And now, you shall read all about me. Bonus points if you imagine that it's read to you in the voice of Jeff Goldblum.
There's a lot to say, but this is not a venue to say it. I'll start with the basic schematics that outline who I am. Born in '85, lived in Michigan, North Carolina, and now Florida. I taught music for over three years. A year ago, I completed a Masters and just switched careers - now I work at a local college. Living alone in a nice one bedroom on Southside. Had four aquariums, but I've scaled it down to two. I thoroughly enjoy food, both cooking and eating it. Drinks are great too, especially when alcoholic.
My interests are all over. Usually I'll focus heavily on one thing, then quickly switch to another. Before long, I've rotated through my interest and the cycle repeats. I'm teaching myself bass guitar, because why not? I dabble at painting and such. I read (okay, that interest is constant). I sit down with a quality RPG or something similar (less often lately). When my friends are free, it turns into a board game night. I cycle a lot. I cook. Thinking about starting an herb garden, because that would be cool. I miss river rafting and kayaking in the Appalachians. And other stuff too.
My desires? Vast and many, all intense. Everybody wants to find their perfect person. I don't. My friend worded it perfectly, so I'll steal from her: "I'd rather have someone with demons who match my own." I like the different, the weird, and the confusing. I like the strange and off-kilter. Even though I can be pretty mundane myself, it's what I always hope to find. So, if you have demons, don't hide them - flaunt them.
First dates? Never been the biggest fan. It's why I like to keep it simple. Get some food, then since the beach is right here, why not take a nice evening stroll and chat? Or some variation on that plan. Or, hey, you know what, why not mix it up and we go explore one of those awesome-looking pirate putt-putt places?
But seriously, I'm not crazy about first dates. You see, I'm extremely reserved. I guess I come off as really shy, and maybe I am, but just at first. Some people love that rush and craziness of a first date. Not me. I'd much rather have the eighth date, where you already know each other, and are just wanting to be around each other, without the need for the super elaborate plans and putting on a show to impress the other person.