things.
Oh, fine. Here you go. Here's something that I will admit to: I own and use tarot cards, I believe in ghosts, and I have a general fascination with paranormal stuff.