I can elaborate a bit more about myself, I suppose
I have lived in western Washington (Olympia and Sumner) since the end of 2016. I moved out here from Norman, Oklahoma, where I went to university. The move was initially to help my sister-in-law with my 2 year old niece while my brother was deployed in Afghanistan. Once he returned, his unit was moved back to Oklahoma and I decided that I’d rather stay here than move back . Where am I from in the US? Well, take your pick of California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Washington, Colorado, or Florida as where I either lived or visited family regularly! (the list is the order I’d rank them) The list probably explains my equal fondness for beaches and mountains.
My job is a data analyst/programmer for a small company. It’s not exactly what I went to university for, but I make a decent wage and am allowed to work remotely from, well, anywhere, according to my boss/CEO . Those perks keep me around
I adore animals, they seem to like me almost all of the time. We always had a pet when I was growing up, whether it was a snake, guinea pig, cat, dog, lizard, etc. My current Dog-Daughter is Yuna, whom I adopted in 2012 from an animal shelter at age around 6-7months. She definitely destroyed a lot of things in my apartment in Oklahoma, but I lived there so long that it didn’t matter! My doggie
This does not preclude me from liking cats, it just means they are less comfortable when Yuna is around
. I’ve been lobbying to get my boyfriend to get a puppy for Yuna to help raise it with us
My hobby of fermenting/brewing takes up a bit of free time, but I also enjoy exploring the national parks nearby and hopping to small breweries/wineries/meaderies to sample things other folks create. There is a fantastic meadery in Tukwila with a very strange kilted owner that will only provide mead to bars/events that are Viking/Renaissance themed. He is really jovial fellow, though! Personally, I love adding fruit to my creations :rhubarb: (or they already are made of fruit lol).
The rain in Washington doesn’t bother me, as I enjoy curling up in a blanket with a book on those days. Plus, it’s never as cold as it gets in the middle and eastern portions of the continent, so a simple rain jacket and some boots allow one to still go outside. I despise the cold, so rarely getting below 20 degrees Fahrenheit while still enjoying seasons is a great fit for me.
I used to play video games more when I was younger, but now the time and money required to play/master them is a bit too much for me. E&P is only 1 of 2 mobile games that has been able to capture my attention, ever. So kudos to SG for the design of the game. Nowadays, I would rather play board games with friends and enjoy a nice dinner party with a small group of friends or learn something online/from a book.
I’m also extremely unlikely to meet anyone from online. It just changes the dynamic and makes me uncomfortable. There’s something reassuring and beautiful to me about simply caring about each other despite the fact that we are mostly faceless and anonymous. Even in real life, I tend to compartmentalize my friend groups and get a little stressed when they cross over the group boundaries. I don’t mind other folks from the game sharing or meeting, but I would strongly prefer not to.