I'm from New Hampshire, but I've been living in Seattle since 2002, and love it here.
I love a wide range of music, from lo-fi indie-rock through post-punk and art/prog rock and on into electronic dance music, with room for a variety of other genres in and outside rock. I rarely listen to classical, but I was a violinist so I have some background in that, too.
I enjoy games—mostly in-person games, like board, card, and tabletop role-playing/story games, though I have a few favorite computer and console games. I also enjoy trivia, dancing, cycling, urban hiking, and karaoke.
I haven't owned a car since 2011 and mostly get around town by bus or Car2Go/ReachNow, with Zipcar as an option for traveling outside the city.
I'm passionate about live music and going out dancing, though in the past year or two I've been doing both less often—but I've taken up some slack by going out with a group for karaoke on a monthly basis.
I've been working as a technical and marketing editor since 2007; I've done some desktop publishing work as well over the years.
A few friends and I organize a weekend gaming event called Go Play NW, which we hold every summer in Seattle. Go Play NW gathers 100 or so people together just to have fun playing tabletop story/role-playing and board games throughout the weekend. We've been running it since 2007, and it's a blast every year.
Reading, writing, editing—I love working as an editor, helping people to express themselves better.
Listening—I have my own ideas and want to share them, sure, but I want to know what *you* think, too.
Making ice cream—yum!
I have a bit of an accent, partly from being from New England but more as a result of overcoming my childhood speech impediment. People seem to like it, when they notice it.
Movies: I seldom go out to see movies, but I have been enjoying the various Marvel films. I'm always happy to re-watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (a documentary about They Might Be Giants), The Incredibles, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Music: I'm still really excited about local artists Katie Kate and Vox Mod, and see them whenever I can; I'm also looking forward to new music from Hotels. Last year's favorites included albums by Gwenno, Natasha Kmeto, LoneLady, Midday Veil, Pinkshinyultrablast, Public Service Broadcasting, and Shamir. I also really enjoyed the #LovetheHill compilation of Seattle bands based around Capitol Hill. And old favorites among my collection include Joe Jackson, The Police, Mistle Thrush, Freezepop, Tara Jane ONeil, and Steely Dan.
The sound of that song
The taste of chocolate
The smell of a crisp autumn day
The feel of the beat
The thoughts on the page
At the other end, although it's always good to make new friends, I'm here because I'm looking for some passion and romance. I already have friends, I don't have benefits, it'd be nice to have both.
I'm not really interested in joining a poly relationship.