Age/Gender: 36, Female
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Places I've been:
- lived in: Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, Orlando, Dallas
- stayed 2-4 weeks: Mombasa (Kenya), Hyderabad (India), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Panama City (Panama)
- short visits: 40/50 US States, Mexico, Jamaica, Canada
Favorite Animal: Otter or red fox
Favorite Pastime: reading (see my reddit posts for details), baking, GW2
Skills I have: baking; playing piano, violin, viola; sewing (with machine) and cross stitch; crafting chain maille; diplomacy; raising Black Swallowtail caterpillars
Online Games: Guild Wars 2
Table Games: Loaded Questions, Taboo, Scrabble, Munchkin, Fluxx, Ticket to Ride, Yahtzee, Dominion
Pets: 13 year old beagle. 1 year old tabby cat.
Favorite Magazines: Fast Company*, Popular Science*, Mental Floss, Wondertime (wahhh, got cancelled!) *(already subscribe)
Favorite Food: Pizza, or anything that combines cheese and bread
Favorite Drink: Mountain Dew, or 100% juice (any)
Starbucks order: Grande DECAF extra caramel Caramel Macchiato. And a salted caramel cake ball or three vanilla bean scones.
Favorite Candies: Ferrero Rocher hazelnut balls, Almond Joy, Reese's Eggs/Hearts/Pumpkins (but not regular shape reese's cups of any size), Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids, Junior Mints
Favorite Ice Cream: anything with caramel or nuts. (¿Por qué no las dos?)
Favorite Breakfast: Golden Grahams, or Dunkin Donuts
Favorite Restaurants: IHOP, Chili's, Red Lobster
Foods I hate: spicy things, cauliflower, raisins in things, most vegetables
My birthstone is topaz, which I hate, but I love amber, especially the rich cognac color.
Favorite smells: true apple smells (ie, macintosh, not apple pie), lavender, currant black tea
Movies I like to watch repeatedly: Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Sound of Music, Harry Potter series, Iron Man
TV Shows I have watched multiple seasons of in their entirety, in no particular order: Agents of SHIELD, Stargate, Sherlock, QI, Good Eats, My Little Pony, Alias, CSI (original only), House, Star Trek: TNG, Stargate Atlantis, Archer, iZombie, Color Splash, Monk, The Guild, Nero Wolfe, Diners Drive-ins and Dives
Movies I have recently watched or look forward to: Star Wars, Avengers, The Hobbit, Ender's Game, Hunger Games
Youtube channels I subscribe to: SciShow, CGPGrey, Crash Course, Vsauce, PTXOfficial, pneumoceptor,
Visit: New Zealand, Wales, Hawaii, Bahamas, Harry Potter theme park, San Diego Comic-con
Learn: Latin, stained glass making, bookbinding, making pottery, fencing, archery
Acquire/create: college degree (in education), MBTI certification, home with a dedicated library room and theater room, cosplay-contest worthy Iron Man suit or Eowyn dress
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Husband - Star Wars, cooking, gardening, movie theater popcorn, D&D model building, writing (nanowrimo completed twice), green, Coke Zero. Tshirt 2XL or XLT
Son - Star Wars, Guild Wars 2, Legos, reading (roughly 4th grade level, like Magic tree house or Geronimo Stilton), climbing, gymnastics, green, Kids S (6-7).
- sheep, insects (particularly ladybugs, roly poly bugs, and
butterflies), drama queen, blue, my little pony, being muddy, art (painting and drawing), starting to read short chapter books, Kids S (6).