I've never met a compliment I didn't deflect and I don't take myself too seriously. Friends describe me as self-deprecating, goofy, and incurably honest, and tell me that my personality is a nice mix of masculine and feminine traits. Hey, if it wasn't, I wouldn't be admitting it here, right?
In my previous life (just a few years ago, not before reincarnation), I was a psychologist studying romantic relationships, attraction, and emotion, all with an evolutionary twist. It was a weird and interesting combination.
Currently learning to code in R and re-learning the embarrassingly little French I knew from years of HS.
I like to hike, run and play ultimate frisbee (when not beset by shin splints), seek out new music, karaoke, and watch NFL and NBA games (big Chicago fan). I'm also pretty good at ping pong and chess and consider them sports as a result.
I'm not a thrill seeker (rock climbing and scuba diving aren't really for me) but I go for a wide variety of activities and adventures when they involve someone I like a lot.
Knowing how to spell complicated names, remembering your birthday or other important dates, etc.
Compiling ridiculous quotes from my friends.
Using the "immigrant excuse" selectively, whenever it's convenient to cover up a lack of pop culture knowledge.
Students who I taught claimed that I made air quote gestures all the time. As a result, they took nothing I said literally.
Big part of my life. Favorite songs range from
While I have a pretty eclectic taste, a lot of my favs fall into indie rock, classic rock, or art rock. 90% of the music I love somehow turned out to be British. You might call me an "open-minded snob": I have strong feelings about music, but I'll also try out almost anything you recommend. Music says a lot about your personality, and I can learn more about you by listening to something you love.
A few of my favorites:
sad: elliott smith, depeche mode
happy: stevie wonder
pensive: pink floyd, radiohead, talk talk
spiritual: george harrison
romantic: magnetic fields
old-timey: decemberists, beirut
boisterous: new pornographers
nightmarish: king crimson
flamboyant/dramatic: queen, muse
Also, I will obsessively rate music albums on a 1-10 scale. If you think that's bad, I know someone who rates them in Base 16.
...you know there's a setting in between "heat" and "A/C" in cars called "fan". Apparently, not knowing this is a real thing. Oh, Americans.