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My self-summary
I read, write, and take pictures. I am currently building my photography portfolio. I keep a decent amount of it on my flickr site (hurracan).

I'm a big media junkie. I love travel (who doesn't?) and have been around a lot of Europe. Ljubljana is probably my favorite city ever. Also enjoy language studies, sociology, philosophy... I'll give just about anything a shot, because there's always something worth learning. For example, I recently learned how to ride a motorcycle and brew beer. Not at the same time, of course, but I think they'll stay with me for a long time.

I use complete and real words in (almost) all correspondence. I know how to floss and do it at least daily.

I try to make sure that when I use fake words, it's on purpose. I was raised by a librarian, so there's that.
What I’m doing with my life
I taught English in France for a year and am finishing my degree. I do tech work for local theater at times, like being a supernumerary for Eugene Opera--during which I caught that bug as well and since got involved with the chorus. La Fanciulla del West is coming up!

Also, I'm assisting a wedding photographer this season and spending Tuesday afternoons reading to preschoolers.
I’m really good at
Photography, games, motorcycle maintenance, singing. I also draw ridiculous things prompted by my friends (like an octopus wearing a cowboy hat with a martini in each arm). Giving unnecessarily short answers, sometimes.

I'm also really good at something I never think about.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically: hair, blue eyes, leather jacket.

I'm usually incredibly shy around new people, but I try to play it off as cool and quiet. I hope that people notice how intelligent or funny I like to think I am, but I'm sure that's not how it works.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Mostly sci-fi and fantasy because of aforementioned nerdiness. Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Chuck Palahniuk. I really enjoy writers with a conversational style (David Sedaris, too) that makes reading really smooth. Anne McCaffrey, Naomi Novik, and Elizabeth Moon. I'm on Goodreads, too, but I guess it's harder to point people at that without more specific information.

Movies: Action and comedies, mostly, but I'm always down for a good thriller. The only genre I can't take seriously is the romantic comedy (unless it's in French). Fight Club, Nightmare Before Christmas, Lucky Number Slevin, Wicker Park, High Fidelity, Boondock Saints, Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream, Dark City, Amélie, The Big Lebowski. I appreciate movies so much when their tone and style are consistent throughout.

Television: Community, Psych, White Collar, Suits, New Girl, Suburgatory (it has proofreading jokes!), How I Met Your Mother, Futurama, Californication, and a whole bunch of amazing shows that got canceled before their time.

Music: lots. Alternative, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Industrial, Ambient, techno, Industrial Jungle Pussy Punk. That last one is the sole genre capable of defining Mindless Self Indulgence, which is also the only music in the category anyway. Other specifics would be Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Magnetic Fields, Black Lab, Radiohead, Ramones, Evanescence, KMFDM, Christina Aguilera, VAST, Misfits. I could just go through my library and list everything that I'm comfortable with letting people know I listen to, but I have a number of guilty pleasures, too, that I won't get into here. (Mentioning NIN *and* Christina? What could I possibly be ashamed about?)

Food: pizza, cereal, fresh fruit. Every time I watch Lucky Number Slevin, I have to have pb&j (they were serious comfort food while I was in France, too). I do a lot of experimentation with rice lately, and I love to bake (cakes, mostly, but my banana bread is amazing, I promise). I also love good beer and wine, but I don't drink often or a lot.
Six things I could never do without
Music (because when I'm not listening, I end up singing or humming);
Something to write with/on;
Swiss army knife;
I can sometimes do without my car, because I bike all over the place now, too, but I wouldn't want to for too long... Let's call #5 "wheels."
Can't go without my camera for long periods of time, because as soon as I do, I see things I need to take pictures of.

Who came up with this "six" thing? Five is how you make lists.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Not sex. I never think about sex.

I do spend a lot of time thinking about ways to irritate my friends with bad puns and silly jokes. "Did you hear about the camel porn shop? There's lots of humping!"
"How do you turn a red light green? Accelerate to .83 times the speed of light!" (That's right, a joke about Doppler shift)

I worry about photography exposure (double meaning!), and actually making my career do what it's supposed to do. Probably the least geeky thing I could say here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Tilting at windmills.

Or, more honestly, hanging out with friends. We play board games (Settlers of Catan), mock each other, that sort of thing. As summer gets into camping season, SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) events start spilling into Friday as well.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am actually a seven-headed alien god whose name you will never be capable of pronouncing in your inferior tongue? No, that's not it... (did I mention I read Lovecraft as well?)

I am willing to admit to ponies. Applejack is best.
You should message me if
You should message me if you have an active imagination or if you're smart/sarcastic/funny and want to talk about things and hang out.

Maybe you would like to ride together?

Don't message me if you have tentacles. Well... Don't let having tentacles stop you. I'm sure we could work something out.
The two of us