naomimi
32 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
So... just made my way back to the US from living in the Asian ..er heartland. Where exactly I'm permanently landing is still a bit up in the air.

So.... Tokyo and Yangon to..... It's not totally clear yet. DC ... mostly for now.

Ok. So my profile used to say:

I love to laugh, explore, and learn new things. I love to enjoy and experience the little things. I love to be in/experience new cultures. And I am a big news-junkie.

(Ok. It kind of still does :)

But, heck, don't a lot of female profiles say something like that? (Maybe except for the news junkie part.)

This pretty much sums me up entirely:

http://www.xkcd.com/150/

Oh and general note: I've learned that the match percentage really doesn't mean very much. Seriously. Though it might also have something to do with the fact that I guess... I haven't answered that many questions?
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a journalist. I write things, a lot for radio. It means someone pays me to ask a lot of questions and then talk. I can assure you my brothers never thought there'd be a job for that :P

And often music stuff, too.
I’m really good at
being silly/not taking things too seriously. laughing. sleeping. talking and listening. being creative. asking questions.

finding/discovering new places.

being clumsy. spacing out. flying.

except flying. I haven't quite gotten the knack of that.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm told: that I'm friendly. and smile a lot.

(Note: A friend saw this and told me I needed to change it to just say I'm friendly and smile a lot' because... duh. (well. his duh. But.. um. doesn't that feel too I don't know.. self-aggrandizing?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Winnie the Pooh, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bridge to Terabithia. It's Kind of A Funny Story. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

Movies: Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Wayne's World, Stranger than Fiction, Good Will Hunting

Music: I'm a former music school kid. classic rock, good pop, electronic, jazz, musicals, those 90s rock bands, a fusion of all the above? etc. If it's good music I love it all.

Food: good food. but specifically Thai, Japanese (not the typical American restaurant kind. but, uh... creative izakaya style:) love it), Moroccan, etc. I seriously love good food. but sadly, after a backpacking experience saddled me with a tropical parasite, I am now 'food... stunted' for lack of a better word.. Don't worry. The parasite is totally gone. getting food is a wee bit harder now, but it does force you to be creative.
The six things I could never do without
music
intelligent conversation
laughing
good/fun exercise
friends
the news
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world around me. What's going on in Karachi affects what's going on in Georgia affects what's going in Fiji, you know:)

How things work.

my hair. I like cutting it off.

staring at the sky. it's beautiful
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to go out and dance, I like to sit at home and play scrabble. have a potluck party with friends. finger paint (seriously). have deep conversations - yknow the kind that move from political theory to cartoons at the drop of a hat. etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
um. gee. I'll admit most of anything.... er. but not really to a website. I used to do a lot of theatre. theatre people are weird. and tend to be less inhibited. Maybe we can just leave it at that? ^^
You should message me if
you are kind of sarcastic/geeky/like learning/tasting/trying new things. And Endlessly curious. Intelligence is the biggest turn on.

Do you wonder (worry) why more computer scientists don't learn about how ethics and coding go hand-in-hand, do mesh networks set your heart a-flutter, how about... Thai politics, how people play, Burmese hip hop? Lots of interesting stuff out there. What turns you on?
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