I'm a realistic optimist that finds myself often looking around and being really excited about the fact that I'm alive in general.
Born and raised in North Dakota, I've lived in Colorado almost a decade. As such, I've got plenty of the rural/urban dichotomy in me. I've been raised to be extremely dry and sarcastic, to love football (I'm a die-hard, lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and I don't do pink jerseys,) and to handle a vehicle in all of the elements. I love books, parties, video games, and Star Wars. I love getting dressed up and going out into the city, I drink champagne like it's going out of style, and a good costume party is always guaranteed to bring out the actress in me.
I am a constant thinker. I live for good conversation and I am always bringing up the no-nos that are sure to kill normal, casual conversation--why shouldn't we talk about them and get to know ourselves and each other a bit more? I'm extremely passionate, but I love listening to other people's stories and how they ended up where they did in life...not just in their day-to-day, but in their personal outlook as well.
That being said, I'm also wildly interested in daily life. While I truly enjoy talking conceptually about the bigger picture, I have really dedicated myself to paying attention to the small details in each day. I need a healthy balance of both to keep me dreaming and grounded all at the same time.
When I grow up, I'd like to be: a writer, an actress, a teacher, a philosopher, a politician, a business owner, a radio personality, a professional house-sitter, a beach bum, a dog trainer, a lawyer, a photographer, a music reviewer, a screenwriter, a director, a publisher, a personal stylist, a strategic consultant, a historian, a forensics coach, a motivational speaker, an international spy, an activist, and that female voiceover on true crime shows. I've got time. :)
Currently Reading: The Lonely Polygamist
On Deck: East of Eden
Movies: American Beauty, The Life of David Gale, Glengarry Glen Ross, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Blue Valentine, I Heart Huckabees.
TV: (I'm a TV junkie.) 30 Rock, Scandal, Nashville, Weeds, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Bored to Death, Damages, The Neighbors, The Daily Show, Archer, Arrested Development, Delocated, Scrubs, Sex and the City, Sports Night, Newsradio, The League, Orange Is The New Black, etc etc etc...
Music: Anything. Seriously. Except the following: Speed metal, death metal, smooth jazz. How about we do this instead?:
Shows I've been to/will be at recently: Purity Ring, DeVotchKa, Polica, The Young Dubliners, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Blink-182, Wovenhand, Brand New, Flashbulb Fires, The Centennial, Cocorosie, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Amanda Palmer, Paper Bird, Mumford and Sons, Metric.
Albums I've recently added and am excited about listening to: Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear, Jay-Z - MagnaCarta...HolyGrail, Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
Artists I find myself listening to a lot lately: Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, Kanye West, City and Colour, Silversun Pickups
And finally, my top bands of recent history: Metric, Interpol, The Decemberists, Florence + The Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, and Iron & Wine.
Also, I am a complete sucker for 80's music. I know all of the lyrics. Challenge accepted.
Food: I truly love food. There are things I'm no longer able to have, but I am in love with food.
6) Extremely hot showers
7) A really good ballpoint pen
10) High heels AND flip flops
I know it said 6, but I got carried away. I like things sometimes.
...also, if Bohemian Rhapsody comes on, it does NOT matter where I am, I just NEED to belt that shit out.
My personal philosophy on relationships is that we don't have to like all the same things--I want to share things in common with someone, but I also want to learn from them and be introduced to their world. It's exciting to try new things and I may not like all of them (I don't expect you to, either,) but I'm still looking forward to giving them a shot!
UPDATE: I'm really not interested in a sex-only sort of a deal. If that's all you're looking for, feel free to move along. It's not difficult to find sex in the real world--I'm not going to sit online looking for it. And remember, everyone, "no" actually does mean "no."