I can't hide my weird and have stopped trying. Once, during a new employee orientation, I volunteered aggressively for a demonstration because I'd get to use a fire extinguisher for the first time. For the remainder of the day, several people recognized me as "fire extinguisher girl," and congratulated me on my performance and/or enthusiasm. The joy of getting to use a fire extinguisher was nearly smothered by fearing that I'd publicly embarrassed myself with over-eagerness to use an everyday object.
Things I think are sexy: Good cooking, absurd senses of humor, people who care about mastering their hobbies, people who really fucking enjoy their lives.
*This was never. This has never happened to me.
Playing in a nerdy folk band: We set Tolkien lyrics to folk music. We have also played Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Shakespeare, and Taylor Swift. I fiddle and sing and sometimes write tunes.
St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers: We perform feats of strength and silliness to raise money for local nonprofits.
Some Kind of Fairy Tale
Anything about food
28 Days Later
The Full Monty
(500) Days Of Summer
Game of Thrones
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Great British Bake-Off
This American Life
The Splendid Table
Call Your Girlfriend
Sex Is Fun
Why Are People Into That?!
The Tallest Man On Earth
Also I once threatened to kick someone out of my car for trying to throw my Taylor Swift CD out the window. We're no longer friends, I'm just saying.
2. Amy Poehler. Feminism.
3. Good food. Bad food also. I love food. Food food food.
4. Smart, surreal comedy.
5. My iPhone. Don't hate! It's the only reason I make it on time to things (like dates).
6. NPR. I know this is not the point, but if Diane Rehm started a cult, I'd definitely join it.
You can make me laugh. That's not a challenge, as in, "Message me if you're funny enough to make me laugh, for I am difficult to entertain!" It's actually really easy to make me laugh. I laugh at my own jokes all the time and they're usually not even funny.
You can beat me in Scrabble. That IS a challenge, motherfucker.