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My self-summary
I like knowing stuff, all stuff, and I have a podcast problem. I tend toward non-fiction and academic topics, but I long for the days when I felt up-to-date on pop culture.* Can you recommend a podcast to keep me young and/or cool? Please contact me immediately.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I am now one of many reformed graduate students in IT -- I'm a software developer at a small financial services company. I LOVE my job and I apologize in advance for how much I'll talk about it. I apologize especially for the fact that if you look bored, I will assume that I haven't explained it well enough and try again. Sorrysorrysorry but it is SO COOL.

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.
I’m really good at
In no particular order: spelling and grammar, learning languages, cheering up sad people, eating quickly, locating free Wi-Fi in airports, keyboard shortcuts, math and statistics, cooking dynamite breakfast, typing really fast, XPath
The first things people usually notice about me
Short, brightly-colored hair. Smile. Probably some stupid shit I'm doing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
True Grit
Station Eleven
Some Kind of Fairy Tale
American Savage
Gone Girl
Anything about food

True Grit
28 Days Later
The Full Monty
Legally Blonde
Rosemary's Baby
Black Swan
(500) Days Of Summer
Gone Girl

TV shows:
Mad Men
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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?!

Lyle Lovett
Paul Simon
The Tallest Man On Earth
Gillian Welch
Tom Waits
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.

Six things I could never do without
1. My cats. They rule.
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.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I'm covered in glitter all the fucking time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Not wearing pants. Having conversations with my cats. Sometimes I also leave the house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have shit myself twice in a day before. I was 26.
You should message me if
You don't think every silence is awkward.

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.
The two of us