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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Katie.
I'm really bad at these things. I'm trying to be more social and to put myself out there a bit more, but I don't really know how to go about it. So, here we are again.
Trying to think of things to say here...let's see, I like computers, music, math, Norse mythology, anything Tolkien-related. I'm trying to lose weight. I want to learn how to work on cars.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a part-time mathematics tutor. I love my job, but it's reaalllyy part time, so I am looking for a second job.
In the hopefully near future I'd like to go to grad school. My goal is to get a Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Overall: I'm just trying to find my way...
I’m really good at
I'm really good at not giving up, haha.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Let's see...I'm really interested in the Faroe Islands and the Faroese language and culture. I love Norse and Germanic mythology. I like to read as much medieval/Anglo-Saxon literature and Norse sagas as I can. I also love fantasy and sci-fi...I'm a Tolkien addict and a budding Trekkie. (However, I also love Star Wars, and Stargate for that matter.) I have a large number of books, movies, and TV shows on my "To-Do/Read/Watch" list...

Other stuff...I play Lord of the Rings Online occasionally; I'm a Redditor; I'm a metalhead (I especially love folk and Viking metal, heavy metal, thrash, black, death, etc.) and I love classic rock, Jpop/Jrock, Celtic and medieval music, even a bit of bluegrass and classical; I want to learn how to play D&D; I want to learn how to work on cars; I'm obsessed with Digimon; still love Pokemon and am looking forward to the new games; etc.
And, despite my appearance, I've found that fewer things are as therapeutic as an excellent workout.

Ok, to make this easier:
Favorite Books
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Leaf by Niggle - J.R.R. Tolkien
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Do Androids Dream of Atomic Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
The Fabric of the Cosmos - Brian Greene
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Letters to a Young Mathematician - Ian Stewart
A Mathematician's Apology - G.H. Hardy
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
A Song of Ice and Fire series - George R. R. Martin

Favorite Music/Bands:
Amon Amarth
Utada Hikaru
Jethro Tull
Neil Young
Cannibal Corpse
Soul Coughing
Iron Maiden
Blind Guardian
Dimera (my friends' band -- they're pretty good!)

Favorite Movies/Shows:
Anything on PBS
South Park
The Simpsons
Bob's Burgers
American Dad
Star Trek
Star Wars
The Lord of the Rings
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Naruto Shippuuden
Into the Wild
My Neighbor Totoro
Batman: The Dark Knight
Game of Thrones

Favorite foods? Well, I love Italian food, that's for sure. And chocolate (duh). But I have a motto about food: I'll try anything TWICE. :) [Ok, I've had to revise my motto: I'll try damn near anything twice. Fried mushrooms dipped in a horseradish sauce ruined it. Never again.]
The six things I could never do without
1. Books
2. My cats and dog
3. Nature
4. Friends and family
5. Water (and tea)
6. The interwebz
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, death, love, mathematics, music, the cosmos and space (and everything around us), politics (and what is wrong with America and our world today), people, science, philosophy...everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
at home, online or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A big part of my shyness comes from the fact that I have an anxiety disorder and depression. Woo hoo! I'm getting much, much better though. :)

Also, I am prone to swearing...sometimes too much. Oops.
You should message me if find anything about me interesting! Or if you have questions. Don't be shy; that's my role! If you've got questions, ask. If you're not afraid to ask, I'm not afraid to answer!