A not-so-average single chica making her way in the universe. I consider myself fun-loving, laidback, cute, and intelligent. I'm originally from the South, so pardon the accent. Without elaborating too terribly much, I have an eclectic world view and a social conscience.
I'm definitely a bbw, and though I'm getting healthier and losing weight, I'll always be a curvy wench. So if that's your type of woman, you're in luck. LOL
Oh, I also love geeky things like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Serenity, and Lord of the Rings.
I spent the first 22 years of life in Arkansas, and I have a degree in philosophy and religion from Hendrix College. I also attended Yale Divinity School for over a year -- it burned me out, though, and I didn't finish my degree. I went on to get a certificate in graphic design and worked in the print industry for a number of years. My dream of becoming a sci-fi/fantasy illustrator is still sitting on the shelf, and I'm eyeing it quite hard. These days I find myself stumbling into photography and... the tourist industry! EEEEK.
I'm the quiet type who will shock you with a good, loud laugh when something strikes me as particularly funny. I'm patient, opinionated, smart and spiritual (but I trust science, spiritual is a personal thing and there is no one single TRUTH).
I try hard to be drama-free, and avoid it as much as possible. Life is just too short to sweat the small stuff, so I also tend not to hang with people who fret all the time, diss on other people or take everything as a personal affront. I tend to get along best and show my truest self toward other intelligent, thoughtful, liberal folks. I live in the moment, meditate when I can, and generally focus on having a positive attitude toward life. I believe in building up good karma and avoiding the bad, and even though I might not be best buddies with incompatible people, I have a lot of compassion and understanding towards all Earth's creatures -- even them. All this aside, I still have my rough days when the stress can get to me. I've found that friends are the best remedy for dragging me out of my hermit cave.
Importantly, I am an animal nut, creepy crawlies as well as cute and cuddlies. :D I have three beautiful cats that have been a big part of my life for many years. Yeah, someday I want to have a family and all that jazz, however I can't see myself living a totally ordinary life. I'd love to travel the world! But not by myself. :)
ALSO IMPORTANTLY: I am NOT looking for NSA or polyamorous situations. What I am looking for is a real relationship with the right person. :) And friends. Friends are good, too.
Eclectic music tastes, with a soft spot for singer/songwriter types, indie, bluegrass, folk. Indigo Girls, Coldplay, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Annie Lennox, Nirvana, Counting Crows, U2, Beastie Boys, Brandi Carlile, Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Patsy Cline, Dropkick Murphys, Jeff Buckley, Paul Simon, Alanis, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline...
I am madly in love/lust with Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series of books -- if you haven't read them, GO DO IT NOW!!! :) Confederacy of Dunces, Mists of Avalon, Wicked, Vonnegut, classic literature, Joseph Campbell, Thich Nhat Hanh, history, mythology, non-fiction.
Star Wars, LOTR, Big Fish, Moulin Rouge, Life Aquatic, Dr. Strangelove, Slingblade (hey, it was filmed in my hometown!), Kevin Smith, Bill Murray, Johnny Depp, Peter Sellers, Steve Carrell, Paul Ruud, Cate Blanchett, Simon Pegg, Tom Baker, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Gabriel Byrne, Anthony Hopkins, John Turturro, Emily Watson, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Claire Danes, Coen Brothers, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Izzard, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Mark Hamill, James MacAvoy, Alan Cumming, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Billy Bob Thornton...