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My self-summary
Opening sentence that catches your attention... complete with ellipsis and an exclamation point!

Please forgive the multitude of selfies. I don't love having my photo taken so, it turns out, I don't have many photos of myself. Therefore, selfies it is.

Now that that's out of the way... I'm a Florida native who moved to Colorado about a year ago. Went inactive for a few months but decided to give it another try.

Moving onto the requisite self description. I like to dress up for the office but am just as comfortable in a tank and cargos, swinging a hammer. I can just as easily enjoy myself at the theater or symphony as I can at a dive bar having a great local beer or staying home and knitting. I have a wide variety of interests and am looking for someone to share the experiences those interests provide. Also, if you happen to be excellent at pub trivia, I usually have an opening on my team.

I also feel like I need a photograph of me standing on a mountain. It seems to be a requirement for Colorado dwellers. Alas, the last time I stood on a mountain, it was dark and no one had a camera.
What I’m doing with my life
I trudge through my days working for a cable company (you know which one). I spend my free time knitting, doing other fiber arts, reading, gathering useless trivial knowledge and various other activities that raise my dork quotient and increase my pub quiz scores (I dominate the music round!).
I’m really good at
Knitting! Seriously. Scrabble, Risk, Trivial Pursuit. Playing piano and cello. Sarcasm. Some people say drawing, but I don't think so. I dabble in sculpture (very small figurines).
The first things people usually notice about me
Hysterical laughter. If I'm with my friends, you can hear me before you see me. If I'm being quiet, then it'd be my hair (you can't miss the bright pink), or the yarn I'm sure to have somewhere close by.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
If I answered these wholly, the list would be ridiculously long.

Books: My favorite author when I was young was Roald Dahl. It then changed to Michael Crichton. I'm now enamored with Jasper Fforde who writes in a style similar to some of the greats... Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman et al. I do have to say that if George R.R. Martin dies before he finishes A Song of Ice and Fire, I shall be extremely put out. I'd probably just pick up the next Dresden book though (thank you Jim Butcher for being so prolific!). I'm somewhat ashamed to say that I also read romance novels voraciously. You know the ones: Buxom women in various states of undress being carried off by rakish men. I consider them to be candy for my brain. I don't care if it's not good for me, I love it.

My favorite movie, hands down, is The Princess Bride. I'm also of the opinion that if you can't quote at least one Mel Brooks movie and one Monty Python movie, you aren't truly living (Young Frankenstein and Holy Grail being my personal favorites).

I don't watch very much TV but when I have time to catch up, I like things like Doctor Who, Homeland, Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones, and other assorted shows. I do work for a cable company, though, so I can hold my own in a discussion on many programs even without watching them and have caught at least one episode of just about any show on the air.

My taste in music runs the gamut from classical to metal and everything in between. Music is so inherent to my very being that I'm not sure I can elaborate without just listing ten thousand songs that I love.

I love food.
Six things I could never do without
I could probably "do without" all of these things. Now, would I want to? Absolutely not, but I could.

My Glasses. Since I cannot see without them, I'd not last very long if they were gone.

Music. I am never without a song. Even in silence I have music in my head.

Books. I love the act of reading words. It feels good to turn letters into words and understand the meaning of that word. There's a whole section of the human brain devoted to giving us that ability and I definitely use it.

Yarn. I am a fiber enthusiast. I knit, crochet, spin, tat (poorly), weave, design, and participate in almost any other activity one can do with yarn. I own quite a lot of yarn and am never without at least one project.

My car. It's fun to drive. It gets me to work where I make the money that keeps me in yarn ;)

My computer. It is where I store my music. It is also my gateway to the most extensive information network on the planet. With a little looking, any information can be found.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
This changes so frequently it's ridiculous to answer with specifics. I think about interesting things I read. I think about what correlations could be discovered if only it were possible to have universal, unlimited data. For instance, are people who put their footwear on sock sock shoe shoe more likely to spread peanut butter first when making a PB&J?
On a typical Friday night I am
Home unless I have something to do. I'm not much of a party animal so when I go out, it tends to be for my knitting group, trivia (less so recently), or just dinner and hanging out with some friends. Most of my downtime is usually spent relaxing with a good book, good show, and always, good yarn.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Assembling Ikea furniture is one of the most thrilling things to do. My sense of accomplishment knows no bounds once it's complete with zero fuck-ups.
You should message me if
It's the internet. It's free. Do what you want. The worst thing that could happen... I mean, literally, the worst possible thing, is that you don't get a response but I *am* going to try to be more open this time around.

Or... you know... if you could pass for a viking.
The two of us