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I only recently learned about Nerdfighters through a video post about marriage equality. I loved those videos & promptly started obsessively watching all the other vlogbrother videos. I can't belive I've been missing out for so long! My husband & I are now big fans & set aside whole blocks of time to watch the old videos.
The quick overview about me:
I'm happily married. I am short. I love to read. I love deep conversations about politics, sociology, science, what makes us human, etc. I'm smart, a little quiet at first, & really chatty once you get me going. I'm often too serious so I love & need to be around people that can make me laugh at myself. I love being outdoors. I love bugs & want to learn more about them. I like rpg style video games (like KOTOR & Dragon Age), I've played my share of D&D, & I'm a big fan of anime. I love nerdy people that are excited about learning & want to share all the things they know. I love comedians & going to comedy clubs. I don't look like a model & I don't have any desire to - I like real people, not plastic ones. I like my body just fine the way it is & appreciate all the things it has been through. I have a good life.
A little more in depth:
I was born in Utah & raised Mormon. Despite my upbringing, I am not a religious person. I am mostly atheist with a slight spiritual slant. I truly believe that the handful of spiritual beliefs that I carry will one day be explained by science. I dig Buddhism for it's focus on positive thinking & do not find a conflict between it & my agnostic views. I try to get involved with my local Buddhist community as often as time allows.
I'm a bit of a hippy in my views. I do not consider myself a republican or a democrat but I care a great deal about personal freedom, marriage equality, & "saving the planet" so I usually lean on the liberal side of the fence, which can be tough sometimes living in the conservative state of Idaho. I'm happy here & I'm fortunate to live in Boise. I love how beautiful Idaho is & I don’t know if I could ever leave the rocky mountains. Even so, I definitely would like to travel & see more of this amazing planet.
I've been married for over 4 years to the first boy I kissed in high school. We were both just kids, didn't see eye to eye on anything, & after only a few months couldn't stand the sight of each other. It's funny how life works out. I never would have imagined bumping into him 10 years later & hitting it off. We've been through a lot together, had our share of really bad fights, & have had a lot of intensely painful growing experiences. I love him for all the infuriating things he does, for all the ways he makes me laugh, & for putting up with my BS. In February we gave birth to & said goodbye to our little boy, Henry (I confess it was a little bit of a trip for me to discover that John's first son is also named Henry). He was a full term stillbirth & the cause of his sudden death is unknown. We miss him terribly.
Money is not something that is of huge importance to me (however, I must confess that I care about my good credit & having a retirement someday). I'm not generally a materialistic person & could be quite happy without the bulk of my possessions. I prefer the things that money cannot buy - deep friendships & human experiences.
I'm very focused on personal growth & try to take something of value from everything that happens in my life. I work hard not to view anything as ever being a "waste" of time, rather, I try to see it all as details added to making me who I am. I believe that we attract people & life experiences for a reason. I believe all things in life are necessary & things are as they should be.
I'm very independent & I like to have my alone time, but I also love my friends & try to get together with them as often as I can. Very few things in life make me happier than the simple pleasure of having a house full of people I care about.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken, Henry and June by Anais Nin, Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R R Martin, Watership Down by Richard Adams, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Henlein, Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, Harry Potter by J k Rowlings, many many others
"Knowing love, I will allow all things to come and go. To be as supple as the wind and take everything that comes with great courage... Life is right in any case. My heart is as open as the sky." -Kama Sutra, A Tale of Love-
"... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events." -Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love-
"If love is surrender, then whose war is it anyway?"
-Frou Frou, Psychobabble-
Star Trek (all of them), V for Vendetta, Harry Potter, Avatar, District 9, Serenity, Pan's Labyrinth, Amelie, Seven Years in Tibet, A Beautiful Mind, Pride and Prejudice, Boondock Saints, Fight Club, Saved, The Last Unicorn, Vampire Hunter D (Bloodlust), etc.
Downton Abbey, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Sherlock, The Daily Show, Better Off Ted, Arrested Development, Rome, Deadwood, Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, Stargate, Firefly, Aeon Flux, Torchwood, Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, etc.
Ani Difranco, Blue October, Eva Cassidy, Gotye, Mika, Mumford and Sons, Serena Ryder, Owl City, Pink Floyd, Shiny Toy Guns, Zoe Keating, etc.
NPR, Radiolab, Edward O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Zachary Quinto, Nathan Fillion, coffee, tea, sushi, chocolate, coconut flavoring, raspberries, camping, hotsprings, sunny days, light rain, Autumn, lilies, wild flowers, the color orange, game nights, the Oregon coast, Yellowstone, etc.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
books (this is an area I need to expand so I am open to suggestions!)
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?