I actually just moved here from Philadelphia, and I already have a lovely boyfriend in Philadelphia. But I don't have ANY friends. Which is really depressing for me. I would love to have activity partners for stuff, like drinking. Because drinking alone is depressing (and I'm definitely NOT doing it RIGHT NOW as I write this....) That, up there, is my adorable face. I enjoy outdoor activities, including bicycle riding and distance running. Someday in the future, when I am really good at everything, I would like know how to fix bicycles, dance salsa (well), harmonize vocally, play my ukulele with other people, and do some kind of fighting art. If you know how to do any of those things and are interested in teaching someone else about them, we should get to know each other!
I'm also good at:
Complaining in productive ways
Apologizing effectively, but only in writing
Giving advice (everyone is good at this, so I am really no exception)
Writing really, really thoughtful e-mails to people I care about
Kafka on the Shore
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda
The Picture of Dorian Gray
War and Peace
Never Let Me Go
To The Lighthouse
Life is Beautiful
The Royal Tennenbaums
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mary & Max
I love to be exposed to new music. My favorite music usually comes from people who I really like, because listening to it reminds me of those people (and because my friends make some SWEET mixes). I like: Imogen Heap, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, Adele, My Brightest Diamond, Cake, Basia Bulat, and selections from various bands that have been gifted to me. I really enjoy lyrical music with classical influences, along with actual classical music (especially cello music). I also love karaoke.
Various kinds of ethnic cuisine. My family is pretty food oriented and stuck up about it, so I'm like that a lot too. I really like being pretentious about things like coffee and organic produce, because I can afford those things (unlike most restaurant meals). I'm not super good at cooking, and I really don't bake at all, but I'm pretty handy with a wok.
My drinks of choice are lattes, Chameleon Cold Brew (which so far is the best thing I've encountered in Texas), IPAs, and bourbon-based cocktails.
You have really great youtube videos that you want to share with me.
You are looking for a new running partner, you run at 8-9 minutes per mile, and you are available at odd hours that coincide with my school schedule. Seriously, if you fit that criteria, I totally want to run with you! Especially if you like jumping over big rocks and landscaping dividers.
You can teach me about salsa dancing. Or go salsa dancing with me. Or Bachata. Bachata is fine too.