32 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
To be honest I have no idea what I'm doing. I have been trying to figure out what I want to be when grow up, but I'm here and still wondering.
That being said I think I have narrowed it down a bit.
I'm sure you will be shocked to hear that as real live human being in Portland I really like beer. Craft beer, Belgian beer, even a few outstanding macros as well. i had the idea of somehow bringing together being a grown up and liking beer could actually work out as far a career choice. I'm pursuing my Cicerone 1 certification now and it is a little scary. I like really have to study for this ya know. I wasn't very good at studying in college so hopefully I can grind it out. it does help that as part of studying I drink beer and talk about it with friends. Hopefully that will allow me to get a grown up job, somehow. ???

Still trying to find my groove in this crazy town. I transplanted from Colorado about a year and a half ago, and before that I spent my formative years in Ohio. I really really want to just absolutely love Portland but making friends as a 30 year old transplant who knew pretty much no one before moving is difficult. I work in the service industry and so evenings and weekends are my work hours, pretty much the opposite from most people I know. I do love serving and bartending, it is dynamic and fun a lot of the time, but I am gonna need a backyotomy eventually. If you have a 9-5 work situation going on then we probably won't see each other too often. Unless you have zero respect for sleep and want to stay up late with me and be a complete and total zombie at work tomorrow.
What I’m doing with my life
trying to remember what I did for fun when I was 16. I was always busy and had a ton of hobbies and projects to do. Somewhere along the line I forgot what all those things were. I feel like I've allowed all the "adulting" stuff has taken over my life and when I get some free time I tend to just go grab a beer. Maybe I will make a hula hoop and try to figure out how to actually use it, or maybe figure out a pattern to sew a koozie.

I'm also trying to figure myself out, spend some quality time being introspective. I've managed to make it through some really tough situations over the last couple years and I want to enhance the things about me that helped me through and also work on not holding on to anger and being content with the fact that I made it through and I am in a good place. There are a million trillion ways to live a happy and fulfilling life and i want to add more to the list.
I’m really good at
Being awesome! Wink wink! I think I am best a being a good friend. That whole being honest thing is more beneficial than people realize. I can also throw down a decent meal. I'm always better at it when I'm not just cooking for myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a tall lady so I usually stand out in a crowd. I'm not like "OMG look at that weirdly tall chick over there," but if I were to wear heels then yeah I would be. I'm very friendly and willing to have casual conversation with random people and I guess that shines through because it happens all the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like reading, I do a lot of it on the internet. Reading is one of those things i did when i was 16 but kind of lost along the way. That doesn't mean I don't do it, just not enough to have a favorite author. Some things I have read recently are "Let's Talk About Diabetes With Owls", "The Poisonwood Bible", "100 Years of Solitude", and "Middlesex". There was an HP Lovecraft convention at my work recently and I am now very interested in reading some of his work.

Some of my favorite movies are The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, Chicago, Witches (I heart Anjelica Houston), Stand By Me, Cinderella, Donnie Darko, Beerfest, and The Christmas Story.

I really love Dexter, House, Chopped and Anthony Bourdain No Reservations, 30 Rock, X Files, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and a super guilty pleaseure is Project Runway.
I like a lot of different music and go to shows whenever I can. Open up my mp3's and you will find the likes of Ween, Jenny Lewis, Phish, Leftover Salmon, My Morning Jacket, the Avett Brothers, Ratatat, The Grateful Dead, Boombox, Big Boi, Aesop Rock, Phantogram, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the list goes on and on.
The six things I could never do without
Well I am currently without a lot of the things I thought I needed in life. Turns out sometimes you've got to live with what you've got.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"What am I forgetting?" is probably what I ask myself the most.
I spend a lot of time planning adventures in my head, some of them crazy and probably unattainable for me at this point, but others that I can actually accomplish. I would rather spend all of my money on adventures and making memories than a bunch of meaningless items that I just have to get rid of when i move or lug from place to place.

I also wonder why everyone in the PNW is obsessed with crazy over-hopped beer? This NWIPA thing is not my jam. "Yes I'll have a glass of burn off my fucking tastebuds please," blah. don't get me wrong i love a good balanced IPA with some nuance and character but there is so much more out there than IPA. Give it a try and you might be surprised.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and Chill... JK. I am almost always working on a Friday night but if I can mange to make it out of there while the bar is still open and someone is down I'll grab a drink I'm in. Otherwise I go home and watch Netflix and chill in the most literal sense, decompress a bit.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a secret love for french fries. Greasy, starchy, fried, golden straws of deliciousness!! I almost never order them but you better watch out! The french fry bandit always seems to be around when you are not looking.
Also I am a sucker for the accordion. I wish I had one.
You should message me if
You are actually looking to make friends and want to have some fun.
If you want to go on adventures, if you want to sit at home on crappy weather days and watch Netflix and try a new brew, or if you can teach me about something new and interesting.