Five Things

No, I'm not trying to channel my inner Oprah or OCD-list-maker here. Just thought it'd be fun to have a little random corner of this site for um...randomness. My randomness might include a deliberate inability to count to five, and more randomness will likely be added as I think it up.  :) Yes, I am super articulate right now. Very very articulate. *stern face* ;)

Things I Like to Do
  • Reeeeeeading. Is. Awesome. I'm a moderator on the Romance Forum Refugees group on Goodreads. Come hang out with us for intelligent, fun, and spam-free discussions about all things romance.
  • I love to travel. I know a lot of people say that, but it's true. I really do love to travel, and in my quest to collect stamps on my passport, I've been to some pretty wacky places.  Seriously, just ask me what it was like to have a bus break down in the middle of the desert in Oman, why I went to Iceland on a whim in March 2013, or maybe how I felt being invited to observe a session of Fiji's Parliament. Interesting times. :)
  • Freehand crotcheting, especially electronic equipment cozies. Yes, I was crocheting iCozies back in 2005 and give an "aw shucks" when I realize I should have patented the idea at the time.
  • I'm always on the hunt for fantastic food finds, whether hidden holes-in-the-wall or break-the-bank indulgences.
  • Karaoke. Seriously. I have a shirt that says "Karaoke Champ," and I'm not afraid to prove it. ;) And by "champ," that just means I have no shame in belting out my "Hollaback Girl," complete with dance moves.

Favorite Books

Lately I've been reading m/m romance almost exclusively. I do, however, make exceptions for some of my favorite m/f authors, such as Kresley Cole and Elizabeth Hoyt. In general, I love to read flufftastic fluff, which may be obvious from the fluff that I write, and I have a soft spot for college boys. I'm on the fence about some stuff (angst, first person POV, and YA), and I usually avoid non-con/dub-con and BDSM stuff. In general, though, I wouldn't rule out anything, really - I just need to be in the right mood.

Favorite Movies

I'm open to pretty much anything that keeps me interested. Particularly fond of happy endings. Definitely NOT into slasher gore-porn, though. My friends once convinced me to try "Hostel: Part II." Um. No. Never again.
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Das Leben der Anderen
  • Amelie
  • Fight Club
  • The Way We Were (SPOILER SPOILER:::::an exception to the happy endings requirement::::::SPOILER SPOILER)
  • Pitch Perfect
  • School of Rock (don't laugh) :)

Things You Don't Know About Me
  • Water is my favorite drink.
  • I used to be a Girl Scout.
  • I've had random strangers compliment me on my eyebrows.
  • Nico is my first ever pet, and I adopted him when he was 4 years old.
  • I have a degree in German.

Places I've Traveled in the Last 10 Years
  • South Africa
  • Nicaragua
  • Iceland
  • Oman
  • Fiji
  • Belize
  • Turkey
  • Cross-country from NYC to SF
  • Europe (various destinations)