Me in a few more words:
A quirky, snarky, whimsical, and scrappy person who, despite all odds, still believes in the goodness of people. I enjoy doing lots of outdoor stuff, from wandering through parks and beaches to going and putting in a few hours here and there to help keep the Sound healthy.
When I'm not working or volunteering, I like to be creative, ranging from making origami to building models to cooking. (I do try to keep the three apart.)
Outside of that, I spend a lot of time volunteering with environmental concerns around the Sound, helping to make the Sound a healthier place for wildlife, and especially salmon. It's really neat watching a work site evolve over the years and turn from a field overgrown with blackberry into a fledgling forest, with trees and shrubs and everything. I'm seriously thinking about going back to school and getting an environmental degree and working for an environmental nonprofit - this sort of thing means a lot to me. I'll talk your ear off about the importance of riparian wetland and estuary habitat if you let me (or want me to.)
I also play in the Society for Creative Anachronism, and am a pretty good hand with sword and bow (though not both at once.) Well, I at least know which end of each to grab.
For relaxation, I like to read and do craftsy stuff with origami if I'm not doing stuff with friends (going to a show, having a meal together, or just chillin'.)
I also enjoy singing and being sarcastic (especially songs that let me be sarcastic). And cats seem to generally like me - I've had several experiences with "unfriendly" cats who'll wander up to me and start headbutting my hand.
Favorite movies: Anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet or Hayao Miyazaki will get my attention. Miyazaki will probably turn me into a dreamy five-year-old, though, to my eternal shame, I have not yet watched My Neighbour Totoro. Stardust and The Princess Bride are high up there too.
Favorite shows: I don't watch a lot of telly, actually. I've got Babylon 5 and Firefly on video, though. I still have to watch Season 1 of The Office (a friend got it for me for a present) - it reminded me too much of work to be anything other than painful. I'm slowly getting back into anime, as well.
Favorite music: I'm pretty eclectic, really, though my tastes run to J-pop, classical music, and a lot of Canadian indie bands.
Favorite food: Again, I'm kinda eclectic here too, though I've a weakness for Mediterranean food as well as Japanese. And thank goodness for all the wonderful local cheeses.
Nice to have:
Being close to nature, and especially the water (oceans or rivers).
Music, live or otherwise.
Lately, a pack of origami paper.
Lately, I've been considering making another thousand origami cranes to send to Hiroshima as a wish for world peace.