40 Greenfield, United States
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My self-summary
I believe in "work to live" rather than "live to work." The most important thing to me is the people in my life. Second most important is my hobby which I share with most of my friends. My hobby is medieval reenactment with a group called the Society for Creative Anachronism (

When I am not doing SCA stuff, I like watching movies (almost anything except westerns, James Bond and Gone with the Wind), hiking, shopping (I'm a bargain hunter, not a trend follower, no silly designer labels for me), music (rock, metal, 80's, Celtic, medieval), reading (Stephen King, Harry Potter, Rick Riordan, 1984, Fahrenheit 451...) and just hanging out with people who make me laugh.
What I’m doing with my life
My hobby is my life, wish I could make money doing it. Since the hobby doesn't pay, I am content to work as any sort of "office drone" as long as I don't have to be on the phone all the time with people who make me feel the human race should be destroyed.
I’m really good at
Cooking. At least, I think I am. I don't do gourmet stuff, but I can put together a tasty meal without a recipe to follow.

I also give a pretty good shoulder, neck and scalp massage.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my long hair or a semi-funky outfit I am wearing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Already went into this a bit in the self summary part but more details:

Books - I mostly read to relax and I am a bit dyslexic, so I read a lot of fluff; I am not really into reading deep, philosophical stuff but I am trying to read some classics and some medieval or earlier stuff (I own the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, Republic and Beowulf, but haven't gotten far in any of them yet) . Old Stephen King novels, Rick Riordan (meant for the same age as Harry Potter, but they are fun books), Harry Potter, Clockwork Orange, Clan of the Cave Bear series, The Princess Bride, The Diamond Age: or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer.

Movies - I am a big fan of 80's movies, including the John Hughes movies. I also love "bad" movies, they can be great fun. Favorite movie I have seen recently is probably Beastly, definitely does not fall under the category of "bad" movie, it made me both laugh and cry and really touched my heart. I like some horror (no interest at all in the SAW movies), some Sci-Fi (prefer to watch with friends, rather than alone), fantasy, comedy, some romantic comedies (some of the most popular ones are really lame), adventure, some action and some tearjerkers. I really don't like westerns, James Bond movies or Gone with the wind; western guys and James Bond seem like they are trying too hard to be manly and Scarlett O'Hara is really annoying. Watching Star Wars as I type this.

TV shows - TV is more background noise for me than really something to watch. I tend to watch a lot of TVLand and Nick at Nite because I prefer the 80's sitcoms to current sitcoms. Not a fan of most network reality shows (Survivor and Big Brother were fun the first couple of seasons, but now the people on them are a bunch of bratty clones); I do like Biggest Loser because I like to watch people make positive changes in their lives. I also watch a lot of TLC and Discovery, love when I am bored on the weekend and Discovery has a marathon of Survivorman.

Music - Rock, metal, celtic rock, 80's, classic rock, medieval. I do not like most country, rap or hip-hop. Some favorites include Metallica, Prince, Enter the Haggis, Wolgemut, Poison, the Go-Gos and Guns n Roses (pre Slash leaving). Most recent concert I went to was Enter the Haggis, looking forward to seeing them again in July, I am becoming a bit of a Haggis-head.

Food - I am semi-picky, semi-adventurous. I like to know what I am eating. I will try most things if you tell me what is in them (I will not eat organ meat, raw animals, mushy leafy greens or worms), I have eaten alligator tale (rubbery, but chicken-y) and a chocolate covered cricket. Being a medieval reenactor has given me an opportunity to try foods I otherwise would not have considered (rabbit is yummy) and taught me a lot about different ways to spice stuff.
The six things I could never do without
1. My friends.

2. My computer (except when I am on vacation with my friends, then I don't need it to communicate with them).

3. Good food. I'm a semi-picky eater, I can't eat just anything, but I love food.

4. A hair brush. My hair knots up badly if it doesn't get brushed.

5. Sunglasses. I'm very light sensitive and turn kinda nasty when I get a headache.

6. My own car. Transportation = freedom = sanity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The next fun thing I have coming up and what I need to do to get ready for it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sadly, sitting at home playing on my computer and watching TV; that is why I on here, I want to have better Friday nights. If I am not doing that I am probably with friends doing SCA stuff or at a local bar (The Harp in Amherst) for their weekly Celtic music jam session (a friend goes to play harp).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I was willing to admit it, it wouldn't be private. ;-)
You should message me if
...I sound like someone you would enjoy hanging out with. You should not message me if you are unwilling to make an attempt at proper grammar and spelling (mine is not perfect, but I try, you should, too).