I am a nerd at heart with a natural engineer's mindset - analytical, logical, and terse. I have listened to, danced to, played, and loved music since I was a child. The dance of my people is the traditional "Drunk White Girl" (I'm not impressive on the dance floor, but, boy, do I have fun). I played trombone in a ska band for about five years. I have since developed a love for skydiving. I've been jumping out of planes for three years, have a little over 800 jumps, and hold a USPA Instructional Rating as an AFF Instructor and Coach. I also work part-time at a dropzone.
I'm quirky insofar as I love adding a bit of flair to my wardrobe (Purple pink and orange socks? Yes. Lavender button down with red cords? Check).
I'm nerdy in that I love video games, sci-fi books/movies/tv, engineering, analysis/analytics, disaster recovery, and seeing where and how a system can fail.
When pressed to perform, I have a very distinct lack of shame. At a gathering, I'm either a social butterfly, or I'm socializing with the dog.
I love meeting new and interesting people, but I tend to keep a small circle of really close friends who are near and dear to my heart. I am considerate, reliable, and thoughtful of others.
I've always wanted to get a tattoo, but I have a completely irrational phobia of needles that I'm trying to get over.
Desperately trying to not let this happen: http://i.imgur.com/R16V9.gif
I am a problem solver at heart, and my analytical mind is a great boon.
I thoroughly enjoy cooking but rarely get the opportunity. My house has a rather small kitchen that my roommate tends to monopolize. =)
Opening myself to new experiences.
How I'm not afraid to put myself into an intense conversation.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, Ender's Game (Or anything Orson Scott Card) William Gibson, Phillip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke,
Non-Fiction: How We Decide, god is not Great (anything Hitchens), Psychology/Neuroscience.
Movies: Fight Club, The Big Lebowski, Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, Mean Girls (yep)
TV Shows: Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, OITNB, Archer, Bob's Burgers.
Music: I used to listen exclusively to Ska/ Punk, but I have since branched out.
Ska/Punk: Streetlight Manifesto, Less Than Jake, Suburban Legends, Operation Ivy, Rancid.
Other: Hip-hop (Childish Gambino, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Blackstar), Dubstep (Blackmill, Adventure Club), Ratatat.
Oh! and NPR.
Half Life, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Zelda
Food: Thai food and sushi. It's an expensive habit. I can get down on anything from Taco Bueno or Pizza Shuttle all the way up to fancy wining and dining; It depends entirely on my mood and how sore my wallet is.
How I got where I am, and how I can get to where I want to be.
I once played a show with Alice Cooper.
Also, if you know who put the ram in the rama lama ding dong.