Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am tall, I’m also nerdy, caring, a bit shy, competitive,
athletic, silly and at times easily amused among other things. Most
of that explains why I love teaching high school (physics
primarily). Being able to evoke a feeling of wonder in my students
on a daily basis is my goal. I don't succeed that frequently, but I
love to try! I also coach soccer and basketball at my school. I
really enjoy interacting with my students outside the classroom.
It's a great opportunity to see kids in a different light and
understand their strengths that might not be as apparent in the
classroom. Really though it comes down to teenagers being endlessly
amusing even if they can be annoying sometimes!
Coaching aside, sports are an important part of my life. I tend to
be in pretty good shape, but not because I love the gym. Really I
love to play soccer, basketball and ultimate frisbee and am
fortunate that I get to do so regularly. There's nothing quite as
satisfying as being a part of a team that becomes way stronger than
the sum of its parts! I’ve also been know to get up at 7 am on a
Saturday morning to watch my beloved Gunners somehow manage to be
not quite as good as they should be.
Other activities I enjoy are whitewater rafting, board and card
games and lazy afternoons with a good book or netflix and, ideally,
company (hint hint).
Oh also I love dogs. Especially big dogs that I can wrestle and
fight with. It makes me sad that I can't have one at the moment!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As I mentioned above, I'm a teacher and coach which is a big part
of my day during the school year. Outside of work, I'm currently
trying to become a better/more versatile cook by learning a new
recipe every week (so far I like to think I've been very
successful!). I'd really like to reach the point where I can
confidently say things like "hmmm this needs more turmeric (or
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Self-Deprecation... oops now I'm not good at anything...
Not acting my age when it's not necessary
Caring about my students
Actually calculating the odds when someone asks "What are the
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
From far away most people notice that I'm tall. When they get
closer they generally still see that I am tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love science fiction, fantasy and comedy, but ideally not
something too serious!
Movies: Lord of the rings (I'm a bad nerd, I like the movies better
than the books). Lucky number Sleven, An American President (Maybe
this should go under private/embarrassing), Star Wars, Batman
Begins, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,
Books: Ready Player One is my favorite book from the past year.
Highly recommend for anyone who likes Science fiction. Other
favorites: Harry Potter, Pastwatch the Redemption of Christopher
Columbus, A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Dresden Files.
TV: Firefly, Psych, Leverage, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica
Food: I'm a vegetarian so that's the pretty much the most important
thing. I generally eat very healthy and am currently expanding my
culinary comfort zone.
Music: I'm not much of a discerning music type. But I will admit
that I recently lead a sing along to some of the Lion King's music
with my students.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Students to spar with
A sport to think about, watch, coach or play.
Easily made food
Dogs. I don't have one, but the fact that they exist is very
important to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How old is too old to go jump in the ball pit
How much planning I have to do before the next school day
How Nate Silver would describe my dating life (My current best
guess is "underperforming his fundamentals"... Thanks Nate...)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually, I'm on my couch wondering how I made it through the week
and what time I can go to bed without being completely lame. I'm
far more active on Saturdays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
There are at least 3 videos of me dancing in front of my students
on the internet. And no google won't help you find them.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You love playing games (real games not figurative games)
You have a dog I can play with
You want to go white water rafting with me
And the only actually mandatory one is that you're open for
Also if you are having trouble thinking of things to say (this is
pretty much the story of sending a first message in my experience)
here are some possible topics of conversation:
1. Your favorite scifi/fantasy book/movie and why you liked
2. Your favorite board game and any stories of a friend refusing to
speak to you for a certain amount of time because of it.
3. Your favorite podcast that's not on a top 10 list.
4. The various advantages of different soccer formations.
5. Your ranking of pixar movies.
6. Something you are passionate about that you think we might have
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