yona-elka
36Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I'm Jen. I am a geek of all trades; languages definitely (I speak French and Spanish fluently, but will spend hours scouring the internet looking at things in languages I don't know) but mostly sci-fi .

Currently residing in Chicago, working as a laboratory badass at one of the best hospitals in the nation.

I am a reader. My reading interests don't just include sci-fi. I get onto author jags where I only want to read one author until I'm sick of them or I can't afford any more books. At that point, I delve into the boxes of books I have stolen from my dad (it's like borrowing from a library, only my dad doesn't expect the books back), as we have very similar reading interests.

I sing. Not professionally, but I enjoy singing. People say I do it well. I am highly musically diverse.

I don't drink often, and I really don't enjoy going to bars unless there's a specific reason or the bar is unique in some way (like my friend's whiskey bar back home). I love the arts, especially dance. In fact, I like to dance. I'm not the world's greatest dancer, but I like to anyway.

Also, you should know that I have a penchant for really, really bad films. I love good films, but love me, love my love of stupid movies like "Bring It On" (the entire series), "Step Up," and others.
What I’m doing with my life
Medical laboratory scientist re-learning about reading for fun, and taking some time to make complicated things out of excitingly-colored yarn for people.
I’m really good at
Cooking, although I hate dishes. I have dishues. I've been told I'm good at singing. I'm good at my job. I'm excellent at being a friend. I am also excellent at arguing illogical points until I'm blue in the face or until I concede to someone with the appropriate facts. If I do have the facts on something, watch out . . .

I'm a fantastic reader and I'm quite good at being a geek.

I'm incredible at learning languages.

I can micropipette like a fiend, and can whip up a batch of sterile TSA plates in no time flat.
The first things people usually notice about me
My glasses, evidently. I get at least three compliments on them per day. People also notice the color of my hair. I was walking down my street when I lived in England, and some random construction worker shouted out, "Oi, GINGER!" I told him I was glad his sense of wit was on par with his ability to see obvious things.

Honestly, I have no idea. Unless you make it stupidly obvious to me, I have no idea what you're noticing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite food types: Anything Asian influenced . . . really, anything from other cultures. I used the Ethnic Enrichment Festival here in KC as a giant ethnic grocery store. I even brought Gladware in which to store my purchases. It was the most delicious $40 I ever spent.

Books: I'd have to go with authors. Jim Butcher, Christopher Moore, Henry Rollins, Greg Bear, Jasper Fforde, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, anything sci-fi, not so much fantasy . .. and I'll read nonfiction when it catches my eye. My nonfiction choices are subject to my whim when I'm at the bookstore.

Music, recently: MIA, Mumford and Sons, Tool, Gogol Bordello, Nine Inch Nails, Trevor Hall, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Introduce me to your favorite restaurant in Chicago.
Six things I could never do without
Music
Books
Yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles. All three at once. I have mad Granny-Arts skills.
Lip balm with pronounceable ingredients.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the next upgrade to my Faire garb will be, how long it'll take before I have enough money for housing that will accommodate a floor loom.
On a typical Friday night I am
I just got to Chicago. Time to find a new typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You know, really, I don't hold a lot of stuff private anymore. Just ask if you want to know.
You should message me if
You're open to the idea of meeting scary people from the internet, and anything I have said makes you want to come have coffee with me. Being able to spell the word "coffee" helps, too.

It would be nice if, when you message me, you made at least a minimal effort to utilize the English language in a manner that isn't butchery.
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