I guess, to sum myself up, I am a laid back gal, who likes to experience new things, make friends, eat good food, drink good beer, pet dogs, and watch movies.
Getting past all the bullshit I've been through and really figuring out the things that make me happy and feel settled are what I do most of the time. Once I stopped trying to do all of the things that the world at large told me I should be doing, seeing past the facade, allowing myself to realize that lots of things weren't for me, I felt much more free. So now I'm being a boring mostly grown up and being happy with what I know about myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm always up for a good time and looking for fun, I just don't force it anymore. Mostly I just want to go on an adventure and have some fun stories to tell my nieces and nephews.
For real I love cooking. I don't do it as much as I would like but it is always easier when you're cooking for more than yourself.
I'm also pretty rad at taking road trips. I drove from Oregon to Kentucky by myself and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I have been on lots of road trips, and much longer trips but they were always with other people. I felt so free and proud of myself for doing it, and facing a fear of loneliness and completely crushing it. It really did change my life.
I still think The Big Lebowski is my favorite movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Cinderella, The Princess Bride, Finding Nemo, Groundhog Day, and man is it hard to make a list like this. My preferences change all the time.
Parks and Rec is a constant fixture in my life, Nova, Bob's Burgers, Shameless, Game of Thrones, Frontline, America's Test Kitchen, any of those terrible ghost hunter shows, Jane the Virgin.
My musical tastes are one big kaleidoscope of sound. Sylvan Esso, Alt-J, Ween, MMJ, St. Motel, Stevie Wonder, pretty much any 90's R&B, Leftover Salmon, it really depends on my mood.
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.
In my experience so far on OKC guys don't like it when a girl messages them first. Why is that? I mean isn't it kind of old fashioned to sit and wait for a guy to come and ask you out or to start a conversation? I honestly want to know what the deal with that is. Don't dudes like to be picked up too?
Also I am a sucker for the accordion. I wish I had one.
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.