I'm updating this profile, since the previous incarnation was old, petty, and not too representational. If you catch an error, tell me!
Ok, so I'm an Amazon. If you're looking for the thin, short chicks, they're at the other end of my gene pool. But don't worry, I use my strength for good by working at a charity that builds houses. (Why do they always call me to lift the heavy things? Oh, wait... the gene pool...) My job is often physical which leaves me knackered by the end of the day, so a rigorous set of plans have to be maintained to keep me out and doing instead of in and doing nothing. So I'm pursuing Japanese as a language, since I love the form of it and I think it's adorable to hear, I have an near-iron-clad resolve to read whatever comes across my plate, (and boy, has that blown up in my face more often than I'd like to say,) I like swimming and sauna'ing, I have a vintage Raleigh I rescued from certain death which relies on eating money to stay healthy, the size of my purses depend almost solely on whether or not they can hold a common-sized book (no trade paperbacks!) and I've learned a habit of traveling to other cities in other countries to see how their people live and their buildings impress. I am a pure-born building nerd in almost every sense of the word, and if you're going to be offended when I stop to touch a nicely-carved façade, we are not going to be friends, you and I.
I'm looking for the person with their own interesting life to share with my interesting life. I'm not content with my lot, and I have ambitions to be a better writer, traveler, doer, sleeper, eater, talker, networker, and to make enough money with my acquired and innate skills to buy a really nice freaking house in the kind of place that regular people usually only know about because they've seen pictures in magazines (like me!) I want someone with ambition, for whatever it is they do, who isn't willing to settle. When I say that, I mean who isn't willing to settle for anything other than the best of what they want, whatever that may be. People who are interesting, intelligent, knowledgeable, brave and strong interest me. If you think you aren't that's probably why you aren't. My life is getting busier every month as I find more things to do that interest me and teach me things. Despite my swiftly-paced description here, I do spend time in self-meditation and ponder my own workings.
But I'm sick of doing it alone.
Traveling - in any sense - by yourself is awesome, but not if it's all you do. I want to share things and learn with and from someone to grow into a person who's cooler for it. Being with a person you genuinely like is so much fun, and makes the rest of life more fun and rewarding. Also, who wouldn't want the support of your closest and most important friend? But it's not a job for the faint of heart. You need to be smart and secure in your own right to take me on. But I promise you, the prize is worth it all.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
So the book on dating I just read said that a low-key place where you can talk but not feel pressured to stay is best for a first date. Just kidding. I already knew that, which is why I know the traditional "coffee" chat probably suits best. I actually can't drink coffee (for nothing but the stupidest reason, I assure you,) but I'd love for you to pick a nice place in a cool building and tell me why you like said building while I try a (non-coffee) beverage of your choosing.
Post Script: If you message me without reading my profile, we will not be pals. Not even pen pals. I've taken down the ZombieWalk picture, but that doesn't mean you can ignore the work I put into my profile, especially if you haven't done the same. It tells me you don't actually care about what I think or say, literally speaking a bad start to any interaction. In plain language, that means that I'm a writer. If you skipped reading my profile and messaged me anyway, I'll be able to tell. Since, you know, I work with words every day. So don't waste our time.