30Highland Park, United States
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My self-summary
The best compliment I've received lately was when a friend called me a "graciously radical dame." I like to think that I exude a general attitude of ass-kickery and fun. I'm not an ideas person, but I'm an operations person - if you tell me what you want to do, I'll make it happen. I have no tolerance for people who complain with above-average frequency. In some ways I'm astoundingly self-aware, and in others I'm devastatingly clueless about how to behave. I love the shit out of adverbs and tend to be a little flashy with my vocabulary.

I also curse. A lot.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for an engineering non-profit despite having zero background in engineering. Luckily, they trust me enough to manage their academic journals. I also write for a (punk/emo/alternative) music blog and try to convince myself that anyone cares about my thoughts on the Menzingers.
I’m really good at
Employing literary devices. Driving. Talking about my feelings. Making fun of my feelings. Getting to places. Being sarcastic. Spelling. Swimming. Projecting.

I also can drink a 12oz Red Bull and be asleep within the hour.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a huge smile, I'm loud and I talk fast. It's probably a little obnoxious. You'll probably be better off if you're a little obnoxious yourself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music is easily my most definitive hobby. I've subscribed to the "punk" subculture for most of my life and realize that while it can be juvenile, it's way more honest and brash than any of the blustering, pretentious indie music that I just can't get myself to like. So, punk, emo and pop-punk are my traditional go-tos, but I WILL give most any music a chance. However, I've never loved anything more than I love Fall Out Boy, and I mean that wholeheartedly.

I'm the worst-read English major you'll ever meet. The Internet ruined my attention span. I tried so hard to make it through The Fountainhead and failed. However, I recently joined a book club to compensate for this. Check out my efforts in self-improvement.

My TV/movie preferences are rooted in great, well-written stories. I tend to lean toward science fiction/fantasy in the favorite department... Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Stupid fucking comedies are up my alley, as well.

I'm not looking to meet people based on a common interest in titles - but if you're the kind of person who might want to delineate context for entertainment and culture and talk about the whys/hows of said titles, well, that's a whole other story!

I hate cooking and I realize how embarrassing it is to admit that I'm not that adventurous when it comes to food. But I really like cheese. And brunch. I like brunch a LOT.
Six things I could never do without
Interstate highways, music, coffee, black jeans, my personal/portable communication device, caps lock, and... laughter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People's intentions (I always think the best). The target markets of today's alternative/underground music scene. I'm forever planning the logistics of future trips, excursions, and events for myself and my friends. Also, is it too much to admit that I sometimes suffer from thoughts of crippling self-doubt and social anxiety? Eh. Too late. Definitely jumped the gun on the "most private thing I'm willing to admit" section.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely at a show. Second most likely at a diner in a state I don't live in. Third most likely at home watching Netflix and wishing I was out. Fourth most likely at a bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't get The Smiths.
You should message me if
You've never seriously referred to yourself as a "bad boy," you aren't scared off or intimidated by strong, open communication, you are okay with the fact that I fucking hate salad, you care a moderate amount about music, you can confidently describe the differences between to/too/two.
The two of us