32Spokane, United States
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My self-summary
"People always say they are searching for the meaning of life. What I think we are all searching for is the experience of being alive."


I'm in room service at a beautiful hotel, and a bartender at a tavern. I'm a big advocate for mass transportation. Or walking. I love my family and friends, and I love beer I can probably tell you more about beer than just about anyone- other than a brewmaster.

I like movies, mostly comedy or action. I DO NOT dig chick flicks, romantic comedies, whatever you want to call them; give me a good laugh or big explosion any day.

I thought I was getting really good at Guitar Hero, but apparently that only counts for the medium setting. And higher and I'm burnt toast.

I judge you when you use poor grammar.

I drink, but only as much as any other 23 year old. I'm from Portland, and I moved to Spokane about four years ago. It's pretty cool for now, but I'm certainly not staying here forever, and hope to return to Portland within the next couple of years.

I love summer and spend a lot of time at Couer d'Alene Lake. I love baseball and football; I'm a HUGE Red Sox fan and have been since before 2004, thank you VERY much. I don't really have a football team I follow, I just like watching it and don't really care who's playing.

I love to dance, and will at the slightest provocation. I'm a funny person and need a lot of laughter. I really dig stand up comedy and improv. I am very outgoing and will talk to anyone. I don't have any prejudices; I like you automatically until you give me a reason not to.

And, last but not least, I am a huge English dork. I will correct you if you say good when you should say well. People who confuse 'your' and 'you're' set my teeth on edge, as do people who can't quite get the hang of the appropriate uses of apostrophes and quotation marks. I have an ongoing, overly passionate love affair with the semi-colon; our language's most loveable yet least-used mark of punctuation. If a word is on the tip of your tongue, I am there to offer at least three possible choices. I am a walking thesaurus, and I will WRECK you at Scrabble.

I am charming, idealistic, and easily amused
What I’m doing with my life
I work at the beautiful, historic Davenport Hotel and Tower in Spokane, WA. I absolutely love my job, I love my hotels and all the people I work with. I also work at The Swamp Tavern in Browne's Addition, but only one day a week. That's where I usually have my real fun!
I’m really good at
Talking to people. I'm a very charming individual, and an excellent flirt. I don't know how I do it, but I almost always manage to put people at ease around me. Being a bartender, the fact that this comes naturally to me is a big bonus.

Being witty. (and/or) Thinking I'm funny.

Accidentally amusing alliterations, and other tricks of the English language that are really only funny for English dorks such as myself.

Manipulation. Not anything malicious, and never deliberately hurtful. I just like to see how far I can push what people believe in. There's this great line from one of my favorite books- "Given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything." I like to see what people will believe when I give them what appears to be proper motivation. Does that make me a bad person? I don't think so. It's just interesting.

And finally, putting myself in other peoples' shoes. My good friends get mad at me quite often; they will have some sort of altercation, and when they tell me about it, I try to get them to see the other person's view. Usually my friends just want sympathy, but I really want them to understand what exactly they're mad about.
The first things people usually notice about me
Either my height or my smile. I'm almost always smiling, and people seem to like that. And I'm tall, and I enjoy wearing heels, so frequently people find themselves looking me in the eye or even having to look up at me. Another thing people notice is my hair, I get a lot of compliments on the color and style, which is always gratifying.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A)I'm such a bookworm it's easier to list my favorite authors: Dave Sedaris, Jon Stewart, Douglas Adams, Dave Eggers, Dan Brown, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, ee cummings, WB Yeats, Emily Bronte, Terry Goodkind, Jack Kerouac, J.K. Rowling, David Eddings, Patrick Rothfuss.

B) There are so many!! Clash of the Titans, Equilibrium, Idiocracy, Stranger Than Fiction, Say Anything, Donnie Darko, American Psycho, James Bond, American History X, all of the Hannibal series, Garden State, High Fidelity, Fight Club, the original Star Wars series, anything by Kevin Smith, Snatch, anything Monty Python, and absolutely any documentary, but especially National Geographic.

C) Again, there's a lot!! My passion is local/independent music. I love living in the Pacific Northwest, because (thanks to Portland and Seattle) there is a thriving music scene here. MUSE is my all time favorite band. The Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie, Daphne Loves Derby, Menomena, I Hate Kate, Hot Hot Heat, The Weakerthans, Weezer, Pedro the Lion, old Modest Mouse, Ringside, Hot Water Music, Saves the Day, Sunny Day Real Estate, Rilo Kiley, Sleater-Kinney, the White Stripes, Beatles, Jamie Cullum, Ok Go, The Kooks, Dismemberment Plan, Steve Miller Band, Boston, Bad Company, Aerosmith, Flogging Molly, Less than Jake, Stupid Fly, The Cars, Queen, Mindless Self Indulgence, Gorillaz, White Zombie, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Stevie Wonder, The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Flaming Lips, Guster, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tenacious D, David Bowie, Blind Melon, Spoon, The Polyphonic Spree, Dune, The Checks, Scouting for Girls, Annie Clark, The Fratellis, Area 15, The Magic Numbers, Len, Harvey Danger, Plastic Bertrard, Will Stratton, The Verve, Editors, TAT, Kings of Leon. I'm fairly open-minded, though. I'll give anything a shot.

D) Cheese, in all its many varieties; Chinese food, almonds, fruit, rare steak, cold cereal, halibut, Mexican food, and cheeseburgers.
Six things I could never do without
1) My family and friends (cliche but true)

2) Clothing. Especially pants.

3) Music.

4) Laughter.

5) Sex.

6) Hot water.
I spend a lot of time thinking about

I tend to drift off a lot, especially while involved in the myriad meaningless tasks which can plague me at work. As a result of this, I tend to startle easily.

I think a lot about when the weather is going to decide to relent and allow summer to progress. I'm so impatient.

I wonder if the words of God really are a set of hundred-foot high flaming letters that spell out, "Sorry for the inconvenience..."

I like to think about music, and I tend to make up a lot of little jingles and whatnot in my head.

Sometimes, the things I'm thinking about take an unexpectedly humorous turn and I laugh out loud for seemingly no reason.

I also am confounded by people that insist that, because I live in Washington, I should follow the Mariners and Seahawks. I'd like to know why?? Both of those teams suck. Well, the Seahawks aren't bad, I guess. Just because I don't live near a team's home city doesn't mean I can't cheer for them, right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends on if I have to work Saturday morning or not. If I have Saturday off, you bet your ass I'm out! And probably at one of the four bars I like in the downtown area. If you're nice, I'll tell you which ones!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really afraid of spending the rest of my life alone. I'm so picky about the kind of men I date that I've only had one relationship I would condsider serious.

I know it probably seems silly because I'm still young. But it worries me, you know? I have no problem finding someone for a casual fling or whatever, but when it comes to someone I'd like to spend a significant amount of time with, they seem to be practically nonexistent.
You should message me if
You're funny, good natured, open minded and a music lover, I'd love to hear from you. It doesn't really matter what kind of music you like, as long as you're passionate about it... although it helps if you're into any of the following: indie, jazz, classic rock, classical, blues, experimental, or "alternative (excuse the quotation marks, but what I consider alternative usualy isn't in line with most peoples')."

If you have a general respect for humanity, the environment, and yourself, hit me up.

If you have the ability to laugh at yourself, drop me a line.

I prefer people of a certain intelligence level, and for the love of all things yellow and fuzzy, DO NOT message me if you're not willing to take the time to write words out. I know this seems intolerant, but if I open a message and see a bunch of internet short hand, I will delete it, because it's an insult to my intelligence and a waste of my time. Sorry for the rant, but that sort of shorthand is one of my pet peeves
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