itsmeValerie
33 San Diego, United States
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My self-summary
I am not here to cast the widest net or look for attention, I'm here to potentially meet my ilk (vanity gets nowhere with me). I am an HSP introvert or INFJ and if you know what that is, that's a good start :) While I am an HSP introvert I am also quite adventurous, spontaneous, and friendly. In one turn I am perfectly happy at home alone with my cats and books and the next I'm throwing myself out into the world.

My world mostly consists of traveling, reading, crafting, cooking, writing, among a variable of other things that spark my fancy at any given time. I am a bibliophile and if I am not reading a book I am experimenting with re-purposing them (making jewelry and art aka upcycling).

My "personality" and "Tests" portions on this site are disturbingly accurate...
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated SDSU with a BA in History which I loved and miss. I believe in an autodidactic pursuit in continuing education so I am in love with the Yale series of courses online and attending open lectures (most recently a Suds and Science event where the Rueben H. Fleet Science Center holds science lectures at breweries!). Currently I'm a legal secretary at an Intellectual Property Law Firm and am working on building my own rare books and bookish crafts business on the side.

Most recently returned from my solo trip to England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and France! Travel is a part of me and I jump at any opportunity to go! I'm a francophile and try to make it to France annually.

I also spend my spare time researching and pricing rare books at the library aka my favorite days ;)

Eventually I would love a tiny house/off-the-grid life... Independence is extremely important to me.
I’m really good at
Finding the one spot in a crowded place where no one else is.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am told I have a sweet smile and those more bold would say my derriere
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am constantly reading (3-6 books at a time) but some favorites include: Accursed Kings series, Fortunes of France series, Ireland, The Book Thief, The Historian, The Name of the Rose, The Prophet, LOTR, Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Khalil Gibran and Mary Haskell, Dreamthorp, Fharenheit 451, Essays of Montaigne, All theLight We Cannot See, Candide, Time Was Soft There, Shadow of the Wind, Elegance of the Hedgehog, Dracula, Gone Girl, Geography of Bliss, Juliet, Best loved Poems of the American People, A Moveable Feast. And since it all can't be literature and text books I also enjoy comedy memoirs like mindy kaling, tina fey, jim gaffigan, Hyperbole and a Half, Tony Bourdain and some sci fi nerd reads...

LOTR/Hobbit, Big Fish, Julie and Julia, Vicki Christina Barcelona, Woman on Top, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Kill Bill, midnight in paris, paris was a woman, Puccini for Beginners, But Im a Cheerleader, Donnie Darko

Zaz, Juanes, Yo-Yo Ma, Albinoni, Sublime, Tool, Dead Kennedys, SOAD, Jack Jezzro, Beegie Adair, Tim Heintz, Madeline peyroux, Chopin, Pit Bull. Kind of all over the place just depends on what Im doing.

Battlestar Galactica, Ally McBeal, Vikings, Orange is the New Black, The Fall, Unbreakable Kimmy Shmidt anything Tony Bourdain, Orphan Black, the League, HIMYM, New Girl, Walking Dead, Z Nation, Big Bang, L Word, Then there's Happy Endings, Dead Like Me, Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Better Off Ted, pretty much shows that get prematurely cancelled =/
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I put it like this, from neurons to space and all the bits between that I can try to wrap my brain around.

Thinking about my next trip..... Christmas time in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, then Christmas and NYE in Paris! Some things I hope to eventually do with a partner are hiking trip through the Swiss Alps following the footsteps of JRR Tolkien, paragliding in Interlaken, and then some eco-farming work in Italy learning how to do sustainable farming!
On a typical Friday night I am
I am with my cats and a glass of wine watching a movie, reading, crafting, writing, sitting in silence and thinking lol Though this is not always the case (I enjoy going out to dinner, hh/breweries, comedy clubs, concerts etc) it is my favorite.
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