34Iowa City, United States
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My self-summary
I'd say I'm a grounded, "real," person. I'm very much an introvert, I like to do things with people, but if it's a lot of people I get tired easily, even if I'm not talking a lot. Basically it just takes me awhile to open up to people. Once they're in my circle I'm all in!

I'm on here mainly because I've let my work/professional life dominate my time for a very long time now. So I kind of felt like I was missing out and have changed my attitude about professional life quite a bit over the past 7 years.

To do new things with friends, or just hang out and watch movies/tv/read/play video games. Sitting outside and talking. A good laugh where you can't breathe is one of my favorite feelings.

I love finding new music, or books. The thing I love is that what you take away from art is based on what you've experienced.

Feel free to look through the questions I've answered. I tried to give an explanation for most of them. That should be somewhat informative about my personality as well.

Also, I've noticed the questions I answer on here are kind of phrased poorly or just dumb. So I'm worried about how it uses that information to match people o.o 'Would you sleep with a serial killer?' REALLY?!
What I’m doing with my life
I work at the university now as an RA and graduate student. I really enjoy the environment my department has, it's very fun and some great people are here. I'm very happy that I decided to go back to school even though it was a risk leaving my old job.
I’m really good at
I like to make people laugh. I tend to have witty comments once I come out of my shell, and I just love having fun with friends. I usually do a pretty good job of laughing at myself too. I think people feel safe to be themselves around me, because I don't judge. I'm usually shocked when people say stuff like, "I don't want you to think I'm a bad person or think less of me, but ..." Whatever they end up saying, I just think, "Why would I think that?"

Baking/cooking, when I was younger if I wanted cookies or brownies, I had to make them myself. And one time I invented "Brokies" with my friend Virgil, but we have no idea what we ended up putting in them, but they were AMAZING.

Making myself and others feel better through laughter.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to smile a lot. Around new people in particular, its like this weird nervous thing I do I guess. I just can't NOT smile when around people. It's totally not creepy though, honest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoy entertainment. I just love the feeling when you see/do/hear something new and it just clicks.

Movies: 5th element, Another Earth, Stardust, A Single Man, I am Sam, Adventures in Babysitting, Princess Mononoke, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Blood Diamond, Mystic River, and end with The Orphanage.

Books: "Unbearable Lightness" by portia de rossi, so good. His Dark Materials trilogy, was in love with the Xanth series from 4th-11th grade, and TA Barron, fantasy/sci fi stories in general. Tad Williams Otherland.

TV: Buffy, Popular (Youtube Mary Cherry or B-ho), Cougar town, 30rock, the lying game, vamp diaries, Enlightened, Battlestar...so many more.

Always looking for new music suggestions!

Currently listening to Marika Hackman, Kimbra, POE, and Banks. I like a lot of different stuff. Love MAE as well. Possibly one of my favorite albums ever would be Keane's 'Under the Iron Sea'.

Food: Italian, Chinese, Sushi, things that go in my belly. Dear lord, breakfast food at all hours, and malts during winter.
Six things I could never do without
1. Computer/internet
2. Story telling of some kind (movies & music for example)
3. Family/Friends
4. Food
5. Delicious sleep
6. And time to just recharge by myself

Not ranked in any order
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm doing, my life, and what I'd like to be doing. I guess this also includes learning about new things. If I'm say, watching something on TV, and they talk about a common practice somewhere and I'm not familiar with it I'll probably look it up and then go on a tangent online and end up reading random facts or stories for an hour... leading to music videos or trailers?
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to find an awesome movie or catching up with my favorite shows and with my friends, even the guilty pleasure ones like Pretty Little Liars (PLL) and Vampire Diaries. Yes, I know PLL focuses on 16yo girls, but it's so good!

Or managing my time the best I can and studying (lol right) THEN heading out with some friends to do some random fun thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like me some lifetime original movies, but sadly I no longer have my cable channel stuck on LMN in my bedroom, so it's no longer the only thing I can watch, unless I would get up and turn the channel myself. It's the bedroom, that was never going to happen.
You should message me if
You think Battlestar Gallactica (reimagined) or Buffy was awesome. You want to talk about movies, games, music, or books! (Or brownies)
The two of us