I'm a cross-wearing, Hanukkah-celebrating rosary-loving hijab-wearing Mormon. So I'm probably not the gold standard for "normal." Oh, and I read books like they're going out of style.
I'm a New Englander and I act like it. I'm not very bubbly, but if you crack my shell we'll be friends forever. I don't play mind games--a straight question will get you a straight answer. I'm an introvert with a sarcastic streak.
I like petting cats when I'm lonely, but I don't have any obsessive affection for animals. I do adopt "pet topics," which get stuck in my head like an annoying song and bounce around in there until I have written a paper on them.
I'm an engineer, which makes me practical, but I'm more interested in social issues, philosophical debates, and religious nuances than most engineers are. I have been most concisely described as "terminally rational." I have a sometimes-irreverent sense of humor.
I'm not a steamroller, but I'm not a doormat--I have strong opinions and enjoy discussing them. I'm only moderately fond of long walks on the beach =). I like music from several genres, but not rap or country or anything that could be characterized using the words "death" or "acid." I have a deep and abiding dislike for Twilight and all things related thereto. I love to cook and I'll feed anyone who walks through my door.
I have three younger brothers, and they are the best brothers any girl could wish for. Ever since they got taller than me they've taken to calling me their "little sister." I have a kind, brilliant, handsome husband who loves me more than I deserve and helps me be my best self. I turn orange when I consume too many carrots.
I despise Hollister and Abercrombie. I love swing and social dancing. I show affection by teasing people and calling everyone "dear." If I could get a frivolous degree, it would be in religion/New Testament, or maybe economics. I love to read and sing and write and teach Sunday School. I'm a big fan of fine cheese and The West Wing, I love Indian food and sushi, I want to go back to Jerusalem, and I think Chrome is the True and Living Browser.