During the summer, I sing in a Renaissance group that performs at a number of ren faires in Washington and Oregon, and I've also sung with the Portland Christmas Revels. I might be looking for a group to sing with to fill in the gaps when I'm not doing either of those. (Mainly winter and spring, but sometimes fall too since I won't get into Revels every year.)
I'm a decent singer. A good dancer, but I prefer scripted dances like Irish céilí and set dances to forms like swing where one has to make it up as one goes along.
I wrote an Interactive Fiction game that tied for second in the IF competition that I submitted it to, but that was a while ago now.
I've also enjoyed taking language classes in the past; I'm
pretty good at picking up pronunciation and grammar, though
learning vocab is just as much a slog for me as it is for anyone. I
hope to get back into that fairly soon.
After that, that I don't make eye contact.
Seriously though: if I'm not making eye contact? It doesn't mean I don't like you, or even that I'm nervous. It's an Aspie thing.
Scott Pilgrim, Little Miss Sunshine,Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Shaun of the Dead ,Buckaroo Banzai's Adventures Across the Eighth Dimension, The Opposite of Sex, Ghost World, Amélie
Local musicians: Dirty Martini, The Stolen Sweets, Myshkin
Non-local musicians: Aimee Mann, Everything but the Girl, Red House Painters, The Innocence Mission.
Hipster cred: I saw Colin Meloy live before the Decemberists formed.
Hipster no-cred: I got into Elliott Smith only after hearing about his death on NPR.
This is an area that I've come to from a starting point of complete ignorance in semi-recent years, not having grown up with comic books or manga. My favorites:
Alison Bechdel - Fun Home
Carla Speed McNeil - Finder (series)
Jason Shiga - Meanwhile
Craig Thompson - Blankets
These days I mostly read fantasy and some historical fiction. I especially like fantasy with a strong historically based setting, like some of the works of Guy Gavriel Kay. Other favorite authors: Steven Brust Charles de Lint, Patrick O'Brian, Naomi Novik, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Kim Stanley Robinson.
Foods: I'm fond of spicy ethnic cuisines, like Thai, Indian, or Ethiopian.