You might as well know I hail to Kimberlee, Kimmy, Kimmers, Kimberoo, Kimmisan, K-Dawg, and the occasional Kimbo Slice.
Saying that I don't fit inside the box is a bit of an understatement. I'm pretty and pink on the outside, with a splash of boyish charm on the inside. I'm smarter than I look and more homey than I seem. I'm not really a party-girl or a clubber-- though I know how to have a good time. I'm just the nice old-fashioned girl that's too well-rounded to go out of style. Some might call me nerdy or geeky, but I can't--in good conscience--accept such titles. I merely dabble and adore the culture.
My hair color is purposely little mermaid red, though my eye color changes with the light. I have a few piercings: 1 in each ear and a nose ring in my left nostril, pierced for inner-strength according to western Hinduism. No, I'm not Hindu, nor am I Christian or Catholic or Mormon or any other organized religion. I take from any and all religions that which I feel they have in common, and what suits me. I just like to call myself eclectic. :)
I'm an open book with an open mind and an open heart. I'm a vegetarian and something of an environmentalist. My mom calls me a tree-hugger. That's a bit of an exaggeration. It's not like oxygen grows on trees. I'm an easy-going perfectionist, if that makes any sense...? I like things to be calm, somewhat predictable... stable, but I crave adventure and spontaneity too. Additionally, I embrace any excuse to dress up in a costume. My students will vouch for that. :P
Beyond teaching, I'm one class and my thesis shy of a Master's in Education and Digital Learning. I'm trying to get into triathlon training-- though I feel like I've been saying that for years now and I just can't seem to fully commit to a training schedule. I did complete a sprint tri last June. I honestly thought I would have to roll across the finish line, but afterward my body felt amazing.... and then I slept for two days. haha I also did the Run For Your Life zombie obstacle course run and by run... I mean "oh-god-the-zombies-are-coming-sprint-whew-they're-gone-walk.
I have a deep-seeded desire to be athletic, but I'm truly not. Don't let my pictures deceive you. The truth is, at the moment, I have just enough muscle to keep myself walking upright. I am petite, but comfortable to cuddle... and often need help with jars. That being said... I secretly desire to complete an Ironman by the time I'm 30. I know, I know... I'm running out of time to train. lolololol
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Afternoons! The best dates are always brunch or lunch... it's still day light, it's easy-going, no pressure, and there's the possibility of hanging out beyond that if we hit it off. If we don't, well no biggs, it's great to meet a new person and then head off to the rest of your day. No harm. No foul.
I'm pretty low maintenance. I don't need an extravagant, meticulously planned or overly romantic date. In fact, that's rather intimidating! I'd much rather us show up in jeans and t-shirts or something equally chill. Make no mistake, it's not about effort. I don't want to meet you at your best. I want to meet you at your norm. If I love the everyday you, then hey, I'm sure to love the gussied up, best behavior version. And the same goes for you. I spend most of my time pretty causal and laid back, you might as well meet that person from the get go. :)
So, instead of a dark boozy evening where we struggle to see if the other person might fit our fancy if they were sobered up and standing in the light of day... let's just meet up somewhere low key with a lot of natural light, have some muchies, talk scifi, maybe muse over string theory, debate a few political and religious doctrines, fight some crime, overthrow a drug kingpin, and then outline our plans for saving the world... because, I mean, let's be real, by this point, we'll realize we can save it, and well, we're going to need something for this magnificent duo to do on a second date.