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My self-summary

I'm Ali.

Books make me happy. I play brain games (brain games, like Sudoku and Scrabble, not mind games. That's what mean girls do). I wear glasses and read a novel a week (sometimes less, sometimes three). Despite the geekiness I do love the outdoors but I feel totally out of place here because I've never even touched a snowboard. It seems like all you Denver men are either snowboarders or in a band or both.

Sometimes I wish I was eight again, sitting on the living room floor watching the end of Fantasia, imagining I too have wings, or lavender hair and the lower half of a pink horse.

When people lie, I want to hit them with a shovel. It doesn't help that usually I can tell when people are lying. I also really don't appreciate it when people intentionally misrepresent themselves (though I know this happens often) in hopes of impressing people. Just be yourself, damn it, your silly, flawed, perfectly acceptable self.

I'm built like a Finnish peasant girl, which is what I would have been had I lived a few hundred years ago. This means big hips, big chest, and a strong set of legs. If you can't deal, too bad for you.

I don't know what color my eyes are, and I can't seem to get a solid answer from anyone else.

I avoid eating Pringles, because once I pop, I can't stop; and addiction is no laughing matter.

My friends tell me I'm a good cook. I roast things, fry things, grill things, bake things. I like to make food for people. I like to eat food. I need more people to cook for, which is one reason I'm on this site. Kate Moss, I am not.

I'm a good person, no doubt, and my morals are unshakable, but on occasion I swear like a sailor and I find some very unladylike things to be hilarious (but don't strain might break something).

I don't think it's possible to be innocent and enlightened simultaneously.

I grew up in a small town. Like, really, really small town. In New Hampshire, no less. The land of trees, cows, trees, maple syrup (it comes from trees!), and men dressed in plaid and orange hiding (in trees) trying to shoot things (but usually, all they hit are trees). As a result, I still giggle when I get the chance to ride on an escalator, have to try really hard not to stare at hookers and homeless people, and get overwhelmed when on roads with more than two lanes. Denver is a fascinating place for the likes of me.

I am fiercely loyal. Always have been. It gets me hurt a lot.

I love Moxie. It comes in an orange can. If you are like most people, you haven't heard of it, and if you are like most people who've tried it, you probably don't like it. But enough about hypothetical you, more about actual me...

One thing I hate? Drama. Really. Hate it. Oh, and cheaters. I hate cheaters. Relationships or Monopoly: cheat, and feel my wrath. *shakes fist in a wrathful manner*

Basically, I'm pretty nifty. If you like niftiness (and words like 'nifty'), you will like me. I hope.

I suck at summaries.

Take my test. I dare you:

I am needy, psychotic, and kidding
What I’m doing with my life
Working for a tiny itty bitty marketing firm so that I can afford to stay in Denver, see movies, and pay off my student loans; reading, writing, cooking, finding weird stuff on the interwebs, hanging with some profoundly worthwhile individuals (you know who you are).
I’m really good at
AIR HOCKEY, puns, giving piggy backs to children or intoxicated friends (hopefully not intoxicated children), making a mean lemon garlic roasted chicken and porkchops that would make Homer Simpson salivate, helping the grammatically challenged. I can also remember and repeat large chunks of monologue or dialogue almost verbatim.
The first things people usually notice about me
You know, I've asked around simply because of this question. It's a tie: "Your smile" and "tits." Sheesh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reads: Anything by John Steinbeck, John Irving, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Frank McCourt, Truman Capote, Philip Roth, or Willa Cather. I dig memoir and non-fiction in particular, but I love me a good novel. I just finished 'The Blind Assassin' by Margaret Atwood and it was spectacular, so I'm re-reading 'Oryx and Crake.' So good.

Watches: Bonnie & Clyde, Little Miss Sunshine, American Beauty, The Savages, Eternal Sunshine, Office Space, Billy Elliot, Lars and The Real Girl, Harold and Maude, GOONIES, The Breakfast Club (or any 80's flick), The Squid and the Whale, The Princess Bride, Young Frankenstein, Life is Beautiful and Amelie, just to name a few. I tend to seek out quirky dramadies and foreign films (subtitles mean more graphic nudity! Woo hoo!). If I had a TV (I haven't in a while), I would indulge in The Office, Dirty Jobs, THE MIGHTY BOOSH!, Flight of the Conchords, weird medical documentaries and, um, Cops.

Listens: MGMT, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Simon and Garfunkel, The Silversun Pickups, The Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay, The Beatles, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists, Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, and, you know, the like. Lately I've been rocking out to Grizzly Bear and Arcade Fire.

Noms: Sushi & other Japanese cuisine, salted pumpkin seeds, pickles, Thai food, iced coffee (where are your Dunkin' Donuts?!) and burgers from the City Grille (medium rare, best burgers I've ever had in my life).
Six things I could never do without
"Do" without? Um, thrilling conversation, corrective lenses, music, a good pen (ball point, gel-ink), something to write on, trees.

Six things I could never LIVE without: contact with my family (preferably in person), water (preferably cold and with ice), food (preferably pickles or pumpkin seeds), oxygen (preferably produced by New England trees), shelter (preferably a pimped-out treehouse), BOOKS.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Clouds. Flying. Good literature, and how to write it. How neat it is that you can totally change the look of your face just by changing the lighting. How to trick innocent men into falling helplessly in love with me so's I can chomp them up and spit them out. PATOOEY!

That last one is obviously a lie. Shame on me. Where's my shovel?
On a typical Friday night I am
When I was still back home in the 603 (EAST SI-EED!): Goofing off with my buds, watching seldom advertised but extremely gratifying movies at the ancient theater in my home town (probably because I, much like the films, am seldom advertised but extremely gratifying).

Currently: Playing games with cool new people (Like Apples to Apples, Scrabble, and I just learned how to play Spades; thanks mumbledeepeg13!), reading, hanging out at my favorite coffee place (St. Mark's, maybe I'll see you there sometime), catching a movie, and what have you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love to iron. Like, LOVE to iron. It's instant gratification. Me, to a shirt: "How DARE you be wrinkly in my presence! I shall smooth you to hell!" *irons* "AH-HA! AND YOU ARE SMOOTH, AS I PROMISED! ALSO, YOU ARE TOASTY WARM AND WILL FEEL GOOD ON MY SKIN! I WIN IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE!"

Oh, and I'm hypoglycemic. When my blood sugar dips, I act like a drunk. This is immensely embarrassing.

Did I mention I'm weird?
You should message me if
you want to tell me how awesome I am? JUST KIDDING. I'm seeing someone right now, so I'm not really looking to explore any other relationships. This means that you can feel free to message me, but I probably won't take you up on the offer to get drinks sometime or experiment with light S&M. That's just not me, ya'll.
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