Vices: love for cheese and karaoke. Dislike of vegetables. Pitiful bowling skills. Unfortunate propensity for broken fingers. Inability to identify the gerunds in my life. Occasional preference to spend more time with my dog than with people. Shy in big groups. Some degree of face blindness. No internal compass.
Virtues: Love for exploring and doing out of the ordinary things. Dogs. Optimist. Free thinker. Volunteer. Artist. Humor. Goalie. Liberal. Adrenaline junkie. Hard worker. Super taster. Older women love me so much, they always mother me. I wear my teacher namebadge at work not because I have to, but because if I don't other teachers tell me to get to class. Ability to laugh at myself, ability to laugh at other people. Intelligent. Dances like crazy.
Necessary information: I have a one-eyed gypsy dog. Soon she might be no eyed. You'll have to work to gain her approval. If this doesn't happen, so long! I also have a maniac cat.
Jon Stewart, Frida Kahlo, and Lena Dunham are my heros. I should probably add Rachel Maddow as well.
I tend to strike people as weirdly naive - for instance, I am largely missing all the cultural connotations that most of my friends grew up with - i.e., references to movies, racial epithets, etc. People are surprised when I curse (NOT because I curse infrequently). People are surprised to learn I eat meat. I rarely notice when guys are flirting with me.
Experience has taught me: if you are goalie, always assume all shots will go into the goal every time and block accordingly; alka seltzer is definitely NOT intended to be chewed up like tums; if you can prompt someone with the right set of questions, they will be able to figure anything out on their own; melancholoy makes for the best art/literature/music; some of your friends will cheat at Words with Friends; when you are in a tight spot, a string of choice explicatives will give you strength; and finally, if you are going to get up and perform in front of people - it is better to be bad but smiling and having fun than good but overcome with nerves.
I am a traditional girlfriend in the following ways: I really like to be pretty (I'm an artist - so aesthetics matter); I'll probably want to cook for you (even though I don't particularly like cooking); I will be more than happy to let you drive.
I am a nontraditional girlfriend in the following ways: In many cases, I know more about home repair than the guy I'm dating; I own my own circular saw; I really don't care what I look like when I'm dancing; I'll act based on how I feel rather than a game; getting dirty doesn't scare me, and whatever does scare me I'll wind up wanting to do (except for roaches, see below)...
I would like a boyfriend who is traditional in the following ways: You must own the responsibility of killing roaches, and you must act with authority, precision, and speed when the time comes. You must also know how to navigate your way around, geographically speaking. I would also like you to spontaneously bring me milkshakes (choc/strawberry swirl, please).
I would like a boyfriend who is nontraditional in the following ways: I like a man with style - and if he doesn't have style, I like a man who is open to having help with his style. A potential date needs to be open new ideas and all types of people: homophobes need not apply. And please have long hair. And please be fun.
So if you have made it through this whole "about me" thing and you are still reading, hi.