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My self-summary
This profile is out of date (about 3 years out of date and a lot has happened in that time). Updating is happening slowly - bit by bit. Until it's finished and I remove this out of date warning, well.. just keep that in mind and message at your own risk, okay? :-)


This profile is a work in progress... :-)

Let's see... I'm generally pretty quiet, a bit shy - although a lot less than I used to be (apparently most people can't tell that I'm shy), and very intelligent. I love ballroom dancing and boardgames. I like to cook and I enjoy socialising with friends but I'm not really a party person.

I'm passionate about sustainability issues and try to be green (eco-conscious) where I can. This includes trying to grow some of my own food in a small veggie garden, using a bokashi bucket, as well as trying to get involved or go along to sustainability related events that I happen to hear about.

"We must be the change we want to see in the world" - Gandhi

My main hobbies/interests are:
- Boardgames: particularly European style boardgames (Eurogames). Other boardgames are alright (well some of them are... No monopoly please)
- Dancing: ballroom and latin (as mentioned above) but I'd probably be willing to try any partner based dance style
- Indoor rockclimbing
- Sustainability
- Books/reading
- Learning (in general)
- Travelling
What I’m doing with my life
Going to medical appointments. Trying to improve my health enough to be able to go back to working part-time.

Yes, this is just about as fun as it sounds... but I try to stay positive about it and be grateful for what I do have.
The first things people usually notice about me
Something that people frequently comment on is that I look a lot younger than I am. Last time I was asked for ID was this year. Apparently I don't look my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't like watching TV or movies and rarely listen to music (because of reasons but I'm not going to go into them here). There are a few exceptions in all those categories but I'm also not really interested in expanding my viewing/listening repertoire. If sharing these things with someone is important to you, maybe go look at someone else's profile. Sorry.

Now that's out of the way, on to some things I do like...

Favourite author: Tamora Pierce
No contest.
Recently I've been reading Sarah Rees Brennan's books and re-reading Terry Pratchett as Mark Reads makes his way through the Discworld.

Favourite music: Josh Groban
Josh Groban and the soundtrack from Wicked are about the only music I listen to regularly. And by regularly, I mean occasionally.

Favourite musical: Wicked and The Lion King (tied)
I can't wait for Matilda next year. Tim Minchin is brilliant.

Favourite internet things:
Captain Awkward
Mark Reads
Sarah Rees Brennan's blog
Gunnerkrigg Court

Favourite games:
I don't have a favourite board game but I like a wide range of them from Ticket to Ride to Twilight Struggle. Including games that don't start with the letter 'T'.
My desire to play computer games goes through phases (from 'play every evening I'm free' to 'not at all') but this year I've enjoyed The Sims 3, Don't Starve, Stardew Valley, Long Live the Queen, Plants vs Zombies 2 (on android).

Favourite food: this space deliberately left blank
Food is complicated. I have some known food intolerances, and am investigating other possible food intolerances. Because of this, I do all my own meals and pretty much never eat out.
The six things I could never do without
Setting aside the essentials - food, water, shelter, air, etc - which while true, is not what the spirit of this question is about...

the love and support of family/friends
the internet
learning new things
Josh Groban

Okay maybe I could make do without those last two... but I wouldn't want to have to do so.
You should message me if
You want to...

I should warn you that I'm generally not the best at corresponding with people though. Whenever I get busy that's usually one of the first things to fall by the wayside.