orophasmia
30St. Louis, United States
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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
Books:
True Grit
Station Eleven
Some Kind of Fairy Tale
Bossypants
American Savage
Gone Girl
Anything about food

Movies:
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
Insecure
Game of Thrones
Firefly
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Great British Bake-Off

Podcasts:
This American Life
The Splendid Table
Call Your Girlfriend
Sex Is Fun
Why Are People Into That?!
Codebreaker

Music:
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.

Food:
Yes
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.
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