I did stand up comedy once. It went really well. I haven't done it since. I'm terrified I won't be so lucky next time.
I'm a world traveler. A knitter, a painter, a writer, a book reader, a bad/cheesy/inappropriate joke maker.
I tend to surround myself with intelligent and witty people.
I enjoy art, literature, writing, camping, hiking, languages, travel, comedy, and more!
I also enjoy video games and board games.
Also, if I've learned anything recently, it's that honest is never the wrong way to be. We're adults, let's all be straightforward with each other, shall we?
I'm looking for a connection and intelligent conversation. Also in the market for high quality cuddles.
I have a passion for words. If you're a good writer that's always a plus for me. I didn't realize until recently that I can be attracted to the way in which people phrase things. Diction, syntax, vocabulary. But don't try too hard, it doesn't work that way.
In my spare time I like to knit, crochet, paint, build things, etc. The act of creating useful and/or aesthetically pleasing things is very satisfying. I'm lucky enough to be able to sell my stuff sometimes.
I've recently taken up woodcarving. I also make decorative bowls out of old vinyl records. And I've been struggling (and failing) to create a back-strap loom with which to weave. I took a class on how to use them when I was in Mexico a few years back and I've been trying to make my own ever since.
Understanding: languages, people, complex situations
Currently reading: El laberinto de la soledad -Octavio Paz, La civilización del espectáculo - Mario Vargas Llosa.
Favorite Shows! 30 Rock, Game of Thrones, True Detective, Star Trek: TNG, Community, Adventure Time, The Venture Bros., The Brak Show, Last Week Tonight, Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty
Favorite Music! The Mountain Goats, The Decemberists, Rilo Kiley, The Beatles, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Modest Mouse, The National, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Talking Heads, Alabama Shakes
Podcasts: Harmontown, Radiolab, This American Life, Comedy Bang Bang, Oh No Ross & Carrie, MBMBaM.
Favorite Movies! Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Royal Tenenbaums, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Labyrinth, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Harry Potter
Food! Tacos. Sandwiches. Chinese food in China. I'll try pretty much anything. I'm the least picky. I cook most of my own meals at home. I've been told I'm an excellent cook. I'm notorious for spending entirely too much money at the grocery store when I get excited about crafting some kind of high concept meal.
The way that language is nothing but arbitrary symbols and sounds that, when combined in various ways, can have infinite meaning and power.
Raising alpacas. Shearing them, spinning yarn, and making awesome stuff. Repeat.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about practical life choices, and how they can lead me to full time, paid adventuring.
If you don't take yourself too seriously.
If you have something substantial to say.
If you like to read.
If you have things that you are good at and passionate about.
If you stay at least moderately aware of current events and news, and you actually care about people who are not you.
If you understand the importance of empathy.