Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So I'm teaching a lesson about Mesopotamia, right? And I'm listing
the things offered to the god Abu as part of his daily meal. I list
a bullock and a student asks what that is. I honestly didn't know,
so I said "Amanda, why don't you look that up?"
Five minutes later she raises her hand and says "Mr. J, I found it.
It says it's a castrated bull. But I don't know what castrated
"Thanks, Amanda," I say. "So a bullock is a type of bul-"
"Wait, Mr. J! I can look up castrated!"
"No Amanda, that's really alright."
"But Mr. J! You say we're always supposed to look it up!"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In the past four years I've taught six subjects, coached two
(competitive speech and debate
and directed three musicals.
I've been working on a YouTube channel where I present videos about
teaching as well as brain based psychology (eg. why commercials
work even when they make no sense).
Work has made me busy so I don't meet up with my friends as often
as I'd like, but I treasure that time greatly.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Public speaking, acting, drawing. I guess I'm "multitalented" as
corny or ostentatious that word may be. I can sing (Tenor 2, though
I grew up thinking I was a baritone) but I can't read notes or play
I also have world champion level hugging skills.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hopefully that I look them in the eye, show that I'm excited to
meet them, and learn their name right away.
That enthusiasm prompts people to think I'm gay. I don't know what
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The six things I could never do without
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1. My computer (sad but true)
2. My sketch pad
3. My iPod (I do a lot of travel and nothing beats hours of free
4. A job I love.
5. Debate. I love good conversation.
6. My pancreas.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I shouldn't think so much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying not to feel like a loser for being at home reading, even
though that's exactly what I want to be doing.
You should message me if
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I am strictly interested in an online romance. The kind where
you're excited to check your email when you get home after work
because a paragraph or two will brighten your day and an IM
conversation can last through the night.
I am mostly who I say I am with details changed only for anonymity.
But we will never meet.
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